Feb 6, 2023

Revisiting Sophiatown Writers: Bloke Modisane and Can Themba

A Lecture in the Humanities in Session Series at the Centre for Humanities Research
Feb 5, 2023

Centre for the Study of Developing Societies co-hosted by the Berlin University Alliance Centre and the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) Delhi’.

On 25 November, 2022, Suren Pillay took part in a working group session co-hosted by the Berlin University Alliance Centre and the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) Dehli, on ‘Decolonial Thinking in a Comparative Perspective’.
Jan 23, 2023

Book Launch: Conversation on Undoing Apartheid

Join the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs for the book launch of Premesh Lalu's Undoing Aprtheid.
Jan 23, 2023

MAXEKE: “This work is not for yourselves”

This production premieres at the Star Theatre at the District Six Homecoming Centre (formerly the Fugard Theatre) on the 7th February until the 11th February 2023.
Dec 9, 2022

The Net vir Pret Barrydale Puppet Parade and Performance: 18 December 2022

Rehearsals are full steam ahead in Barrydale for the 2022 Puppet Performance and Parade created and produced by members of the CHR and aesthetic education partner, Net vir Pret.
Dec 1, 2022

Planetary Humanities for Planetary Knowledge: Toward a New Research Agenda

The Planetary Humanities Workshop takes place on 2 and 3 December, 2022 in Cape Town
Nov 17, 2022

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
Nov 15, 2022

Panya Routes: Independent Art Spaces in Africa

The CHR is delighted to announce the publication of CHR Research Fellow Kim Gurney’s new book Panya Routes: Independent art spaces in Africa (Motto, 2022), which was carried out in her capacity as an affiliated Research Associate at UCT’s African Centre for Cities.
Nov 15, 2022

AVA board member announcement.

CHR doctoral fellow, Phokeng Setai, has been appointed to serve on the board of the Association of the Visual Arts (AVA).
Nov 10, 2022

New Archival Visions at UWC Research Grants and Fellowships (2022-25)

The CHR is offering a range of research grants and fellowships in 2022-2025 to support new research activity in the UWC archives.
Nov 8, 2022

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
Nov 7, 2022

ACIP: Call for workshop proposals and for Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Award Applications.

The African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) invites proposals from scholars and/or practitioners in South Africa to organise a workshop to take place in 2024, as well as for Ivan Karp doctoral research awards for African students enrolled in South African Ph.D. programmes.

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.

For queries, please email us at

centreforhumanitiesresearch@uwc.ac.za

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