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Invitation to 2019 Humanities and Social Sciences Symposium

The Principal of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), Makerere University cordially invites you all to the 2019 Humanities and Social Sciences Symposium scheduled to take place on 15th-16th May, 2019 in the University Main Hall.

Theme: “A New East African: Agency and Identity Debates in the Region”

Time: 8:30am- 4:30pm on each day

Guest of Honour: Prof. Charles Olweny

Keynote speaker: Prof. Ruth Mukama

Interlocutor: Prof. Joy C. Kwesiga

**About the Humanities and Social Sciences Symposiums

In 2018, CHUSS hosted the first Humanities and Social Sciences Symposium with the resolve that this intervention would become an annual academic event in the college. The symposia series are organised in pursuant with the college’s mandate, among which, is the need to foster a vibrant academic environment in the university and the country that can promote intellectual debate and knowledge production in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Consequently, the 2018 symposium brought together the region’s Humanities and Social Sciences scholars to debate issues affecting the Eastern African polity in the Fourth Industrial milieu. The central thesis of the discourse focused on the new tools and methods needed to interrogate the new world order ruled by information technology. It also argued that the long tradition of Humanities and Social Sciences’ leadership provides answers to perennial problems affecting the world and located these disciplines at the centre of envisioning new futures of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the region. The symposium arrived at two important conclusions. First, information technology had and was fundamentally changing East African society and subjectivity. Second, that because of and/or in spite of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the East African region and its peoples had witnessed major changes and shifts in the political, social and economic arenas.

The 2019 CHUSS Symposium takes major shifts in the East African society that have occurred in the last two decades as its point of departure in order to explore how agency and identity of the regions subjects have morphed during this period. Such a discursive foundation cannot only extend, but also deepen and/or broaden debates related to how the region and its peoples have changed in the last two decades of the twenty-first century. This thematic concern concedes that the landmass that is located at the western rim of the Indian Ocean has for millennia acted as a contact space between the different worlds and worldviews. Consequently, agency and identity are always in a state of flux. However, the forces of nationalism, regionalism, trans-nationalism, trans-culturalism, globalism, commerce, conquest, racism and other cultural-political and socioeconomic processes have overlapped to produce a uniquely and complexly East African ethos that has reshaped and remapped the very idea of ‘East Africanness’ as manifested in violent eruptions, dispossessions, displacements and re-alignments.

Related link https://chuss.mak.ac.ug/events/call-abstracts-humanities-and-social-sciences-symposium-2019-0

Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 08:30 to Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 04:30
Event Venue: 
Makerere University Main Hall
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
1. Dr. Mugumya Levis, Chair of the Organizing Committee/Tel: +256772475807/+256702475807 2. Dr Edgar Nabutanyi, Member of the Organizing Committee/Tel: +256772971204/Email: nabutanyiedgar@gmail.com enabutanyi@chuss.mak.ac.ug

CHUSS Seminar: Between the Devine and Demonic – Friday, 26th April 2019

The Coordinator of the CHUSS Seminar Series, Dr Sarah Ssali invites you to the aforementioned seminar scheduled for Friday, 26th April, 2019 at 2:00pm in the Conference Hall at the School of Women and Gender Studies.

Presenter: Dr Victoria O. Adeniyi, Department of Dramatic Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University,   Nigeria

Topic: Between the Divine and the Demonic: Interrogating Nigerian Pentecostalism, Christian Myths, and the Susceptibility of Female Characters in Selected Nigerian Video Films

See abstract below

Date: 
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 02:00
Event Venue: 
School of Women and Gender Studies Conference Hall
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
Sarah N. Ssali, PhD | Assoc. Prof and DEAN | School of Women and Gender Studies | College of Humanities and Social Sciences | Makerere University | MUASA Representative to University Council | Mobile: +256772663772 | Twitter: @sssalie
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Invitation to seminar -Thursday, 18th April, 2019

The Coordinator of the CHUSS Seminar Series, Dr Sarah Ssali invites you to the next seminar scheduled for Thursday 18th April, 2019 in the Conference Hall at the School of Women and Gender Studies.

 Presenter: Emmanuel A. Uba, Department of Languages and General Studies, Covenant University Ota, Nigeria

Topic: Phonological variation of wh- and that-clause markers in spontaneous utterances and read aloud in Nigerian English: A diglossic investigation

See abstract below

Date: 
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 02:00
Event Venue: 
School of Women and Gender Studies Conference Hall
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
Sarah N. Ssali, PhD | Assoc. Prof and DEAN | School of Women and Gender Studies | College of Humanities and Social Sciences | Makerere University | MUASA Representative to University Council | Mobile: +256772663772 | Twitter: @sssalie
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Call for Abstracts - Humanities and Social Sciences Symposium 2019

Humanities and Social Sciences Symposium 2019

Theme: A New East African: Agency and Identity Debates

In 2018, CHUSS hosted the first Humanities and Social Sciences Symposium with the resolve that this intervention would become an annual academic event in the College. The symposia series are organized in line with the College’s mandate, to among other issues foster a vibrant academic environment in the university and the country that can promote intellectual debate and knowledge production in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences. Consequently, the 2018 symposium brought together the region’s Humanities and Social Sciences scholars to debate issues affecting the Eastern African polity in the Fourth Industrial milieu. The central thesis of the discourse focused on the new tools and methods needed to interrogate the new world order ruled by information technology.

