Charlotte Maxeke-Mary Robinson Research Chair public lecture: Neither Here Nor There, by Rita Duffy.

The CHR is delighted to announce that the Maxeke–Robinson Research Chair, Rita Duffy, will be giving a public lecture as part of the CHR’s Winter School programme on Wednesday 24 July, at the Iyatsiba Lab, Woodstock.

Against the Colonial Partition of ‘Self’ and ‘Other’: Mahmoud Darwish, Elias Khoury, and the Path Towards a Decolonial Alternative

A Conversation in the Humanities in Session Series at the Centre for Humanities Research, part of the Advanced Research Seminar presented in partnership with the Consortium for Humanities Centres and Institutes’ Humanities Administration Network.

UN Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory

The United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and Israel is undertaking a mission to South Africa from 29 January until 9 February.

WRITING A DECENTERED AND ENTANGLED HISTORY OF CINEMA-GOING: Epistemological and methodological issues

The CHR’s Fernanda Pinto de Almeida presented a paper at the Writing a Decentred and Entangled History of Cinema-Going conference in November.

On Non Western Marxism and Empire

The Other Universals Consortium Virtual Talk

Ghent Africa Platform Lecture in Honour of Nelson Mandela 2023: The future of post-apartheid education

We are pleased to announce the 2023 Ghent Africa Platform Lecture by Premesh Lalu in Honour of Nelson Mandela, which will take place at the Greatmore Humanities Hub on 13 November 2023.

Maxeke-Robinson Research Chair: Professor Ruth Barton

The CHR welcomes Ruth Barton as a visiting professor on the Charlotte Maxeke–Mary Robinson Research Chair to present a public lecture and documentary film screening about the legacy of the Irish Troubles on film. This lecture will be followed by an afternoon discussion on Irish cinema and ecocriticism.

On Non Western Marxisms

The Other Universals Consortium Virtual Talk

Submerged BlackFem Voices in Electronic Dance Music

A Conversation in the Humanities in Session Series at the Centre for Humanities Research, part of the Advanced Research Seminar presented in partnership with the Consortium for Humanities Centres and Institutes’ Humanities Administration Network

Charlotte Maxeke-Mary Robinson Research Chair public lecture:
Sequins, Pearls and Amobarbital: The Border in Ireland as unconcluded space, by Prof Eoin McNamee

The CHR welcomes Eoin McNamee, inaugural visiting scholar and artist of the Charlotte Maxeke–Mary Robinson Research Chair to present a public lecture on “Sequins, Pearls and Amobarbital: the Border in Ireland as unconcluded space” at 15:30 on Wednesday 9 August, at the Humanities Hub, Woodstock.

The Inaugural lecture of the Charlotte Maxeke – Mary Robinson Research Chair by Tánaiste, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defense, Micheál Martin.

This lecture will inaugurate the Charlotte Maxeke-Mary Robinson Research Chair and open an exhibition on 25 years of the Good Friday Agreements between Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain.

African Ecomedia: Network Forms, Planetary Politics

A Conversation in the Humanities in Session Series at the Centre for Humanities Research, as part of the Advanced Research Seminar.

Thinking Across Hemispheres

A Leuphana Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS) Lecture

Scattering Histories: Queerness, Migrancy, and the Question of the Archive

The Allen Isaacman Collection Annual African History Lecture

A subaltern study of Xhosa-speakers’ epistemic views in postcolonial South Africa: Is menstruation elided in rural Eastern Cape secondary schools?

A Lecture in the Humanities in Session Series at the Centre for Humanities Research

CHR Winter School, 2022: On the question of the minor
A reading by Emma Minkley and Kiasha Naidoo

The CHR hosted its annual Winter School from 17 to 20 October 2022 at the District Six Homecoming Centre in Cape Town.

Mandela and Tragedy, Tutu and the Political Transfiguration of South Africa: New Approaches to Biography

A Lecture in the Humanities in Session Series at the Centre for Humanities Research

Change Everything: Racial Capitalism, Abolition, and the Necessity for Militant Scholarship

The Faculty of the Arts and Humanities, the Centre for Humanities Research and the Department of Anthropology are pleased to invite you to The Annual Distinguished Dean’s Lecture by Professor Ruth Wilson Gilmore

Ireland, England, and the paradox of ‘minor literature’

The CHR will be hosting a public lecture by Professor Eve Patten on Wednesday, 26 October at the District Six Homecoming Centre.

No Partial Public Sympathies: A Categorial Imperative Unlike Any Other

The CHR will be hosting a public lecture by Professor Grovogui on Monday, 24 October at the District Six Homecoming Centre.

Reconsidering Reparations

The Other Universals consortium will be hosting a webinar with Dr Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò on 28 October 2022.

Decolonisation, Africa, and International Law: Two Frames of Epistemic Violence

The Other Universals consortium will be hosting a webinar with Dr Mohsen al Attar is an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick and a Visiting Lecturer at UCL and Beijing Foreign Studies University.

Dutch Affinities

The CHR is excited to announce Professor of International Relations Theory and African Political Thought, Siba Grovogui, gave a lecture at the Centre for Humanities Research.

