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).
Apr 20, 2022

Revolutionary Papers Exhibition Launch

The Center for Humanities Research and Department of History at UWC, together with the Department of English at the University of Cambridge and the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics, invite you to a night of art, music, and conversations on anticolonial, anti-apartheid, left & liberation struggles.
Nov 15, 2021

Curating in the Dark

CHR Doctoral Fellow Phokeng Setai was among nine speakers invited to participate in the colloquium BLACK SELF/ a conversation, convened by Ashraf Jamal in partnership with the NIROX Foundation.
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.
Apr 9, 2021

The CHR’s Phokeng Setai Presents at ICGC Brown Bag Series

CHR Doctoral Fellow in Anthropology Phokeng Setai will be presenting at the University of Minnesota’s Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) Brown Bag Series.
Dec 28, 2020

SARChI Chair in Visual History & Theory Review

The SARChI Chair in Visual History & Theory underwent its first-phase review in 2020 and has been awarded a second phase of funding for 2021-5 by the National Research Foundation (NRF).
Jul 25, 2019

CHR’s Phokeng in Curatorial Intensive Residency in Dakar

Between the months of March and May 2019, Phokeng Setai participated in a curatorial intensive residency program with the Raw Material Company in Dakar, Senegal. During this program curatorial practices were discussed in their many variations - from the early beginnings of the practice to its current formulations.
Dec 5, 2018

Visiting Fellows at Jackman Humanities Institute

Aesthetic Education: A South-North Dialogue

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.

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