The 2019 CHUSS Symposium takes major shifts in the East African society that have occurred in the last two decades as its point of departure in order to explore how agency and identity of the regions subjects have morphed during this period.

The Organizing Committee of the 2019 Humanities and Social Sciences Symposium invites abstracts on the theme, “A New East African: Agency and Identity Debates”

Abstract of not more than 200 words should be submitted to graduate.college@chuss.mak.ac.ug by Friday 19 April 2019. Accepted papers should be ready for presentation on the 15th May 2019. The authors of selected papers will be asked to revise their papers before submission for publication in a special issue of MAWAZO.

See full call below

Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 08:00 to Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 05:00
Event Venue: 
Makerere University Main Hall
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
1. Dr. Mugumya Levis, Chair of the Organizing Committee/Tel: +256772475807/+256702475807 2. Dr Edgar Nabutanyi, Member of the Organizing Committee/Tel: +256772971204/Email: nabutanyiedgar@gmail.com enabutanyi@chuss.mak.ac.ug

Third CHUSS Seminar 2019

The Coordinator of the CHUSS Seminar Series invites you to the third seminar scheduled for Friday, 12th April, 2019.

Topic: Women and the Economies of Petition Writing in Colonial Southwest Nigeria, 1930s-1950s

Presenter: Dr. Mutiat Titilope Oladejo, Department of History, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

See abstract below

Date: 
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 02:00
Event Venue: 
School of Women and Gender Studies Conference Hall
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
Sarah N. Ssali, PhD | Assoc. Prof and DEAN | School of Women and Gender Studies | College of Humanities and Social Sciences | Makerere University | MUASA Representative to University Council | Mobile: +256772663772 | Twitter: @sssalie
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Book Launch: “Uganda: The Dynamics of Neoliberal Transformation"

Makerere University  has been collaborating with the University of Leeds, UK, on various research projects. The collaboration culminated into the publication of a book titled: “Uganda: The Dynamics of Neoliberal Transformation" by Zed Publishers in November 2018.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences together with Zed Books will launch the book on Monday 15th April, 2019.

You are all invited to attend the launch.

See invitation letter below

Date: 
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 02:30
Event Venue: 
School of Women and Gender Studies Conference Hall
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
Sarah N. Ssali, PhD | Assoc. Prof and DEAN | School of Women and Gender Studies | College of Humanities and Social Sciences | Makerere University | MUASA Representative to University Council | Mobile: +256772663772 | Twitter: @sssalie

Invitation - First CHUSS Seminar 2019

The Coordinator of the CHUSS Seminar Series, Dr Sarah Ssali invites you all to the first seminar scheduled for Friday, 22nd March 2019.

Presenter: Dr. Koblowe Obono, Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan, NIGERIA

TOPIC: An Analysis of Sculptures as a Medium of Reproductive Communication in Ugep, Nigeria

See abstract below

Date: 
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 02:00
Event Venue: 
Masters Class - School of Women and Gender Studies
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
Sarah N. Ssali, PhD | Assoc. Prof and DEAN | School of Women and Gender Studies | College of Humanities and Social Sciences | Makerere University | MUASA Representative to University Council | Mobile: +256772663772 | Twitter: @sssalie
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Closing of Registration for Semester Two, 2018/2019 Academic Year

This is to inform the Students Community that access for online registratio is open and you can register from any Computer where there is internet connectivity. The System Cycle will be open for three (3) weeks from 26th February to 15th March, 2019

Date: 
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 18:00
Event Venue: 
Makerere University
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
College/School Registrar

Invitation to 7th CHUSS seminar

The Coordinator of the CHUSS Seminar Series, Dr Sarah Ssali invites you to the 7th seminar scheduled for Wednesday, 5th September, 2018 at 2:00pm in the School of Women and Gender Studies Conference Hall.

Topic: ‘Kneeling to Conquer’: Reading Women’s Resistance, Subversion, Negotiation, and Complicity to Structures of Difference and Dominance in Various Contexts 

Presenters: Dr. Nella van den Brandt (University of Utrecht, Netherlands) and Dr. Lydia Namatende-Sakwa (Uganda)

See abstract below

Date: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 02:00
Event Venue: 
School of Women and Gender Studies Conference Hall
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
Sarah N. Ssali, PhD | Assoc. Prof and DEAN | School of Women and Gender Studies | College of Humanities and Social Sciences | Makerere University | MUASA Representative to University Council | Mobile: +256772663772 | Twitter: @sssalie

7th CHUSS Seminar postponed

The 7th seminar to be delivered by Dr Helen Nambalirwa Nkabala, Senior Lecturer, Department of Religion and Peace Studies, Makerere University has been postponed. A new date will be communicated.

TOPIC: Re-reading Violent Biblical Texts with Returning Lord’s Resistance Army Combatants in Acholi-land

See Abstract below

Date: 
Friday, August 10, 2018 (All day)
Event Venue: 
School of Women and Gender Studies Conference Hall
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
Sarah N. Ssali, PhD | Assoc. Prof and DEAN | School of Women and Gender Studies | College of Humanities and Social Sciences | Makerere University | MUASA Representative to University Council | Mobile: +256772663772 | Twitter: @sssalie

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