MA and PhD scholarships - deadline 31 Jan: “Oceanic Humanities for the Global South” invites applications

Rising sea levels require new styles of oceanic research that speak to environmental and decolonial themes. Much oceanic research focuses on the surface of the ocean, tracing movements of people, ideas and objects.  An oceanic humanities equal to the present must engage with both human and non-human aspects of the ocean, with the depth and the surface. Such a project must also decolonize the histories of oceanic space, providing new approaches to aesthetic understandings of water. This project proposes a research agenda that can combine critical oceanic studies with postcolonial theorizations of the seas to evolve an oceanic humanities appropriate to the Global South. 

We invite applications from MA and PhD students. Students must register to conduct research pertinent to this project within any disciplinary field in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand. 

See the linked document for further information.