Bringing the Humans into Humanities
The Isikhumbuzo Applied History Unit works with a research methodology which takes on community participants as full partners who produce their own valued outputs. An example of how historical information enriched creative performances is offered. Postgraduates are urged to consider designing their research projects this way as part of the transformation of knowledge production. The distance between the world of the university and everyone else can thus be reduced.
Developed by Prof. Julia Wells, Head, Isikhumbuzo Applied History Unit, History Department, Rhodes University. Thanks to Masixole Heshu, Rhodes History student, Thapelo Mokoatsi, Rhodes student and IAHU, Athina Valha, Rhodes Drama Department, Makhosi Salukazana, Manager, Dakawa Arts and Crafts Centre, Lindixinwa Mahlasela, Albany Museum, Zongezele Matshoba, National English Literary Museum, Thandazile Madinda, Dakawa Arts and Crafts Centre, Mtutuzeli Mboto, Dakawa Arts and Crafts Centre
Who might find this useful?
Postgraduates who are in the process of defining and designing their research programmes.