Inter-disciplinary PhD Programme by Research in the Fields of Historical Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences


With funding from the Gerda-Henkel Foundation of Dusseldorf Germany, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Makerere University seeks to admit 10 students for the 2021 intake of the Interdisciplinary PhD in Historical Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences. Historical Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences include, but are not limited to a cluster of subjects (disciplines) that study human society with a particular sensitivity to change over time in shifting historical contexts with various kinds of evidence to support analyses of what informs and shapes the changes and the implications of such changes in human society. Preference will be accorded to projects that approach the study of the Humanities and Social Sciences with a clearly strong historical focus in the following fields:

  1. The Classics, namely literature, philosophy, epic, and drama,
  2. Prehistory/Early History of Africa,
  3. Archaeology,
  4. Sociology
  5. Anthropology
  6. Language and Linguistics,
  7. Creative Arts in Africa,
  8. Religion in Africa,
  9. Political theory,
  10. Security, Society and the State,
  11. Islam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements1

General Requirements

Research experience in the Humanities and Social Sciences at a University or a Research Institute and a strong foundation in writing and research methods is desirable. The applicant should have excellent oral and written communication skills. This is a PhD by research: therefore, applicants should demonstrate capacity for independent work. They should also have excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills.

Start Date: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 15:00
End Date: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 17:00

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College of Humanities and Social Sciences
P.O Box 7062 Kampala



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