Jun 11, 2021

Breaking Ground at Greatmore

With construction underway on Greatmore, a sod-turning ceremony was held to celebrate the coming to fruition of the proposal for an arts and humanities hub supported through the DSI-NRF Flagship and the NIHSS.
May 31, 2021

List of Articles (2016-present)

Staff and Fellows of the Centre for Humanities Research regularly publish articles and reviews in local and international journals, applying the centre’s intellectual inquiries across a wide range of disciplines and interests.
Mar 30, 2021

Aesthetics and Politics: A Dialogue Across Continents

Join the CHR’s Heidi Grunebaum and members of the Other Universals Consortium Aaron Kamugisha (University of the West Indies), Victoria J. Collis-Buthelezi (University of Johannesburg), and Chika Mba (University of Ghana) for an online conversation with colleagues at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.
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.
Feb 18, 2021

It’s a Feminist Thing

CHR Acting-Director Professor Heidi Grunebaum was a guest on Soul City’s ‘It’s A Feminist Thing’.
Jan 22, 2021

Trickbox of Memory: Essays on Power and Disorderly Pasts

The CHR is delighted to announce the publication of Ruins from CHR Director, Professor Heidi Grunebaum, in Trickbox of Memory: Essays on Power and Disorderly Pasts published by punctum books.
Jan 22, 2021

Archaelogy of Knowledges Interview with Heidi Grunebaum

CHR Director, Professor Heidi Grunebaum, was interviewed by the Society for International Development on her views about identity and citizenship in a global world.
Jan 22, 2021

The Passport That Does Not Pass Ports African Literature of Travel

The CHR congratulates director, Professor Heidi Grunebaum, on the publication of her latest chapter titled: ‘Zanzibar, circa 1996’ in The Passport That Does Not Pass Ports African Literature of Travel in the Twenty-First Century. The collection is co-edited by Isabel Balseiro and Zachariah Rapola.
Sep 18, 2020

The Book of the Missing

The CHR is delighted to announce the publication of Acting Director and Associate Professor, Heidi Grunebaum, poetry collection ‘The Book of the Missing’.
Sep 8, 2020

Radical Disenchantment

A CHR Webinar held jointly between Winter School and the Other Universals Consortium with Fadi Bardawil
Sep 5, 2020

Leaving Zion

A Winter School webinar with Associate Professor Heidi Grunebaum
Aug 12, 2020

WINTER SCHOOL 2020

Exodus, Movement, a/the People: Critical Thinking and the Collective

The CHR fellowship programme will continue in 2021 primarily through online platforms. Regulations permitting, the CHR plans to host limited live events in compliance with current COVID-19 protocols. Please follow our events page for updates about seminars, workshops, and arts events.

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