NATIONAL HUMANITIES CONFERENCE 2021

NATIONAL HUMANITIES CONFERENCE (HumanitiesCon2021) July 28-30, 2021

CONFERENCE THEME: Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences Scholarship for a New Era

The historical role of the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences in enacting multifaceted platforms to interrogate and debate the elusive and desirable challenge of humanity and society is self-evident. These disciplines have been critical in the study of individual responsibility, ideal citizenship and polity. By fostering critical thought and debate, they celebrate and interrogate societal commonalities and differences of what constitutes an ideal polity in spite of the numerous challenges and afflictions that are characteristic of human society.

It is unsurprising that the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences have been at the heart of Makerere University’s mandate of knowledge production since the introduction of Social and Historical Studies in the mid-1940s and the East African Institute of Social Research in 1948. This is attested to by the political leaders and eminent scholars that the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has nurtured and produced over time. They include Julius Nyerere, Milton Obote, Mwai Kibaki, Benjamin Mkapa, Oginga Odinga, Okot p’Bitek, Ali Mazrui, David Rubadiri, Nuruddin Farah, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, and John Ruganda, among others. These trained leaders and scholars embraced their generational obligation of delineating the direction of the newly liberated continent.

The National Humanities and Humanistic Social Science Conference will take place at Makerere University from 28 till 30 July 2021. It will bring together researchers from universities, research institutions and civil society to grapple with and interrogate how Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences theories, historical trends and methodological innovations allow us to meaningfully reflect and dissect crucial existential challenges of the present era. The conference will seek to foster debate on the following sub-themes:

  1. NEW CONFRIMED DATES - Latest
    • The organizing committe of the National Humanities Conference (HumanitiesCon2021) is pleased to inform all participants that the conference will take place from the 11th August 2021 - 13th August 2021, the conference will be purely Virtual for more Information please email Dr. Levis Mugumya lmugumya[at]gmail.com or Dr. Nakiwala Aisha S aisha[at]chuss.mak.ac.ug
    • CONFERENCE POSTPONED
      • Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, National Humanities Conference (HumanitiesCon2021) has been postponed to mid-August as we plan for a fully virtual conference. Any inconveniences are regretted. For more Information please email Dr. Levis Mugumya lmugumya[at]gmail.com or Dr. Nakiwala Aisha S aisha[at]chuss.mak.ac.ug
    • Extension of deadline for submission of Abstracts - National Humanities Conference (HumanitiesCon2021) July 28-30, 2021
      • DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: FRIDAY, 12th March, 2021

      The National Humanities Conference will take place at Makerere University from 28 till 30 July 2021. It will bring together researchers from universities, research institutions and civil society to grapple with and interrogate how Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences theories, historical trends and methodological innovations allow us to meaningfully reflect and dissect crucial existential challenges of the present era. In order to prepare for the event better, we need to capture some details about all participants. Please click on the link below to register

      Link: https://bit.ly/3cLi6lY

      The organizing committe of the 2021 Humanities Conference Programme has released the final conference programme

      The 2021 Humanities Conference will be a purely virtual event and therefore to attend, you need to register free of charge. Please click here to register

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