Humanities and Social Sciences 2017 Award Winners

2017 Awards winnersThe Humanities and Social Sciences: Book, Creative and Digital Awards (2017) hosted by the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) in a ceremony held last night (29 March 2017) announced its winners. From the respective categories, the winners are Book: Non-Fiction Monograph: (joint-winners) “Declassified - Moving beyond the dead-end of race in South Africa” by Maré, Gerhard (Jacana Media), and “Regarding Muslims: From slavery to post-apartheid” by Baderoon, Gabeba (Wits University Press); Book: Non-Fiction Edited Volume: “Changing Space, Changing City: Johannesburg after Apartheid” by Harrison, Philip; Gotz, Graeme; Todes, Alison and Wray, Chris (Wits University Press); Book: Fiction Single Authored (Novel): “What Will People Say” by Rossouw, Rehana (Jacana Media); Book: Fiction Single Authored (Poetry): A Half Century Thing by Rampolokeng, Lesego (Black Ghost Books); Creative Collections: Best Pubic Performance: BodyTech - The Ar(t)chive: co-founded by Denyschen, Jessica and Sichel, Adrienne; Best Musical Composition: Explorations: South African flute music by Stoltz, Liesl; Best Visual Art: Penny Siopis Time and Again, edited and co-edited by Olivier, Gerrit and Siopis, Penny; and Digital Humanities Contributions: South African History Online Website by Badsha, Omar. Read more...

2016 - NIHSS Award Winners

The National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences’ (NIHSS) 2nd Annual Book, Creative Collection, and Digital Contribution Awards are open to all academics, curators and artists who are based at participating South African universities working to advance the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS). A key aim of the annual Awards is to give special recognition and celebrate outstanding, innovative and socially responsive works by those members of the HSS community who are undertaking the necessary labour of creating post – apartheid and post – colonial forms of scholarship, creative and digital humanities productions. The awards provide an opportunity to cast a deserving limelight to those intellectual-creative workers whose contributions often goes unnoticed both in the academy and society at large. These include the authors, playwrights, poets, artists, curators and publishers who ensure that we can enjoy these final products.

Finally, the (NIHSS) 2nd Annual Book, Creative Collection, and Digital Contribution Awards breathes life to the ideas expressed in the Humanities Charter to increase the recognition afforded to book and creative outputs; reposition these scholarly contributions as having public-value; and increase their appreciation and the role they play in building sustainable social cohesion and the re-imagining of the HSS.

Award Judges