Keynote Address: Unpayable Debt

Professor Denise Ferreira da Silva (The University of British Columbia) will be delivering a keynote address “Unpayable Debt” as part of the Other Universals Consortium’s 2022 public engagements on Theorizing Aesthetics and Politics from Postcolonial Locations. Date: Friday, May 20th. Time: 7 pm SAST

Keynote Address: A Prolegomenon towards ukuNqakula as an Aesthetic and Political Location

Professor Thembinkosi Goniwe will be delivering a keynote address “A prolegomenon towards ukuNqakula as an Aesthetic and Political Location” as part of the Other Universals Virtual Institute 2021 inquiry into Aesthetics and Politics on Tuesday, 23 November.

Public Lecture: Brian Friel’s Making History and Colonial Ireland

The CHR in partnership with Zeitz MOCAA invites you to a public lecture by Professor Jane Ohlmeyer.

Keynote Address: The Conjuncture of 1956

Professor David Scott will be delivering a keynote address titled “The Conjecture of 1956” as part of the Other Universals Virtual Institute 2021 inquiry into The Question of the Political: Thinking Difference in the Aftermaths of the Colonial Political Economy.

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.

Of Moving and Being Moved: The Subject and the Object in Puppetry and AI

Who am I in relation to what is going on? How can I mobilize questions that matter to me?

The Museum Today with Jane Taylor

Professor Jane Taylor will be giving a zoom talk on the new exhibition of the South African sculptor, Jackson Hlungwani, on ,Thursday 20th August at 6 pm.

A Public Conversation with Mamela Nyamza

Mamela Nyamza is an award-winning artist, choreographer, dancer and performer.

Decolonial Aesthetic Force

Professor Nauman Naqvi

The South African Students’ Organisation and the Black Consciousness Legacy

Dr. Saleem Badat

Video: Soft Thresholds

The CHR in partnership with African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town and UCT School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatic and Wolff Architects hosted a lecture titled Soft Thresholds by practicing architect and educator Rahul Mehrotra.

Lion’s Share: Remaking South African Copyright

A Humanities in Session Lecture by Prof. Veit Erlmann

Testimony and Truth Today

A Humanities in Session Lecture by Proffessor Sara Guyer

Sex and the Profane: FAKA, Abject Erotics, and the Politics of Deviance in post-apartheid South Africa

A Humanities in Session Lecture by Assistant Professor Jordache A. Ellapen

Intellectuals, Politics, Taboos

A Humanities in Session Lecture by Professor Patrick Baert

Visualizing Baldwin

A lecture by Warren Crichlow

The Photography of History: Sally Mann at Antietam

Keynote Lecture at International Workshop

Using Film to Reconnect South Africa to Early Liberation Heroes

A Lecture and Film Screening by Professor Chérif Keita

Soft Thresholds

A Lecture by Rahul Mehrotra

Public Lecture: Elizabeth Giorgis

Professor Giorgis teaches Art Theory and Criticism in the Graduate School of the College of Performing and Visual Art at the Modern Art Museum: Gebre Kristos Desta Center at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.

Public Lecture: South Africa’s Hosting of the 2018 BRICS Summit

Public Lecture hosted by The Centre for Humanities Research and the Department of Political Studies

Collaborative Voices Part 1. Two musicians in Johannesburg in the 1980s:

Please join us for a presentation by Biddy Partridge.

Sexual Violence: Remembering, Representing, Resisting

Dialogue on Troubling Seasons of Hate

Activities of the Chair in Aesthetic Theory and Material Performance

3 – 16 March 2018

Examining Malcolm X

A public lecture by Professor Richard Benson

Jazz and the Politics of Co-Creation

On Friday 23 June, Kelley gives a presentation titled Jazz and the Politics of Co-creation. Hosted by the University of the Western Cape’s Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) […]

Public Lecture: Comparative Political Theory and Global Challenges

Vasileios Syros is a Senior Research Fellow of the Academy of Finland at the Finnish Centre of Political Thought & Conceptual Change.

Public Lecture: Professor Gopal Guru

The formation and practice of Social and Political Theory in the Indian conceptual imagination have, by and large, been a low profile enterprise.

In Service of What? The University’s Contemporary Conundrums: Public Lecture by Catarina Antunes Gomes

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

Lecture Series on the University in Africa: Brian Raftopoulos

“From Rhodes(ia) to Zimbabwe: Rhodes Must Fall, Post-colonial Politics, and University Transformation” Speaker: Brian Raftopoulos (CHR, Senior Researcher) Date: 16 March Venue: Library Auditorium, UWC […]

“The Crisis in Syria”: A Question of Futures’ by Na’eem Jeenah

The Dullah Omar Centre for Critical Thought in African Humanities, a satellite project of the Flagship on Critical Thought in African Humanities based in Athlone, […]

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Workshops

The collection Workshops at The Centre for Humanities Research
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Exhibitions

Exhibitions produced and/or facilitated by the CHR at UWC are generated under its Aesthetics and Politics research platform, aimed at renewing a humanities inquiry through encounters with the visual and performing arts, and at critically investigating the intersection of the arts, politics, and publics in post-apartheid South Africa.