School of Languages, Literature and Communication

School of Languages, Literature and Communication

Book Launch on HIV/AIDS in Uganda

Makerere University partnered with North Carolina State University (NCSU) in 2006. Since then, many activities such as student and staff exchange, research collaborations have taken place between NCSU departments with individuals in departments at Makerere University. One such initiative was between the College of Humanities and  Social Sciences, Department of Journalism and Communication, TASO Uganda and NCSU School of Social Sciences on the effect of HIV/AIDS in Uganda.

Two professors from NCSU published a book with researchers in Uganda and will celebrate this achievement with a book launch.

The book about the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Uganda published by the Makerere University Press. Book Editor - Prof. James Tondo-Kiwanuka. To be launched by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe.

Date: 
Friday, May 13, 2022 - 14:30
Event Venue: 
Senate Conference Hall Level 4
Contact Information: 
Dr Fred Kakooza, Department of Journalism and Communication, 0756854520 | Ms Martha Muwanguzi, Head of Mak International Office, 0772367137

PhD Public Defense for Ms. Perpetua Arinaitwe

he Dean School of Literature, Language and Communication, invites you to the PhD Public Défense of Ms. Perpetua Arinaitwe scheduled for Friday 6th May, 2022 Staring at 10:00AM in the CHUSS Smart Room.

Topic: "Kiswahili at Crossroads: Cultural Politics and Language Policy in Uganda".

Supervisors:

1. Dr. Saudah Namyalo
2. Dr. Gilbert Gumoshabe

Opponent:
Prof. Abasi Kiyimba

  See abstract attached.

Date: 
Friday, May 6, 2022 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
CHUSS Smart Room
Contact Information: 
Jane Anyango Principal Communication Officer | College of Humanities & Social Social Sciences (CHUSS) | Makerere University | Twitter: MakerereCHUSS

PhD. Public defense for Mr. Imokola John Baptist 2nd March 2022

The Dean School of Languages, Literature and Communication invites you to the PhD Public Defense for the following candidate:

Name of Candidate:  Imokola John Baptist NO. 2017/HD03/19252U

Title of Thesis:   “Television Programming Regulation: Exploring the policy Implementation of Local Content Quotas in Uganda”

Supervisors:
1) Prof. Nassanga Goretti
2)Dr. Brian Semujju

Oponent: Dr. Emily Comfort Maractcho, Uganda Christian University Mukono

Date:    Wednesday 2nd March, 2022

Venue: CHUSS Smart Room

Time:  2.00 pm

The abstract is herewith attached.

 

Date: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 14:00
Event Venue: 
CHUSS Smart Room
Contact Information: 
Dean School of Languages, Literature and Communication

Invitation – Mak-RIF Research Dissemination Seminar

PROJECT TITLE: “HARNESSING MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION FOR INCREASED UPTAKE AND VISIBILITY OF RESEARCH AND INNOVATIONS AT MAKERERE UNIVERSITY”

The Head, Department of Journalism and Communication invites you to a research dissemination seminar of a project titled, “Harnessing Multimedia Production for increased uptake and visibility of Research and Innovations at Makerere University”. The research was funded by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF). 

Project team

  1. Dr William Tayeebwa – Principal Investigator
  2. Dr Charlotte Ntulume
  3. Dr Sarah Namusoga
  4. Dr Marion Alina
  5. Dr Fred Kakooza

Date: Tuesday, 7th September 2021

Time: 9:00am

Venue: CTF1, Lecture Room 1.2

Link for online participation

https://bit.ly/38w7OmW

Meeting ID: 851 3914 0169
Passcode: MAKRIF

See programme below.

Date: 
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 09:00
Event Venue: 
CTF1, Lecture Room 1.2
Contact Information: 
Dr Marion Alina, Lecturer, Department of Journalism & Communication/Email: alinamarionz@gmail.com/ Tel: +256772922777

Invitation to Mr. Ignas Fedeo's PhD defense

The Dean, School of Languages, Literature and Communication invites you all to Mr. Ignas Fedeo's PhD defense scheduled to take place on 6th August 2021 starting at 10:00am.

