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Call for Applications: Inter-disciplinary PhD by Research

An aerial photo of the Main Building and Freedom Square (foreground) with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS)-Left, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

With funding from the Gerda-Henkel Stiftung Foundation, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks to admit 10 students for the 2020 intake of the Inter-disciplinary PhD in Historical Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences.The programme is by research and focuses on interdisciplinary topics in the Historical Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences. This includes a cluster of subjects (disciplines) that study human society with a particular sensitivity to change over time, historical context, and the development of various kinds of evidence to support analyses about the causes, characteristics, and implications of such changes in human society.

TheInter-disciplinary PhD by Research is reconfigured as a research agenda with an explicit intersection between Historical Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences. Preference will be accorded to projects that approach the study of the Historical Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences with a clear and strong historical bias and/or focus in the following fields:

  1. The Classics, namely literature, philosophy, epic, and drama
  2. Prehistory/Early History of Africa
  3. Archaeology
  4. Language and Linguistics
  5. Creative Arts in Africa
  6. Religion in Africa
  7. Security, Society and the State
  8. Islam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements

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