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The use of poetry to talk about sexual violence at NIHSS virtual Inaugural Humanities and Social Science Alumni Conference 2020

“In these encounters, we will encounter brilliance”, these are the words from Professor Sarah Mosoetsa, the CEO of the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS), at the virtual inaugural Humanities and Social Science Alumni Conference 2020, as she introduced the award winning poet, Prof Gabeba Baderoon. Prof Mosoetsa mentioned that the Humanities and Social Sciences are truly about celebrating the excellence of Human and Social Sciences and the fact that the Humanities are not just about history but also are about telling our own stories through poetry.

Humanities and Social Sciences in the era of a Pandemic

The National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) opened its virtual Inaugural Humanities and Social Science Alumni conference today, Wednesday 04 November 2020. The maiden alumni occasion runs during this year’s virtual Annual National Doctoral Conference 2020. The theme is titled “Humanities and Social Science in the era of pandemic”.