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Academic Programme

Research Platforms

Areas of Focus Aesthetic EducationMigrating ViolenceBecoming Technical of the HumanRethinking Political Theory: Citizenship and JusticeVisual History and TheoryCommunicating the HumanitiesAesthetic Education Under the direction of […]

NRF SARChI Chair in Visual History and Theory

Visual History & Theory is a research platform at the University of the Western Cape that promotes a critical engagement with the image in relation to other forms of knowledge production, creativity and contest in Africa and elsewhere.

Seminar Programme

Seminar Programme Contemporary History and Humanities Seminars Established in 1993, the weekly South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar is the longest running seminar series […]


The CHR’s programmes are driven by academic research and scholarly exchange. This is evident in the CHR’s publication record, which contains monographs, edited collections, journal articles and more

National Research Foundation SARChI Chair

Arts Initiatives