***Thesis title: Myth and Political Mythmaking in the Narratives about Mwalimu Julius Nyerere among the Banyakyusa

***Supervisors: Prof. Abasi Kiyimba & Dr Okot Benge

***Link for online attendance

https://bit.ly/3iE0bzc

Meeting ID: 315 688 7927
Passcode: 653222

See abstract below

Date: 
Friday, August 6, 2021 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
Online
Contact Information: 
Dr Saudah Namyalo, Dean, School of Languages, Literature and Communication/ Email: saudahnamyalo@gmail.com
File Attachments : 

The Makerere University Centennial Poetry Competition, 2021

Established in 1922, Makerere University will in 2022 celebrate 100 years of existence. To celebrate this anniversary, the Department of Literature, Makerere University seeks poetry entries for a competition titled "The Makerere University Centennial Poetry Competition, 2021". The entries should show how far Makerere University has come and its place in teaching, research and community outreach. They should explore the uniqueness of the University and any other additional ideas, drawing on its history and current state. They should also show how an interaction between the academy and the community it serves can be fostered for the next 100 years of Makerere University's existence.

***Deadline for entries - 31st August 2021 ***Submit to: makpoetrycompetition@gmail.com

***See details on awards, timelines as well as terms and conditions in the attachment below

Date: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 04:00
Event Venue: 
Department of Literature, Makerere University
Contact Information: 
Mr. Isaac Tibasiima, Department of Literature, Makerere University/ Email: isaac.tibasiima@mak.ac.ug

The Makerere University Centennial Poetry Competition, 2021

Established in 1922, Makerere University will in 2022 celebrate 100 years of existence. To celebrate this anniversary, the Department of Literature, Makerere University seeks poetry entries for a competition titled "The Makerere University Centennial Poetry Competition, 2021". The entries should show how far Makerere University has come and its place in teaching, research and community outreach. They should explore the uniqueness of the University and any other additional ideas, drawing on its history and current state. They should also show how an interaction between the academy and the community it serves can be fostered for the next 100 years of Makerere University's existence.

***Deadline for entries - 31st August 2021 ***Submit to: makpoetrycompetition@gmail.com

***See details on awards, timelines as well as terms and conditions in the attachment below

Date: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 04:00
Event Venue: 
Department of Literature, Makerere University
Contact Information: 
Mr. Isaac Tibasiima, Department of Literature, Makerere University/ Email: isaac.tibasiima@mak.ac.ug

INVITATION: 2021 Annual Media Convention

The Department of Journalism and Communication (DJC) at Makerere University has for the last 23 years hosted an Annual Media Convention (AMC). This event brings together academia and industry players to discuss the latest trends affecting the field of journalism and communication. This year’s AMC will coincide with celebrations to mark the World Press Freedom Day on 3 rd May 2021, which will be held under the theme, “Information as a Public Good”.

This is to cordially invite you to participate in this year’s convention set to take place on Monday, 3rd May 2021 at CTF2 (Auditorium) starting at 8:00am. The Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Hon. Judith Nabakooba, will open the Convention.

 ***Keynote Speaker: Prof. Kabumba  Busingye, School of Law

Paper presentations  

1. Digital Security for journalists, bloggers and citizens

Presenter: Jimmy Haguma of Uganda Communications Commission

2. Journalists’ safety and security in the wake of COVID-19

Presenter: Tabu Butagira of the Daily Monitor

Panel discussions

1. Discussion to highlight ongoing research at the Department of Journalism and Communication (DJC) on media freedom & safety for journalists

Panelists: Dr. Aisha Nakiwala Sembatya, Dr. Gerald Walulya, Dr. Fred Kakooza and Dr. Charlotte Kaweesa-Ntulume. The panel will be moderated by Prof. Goretti Nassanga

2. Discussion on Actions of Security Agencies: Key issues for the Police and the Army in safeguarding rights

Panelists: Brig. Flavia Byekwaso (UPDF), Hon. Semujju Nganda,  Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, ASP Patrick Onyango and Charity Ahimbisibwe, National Coordinator at the Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) 

The event will also feature the Tebere-Mudin and Cranimer Mugerwa Annual Media Awards to the best overall student in Journalism and Communication and the best student in photojournalism.

