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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

5th CHUSS Seminar - Symbolic Representation by Isaac Tibasiima

Abstract

Music’s Symbolic Representation of Uganda’s Prosperous Future in Vision 2040

Isaac Tibasiima

Department of Literature, Makerere University &

Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town.

 

Vision 2040 is Uganda’s national plan and aspiration to move Uganda from a predominantly low income country to a middle income economy by the year 2040. Within this policy document, the Ugandan president calls on the citizens to take up the challenge of the vision for the country to attain its full economic potential. The different school music competitions in Ugandan secondary schools are one way of taking up this challenge. In this paper, I examine how secondary school students at these competitions not only take up the president’s challenge through song composition and performance, but also how the songs become a narrative of the present and future of Uganda. I begin with the symbolic space youth occupy within the framework of competitive music performances in Uganda. I go on to argue that song performances on Vision 2040 create symbols of the imagined future of the Ugandan nation in its economic boom, a shared future, with the adults, that the youth would like to contribute to. The song narratives work well in the creation of a symbolic future of a Uganda much loved and enjoyed by all. The songs call on Ugandans to embrace Vision 2040, compare their current economic status with what they expect in the future. In so doing, they are part of the construction of a better Uganda in 2040 and the years to come.

 

Brief Bio

Isaac Tibasiima is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Literature at Makerere University where he teaches Literary Communication, Introduction to Literature and Stylistics of Literature. He is also an AHP Dissertation Fellow. His research interests are in Folklore literature, Performance and Postcolonial Theories. His current research is in competition music performance in Ugandan secondary schools and examining how these are a performance of the Ugandan nation.

 

Date: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 12:00
Event Venue: 
SWGS Conference Room
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

4th CHUSS Seminar, 2018

The Coordinator CHUSS Seminar Series invites you to the 4th seminar scheduled for Friday, 1st June, 2018.

Title: "Madam Speaker, these are colleagues who are learning to speak, can I allow them to speak?”: Gendered performances and ethnographic observations in the Parliament of Uganda

Presenter:  Amon Mwiine, a Lisa Maskell PhD Fellow in the Dept of Sociology and Anthropology, Stellenbosch University.

See below the abstract and brief Bio of Amon Mwine.

Date: 
Friday, June 1, 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, Convener CHUSS Seminar Series, Mobile: +256772663772 Twitter: @sssalie
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The 17th Chinese Bridge Competition Proficiency Competition for Foreign University Students & Preliminary Rounds in Uganda

Theme: 天下一家 One world, One Family

Requirements for the Candidates: Student from Makerere University and other universities
Deadline of Enrolling: 23rd May, 2018
Preliminary test: 3:00pm, 24th May, 2018 at Confucius Institute at Makerere University. It will be a written Contest about Chinese language and culture. Top 10 candidates will continue and take part in the final competition.

Final Competition will be at 3:00pm, 26th May, 2018 at Confucius Institute at Makerere University.
Candidates will deliver a themed speech, Q&A and a Chinese talent show. Winners will be sponsored to go to China to represent Uganda in a competition with the other winners from the world.

Please contact the Confucius Institute Administrator on 0785356951,0705372826 to register and take part.
Email: rodneyrugyema@gmail.com

Nb. Come with clear proof of your being a university student in order to participate in this competition.

Date: 
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 15:00
Event Venue: 
Confucius Institute at Makerere University
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
Please contact the Confucius Institute Administrator on 0785356951,0705372826 to register and take part. | Email: rodneyrugyema@gmail.com

A bench marking event for the introduction of Bachelor of Chinese and Asian studies at Makerere University

As Makerere University prepares to respond to the national and global need for personnel who are knowledgeable in Chinese language and Asian Studies, we intend to launch the Bachelor of Chinese and Asian studies in the Department of European and Oriental Languages. This is a programme that will carry the learners with no prior knowledge of Chinese to the Advanced Level through intensive practical methods. The programme will, in addition to language and intercultural competence, expose students to the development strategies of the Asian Continent and make comparative analyses of the various axes of development in Africa. It is intended that by learning from the Chinese and Asian experiences, the students will apply the acquired knowledge to the development of Uganda and beyond.

As our catchment area will depend on employers of graduates with Chinese proficiency and international organisations cooperating with the Asian countries, we have planned for a stake holders’ consultation to receive views about this new programme. Your presence will be highly appreciated specifically, as we assess whether this programme will bridge the existing gaps in the knowledge, skills, attitude and competence for the Uganda, East African and African job market at large.

Date: 
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 02:00
Event Venue: 
Makerere University
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
Please confirm your attendance with Mr. Rodney Rugyema, the Administrator, Confucius Institute on 0785356951, 0705372826 or email rodneyrugyema@gmail.com.

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