The Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) cordially invites you all to participate in the National Humanities Conference (HumanitiesCon2021) scheduled for Wednesday, 11th August-Friday, 13th August 2021. The event is one of the activities to celebrate 100 years of Makerere University. The purpose of this conference is to centre debates and discussions on how the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences can critically grapple with challenges in the era of globalisation, decolonisation, technological advancement and novel global pandemics. The scholars at this conference will seek to reimagine how these disciplines can contribute towards repositioning and re-centring the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences in debates on key global and national challenges. The conference will also feature the launch of the Twin MAWAZO Publication.
**Please note that due to a temporary ban on physical workshops as a measure to curb the spread of COVID-19, the conference will be fully online.
THEME OF THE CONFERENCE: Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences Scholarship for a New Era
GUEST OF HONOUR: Mrs. Lorna Magara, Chairperson, Makerere University Council
Note: The conference will be graced by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe
1. Prof. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, United States International University, Nairobi
Presentation: Rethinking the Place of the Humanities and Social Sciences in the Post Covid-19 Academy
2. Prof. Monica Chibita, Dean, Faculty of Journalism, Media and Communication at Uganda Christian University, Mukono
Presentation: Humanities and Social Sciences Research for the 21st Century: Reclaiming Scholarly Agency
***REGISTRATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONFERENCE
Please click on the link below to register for the conference.
The opening ceremony will be held on Wednesday, 11th August 2021 starting at 2:00pm and will be presided over by Mrs. Lorna Magara, Chairperson, Makerere University Council.
-Zoom link for the Opening Ceremony
Webinar ID: 927 2442 3707
**DAY TWO & DAY THREE CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
Please note that the conference proceedings/presentations for Day Two, 12th August 2021 and Day Three, 13th August 2021 will be held between 8:00am-4:00pm.
The conference is sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York with support from Gerda Henkel Stiftung.
All conference proceedings will be streamed live through our social media platforms;MakerereCHUSS MakerereCHUSS
Conference hashtag: #HumanitiesCon2021
***For inquiries about the conference, please contact;
- Dr Aisha Nakiwala Sembatya - Chair, Organizing Committee, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: +256 772516078
- Dr Levis Mugumya – Conference Convener, email: email@example.com, Tel: +256772475807
- Hasifa Kabejja – Principal Communication Officer, CHUSS, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: +256774904211
For details on the conference visit: http://chuss.mak.ac.ug/news/call-abstracts-national-humanities-conferenc...
CONFERENCE PROGRAMME, BOOK OF ABSTRACTS & LINKS TO THE DIFFERENT SESSIONS ATTACHED BELOW