Iso Lomso

Second Iso Lomso cohort selected

Second Iso Lomso cohort selected

STIAS is pleased to announce its second cohort for the Iso Lomso Fellowships for Early Career African Researchers. The STIAS Research and Fellowship Programme Committee recently concluded its selection of the Iso Lomso cohort of fellows for 2018. Seven candidates were offered the prestigious three-year fellowship at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study. They join … [Read more]

(Re)Imagining Africa(ns) in the world - Fellow's seminar by Aretha Phiri

(Re)Imagining Africa(ns) in the world – Fellow’s seminar by Aretha Phiri

“What makes a real African? What is Africanness based on? Who has the right to define Black and African? What Africa do they speak of? It’s a question of authenticity. There is a troubling domination of one vision of blackness,” said Aretha Phiri of the English Department at Rhodes University and STIAS Iso Lomso fellow. … [Read more]

Clotting in aneurysms: identifying the good and the bad clots - Fellows' seminar by Malebogo Ngoepe

Clotting in aneurysms: identifying the good and the bad clots – Fellows’ seminar by Malebogo Ngoepe

“The presence of a clot can either stabilise the aneurysm, reducing the risk of rupture, or accelerate the time to rupture,” said Malebogo Ngoepe. “The key question when deciding on an appropriate intervention is when is the aneurysm likely to rupture and therefore, when should it be treated?” STIAS Fellow Malebogo Ngoepe during her seminar … [Read more]

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]

Reconceptualising health in cities: less disease care, more healthcare - Public lecture by Tolu Oni

Reconceptualising health in cities: less disease care, more healthcare – Public lecture by Tolu Oni

“What good does it do to treat patients only to send them out to the conditions that made them sick in the first place?” asked Prof. Tolullah Oni. “Health is much more than the absence of disease, instead it encompasses a complete state of physical, mental and social wellbeing.” Oni is Associate Professor in the … [Read more]

Hearing the 'hidden voices' - Fellows' seminar by John Ganle

Hearing the ‘hidden voices’ – Fellows’ seminar by John Ganle

“The project will seek to enquire into the reproductive, sexual and maternal healthcare needs and challenges of women with disabilities in Ghana; challenge assumptions about disability and asexuality; and, ask how the issue of disability in contexts such as Ghana could be better theorised and studied,” said John Ganle, STIAS Iso Lomso Fellow from the … [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]

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