Call for the Humanities and Social Sciences Awards 2018

HSS Book, Creative Collection, and Digital Contribution Awards will be awarded in the following categories:

BOOKS: Non-Fiction Best Non-Fiction Monograph; Best Non-Fiction - Edited Volume; Fiction Best Fiction Single Authored volume; Best Fiction - Edited Volume     

CREATIVE COLLECTIONS: Best Public Performance (art festival, choreography, dance, theatre, puppetry); Best Musical Composition/Arrangement; Best Visual Art (painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, installation art, video art, sound art, mixed media to performance art, curatorial projects, art books); Best Exhibition Catalogue.

DIGITAL HUMANITIES: Best DH visualization or infographic; Best DH project for community Engagement.

The Awards are for Books, Creative Collections and Digital contributions produced between January 2016 and December 2016. The Awards are open to South African publishers and scholars based in South African universities and independent artists linked to universities. The value of the Award is R65 000 per winning entry.

Closing date for submissions: Monday, 06 November 2017

Please download the 2018 HSS Guideline here for more details about submissions

Please submit your application by registering or loging on at https://gms.nihss.ac.za

Please direct all queries to Mr Thabo Letsoalo (E: awards@nihss.ac.za, T: 011 480 2300/27) and for all technical supports please call 011 480 2300/28.

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