No Lecture Tours in 2012
The idea of the lecture tours is to establish connections between different research traditions and networks in the South. This programme enables universities in the South to invite established scholars from another part of the South, representing a specific historical school or scholarly approach, to give a number of lectures at different institutes. During his or her tour the scholar can meet colleagues and advanced students, advise on academic programmes, and explore the possibilities for collaborative research. Under such a scheme a prominent historian working on urban culture in Southeast Asia might visit a number of universities in East Africa, or a distinguished researcher from Latin America working on oral history visiting South Asia. Sephis also aims at stimulating intellectual exchange within these regions. Of course, these are just examples, the themes of the Sephis programme offer many other viable lecture tours.
How to apply
Universities, research institutes or historical associations in the South can submit a proposal to Sephis for inviting an established scholar from another part of the South. The host institute may also wish to give a scholarly profile of the lecturer to be invited and ask Sephis for advice about whom to invite. The inviting institute presents a coherent local programme, including visits to several universities or research institutes directly related to the expertise of the lecturer. It is expected that tours will range from between two and four weeks in length. A member of the host institute should be prepared to be responsible for preparing the lecture tour.
More information about the lecture tours and guidelines for drawing up a lecture tour proposal can be obtained from the Sephis Secretariat.
Note: No Lecture Tours will be organized in 2012.