GCRO nominated for three Humanities and Social Sciences Awards 2021
- Date of publication: 07 May 2021
In January 2021 the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences announced the longlist for the Humanities and Social Sciences Awards 2021. Three GCRO data visualisations were longlisted in the digital humanities category and subcategory of best visualisation or infographic.
- Gillian Maree and the COVID-19 project team for “GCRO COVID-19 Visualisations and Maps of the Month”;
- Alexandra Parker and Julia de Kadt for “The fabric of the Quality of Life Index”;
- Samkelisiwe Khanyile and Alexandra Parker for “Graffiti and urban art in Maboneng: a virtual tour”.
The “COVID-19 Visualisations and Maps of the Month” went on to be shortlisted (one of three) for the awards ceremony held on 31 March 2021 at Maropeng at The Cradle of Humankind. In total there were 82 submissions in 2021.
The Humanities and Social Sciences Awards, now in their sixth year, are open to South African publishers, scholars based in South African universities and independent artists linked to universities. The awards honour ‘outstanding, innovative and socially responsive scholarship, creative as well as digital contributions that enhance and advance fields in the humanities and social sciences’ and ‘recognise and celebrate those members of the Humanities and Social Sciences community who are undertaking the necessary work of creating post-apartheid and postcolonial forms of scholarship, creative production, and digital humanities outputs’.
GCRO is proud to have its work recognised through these prestigious nominations.