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Green Screen

Green Screen, a newly launched work of creative nonfiction, follows the life of a film set created for a commercial by a team of artisans in Salt River, Cape Town, and how it morphs into a surprising series of second lives. The reader navigates this digital storymap online through a series of geolocations, visuals and text, authored by Kim Gurney and published by CHR.

The Barrydale Giant Puppet Parade: mobilising creative ecologies in the Klein Karoo, South Africa

A new publication by Aja Marneweck explores the multifaceted process of creating the large-scale annual public puppetry event, The Barrydale Giant Puppet Parade, in the rural town of Barrydale, South Africa.

What is the University for?

A new paper by Professor Premesh Lalu has been published in Critical Times: Interventions in Global Critical Theory.

Democracy, Consensus and Citizenship

and the Book Launch of Consensus as Democracy in Africa by Prof Bernard Matolino (UKZN)

Kronos: Southern African Histories 44

Missing and Missed: Subject, Politics, Memorialisation (Special Issue)

Bruce Lee, Steve Biko, Dollar Brand: Brothers with imperfect timing or everybody was Kung-Fu fighting

Professor Premesh Lalu

Publication: Jane Taylor

William Kentridge: That Which is Not Remembered 

New Book by Luis Gimenez Amoros

Tracing the Mbira Sound Archive in Zimbabwe

New Accents on the Social

Out of History, Unsettled History, and Remains of the Social Review by Crain Soudien.

Kronos 43: What is the university in Africa for?

2017 Special Issue edited by Ross Truscott and Maurits Van Bever Donker

Publication: Fred Bidandi

The CHR would like to congratulate Migrating Violence Postdoctoral Fellow Fred Bidandi

Hypocrisy: ‘Wherein the Action and Utterance of the Stage, Bar, and Pulpit are Distinctly Consider’d’

by Jane Taylor in Performing The Secular: Religion, Representation, and Politics (Eds) Milija Gluhovic and […]

Publication: Suren Pillay

Thinking the State from Africa: Political Theory, Eurocentrism and Concrete Politics

The Deaths of Hintsa: Post-Apartheid South Africa and the Shape of Recurring Pasts

by Premesh Lalu (HSRC Press, 2009) In 1996, as South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission […]

Unstitching Rex Trueform: The Story of An African Factory

A new publication by CHR Architectural Fellow Ilze Wolff

Becoming UWC: Reflections, pathways and unmaking apartheid’s legacy

Edited by Premesh Lalu and Noëleen Murray

Publication: Mwayi Lusaka

The CHR would like to congratulate doctoral fellow Mwayi Lusaka on the publication of his article.

Stuart Hall’s Voice

Intimations of an Ethics of Receptive Generosity

Publication: Heidi Grunebaum

a new publication by Senior Researcher Dr. Heidi Grunebaum

Book Launch: Out of History and Unsettled History

The CHR and the Department of History, UWC invites you to a joint launch of […]

Remains of the Social

The CHR and Wits University Press is pleased to announce the publication of: Remains of […]

New Book by Jane Taylor: William Kentridge Being Led by the Nose

Jane Taylor

I See You Wins Best New South African Script

The CHR is excited to announce that I See You, a play by Mongi Mthombeni, […]

Publication: Bongani Ndhlovu

The CHR is pleased to announce a new publication by post-doctoral fellow Bongani Ndhlovu.

Publication: Recognition and Ethics in World Literature

The CHR is pleased to announce a new publication by former fellow Vincent Van Bever Donker.

Empathy’s Echo: post-apartheid fellow feeling

The CHR is pleased to announce a new publication Next Generation Scholar Ross Truscott.

Out of History: Reimagining South African Pasts

Edited by Jung Ran Forte, Paolo Israel and Leslie Wits

Publication: Nationalism and Exile in an Age of Solidarity

The CHR is pleased to announce a new publication under the Migrating Violence research platform […]

Publication: Suren Pillay and Carlos Fernandes in conversation with Souleymane Bachir Diagne

The CHR is pleased to announce a new publication by Senior Researcher at the Centre […]

Igniting Conversations about Science

CHR Director Professor Premesh Lalu delivered an address at the media launch of Science Forum […]

The Borderlands: Jo Ractliffe and Patricia Hayes

The Centre for Humanities Research invites you to a book launch and discussion between Jo […]

What is The University and its Worlds? Response by CHR Fellow Nehna Singh

The University of the Western Cape together with the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) hosted […]

Launch of the new edition of Turner’s The Eye of the Needle

Described by Nelson Mandela as a source of inspiration, Richard Turner was a central figure […]

What is the university for?

By Premesh Lalu " In the wake #FeesMustFall protests that electrified South Africa one week ago, much has been […]

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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