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School of Languages, Literature and Communication

Invitation – Mak-RIF Research Dissemination Seminar

PROJECT TITLE: “HARNESSING MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION FOR INCREASED UPTAKE AND VISIBILITY OF RESEARCH AND INNOVATIONS AT MAKERERE UNIVERSITY”

The Head, Department of Journalism and Communication invites you to a research dissemination seminar of a project titled, “Harnessing Multimedia Production for increased uptake and visibility of Research and Innovations at Makerere University”. The research was funded by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF). 

Project team

  1. Dr William Tayeebwa – Principal Investigator
  2. Dr Charlotte Ntulume
  3. Dr Sarah Namusoga
  4. Dr Marion Alina
  5. Dr Fred Kakooza

Date: Tuesday, 7th September 2021

Time: 9:00am

Venue: CTF1, Lecture Room 1.2

Link for online participation

https://bit.ly/38w7OmW

Meeting ID: 851 3914 0169
Passcode: MAKRIF

See programme below.

Date: 
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 09:00
Event Venue: 
CTF1, Lecture Room 1.2
Contact Information: 
Dr Marion Alina, Lecturer, Department of Journalism & Communication/Email: alinamarionz@gmail.com/ Tel: +256772922777

Invitation to Mr. Ignas Fedeo's PhD defense

The Dean, School of Languages, Literature and Communication invites you all to Mr. Ignas Fedeo's PhD defense scheduled to take place on 6th August 2021 starting at 10:00am.

***Thesis title: Myth and Political Mythmaking in the Narratives about Mwalimu Julius Nyerere among the Banyakyusa

***Supervisors: Prof. Abasi Kiyimba & Dr Okot Benge

***Link for online attendance

https://bit.ly/3iE0bzc

Meeting ID: 315 688 7927
Passcode: 653222

See abstract below

Date: 
Friday, August 6, 2021 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
Online
Contact Information: 
Dr Saudah Namyalo, Dean, School of Languages, Literature and Communication/ Email: saudahnamyalo@gmail.com
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The Makerere University Centennial Poetry Competition, 2021

Established in 1922, Makerere University will in 2022 celebrate 100 years of existence. To celebrate this anniversary, the Department of Literature, Makerere University seeks poetry entries for a competition titled "The Makerere University Centennial Poetry Competition, 2021". The entries should show how far Makerere University has come and its place in teaching, research and community outreach. They should explore the uniqueness of the University and any other additional ideas, drawing on its history and current state. They should also show how an interaction between the academy and the community it serves can be fostered for the next 100 years of Makerere University's existence.

***Deadline for entries - 31st August 2021 ***Submit to: makpoetrycompetition@gmail.com

***See details on awards, timelines as well as terms and conditions in the attachment below

Date: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 04:00
Event Venue: 
Department of Literature, Makerere University
Contact Information: 
Mr. Isaac Tibasiima, Department of Literature, Makerere University/ Email: isaac.tibasiima@mak.ac.ug

The Makerere University Centennial Poetry Competition, 2021

Established in 1922, Makerere University will in 2022 celebrate 100 years of existence. To celebrate this anniversary, the Department of Literature, Makerere University seeks poetry entries for a competition titled "The Makerere University Centennial Poetry Competition, 2021". The entries should show how far Makerere University has come and its place in teaching, research and community outreach. They should explore the uniqueness of the University and any other additional ideas, drawing on its history and current state. They should also show how an interaction between the academy and the community it serves can be fostered for the next 100 years of Makerere University's existence.

***Deadline for entries - 31st August 2021 ***Submit to: makpoetrycompetition@gmail.com

***See details on awards, timelines as well as terms and conditions in the attachment below

Date: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 04:00
Event Venue: 
Department of Literature, Makerere University
Contact Information: 
Mr. Isaac Tibasiima, Department of Literature, Makerere University/ Email: isaac.tibasiima@mak.ac.ug

INVITATION: 2021 Annual Media Convention

The Department of Journalism and Communication (DJC) at Makerere University has for the last 23 years hosted an Annual Media Convention (AMC). This event brings together academia and industry players to discuss the latest trends affecting the field of journalism and communication. This year’s AMC will coincide with celebrations to mark the World Press Freedom Day on 3 rd May 2021, which will be held under the theme, “Information as a Public Good”.

This is to cordially invite you to participate in this year’s convention set to take place on Monday, 3rd May 2021 at CTF2 (Auditorium) starting at 8:00am. The Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Hon. Judith Nabakooba, will open the Convention.

