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.
Jul 23, 2020

Green Screen

Green Screen, a newly launched work of creative nonfiction, follows the life of a film set created for a commercial by a team of artisans in Salt River, Cape Town, and how it morphs into a surprising series of second lives. The reader navigates this digital storymap online through a series of geolocations, visuals and text, authored by Kim Gurney and published by CHR.
Mar 15, 2019

Kronos: Southern African Histories 44

Missing and Missed: Subject, Politics, Memorialisation (Special Issue)
Aug 7, 2018

Publication: Jane Taylor

William Kentridge: That Which is Not Remembered 
Feb 15, 2018

Publication: Fred Bidandi

The CHR would like to congratulate Migrating Violence Postdoctoral Fellow Fred Bidandi
Feb 2, 2018

Publication: Suren Pillay

Thinking the State from Africa: Political Theory, Eurocentrism and Concrete Politics
Jan 17, 2018

Unstitching Rex Trueform: The Story of An African Factory

A new publication by CHR Architectural Fellow Ilze Wolff
Dec 7, 2017

The Deaths of Hintsa: Post-Apartheid South Africa and the Shape of Recurring Pasts

Dec 7, 2017

Hypocrisy: ‘Wherein the Action and Utterance of the Stage, Bar, and Pulpit are Distinctly Consider’d’

Dec 7, 2017

Becoming UWC: Reflections, pathways and unmaking apartheid’s legacy

Edited by Premesh Lalu and Noëleen Murray
Sep 26, 2017

Awakenings: The Art of Lionel Davis

The Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape is proud to […]
May 22, 2017

Remains of the Social

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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