UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
The African Labor History Discussion Group was established by a group of scholars attending the Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association in Toronto, Canada in late 1994. We recognize that the electronic media gives us an excellent opportunity to form a network of historians of African labor in North America, Europe and the African continent. We invite others with an interest in African labor history to join us.
The convener is Carolyn A. Brown of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. People interested in subscribing must send an application i.e. a letter stating their interest in African labor history and their area of interest.
The concerns of the group are:
1. To further the study of African labor history within the discipline of African history. We feel that African workers are a pivotal group in the struggle for justice on the continent and we are committed to making their history a resource for their current empowerment.
2. To encourage the rethinking and reconceptualization of African labor history by incorporating new and relevant perspectives from gender studies and social and cultural history.
3. To assist scholars working in the field in locating resources for their research.
4. To help new scholars identify publication outlets, grants, conferences and job placement.
5. To assist scholars on the African continent, forced to work under the most favorable of conditons, to participate as members of a community of scholars, in the debates and discussion in the field. Furthermore, we are committed to assisting them in locating resources for their work.
6. To enable scholars in North America to become involved in the discussions/debates by intellectuals and activists on the African continent.
7. To serve as a conduit for information on grants, new publications, conferences, etc.
8. To carry news about the current condition of African workers.
9. To assist scholars in locating archival materials and other research material.
10. To promote the development of a community of scholars whose concern with the African worker is not just historical but reaches to their current struggle for social justice and democracy.
If you would like to join the AfriLabor list send a message to:
In the message state that you want to subscribe, your full name and affiliation.
Message-Id: [199501220536.FAA15155@orion.sas.upenn.edu] Date: Sun, 22 Jan 1995 00:29:01 -0500 From: Abdul-Rehman Malik as-Shukri [email@example.com] Subject: New Discussion Group: AfriLabor (fwd)
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