 ***Keynote Speaker: Prof. Kabumba  Busingye, School of Law

Paper presentations  

1. Digital Security for journalists, bloggers and citizens

Presenter: Jimmy Haguma of Uganda Communications Commission

2. Journalists’ safety and security in the wake of COVID-19

Presenter: Tabu Butagira of the Daily Monitor

Panel discussions

1. Discussion to highlight ongoing research at the Department of Journalism and Communication (DJC) on media freedom & safety for journalists

Panelists: Dr. Aisha Nakiwala Sembatya, Dr. Gerald Walulya, Dr. Fred Kakooza and Dr. Charlotte Kaweesa-Ntulume. The panel will be moderated by Prof. Goretti Nassanga

2. Discussion on Actions of Security Agencies: Key issues for the Police and the Army in safeguarding rights

Panelists: Brig. Flavia Byekwaso (UPDF), Hon. Semujju Nganda,  Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, ASP Patrick Onyango and Charity Ahimbisibwe, National Coordinator at the Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) 

The event will also feature the Tebere-Mudin and Cranimer Mugerwa Annual Media Awards to the best overall student in Journalism and Communication and the best student in photojournalism.

***Registration for online participation

Register in advance for this meeting:

 https://bit.ly/3mUsI5G

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For further information, please contact:  

1. Dr. Marion Alina – Convener +256 772 922777 (alinamarionz@gmail.com)

2. Dr. Fred Kakooza – Co-convener +256 756 854520 (fred.kakooza@gmail.com)

See programme below

Date: 
Monday, May 3, 2021 - 08:00
Event Venue: 
CTF2 Auditorium
Contact Information: 
1. Dr. Marion Alina – Convener +256 772 922777 (alinamarionz@gmail.com) 2. Dr. Fred Kakooza – Co-convener +256 756 854520 (fred.kakooza@gmail.com)·

Mr. Wandera Samuel's PhD defense

The Dean, School of Languages, Literature and Communication invites you all to Mr. Wandera Samuel's PhD defense scheduled for Friday, 5th March 2021 at 2:00pm  in Lecture Room 1, Arts Building.

Thesis title: The Acquisition of Intercultural Competence: A Case Study of French Beginners at Makerere University

Supervisors: Dr Edith Natukunda - Togboa and Dr Enoch Sebuyungo

Link for online attendance

https://bit.ly/3kjaUj3

Meeting ID: 945 0582 2601

Passcode: 942931

See abstract below

Date: 
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 02:00
Event Venue: 
E-Learning Room, CTF 1, Level 4
Contact Information: 
Dr Saudah Namyalo, Dean School of Languages, Literature and Communication/Email: saudahnamyalo@gmail.com/Tel: +256754433604

RIF Research Dissemination Seminar: Going Beyond nature-based tourism in Uganda

This is to invite you to participate in the aforementioned research dissemination seminar scheduled to take place on Friday, 12th February 2021 starting at 10:00am at CTF1, E-Learning Room, Level  4. The research was supported by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF).

***Project title: Many Peoples, Many Cultures, Many Heritages: Going Beyond nature-based tourism in Uganda

***Project team
1. Dr William Wagaba – Principal Investigator
2. Dr Enoch Sebuyungo – Co-Investigator
3. Dr Stevens Aguto Odongoh - Co-Investigator
4. Ms Margaret N. Mbalule- Co-Investigator
5. Ms Sarah Kawungezi - Co-Investigator
6. Mr Moses Oketcho – Research Assistant
7. Ms Lorna Mwebaza – Research Assistant

***Registration for online participation

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://bit.ly/3aNn1AH

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

***Project summary

The Government of Uganda tourism development plan emphasizes nature-based tourism while paying less attention to culture-based tourism. Culture-based tourism not only offers variety but is also vital in boosting the entire tourism sector. The project postulates that nature-based tourism in its current form is restricted and confines tourists only to particular areas and regions “gifted by nature”. Cultural tourism, on the other hand, gives travelers and tourists opportunities to explore, interrogate and appreciate the history, heritage, culture and stories in regions being visited. In order to broaden the tourist industry beyond nature-based tourism, it is necessary to document specific historic/cultural sites/heritages including neglected ones. This means integrating aspects of culture that have been neglected into main core tourism packages. The project envisages the integration of language, culture and people to enhance the tourism sector beyond the dominant scope of nature-based tourism. For instance, the role of languages in boosting cultural tourism across cultures, creating language and cultural manuals for local and foreign tourists – and translate these in international and national languages to promote cultural tourism beyond nature-based tourism. While we appreciate Uganda gifted by nature, we should also acknowledge Uganda gifted by culture.

Date: 
Friday, February 12, 2021 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
E-Learning Room, CTF 1, Level 4
Contact Information: 
Dr William Wagaba, School of Languages, Literature and Communication/Email: wwagaba515@gmail.com

MAK-RIF Research Dissemination Seminar - Corpus Development of the “So” Language for Community Empowerment

This is to invite you to participate in the aforementioned research dissemination seminar scheduled to take place on Thursday, 11th February 2021 in the E-Learning Room at CTF1, Level 4 starting at 9:00am. The research project was supported by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF).

