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.
Apr 21, 2022

Who is the ‘community’ in Community Archaeology and what is at stake?

The South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar invites you to a presentation by doctoral candidate Robyn Humphreys.
Apr 7, 2022

Muslim Identity in the Colonial South Africa

The South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar series presents “Muslim Identity in the Colonial South Africa” by Halim Gençoğlu.
Mar 25, 2022

Land Bonds

The South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar invites you to a presentation by doctoral candidate Tara Weinberg (University of Michigan).
Mar 18, 2022

Our Ghosts Were Once People

The South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar invites you to a conversation with Bongani Kona on his new edited volume Our Ghosts Were Once People: Stories on Death and Dying (Jonathan Ball, 2021).
Oct 7, 2021

Twice Heard and Newly Told

Join the South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar on 12 October 2021 for “Twice heard and newly told,” a paper by Phindi Mnyaka.
Sep 15, 2021

Archival Futures and Research: Preservation, Access and UWC’s Digital Infrastructure

Prof. Patricia Hayes and Dr Valmont Layne investigate how UWC can revitalise its archival holdings for preservation, teaching, research access, and public programmes.
Sep 8, 2021

Everything that was made was not destroyed…

CHR Artist in Residence Juan Orrantia will present his ongoing artistic work “Everything that was made was not destroyed, but also does not exist” at the South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar on 14 September 2021.
Aug 11, 2021

The Long Emancipation

The South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar invites you to a discussion of Rinaldo Walcott's The Long Emancipation on 17 August 2021.
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.

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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