Opportunities for Humanities Researchers based in the Global South

Experts from Rwanda, South Africa and the UK at our recent Mobilising Histories workshop.

At Changing The Story we are passionate about working with and learning from our colleagues in the Global South to help humanities research make the biggest possible impact towards sustainable development worldwide. We need their expertise and partnership to ensure humanities research remains relevant, equitable and effective in supporting long-term change.

When launching our Phase 2 grants, we struggled to find a central online space where humanities researchers based in the Global South could easily consult the range of international funding opportunities available to them. We hope to fill some of that gap here.

If you have a relevant opportunity for humanities academics based in the Global South that you would like to share, please contact us.

Note: The opportunities below are not directly connected to Changing The Story and we encourage direct consultation with the relevant funder and/or guidance notes to ensure that the fund is appropriate for your needs.

Call for papers for conference held from 17th - 19th October 2019 in Pretoria. The conference aims to promote the interdisciplinary field of Memory Studies on the African continent. Established researchers and postgraduate students from a range of disciplines are invited to apply, as are practitioners in museums, memorial institutions, archives, the arts and performance fields, and researchers working for NGOs and government organisations. Papers focusing on the African continent, society and diaspora are encouraged, as well as those exploring Africa’s relationship with the global arena.
A global award for innovation in local peacebuilding. Tomorrow's Peacebuilding Awards offer international recognition and cash prizes for organisations trying new or different approaches to peacebuilding, or carrying out peacebuilding in places where it has not been done before. The categories for the award are "Women-led peacebuilding", "Youth-led peacebuilding" and "Music and performing arts". Organisations can enter for the award online.
Call for Papers. The Arts and Market journal has opened submissions for a special issue entitled "Art in a time of rupture: the changing landscape of mission-driven and community-based arts and cultural initiatives". The issue aims to create a conversation that brings together different viewpoints to address questions such as "How do artists and mission-driven arts organisations navigate the uncertainty of contemporary artistic careers in the context of the social, economic, and technological uncertainty of our times?".
Call for papers. The International Journal of Transitional Justice has opened submissions for a special issue entitled "Creative Approaches to Transitional Justice: Contributions of Arts and Culture". The issue seeks to present creative approaches to addressing the legacy of human rights abuses and widespread violence and oppression. Submissions that document, critically engage with, and imagine new forms of artistic and cultural research and practice in the field of transitional justice are invited. These can be in a variety of forms, including scholarship, practitioners reflections and creative works.