Buganda Paper stirs spirited response at MISR.

23 Mar, 2017

By Eddie Ssemakula

A research paper presented by a Witswatersrand Univeristy Postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Edgar Taylor, caused a spirited discussion within the Makerere Institute of social research  community. The paper titled, “Surveillance, anonymity and disciplinary violence in the Buganda anti-Asian Boycott of 1959/1960” reexamines colonial history with particular focus on Buganda protests against Asians in that period. It revisits party politics and ethnic nationalism of Colonial Buganda, with parties like Kabaka Yekka (KY) trending.

Call for Abstracts: Graduate Students’ Conference, 2017

09 Mar, 2017

The Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) announces its third Graduate Students’ Conference slated for 28-29 July 2017 for students writing their doctoral dissertation. The conference is an opportunity to present their original findings, engaging strong archival and empirical research. All work has to be original, not papers written from secondary work.

The conference shall take place at MISR, Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.


Thematic areas of the conference:

Political Studies

Cultural Studies

Historical Studies