***UNIT: Department of Linguistics, English Language Studies and Communication Skills

***PROJECT TITLE: Corpus Development of the “So” Language for Community Empowerment

***PROJECT DISSEMINATION SEMINAR PRESENTED BY - Dr. Celestino Oriikiriza (Principal Investigator), Dr. Fridah Katushemererwe (Co-investigator), Dr. Deo Kawalya (Co-investigator), Mr. Michael Wangotta (Co-investigator), and Mr. Luke Francis Kiwanuka (Librarian) in conjunction with partners: Mr. Richard Nzogi (SIL International, Entebbe), Dr. Sigal Uziel-Karl (Achva Academic College, Israel), Ms. Maria Stolen (SIL International, Entebbe), Mr. Gift Asiku (SIL International, Entebbe), and Mr. Michael Ongunda (SIL International, Entebbe)

***ONLINE PARTICIPATION 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://bit.ly/39NLIO0

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

***PROJECT SUMMARY

This project aimed at developing a documentary corpus (a collection of oral transcriptions) of "So", one of the critically endangered languages in Uganda in Karamoja region. The language is commonly known as Tepeth. The corpus was targeted to serve as a source of data for use in describing the linguistic nature of the language, establishing its spelling system, compiling its vocabulary in dictionary form, and writing the literature, culture, and history of the people using their language. The goal is to preserve the language and to make it a usable tool for development and empowerment of the speakers, who are a marginalised community. The specific objectives of the project were: to conduct a mini survey of the language, to record the spoken form of the language, to create oral transcriptions of the recordings, to create translated versions of the recorded data, and to archive the data in an accessible and retrievable form. In order to achieve the objectives, language survey questionnaires were administered; audio and visual recordings of "So" narratives, conversations, dialogues, songs, personal histories, specific vocabulary, formulaic expressions, procedural descriptions, and the day-to-day language forms were made from the native speakers. The surveys were analysed to further understand the social and linguistic situation of the language. The recordings were labelled with an ID each, edited, processed into careful speech, and translated into Ng’akarimojong, Pokoot, and English as languages of wider communication. The source recordings together with their careful speech versions and translations constitute the documentary corpus. They have been archived in the Makerere University Institutional Repository (MakIR) together with a mini survey report, for a follow-up project to describe the linguistic nature of "So", and for accessibility by linguists, researchers, policymakers, among others, who would like to use the data for reference and analysis. 

 

Date: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 09:00
Event Venue: 
E-Learning Room, CTF 1, Level 4
Contact Information: 
Dr Celestino Oriikiriza, Lecturer Department of Linguistics, English Language Studies and Communication Skills/ Email: oriikiriza@gmail.com

Department of Journalism and Communication Photo Exhibition

FOTEA and the Department of Journalism and Communication at Makerere University are pleased to announce a students' photo exhibition at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences opening on Thursday, 4th February and ending on 28th February 2021. The event will take place in the Arts quadrangle.

The exhibition will showcase the outcomes of the “Photography and Visual Literacy for Active Citizenship” programme which has been running for a year supported through Culture at Work Africa and co-funded by the European Union.

The programme was developed by FOTEA in collaboration with the Makerere University Department of Journalism and Communication (DJC) to supplement the photography education provided to students. Participants took part in a series of in-depth workshops, lectures and talks. The focus of the programme was to develop visual literacy skills, as well as to encourage learning about the history of photography on the African continent, critical and creative thinking, project research and idea development techniques. It also encompassed technical skills, and encouraged participants to engage with Ugandan history and archives and work on projects documenting local communities and looking into cultural, political and social issues. 

The exhibition will kick off with an opening ceremony to be officiated by the Principal and attended by a delegation from the European Union. This will be followed by an exhibition walkabout where some of the students will talk about their work and experiences. The event will feature panel discussions run by some of the students that participated in the programme.

Event banner at: https://chuss.mak.ac.ug/en/slide/students-photo-exhibition

Press release attached below

Date: 
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 10:00 to Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 05:00
Event Venue: 
Arts Quadrangle, Makerere University
Contact Information: 
Dr. Nakiwala Aisha Sembatya, Chair, Department of journalism & communication/ Tel: +256 414 543919/ Email:head@chuss.mak.ac.ug

Multimedia Production Zoom trainings

Harnessing Digital Media for Increased uptake and Visibility of Makerere Research and Innovations

The Department of Journalism and Communication (DJC), is delighted to invite all awardees of Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF) grants to participate in a week-long multimedia production zoom training sessions scheduled to start on Monday, 1st February-Monday, 8th February 2021.

Please register for the workshops at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqdeGspzMqHdx9DjfBGLUo0hsQF1Z...

 

Training programme attached below.

Date: 
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 09:00 to Monday, February 8, 2021 - 01:00
Event Venue: 
Zoom - Strictly online
Contact Information: 
Dr William Tayeebwa, Principal Investigator/ Email: william@chuss.mak.ac.ug/Tel: +256752482892

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