Public Engagement for Good Governance: The Role of the Humanities

11 March 2015

The Amethyst room, CSIR Conference Centre, Pretoria

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Mapungubwe Institute in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) will host a seminar on ‘Public engagement for good governance: the role of the Humanities’ on 11th March 2015.

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) Human and Social Dynamics Research Seminar Series aims to:
  • Disseminate research findings and transmit a body of new knowledge through an interactive process of critical dialogue and collegial critique through the social sciences and humanities (SSH)) research community and other interested actors in the National System of Innovation (NSI);
  • Provide an avenue for rated and other researchers, including researchers from rural-based universities to engage in knowledge dialogues across faculties and with other actors in the NSI;
  • Present and discuss new and ongoing research, identify research gaps, and suggest new research agendas in SSH with a view to forging closer links between the research communities in these fields;
  • Reinforce the visibility of SSH research to the higher education and science council sector;
  • Enhance wider public understanding of the SSH, including the value and status of both individual and team-based research; and
  • Strategically promote, develop and coordinate collaborative and interdisciplinary research within and between higher education institutions and science councils.​