May 9, 2022

CHCI Humanities Administration Network Session

The CHR is co-sponsoring a two-part series of conversations on the critical work of humanities centers and humanities administration: “Forming the Humanities: On Care” and “Traversing the Humanities: On Space.” These sessions are open to anyone engaged with the work of directing and administering humanities centers and other spaces.
Oct 7, 2021

Twice Heard and Newly Told

Join the South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar on 12 October 2021 for “Twice heard and newly told,” a paper by Phindi Mnyaka.
Sep 16, 2021

Stealing Time

Join Prof. Patricia Hayes for “Photographs and the Long Inception of Colonialism in Southern Angola,” a lecture hosted by the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures (IHGC) at the University of Virginia.
Sep 15, 2021

Archival Futures and Research: Preservation, Access and UWC’s Digital Infrastructure

Prof. Patricia Hayes and Dr Valmont Layne investigate how UWC can revitalise its archival holdings for preservation, teaching, research access, and public programmes.
Sep 8, 2021

Everything that was made was not destroyed…

CHR Artist in Residence Juan Orrantia will present his ongoing artistic work “Everything that was made was not destroyed, but also does not exist” at the South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar on 14 September 2021.
Aug 11, 2021

The Long Emancipation

The South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar invites you to a discussion of Rinaldo Walcott's The Long Emancipation on 17 August 2021.
Jun 18, 2021

Flipside: The Inadvertent Archive

The South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar is pleased to announce that Kim Gurney will be presenting “Flipside: The Inadvertent Archive” on 22 June 2021 at 14:00.
May 31, 2021

Hamlet, Live and In Progress

CHR Artists in Residence Buhle Ngaba and Tony Bonani Miyambo are set to perform a live reading of Neil Coppen’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet as part of KKNK 2021.
May 21, 2021

Ambivalent at Jacana’s Virtual Book Theatre

Ambivalent will be featured at Jacana Media’s Don’t Shut Up virtual book theatre on Sunday, 23 May 2021.
Mar 4, 2021

Animations and Activations: A Workshop Toward Embodying Memory Through Puppets and Plants

On 9 March 2021, the CHR’s Jane Taylor and Aja Marneweck will be participating in the puppetry workshop Animations and Activations with William Ellis (Dept. of Anthropology, UWC) and Marcus Neustetter as part of the Tri-Continental Partnership between the University of Missouri, the University of the Western Cape, and Ghent University.
Mar 3, 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.
Mar 2, 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.

The CHR fellowship programme will continue in 2022 through online platforms and, where permitted, limited live events hosted in compliance with COVID-19 protocols. Please follow our events page for updates about events.

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