***Registration for online participation

Register in advance for this meeting:

 https://bit.ly/3mUsI5G

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

For further information, please contact:  

1. Dr. Marion Alina – Convener +256 772 922777 (alinamarionz@gmail.com)

2. Dr. Fred Kakooza – Co-convener +256 756 854520 (fred.kakooza@gmail.com)

See programme below

Date: 
Monday, May 3, 2021 - 08:00
Event Venue: 
CTF2 Auditorium
Contact Information: 
1. Dr. Marion Alina – Convener +256 772 922777 (alinamarionz@gmail.com) 2. Dr. Fred Kakooza – Co-convener +256 756 854520 (fred.kakooza@gmail.com)·

Mr. Wandera Samuel's PhD defense

The Dean, School of Languages, Literature and Communication invites you all to Mr. Wandera Samuel's PhD defense scheduled for Friday, 5th March 2021 at 2:00pm  in Lecture Room 1, Arts Building.

Thesis title: The Acquisition of Intercultural Competence: A Case Study of French Beginners at Makerere University

Supervisors: Dr Edith Natukunda - Togboa and Dr Enoch Sebuyungo

Link for online attendance

https://bit.ly/3kjaUj3

Meeting ID: 945 0582 2601

Passcode: 942931

See abstract below

Date: 
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 02:00
Event Venue: 
E-Learning Room, CTF 1, Level 4
Contact Information: 
Dr Saudah Namyalo, Dean School of Languages, Literature and Communication/Email: saudahnamyalo@gmail.com/Tel: +256754433604

RIF Research Dissemination Seminar: Going Beyond nature-based tourism in Uganda

This is to invite you to participate in the aforementioned research dissemination seminar scheduled to take place on Friday, 12th February 2021 starting at 10:00am at CTF1, E-Learning Room, Level  4. The research was supported by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF).

***Project title: Many Peoples, Many Cultures, Many Heritages: Going Beyond nature-based tourism in Uganda

***Project team
1. Dr William Wagaba – Principal Investigator
2. Dr Enoch Sebuyungo – Co-Investigator
3. Dr Stevens Aguto Odongoh - Co-Investigator
4. Ms Margaret N. Mbalule- Co-Investigator
5. Ms Sarah Kawungezi - Co-Investigator
6. Mr Moses Oketcho – Research Assistant
7. Ms Lorna Mwebaza – Research Assistant

***Registration for online participation

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://bit.ly/3aNn1AH

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

***Project summary

The Government of Uganda tourism development plan emphasizes nature-based tourism while paying less attention to culture-based tourism. Culture-based tourism not only offers variety but is also vital in boosting the entire tourism sector. The project postulates that nature-based tourism in its current form is restricted and confines tourists only to particular areas and regions “gifted by nature”. Cultural tourism, on the other hand, gives travelers and tourists opportunities to explore, interrogate and appreciate the history, heritage, culture and stories in regions being visited. In order to broaden the tourist industry beyond nature-based tourism, it is necessary to document specific historic/cultural sites/heritages including neglected ones. This means integrating aspects of culture that have been neglected into main core tourism packages. The project envisages the integration of language, culture and people to enhance the tourism sector beyond the dominant scope of nature-based tourism. For instance, the role of languages in boosting cultural tourism across cultures, creating language and cultural manuals for local and foreign tourists – and translate these in international and national languages to promote cultural tourism beyond nature-based tourism. While we appreciate Uganda gifted by nature, we should also acknowledge Uganda gifted by culture.

Date: 
Friday, February 12, 2021 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
E-Learning Room, CTF 1, Level 4
Contact Information: 
Dr William Wagaba, School of Languages, Literature and Communication/Email: wwagaba515@gmail.com

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