13 December 2016
Dr Johan Brosché, from the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University, is the most recent recipient of an Uppsala Matariki Fellowship. During the autumn of 2016 Dr Brosché worked at the Department of History at Durham University, carrying out research on the Sudan Archive and its unique collections, as well as collaborating with Durham experts on Sudan and South Sudan. Dr Brosché also participated in a conference on South Sudan, organised by Durham University, which increased his professional network and gave him many important contacts. In addition to his research on Sudan and South Sudan, Dr Brosché also strengthened contacts with researchers at Durham’s School of Government and International Affairs, who have research interests close to those of the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University.
The purpose of Uppsala’s Matariki Fellows scheme is to increase the number of research contacts and strengthen international cooperation. Funding is available for research stays of up to six months at one of the MNU partner universities, and the scheme is open to researchers and teachers in all research areas at Uppsala University. Further information on the scheme and details of previous award recipients are available in the Resources section of the MNU website.