UCT Archive and Public Culture Postgraduate Bursaries South Africa 2021 – 2022

ABOUT THE COMPANY – ARCHIVE AND PUBLIC CULTURE RESEARCH INITIATIVE

The Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative, located at the University of Cape Town’s History Department, was formed in 2009 and is funded by the National Research Foundation. Formed to tackle critical questions about history, memory, identity and the public sphere in South Africa.

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED & COVERAGE VALUE

The NRF-funded South African Research Chair in Archive and Public Culture, Faculty of Humanities at the University of Cape Town, award bursaries to postgraduate students (Masters and doctoral) every year.

Fellowships and bursaries will be awarded in ANY discipline, for students interested in pursuing topics related to the focus of the Chair on the interrogation of the intersection and co-production of archive and discourse. 2 special areas of interest by the Chair are:
1) History of southern Africa in the late independent era (including research into ideas, concepts, currents of thought, expertise and praxis that existed in southern African societies in periods spanning some three hundred years before colonialism). Students will be expected to partake in innovative theoretical and methodological work.
2) Digital humanities and new epistemologies (with focus on digital opportunities for curatorial experiments in the development of new archives, the digital refiguring of inherited archives and the development of digital humanities materials for presentation in public life).

Bursaries will be awarded to the following values:

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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Students who meet the minimum eligibility requirements can apply by submitting clear copies of the following documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

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Applications must be submitted via email to: apc-admin@uct.ac.za
(Insert the words “UCT Archive and Public Culture Postgraduate Bursary” in the email subject line).

CLOSING DATE FOR THE BURSARY

28 June 2021.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact UCT Research Chair in Archive and Public Culture directly:
Physical address: Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative, Department of Historical Studies, Room A17, A-C Jordan Building, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town
Post: Private Bag X3, Rondebosch, 7701, Cape Town
Tel: 021 650 2077
Email: admin-apc@uct.ac.za