The Humanities Institute in the College of Humanities invites you to a webinar titled ‘NIHSS PhD supervision’.

The purpose of this webinar is to build PhD research supervision capacity across the College of Humanities and UKZN more broadly speaking.

The webinar is organised by Prof JA Smit (Chair, Humanities Institute, UKZN) together with the DVC of the College of Humanities Prof Nhlanhla Mkhize, and the Dean of Research, of the College of Humanities, Prof Pholoho Morojele.

Date: 14 May 2021

Time: 10h00 to 13h30

Platform: Zoom

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Meeting ID: 969 3599 1504
Passcode: 217950

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Facilitator: Professor JA Smit (Chair: Humanities Institute) 

  • 10h00 
    DVC and Head of College of Humanities: Professor Nhlanhla Mkhize 
    Opening Remarks
  • 10h10 
    Professor Vitallis Chikoko 
    Calling for a pre-doctoral preparatory programme
  • 10h30 
    Professor Hassan Kaya 
    Supervising African Indigenous Knowledge Systems Research
  • 10h50 
    Professor Bhekimuzi Khoza 
    Excellence in Supervision is a Function of Relevant Models
  • 11h10 
    Professor Federico Settler 
    Supervising research methodologies remotely: Enabling tools and technologies.
  • 11h30 
    Professor Dipane Hlalele 
    Collaborative transformative dialogues as reflective practice in cohort postgraduate supervision
  • 11h50 
    Dr Miranda Young-Jahangeer 
    Supervising young academics: Challenges faced by the necessity of transformation
  • 12h10 
    Dr Claire Gaillard 
    Supervising the Big Shots: A doctoral supervisor’s reflections on establishing student-supervisor relationships with high ranked educationalists. 
  • 12h30 
    Professor Donal McCracken 
    ‘Who needs a supervisor!’ 
  • 12h50 to 13h30 
    Discussion and Way Forward

RSVP:  Mrs Doreen Hattingh, at, by 09h00, Friday 14 May 2021.

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