CHR Brings Consortium of Humanities Centres and Institutes To Africa
The Consortium of Humanities Centres and Institutes (CHCI) will be coming to the African continent for the first time through their partnership with the University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) Centre for Humanities Research (CHR).
Under the theme of The Humanities Improvised, the annual meeting gathers together artists, art commentators and humanists from member institutions to reconceptualize the relationship between art and the humanities against the backdrop of rapidly changing world of work, politics and technology.
CHCI events will be taking place at the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town from Thursday 10 August to Sunday 13 August, and will be accompanied with ongoing exhibitions and site visits to places like Guga’Sthebe in Langa, the District Six Museum, CHR factory of the Arts and the Memorial sites in Athlone..
Special events like The African Choir 1891 Re-Imagined will be taking place at the South African National Gallery.
Speakers for the Winter School include Gayatri Spivak, Renée Ferro, Okechukwe Nwafor, John Mowitt and Ana Paula Ferreira.
The UWC-CHR is unique in developing partnerships across and between institutions, particularly universities, schools, public arts projects, museums, archives and art galleries, and nurturing future generations of humanities graduates, educators and cultural practitioners.