Jun 22, 2022

Beyond Nostalgia: Reimagining Post-Apartheid Freedom

Founding CHR director and filmmaker Premesh Lalu will be in conversation with Rashid Lombard, Jayson King, Sylvia Mndunyelwa and Dinga Sikwebu about his new film The Double Futures of Athlone at the Encounters South African Documentary International Film Festival. The panel will be moderated by Valmont Layne.
Jun 22, 2022

Eduardo Mondlane: social scientist, cosmopolitan and nationalist

The South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar invites you to a presentation by professor of anthropology at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Livio Sansone.
Jun 22, 2022

Re-Imagining Race through Daai za Lady & Butoh

The South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar invites you to a presentation by dancer and choreographer, theatre-maker and director, producer, and academic researcher, jackï job.
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.
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 24, 2022

The Crime Scene

The CHR is delighted is announce CHR doctoral fellow, Zuko Wonderfull Sikhafungana, will be staging his production The Crime Scene at the National Arts Festival this year.
May 19, 2022

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
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.
May 16, 2022

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.
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.

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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