The CHR is supported by generous grants from the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS), the National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF), and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences
National Research Foundation:
Andrew W Mellon Foundation:
November 2, 2017


The humanities, as a discourse that places the university in direct relation to society, assumes a transnational orientation, not least because of the ways in which its emergence brushes up against concerns of nationalism, troubling the securities of what we assume to be common sense about the human condition.
August 17, 2015

DSI-NRF Flagship

The Flagship on Critical Thought in African Humanities of the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) constitutes an arena for scholarly exchange, artistic creation, and public inquiry into African political subjectivity, art and society, and technology and the human.