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African Humanities Program Fellows Are Breaking Boundaries in Research and Teaching

A new video series highlights the accomplishments of recent fellows of the African Humanities Program, a Corporation-supported program aimed at reinvigorating the humanities on the continent

Since 2008, the African Humanities Program (AHP), cosponsored by the Corporation and the American Council of Learned Societies, has worked to reinvigorate the humanities in Africa through fellowships and related activities in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.

African Humanities Voices is a video series chronicling some of the fellowship recipients who have been working to revitalize the humanities on the continent. The stories capture how these scholars are breaking boundaries in research and teaching in ways that profoundly impact their communities.

“As a country, we have not yet appreciated the role of culture in defining our development,” says AHP Fellow Robert Ojambo of Kyambogo University, who along with other fellows, is designing a new BA course of study on “Culture and Heritage Management” at four leading universities in Uganda. “In addressing this problem, the scholar has an important role.”