Introduction

SOURCE: Society, research and power: a history of the Human Sciences Research Council from 1929-2019
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2021
TITLE AUTHOR(S): C.Soudien, S.Swartz, G.Houston
SOURCE EDITOR(S): C.Soudien, S.Swartz, G.Houston
KEYWORDS: HISTORY, HUMAN SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL, RESEARCH
DEPARTMENT: Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES), Inclusive Economic Development (IED), Office of the CEO (ERM), Office of the CEO (OCEO), Office of the CEO (IL), Office of the CEO (BS), Office of the CEO (IA)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11914
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/15952
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15952

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Abstract

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) commemorated 50 years of existence in 2019, while its predecessor, the National Bureau of Educational and Social Research (NBESR), would have commemorated its 90th anniversary in the same year if it still existed. The latter was established in 1929 in the context of perceived 'sporadic efforts', and 'little continuity or coordination when it came to investigating problems which confronted the country as a whole.