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Announcement of the AHP Grant Application Preparation Workshop

This is to invite Humanities scholars in Uganda to participate in the African Humanities Programme (AHP) application preparation workshop for the 2020/2021 Application Year. The workshop will take place on 18th-19 November 2020.                    

It is over a decade since the AHP and its sponsoring organ, The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) committed to developing and promoting academic excellence in the Humanities in five Sub-Saharan African countries: Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. Mentorship of graduate students and early career scholars, as well as strengthening networks among Humanities scholars on the continent, are among the key objectives of the AHP.

It is in this regard that the School of Languages, Literature and Communication, in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), is organizing a two day Application-preparation Workshop, from 18th -19th November 2020. This is a blended workshop. In the interest of regional collaboration and networking, some of the mentors are from the partner countries.

This workshop is free of charge and open to all participants in Ugandan universities. It particularly targets applicants for the 2020/2021 Call for the AHP Grant Application. The participants will be exposed to the AHP grant application rubrics and proposal writing. This is also to help improve the quality and quantity of AHP applications from Uganda.

Workshop Organizer

Prof. Sr. Dominica Dipio - Department of Literature, Makerere University

Note: All applications should be submitted online, as word document to the following addresses: dodipio@yahoo.com, jbimokola@chuss.mak.ac.ug, kiizatisaac@gmail.com

Deadline for submitting draft application essays: 8th November 2020

See details in the attachment below

Date: 
Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 05:00
Event Venue: 
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Makerere University
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
Prof Dominica Dipio, Department of Literature/ email: dodipio@yahoo.com/ phone number: +256772821373/ Mr. John Baptist Imokola, Department of Journalism and Communication/ email: jbimokola@chuss.mak.ac.ug/ Mr. Isaac Tibasiima, Department of Literature/ email: kiizatisaac@gmail.com

INVITATION - Inaugural Workshop of the CHUSS Centre of Excellence in Research, Teaching and Learning (CERTL)

***ZOOM REGISTRATION AND PARTICIPATION IN THE INAUGURAL WORKSHOP OF THE COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (CHUSS) CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH, TEACHING AND LEARNING (CERTL)

The Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) cordially invites you all to participate in the inaugural workshop of the CHUSS Centre of Excellence in Research, Teaching and Learning (CERTL) scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 27th October 2020 at Senate Building in the Conference Hall at Level Four from 9:00am to 2:35pm. The workshop will be a blended academic engagement to introduce the Centre and its intellectual/academic agenda to the College and the entire University community. It will be graced by the Chairperson, Makerere University Council, the Vice Chancellor and the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs.

The Centre is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York.

 ***VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION

Due to the current situation occasioned by COVID-19, we shall strictly observe the Ministry of Health Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and the Vice Chancellor’s guidelines on holding meetings and workshops. Except a few participants who will attend physically, the rest are requested to register and participate virtually.

Please click on the link below to register in advance for this meeting.

https://bit.ly/2HedXdv

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.       

***ABOUT THE CHUSS CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH, TEACHING AND LEARNING (CERTL)

Early this year, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York to establish a CHUSS Centre of Excellence in Research, Teaching and Learning (CERTL). The Centre will help to equip and revitalize faculty, graduate teaching fellows, and graduate students in the College with skills in research on teaching and learning. The Centre will among other things:

  1. Offer opportunities for faculty to retool and learn from each other about the teaching of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in a university. This will be through an exploration of new pedagogies that foster critical thinking and enable senior faculty to provide orientation, mentoring, and instructional support to new and upcoming faculty
  2. Provide opportunities for renewal and growth among senior faculty in research and teaching in their respective disciplines
  3. Initiate and support a culture of recognition and reward for excellence in research, learning and teaching in the University
  4. Ensure that students in the Humanities, Arts and Humanistic Social Sciences disciplines and programs are properly grounded in the debates, methodologies and writing in their respective disciplines albeit emphasizing interdisciplinarity

See details on the Centre, programme and workshop flyer in the attachments below.

