A Future Museum Against Apartheid

This short documentary film showcases the work of the Art Against Apartheid collection.

RCMC Annual Conference 2017

Reckoning with History, hosts a set of discussions around questions of how to imagine the future of ethnographic museums and collections in fashioning a postcolonial present.

CHCI Meeting Documentary

A short documentary on the Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, held at the Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town

Derek Gripper & Reza Khota Rehearsal

In preparation for their upcoming show at this year’s CHCI meeting at the Castle of […]

A Map of Suffering

The CHR's Factory of the Arts, composer Reza Khota in collaboration with the AfroAsia's project's […]

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


The 2016 Barrydale Puppet Parade and Performance, called Olifantland, a
multilingual visual theatre show featuring five majestic elephant puppets

New Horizons Spotlight

The Factory of the Arts was recently featured in Cape Town Television’s weekly programme, New […]

State Capture?

The Dullah Omar Centre for Critical Thought in African Humanities of the Centre for Humanities […]

Animation of Dathini Mzayiya making a drawing of Emile Maurice

Dathini Mzayiya and Reza Khota Animation Commemoration for Emile Maurice Reza recorded separate photographic images […]

People You May Know: A Performance at the Factory of the Arts

People You May Know was a collaborative performance and exhibition featuring Dathini Mzayiya, Brydon Bolton, […]

South Sudan: The Road to Civil War – A Lecture by Mahmood Mamdani

Professor Mahmood Mamdani delivered a public lecture titled “South Sudan: The Road to Civil War’ on 18 August 2016 at the University of the Western Ca

Video: The University and its Worlds: A Panel Discussion with Achille Mbembe, Judith Butler, Wendy Brown, and David Theo Goldberg

This is part of a lecture series on the Idea of the University in Africa.

DST – NRF Flagship Launch: Minister Naledi Pandor Speech

DST-NRF Flagship launch: Premesh Lalu speech

DST-NRF Flagship launch: Prof Tyrone Speech

DST-NRF Flagship launch: Mongi Speech

DST-NRF Flagship launch: Heidi Speech

The Humanities and the University in Ruin – Prof Mowitt

Annual Deans Distinguished Lecture – UWC Arts Faculty presented by Prof. John Mowitt.
Theme: “The Humanities and the University in Ruin”

The effects of Apartheid on the creative fields and aesthetic education – Premesh Lalu

Premesh Lalu, Professor of History and Director of the Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa reflects on the effects of Apartheid on the creative fields and aesthetic education in South Africa.

The CHR in the time of a global pandemic

In line with protocols introduced by government towards the prevention and containment of the COVID-19 virus, the CHR suspended its public events, seminars, and general fellowship program until further notice.  We wish CHR fellows, students, artists, colleagues and friends, as well as our partners and funders in South Africa and across the world much strength and compassion in these difficult times.


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