UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
H-AfroAm is a moderated internet discussion forum whose purpose is to provide an exchange of information for professionals, faculty and advanced students, in the field of African American Studies (also called Afrocentricity, Africology, Africana Studies, Afro-American Studies, Black Studies, and Pan-African Studies). As an electronic infrastructure for the field, it will establish a professional academic foundation inclusive of all ideological tendencies and schools of thought.The intended audience for H-Afro-Am is mainly academic: faculty, administrative and research professionals, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates.The focus is on the African Diaspora though mainly on the US experience, and then to the African Diaspora in comparison to the US.The editorial style will be similar to one appropriate for a journal (written text) and a round table discussion at a professional meeting (short exchanges between colleagues).The main issue is to maintain a high level of professionalism, in content and form, so that everyone has access and can benefit.This is not a plan for uniformity or consensus, but ground rules for a dynamic exchange of ideas and information in which agreements and conflicts can be experienced and learned from as well.
H-Afro-Am is also the official voice of the The Collegium for African American Research in Europe (CAAR), which was established in 1992 by a group of European scholars who saw the need to promote African American scholarship from an international perspective.Since then, CAAR has grown considerably and now has over 240 members from 26 countries.The aim of CAAR is to spread information and documentation, and encourage the exchange of ideas by organizing panels and conferences, publishing a newsletter, preparing collective publications, and creating working groups on a variety of topics. For more information on CAAR, point your browser to:
H-AfroAm is FREE and open to everyone with a mature and abiding interest in African-American history and studies.Scholars, writers, teachers, and librarians professionally interested in the subject are particularly invited to join.It is coedited by Abdul Alkalimat, University of Toledo; Robert Newby, Central Michigan University; and Carl Pedersen, Center for American Studies, Odense University, Denmark. Like all H-Net lists, it is moderated to filter out flames or irrelevant postings.It is advised by a board of scholars.
To join H-Afro-Am, send a message to from the account where you wish to receive list mail:
and include only this text (note the hyphens; no signature files or styled text):
sub h-afro-am firstname lastname, institution
Example: sub h-afro-am Jane Doe, U of Pennsylvania
Follow the instructions you receive by return mail.If you have questions or experience difficulties in attempting to subscribe, please send a message to:
H-AFRO-AM is owned by H-Net, an international network of scholars in the humanities and social sciences that creates and coordinates electronic networks, using a variety of media, and with a common objective of advancing humanities and social science teaching and research.H-Net was created to provide a positive, supportive, equalitarian environment for the friendly exchange of ideas and scholarly resources.H-NET sponsors dozens of e-mail lists and Web sites for them in a variety of disciplines and fields, publishes reviews of scholary books and articles on the internet, and provides a weekly Job Guide. Our host is Michigan State University.More information can be obtained by sending an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org or by browsing our Web site at http://h-net.msu.edu.
Message-Id: <199801140547.AAA53106@h-net.msu.edu> Date:Wed, 14 Jan 1998 13:22:08 +0800 Subject:NEW LIST: H-AFRO-AM on African-American studies
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