The National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) is gearing up for its second installment of the Annual Book, Creative Collection and Digital Distribution Awards (HSS Awards) aimed at recognising innovative and socially responsive work at universities.
The awards are open to all academics, curators, playwrights, poets, publishers and artists who are based at participating South African universities working to advance the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS).
According to organisers the awards provide an opportunity to cast a deserving limelight to those intellectual-creative workers whose contributions often goes unnoticed both in the academy and society at large.
The winners will be selected according to the following categories:
Non-fiction: Non-fiction monograph and non-fiction edited volume
Fiction: Fiction-single authorized book and fiction-single authorized poetry
Creative Collections: Best Public Performance and Visual Art
Digital Contributors: Digital Humanities Contributions
The HSS Awards 2017 are expected to be held on March 29 (Wednesday) at the NIHSS headquarters in Johannesburg.