Sep 4, 2022

Undoing Apartheid

The CHR's Premesh Lalu’s much anticipated new book, Undoing Apartheid, appears in November 2022 with Polity Press. The book responds to the CHR’s inaugural question of the meaning of post-apartheid freedom, especially through sustained research projects on aesthetic education, the becoming technical of the human, and communicating the humanities
Jun 14, 2022

In Conversation with Domietta Torlasco

The CHR is delighted to announce critical theorist and filmmaker Domietta Torlasco will be in conversation with the documentary film class about her new film Garfield Park, USA.
Jun 14, 2022

Isikhalo Somlambo/Der Ruf des Wassers

The CHR is delighted to announce artists in residence, Ukwanda Puppets Collective's collaborative puppetry performance, will be performing at at the Augsburg Staatstheater in Germany this July.
Jun 13, 2022

Encounters 2022: The Double Futures of Athlone

The CHR is delighted to announce the film screening of Founding Director Premesh Lalu’s documentary film The Double Futures of Athlone at the annual Encounters South African International Film Festival.
May 30, 2022

New Archival Visions: 2022 Doctoral Fellows

We are delighted to announce the appointment of four Doctoral fellows to the New Archival Visions Programme in 2022. This is part of the university's effort to revitalise its humanities archival holdings and arises from recommendations contained in a White Paper titled: Revitalising UWC Research Archives that was produced by Professor Patricia Hayes, Dr Valmont Layne and Dr Anthea Josias.
May 26, 2022

Taking The Walk

The CHR is pleased to announce the honouring of the achievements of Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler, founders of Handspring Puppet Company, who will receive honorary doctorates from the University of Toronto, the Jackman Humanities Institute, in June 2022.
May 16, 2022

Book Launch: Love And Revolution in the Twentieth-Century Colonial and Postcolonial World

On behalf of the Africa Institute, we are pleased to invite you to its Faculty and Fellows Seminar Series for a book launch and discussion on ,i>Love and Revolution in the Twentieth-Century Colonial and Postcolonial World.
Jan 17, 2018

Renosterbos: Barrydale Festival 2017

The end of each year, for Handspring Puppet Company and the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR, DST-NRF Flagship), has in the past eight years culmin
Jan 17, 2018

Unstitching Rex Trueform: The Story of An African Factory

A new publication by CHR Architectural Fellow Ilze Wolff

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