The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) on 4th December 2019 held a workshop to check the progress of the first cohort of the Early Career Scholars and the research fellows under the Building Capacity for Research and Graduate Training project. The Early Career Scholars Programme and Building Capacity for Research and Graduate Training are some of the numerous projects funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation under CHUSS. Other projects include the College-wide research project titled: Historicizing the Humanities at Makerere University Since 1922 that seeks to rethink the research and scholarship enterprise of the humanities and humanistic social sciences at Makerere University. The Foundation is also supporting the Decolonization project under the Makerere Institute of Social Research, and the training of 7 PhD fellows.
During the same workshop, the Principal, Dr Josephine Ahikire and the Deans of the five schools of CHUSS held a panel discussion to reflect on the future of humanities and social sciences at Makerere University. The discussion was moderated by Dr Julius Kiiza, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Makerere University, who argued that there was need to interrogate the relevance and future of the humanities and social sciences beyond Makerere and Uganda.
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