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Programme for the Study of the Humanities in Africa

Postdoctoral Award Announcement

The Programme for the Study of the Humanities in Africa (PSHA) at the University of the Western Cape invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for postdoctoral fellowships for the 2012 academic year. The PSHA is an exciting research platform based in the Centre for Humanities Research dedicated to redefining Humanities research in and about Africa and making sense of the driving forces of globalization. It is backed by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


ACLS Fellowship

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

African Humanities Program

Fellowship competitions in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda


Exchange Programmes

Centre for the Study of Public Scholarship, Institutions of Public Culture Programme, Emory University, Atlanta.

The CHR is the hub for the Cape Town committee of this programme, facilitating an exchange with the CSPS at Emory University. Through this exchange program the CSPS strives to develop an informed and nuanced understanding of how cultural interactions among different communities are and should be conducted in public spaces. The Institutions of Public Culture Programme provides opportunities, through fellowships at Emory University, for southern African scholars and staff in public institutions to think through their experiences and to work with peers and institutions in the USA.