Ian Baucom: History 4° Celsius: Search for a Method in the Age of the Anthropocene

Vice-Chancellor and Rector of the University of the Western Cape, Prof. Tyrone Pretorius, has the pleasure of inviting you to a conversation with Prof. Ian Baucom on 12 April 2021.

The South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar Presents:Other Lives of the Image

The South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar will be hosting a launch of Other Lives of the Image, a special issue of the journal Kronos: Southern African Histories, on 9 March 2021.

A Conversation with Dr Mongane Wally Serote on the launch of his epic poem Sikhahlel’ u-OR

The Centre for Humanities Research is proud to host a conversation with Mongane Wally Serote on the launch of his new epic poem Sikhahlel’ u-OR.

Neither Settler Nor Native: The Making and Unmaking of Permanent Minorities

The Other Universals Consortium and CODESRIA invite you to a webinar with Professor Mahmood Mamdani about his new book Neither Settler Nor Native: The Making and Unmaking of Permanent Minorities.

AVA podcast interview with, CHR Artist in Residence, Chumisa Fihle and Bruce Bowale

Artist in Residence, Chumisa Fihle and Bruce Bowale, recently featured on Episode One of AVA’s podcast series titled ‘Lounge+’.

Foucault in Iran: Islamic Revolution after the Enlightenment

A CHR Webinar held by the Other Universals Consortium with Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

Ambivalent. Photography and Visibility in African History Book Launch

Edited by Patricia Hayes and Gary Minkley
Published by Ohio University Press, 2019

Radical Disenchantment

A CHR Webinar held jointly between Winter School and the Other Universals Consortium with Fadi Bardawil

Leaving Zion

A Winter School webinar with Associate Professor Heidi Grunebaum

ARA Podcast – Researching the Arts of Movement – a conversation with Prof Jane Taylor

As part of the Arts Research Africa dialogue, the CHR’s Professor Jane Taylor was interviewed

Publics and Policing: Spies, Surveillance, and Colonial Subjects in Anti-Colonial French Politics

A Winter School webinar with Associate Professor Nancy Luxon

In Search of Africa(s): Postcolonialism and the Universal

The Other Universals consortium will be hosting an online seminar with Souleymane Bachir Diagne

Premesh Lalu in virtual conversation

The virtual conversation took place on Thursday, 30 April 2020.

Suren Pillay speaks on xenophobic violence

Professor Suren Pillay of the CHR participated in a conversation around xenophobic violence in South Africa.

A Look Back at the 2019 Mellon Africa Humanities Workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

In January, CHCI held its first Africa Humanities Workshop in Addis Ababa, hosted by Elizabeth Giorgis, Associate Professor of Art History, Criticism and Theory in the College of Performing and Visual Art and the Center for African Studies at Addis Ababa University.

Seminar: Warrior Mothers and Immunity Moms: Motherhood, Neoliberalism and Autism

Jigna Desai (Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota)

Jazz and the Politics of Co-Creation

On Friday 23 June, Kelley gave a presentation titled Jazz and the Politics of Co-creation.

Video and Podcast: Conversations with Hilton Schilder

Conversations is a new series of public dialogues with jazz musicians and their legacies convened by the Factory of the Arts

Against the Metaphysics of Racial Difference by Siba Grovogui (Cornell University, USA)

A colloquium marking 20 years since the publication of Mahmood Mamdani’s Citizen and Subject

Podcast: Timothy Campbell: The Generosity of the Mancus: Biopower, Neoliberal Gifts and Comedy

Professor Timothy Campbell (Cornell University, New York) delivered a lecture on the 16th of October 2014.

​From Rhodes(ia) to Zimbabwe: Rhodes Must Fall, Post-colonial Politics and University Transformation

Brian Raftopoulos delivered a lecture titled From Rhodes(ia) to Zimbabwe: Rhodes Must Fall, Post-colonial Politics, […]

“The Crisis in Syria”: A Question of Futures’ by Na’eem Jeenah

The Dullah Omar Centre for Critical Thought in African Humanities, a satellite project of the […]

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