Date: 
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 09:00
Event Venue: 
Conference Hall, Level 4, Senate Building, Makerere University
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
1. Dr Edgar Nabutanyi, Programme Coordinator/Email: enabutanyi@chuss.mak.ac.ug, nabutanyiedgar@gmail.com/ Tel: +256772971204/+256754737443/ 2. Ms. Mary Ann Namubiru, Project Administrator CHUSS Centre of Excellence in Research, Teaching and Learning (CERTL)/ email: namubiruann14@gmail.com/ Tel:+256775397128

CHUSS seminar #12 2020: The PhD Journey: A Narrative of an African Immigrant Woman

Dr. Ruth Murambadoro, Senior Lecturer, Wits School of Governance, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa (SSRC/NextGen 2015, 2016, 2017)

Date: 
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 14:00
Event Venue: 
Zoom Web Conference
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
Sarah Ssali, PhD | Associate Professor | Dean, School of Women and Gender Studies

CHUSS seminar #11 2020: I Am Because You Are": Dissecting the Feminist Republik's COVID-19 Ubuntu Virtual Gatherings

Dr. Toyin Ajao, Director and Founder of iAfrika Centre for Holistic Research and Praxis, Research Associate, alumna and current alumni coordinator of the Africa Leadership Centre (ALC) (SSRC NextGen Alumni, 2015, 2017) 

Date: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 14:00
Event Venue: 
Zoom Web Conference
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
Sarah Ssali, PhD | Associate Professor | Dean, School of Women and Gender Studies

CHUSS seminar #10 2020: Exploratory Analysis of Identity Construction in Nigerian Media Framing of Farmer-Herder Conflict in North-Central Nigeria

Exploratory Analysis of Identity Construction in Nigerian Media Framing of Farmer-Herder Conflict in North-Central Nigeria

 

About the presenter

Ridwan Kolawole, PhD Candidate, Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

 

More details coming soon

Date: 
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 14:00
Event Venue: 
Zoom Conference
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
Sarah Ssali, PhD | Associate Professor | Dean, School of Women and Gender Studies

CHUSS seminar #9 2020: Envisioning the Future of Legal Orders in Sub-Saharan Africa

Envisioning the Future of Legal Orders in Sub-Saharan Africa
 
About the presenter
Dr. Anthony C. Diala, Pioneer Director, Centre for Legal Integration in Africa, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
 
More details coming soon
Date: 
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 14:00
Event Venue: 
Zoom Conference
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
Sarah Ssali, PhD | Associate Professor | Dean, School of Women and Gender Studies

CHUSS seminar #8 2020: Sub-Ethnic Identities and Political Conflict in Busoga (1895-1967)

Sub-Ethnic Identities and Political Conflict in Busoga (1895-1967)

About the presenter

William Musamba, A Gerda Henkel Stiftung PhD Fellow, Dept of History, Archaeological and Heritage Studies, Makerere University

More details coming soon

Date: 
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 14:00
Event Venue: 
Zoom Conference
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
Sarah Ssali, PhD | Associate Professor | Dean, School of Women and Gender Studies

CHUSS seminar #7 2020:From Mission to Local Church: A History on the ‘Indigenisation’ of the Catholic Church in Buganda, 1913 – 2012

From Mission to Local Church: A History on the ‘Indigenisation’ of the Catholic Church in Buganda, 1913 – 2012.

Prensenter 

Deogratius Kyanda Kannamwangi, Assistant Lecturer of History, Kampala International University,
A Gerda Henkel PhD Fellow, Dept. of History Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Makerere University.
 

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Oct 16, 2020 02:00 PM Nairobi
 
CHUSS Seminar #7
From Mission to Local Church: A History on the ‘Indigenisation’ of the Catholic Church In Buganda, 1913 – 2012?
 
