Jul 19, 2021

My House is a Spaceship

CHR Early Career Doctoral Fellow Reza Khota debuted his new improvisation on guitar and pedals as part of NewMusicSA’21 Digital Indaba.
Jul 13, 2021

African Critical Inquiry Programme Announces 2021 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Award

The CHR congratulates Doctoral Fellow Robert Uys for being named recipient of the African Critical Inquiry Programme’s 2021 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Award.
Jul 1, 2021

Performing Charlotte Maxeke

With 2021 being declared “The Year of Charlotte Maxeke,” the DSI-NRF Flagship on Critical thought in the African Humanities at the Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape, has embarked on a special production based on the life of Maxeke.
Jun 23, 2021

DSI-NRF Early Career Doctoral Fellows: Meet the Next Generation

The CHR’s Flagship fellowship programme for early career scholars is at the heart of a deep commitment to transforming higher education at the doctoral level in South Africa.
Jun 23, 2021

Commission Continua

CHR Artist in Residence Tony Bonani Miyambo performs Commission Continua for the 2021 National Arts Festival Experience.
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.
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.
Jun 2, 2021

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?
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.
May 21, 2021

The South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar with Carolyn Laubender

Join us for Carolyn Laubender’s paper “Travelling Analysis: Black Hamlet, Ethnopsychology, and the (De)Colonial Clinic in South Africa” at the South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar on Tuesday, 18 May 2021.
May 6, 2021

May Graduation 2021

The CHR is proud to announce the graduation of fellows Dr Emma Minkley, Dr Shingirai Nyakabawu, Leslé Ann Arendse, and Kiasha Naidoo.

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.

For queries, please email us at

centreforhumanitiesresearch@uwc.ac.za

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