The Humanities Institute of CODESRIA is the principal vehicle of the CODESRIA’s Humanities Programme.
The Humanities Institute of CODESRIA is the principal vehicle of the Council’s Humanities Programme. The Institute was launched in 1997 and is located at the University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana. In addition to being the very first CODESRIA annual institute to be located outside of the Council’s headquarters, it also enjoys the distinction of being the first Humanities Institute to be established in Africa. It was set up at a time when the need was felt not only for a more structured CODESRIA Humanities programme but also a structured forum for an intensified dialogue between the Social Sciences and the Humanities. Unlike the Governance, Gender and Child and Youth Studies institutes, the participants in the Humanities Institute are generally more experienced scholars drawn from different disciplinary and professional backgrounds and incorporating scholars as well as practitioners. Through the Institute, an attempt is made to combat the isolation and fragmentation of research in the humanities and to sustain a network of scholars and practitioners.
To see if there is currently a call for applications for the Humanities Institute, please consult the Announcements section. For further information on institutes organized by CODESRIA, please send a message to this address:
The Humanities Institute Programme has undertaken a variety of activities that included the completion of work initiated under the Transcending Boundaries initiative that began in 1997 as a collaboration with Northwestern University, Evanston, USA, and the introduction of a number of new initiatives.