Register in advance for this meeting:
Date: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 14:00
Event Venue: 
Zoom Conference
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
Sarah Ssali, PhD | Associate Professor | Dean, School of Women and Gender Studies

Invitation: Zoom Research Dissemination Event on “MEN AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE”

ZOOM MEDIA ENGAGEMENT AND DISSEMINATION OF RESEARCH FINDINGS

TOPIC: “MEN AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE: CHANGING MASCULINITIES FOR EFFECTIVE COVID-19 SOCIAL RESPONSE IN UGANDA”

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This is to invite you to participate in a dissemination of research findings on a project titled, “Men and Gender-Based Violence: Changing Masculinities for Effective COVID-19 Social Response in Uganda”.  The research premises on popular media reports in relation to COVID-19, qualitative interview conversations and an online survey to analyse ways in which the pandemic and the associated control and preventive measures triggered a change in men’s behaviour, norms and expectations. It was supported by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (RIF).

Date and Time: Friday, 2nd October 2020, 09:00 Nairobi 

Presenters

  1. Dr Josephine Ahikire, Principal Investigator
  2. Dr Amon Mwiine, Co-Investigator 

Moderators

  1. Mr. Solomon Serwanjja, Senior Investigative Journalist and News Anchor, NBS
  2. Dr. William Tayeebwa, Senior Lecturer, Department of Journalism and Communication, Makerere University

The dissemination will be virtual.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUuf-irqzwsHNLyrqLgY77mdlJtnMG72gQv

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Programme and details on the research project in the attachments below

Date: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 09:00
Event Venue: 
Central Teaching Facility 1 (CTF1), Room 1.2, Makerere University
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
Dr Josephine Ahikire, Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS)/ Email: principal@chuss.mak.ac.ug/ Tel: +256414531909 Ms. Hasifa Kabejja, Principal Communication Officer, CHUSS/ Email: pr@chuss.mak.ac.ug/ Mobile number: +256774904211

CHUSS Seminar #5 A Historical Perspective of the Dynamics of Terrorism in Uganda, 1976– 2015

This study historicises the terrorism debate in Uganda between 1976 – 2015 and is intended to rethink the evolution of the meaning of the term terrorism, causes, manifestations and state responses to terrorism by examining the alternative approaches, in part provided by the Critical Terrorism Theory (CTT), to the predominant understanding of terrorism provided by The Orthodox Terrorism Theory (OTT). It presents a critical and discourse analysis approach to the understanding and explaining the historical usage of the concept, its causes, manifestations and state responses with an initial focus on the explanation and description of the Orthodox Terrorism Discourse, clarifying how and why it is constructed the way it is, and the implications it has for researching and understanding terrorism. The purpose is to develop a nuanced explanation to the understanding of terrorism from a historical perspective thereby providing a reflexive critique of the commonly held explanations of the OTT. This is not intended as a new theory of terrorism but rather a broader, comprehensive and holistic approach to the understanding of terrorism. To test this comprehensive framework for understanding terrorism, the study examines the 1976 Entebbe Incident, Atiak Massacres, 1996-1999 bombings, 1998 Kichwamba Massacre, and the 2010 Kampala bombings and discusses how the state and non-state terrorism can be re-examined through the application of the CTT.

The study found that Uganda has experienced three types of terrorism: state terrorism, non-state terrorism and international terrorism manifested through bombings, hostage-taking, kidnapping and abductions, assassinations and arson. This study concludes that the conceptualisation of the term terrorism is beyond the limits of the two theories, but CTT provides a better explanation.

Presenter: Zaid Sekito, PhD History, Makerere University
Chairperson: Dr. Charlotte Mafumdo, History Dept, Makerere University

Date: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 14:00
Event Venue: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMof-qorD8jH9KIV66Gb39MFEpav4G7v9mj
College/School: 
Contact Information: 
Sarah N. Ssali, PhD | DEAN, School of Women and Gender Studies | Director, ARUA Centre of Excellence in Identities | Tel: +256 772663772 | Twitter: @sssalie | Orcid: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5678-1868 | Skype: sarah.ssali
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