Iso Lomso

New call for Iso Lomso Fellowships opened

New call for Iso Lomso Fellowships opened

Early career African researchers who have completed their doctoral studies during the preceding seven years are invited to apply for the Iso Lomso fellowship. For the 2017 call at least five candidates will be awarded a three-year fellowship. Iso Lomso, “the Eye of Tomorrow” in isiXhosa, was launched in 2016 and aims to boost the … [Read more]

The quest for a viable political philosophy for contemporary Africa - Fellows' seminar by Uchenna Okeja

The quest for a viable political philosophy for contemporary Africa – Fellows’ seminar by Uchenna Okeja

“The idea of coming together in a public space to talk and discuss is a feature of many African societies,” said Uchenna Okeja. “I see it as something related to democratic practices. However, it has not been explored sufficiently and, only descriptively, not theoretically.” “Might it be a way to re-imagine traditional democratic practices?” he … [Read more]

From prickly cactus to 3D-printed houses – visiting scholars at STIAS outline their projects

From prickly cactus to 3D-printed houses – visiting scholars at STIAS outline their projects

“Opuntia engelmannii – the prickly cactus – is classified as an invasive alien species in Kenya,” said Eunice Githae of the Department of Biological Sciences, Chuka University, Kenya. “I want to fully understand its taxonomy, establish how it interacts with the environment and understand its socio-economic impact on rural communities in Kenya.” Visiting scholars Eunice … [Read more]

Five candidates selected as first STIAS Iso Lomso Fellows

Five candidates selected as first STIAS Iso Lomso Fellows

Five candidates out of over 250 who applied for the Iso Lomso fellowship programme, which was announced in February 2016, have been selected to receive this prestigious award. John Ganle, Malebogo Ngoepe, Uchenna Okeja, Tolu Oni and Aretha Phiri will form the inaugural cohort of Iso Lomso fellows. In view of a next cohort of … [Read more]

STIAS fellows spearhead its Iso Lomso programme at Radcliffe IAS and the National Humanities Center

STIAS fellows spearhead its Iso Lomso programme at Radcliffe IAS and the National Humanities Center

STIAS fellows Grace A. Musila and Scarlett Cornelissen will this month join the cohort of fellows at respectively the National Humanities Center in North Carolina and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. STIAS Fellows Grace A. Musila and Scarlett Cornelissen ahead of their departure to the US Musila and Cornelissen are the … [Read more]

STIAS launches Iso Lomso Fellowships for early career researchers

STIAS launches Iso Lomso Fellowships for early career researchers

Iso Lomso, “the Eye of Tomorrow” in isiXhosa, is a new fellowship programme that will boost the careers of some of the brightest minds in African academia. Early career African researchers who have completed their doctoral studies during the preceding eight years are invited to apply for the fellowship. For the 2016 call at least … [Read more]