African Critical Inquiry Programme Announces 2017 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Award
The African Critical Inquiry Programme has named Eric Sunu Doe as recipient of the 2017 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Award. Sunu Doe is a Ghanaian student studying Applied Ethnomusicology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Music Department. Support from ACIP’s Ivan Karp Award will allow him to do significant research for his dissertation on Ghanaian Palmwine Music: Revitalizing a Tradition and Maintaining a Community.
Founded in 2012, the African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) is a partnership between the Centre for Humanities Research at University of the Western Cape in Cape Town and the Laney Graduate School of Emory University in Atlanta. Supported by donations to the Ivan Karp and Corinne Kratz Fund, the ACIP fosters thinking and working across public cultural institutions, across disciplines and fields, and across generations. It seeks to advance inquiry and debate about the roles and practice of public culture, public cultural institutions, and public scholarship in shaping identities and society in Africa through an annual ACIP Workshop and through the Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards, which support African doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences enrolled at South African universities.