AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER - UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
CONFERENCE: GREATER NEW YORK AREA AFRICAN HISTORY WORKSHOP
Princeton University will be hosting the above conference on The on Saturday, January 27th, in 211 Dickinson Hall. Please note that registration and breakfast will begin at 8:00am, and that the Workshop will begin promptly at 9:00am. If you have any further questions or if you would like a program, please contact Paul Ocobock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRESENTATION: SOMALIA AND US FOREIGN POLICY
The Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC will be hosting a conference entitled "Securing Somalia's Future: Options for Diplomacy, Assistance and Peace Operations," featuring keynote speeches by Jendayi Frazier, the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, and Senator Russell Feingold. The conference will take place on Wednesday, January 17th, from 8:15 to 1:30, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW, Washington, DC.
PRESENTATION: REFLECTIONS ON UGANDAN POLITICS
The Woodrow Wilson Center will be hosting an event entitled "Women Leaders Reflect on the Prospects for Peace in Northern Uganda," which will include a discussion with several prominent Ugandan parliamentary ministers. The event will be on Wednesday, January 17th, 2007, from 2:30 - 4:00 in the 5th Floor Conference Room of the Woodrow Wilson Center in the Ronald Reagan Building, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC.
address. Abstracts and full papers should be sent to Prof. Dr.
CALL FOR PAPERS: SETTLER COLONIALISM
Settler colonisers come to stay. They seek to replace native peoples on--or, at least, displace them from--their land. Characteristically, the outcome is a conflictual coexistence through which indigenous and invasive societies historically transform one another. In addition to the classic sites of European settler colonialism (Ireland, the Americas, Africa, Australasia), settler colonialism structures relationships as historically and culturally diverse as those between Israelis and Palestinians, Japanese and Ainu, Chinese and Tibetans, Indonesians and Papuans, 'Americans' and Hawaiians, Tswana and Khoi-san. We invite conceptual, comparative, transnational, or locally focused contributions to a wide-ranging interdisciplinary discussion of settler colonialism and indigenous alternatives, past and present. Thematically, papers might address issues such as: native resistance and survival; cultural adaptation and renaissance; invasions and frontiers; sovereignties (titles, treaties, terra nullius, etc.); middle grounds, interludes, spaces of mutuality; internal colonisation; assimilation; race and place (the Pale, reservations, urban zoning, segregation, etc.); settler colonialism and the question of genocide; reparation and reconciliation; diaspora/exile; indigenous people and multiculturalism; settler and indigenous literature; gender; social class; religion; political economy, economics, and colonization. Papers should be no longer than 20 minutes. Please send an abstract, of not more than 300 words, to: [email@example.com] before February 1st.
CALL FOR ARTICLES: AFRICA AND THE NEW RESOURCE SCRAMBLE
As Africa grapples with what many have termed the "new" scramble for natural resources on the continent, there is an urgent need to put this phenomenon in perspective vis--vis the continent's development. Are we seeing a "new" scramble, or perhaps a mutation, or even a deepening, of an old scramble? What drives the "new" scramble for petroleum, gold, diamond, timber, rivers, etc? What is the character of state and (transnational and local) corporate involvement in the "scramble"? What kinds of development and security challenges have emerged or are emerging, especially for local communities and ordinary people in whose immediate ecologies these "strategic" resources are exploited? Are there any emerging patterns of grassroots resistance to the "scramble"? How is the scramble shaping, and being shaped by, grassroots struggles and resistance? What is the "state" of scholarly discourse on grassroots dispossession and empowerment in Africa, with particular reference to natural resource exploitation? Development Southern Africa invites papers from scholars, researchers and policy analysts, for a special issue of the journal to be published during the first half of 2008 under the theme: "Africa and the 'new' Resource Scramble: Emerging Contestations and Insights". Papers must address any of the concerns raised above, or questions related thereto. Researchers who have done recent empirical work that can link primary data to broader theoretical and policy discourses and insights are particularly encouraged to send in submissions. Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2007. Please send your submissions to: [firstname.lastname@example.org]. For further enquiries, please contact: Dr. Wilson Akpan, Department of Sociology, University of Fort Hare, East London Campus, 50 Church Street, P.O. Box 7426, East London 5200, South Africa. Tel: +27 43 704 7172 (W); +27 82 462 3608 (M). Fax: +27 86 628 2209. E-mail: email@example.com. See also [http://www.zoominfo.com/WilsonAkpan].
CALL FOR PAPERS: CONFERENCE ON THE AFRICA ENVIRONMENT, UNIVERSITY OF
EDINBURGH, UK (March 28-29, 2007)
CALL FOR PAPERS: CONFERENCE ON FRENCH COLONIALISM IN AFRICA
The theme of the 33rd annual conference of the French Colonial Historical Society will be "Rivers and Colonies," but papers on all aspects of the French experience overseas will be considered. The Society encourages scholars from all disciplines to send proposals. Consult the web site for the individual responsible for proposals relating to Africa. The conference will be held in La Rochelle, France, June 6-10, 2007. See (http://www.frenchcolonial.org) for more details.
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
The Schlager Group is looking for writers to contribute to The Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Ancient World. Writing for the Ancient World set will take place under the direction of the editor in chief, Peter Bogucki, with the aid of a board of editorial advisers for separate regions of the world (R. Hunt Davis, Jr., Professor Emeritus of History and African Studies, University of Florida, is the adviser for Africa). The four-volume Ancient World set covers prehistory to the fall of Rome (476 CE), arranged A to Z by 69 headwords, from "adornment" through "writing" and including such topics as art, death and burial practices, education, natural disasters, science, and trade and exchange. Please contact Marcia Merryman Means (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have an interest in participating in this project. Be sure to include your rsum and a writing sample. For more information, visit the website at (http://www.schlagergroup.com).
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: AFRICAN REVIEW OF FOREIGN POLICY
The African Review of Foreign Policy is a journal published by United States International University. To submit manuscripts and for more information, contact [email@example.com].
FELLOWSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
FELLOWSHIP: NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION PROGRAM
The David Boren Scholarship competition to fund undergraduate study abroad is now underway, and supports applications from all disciplines with an African geographic focus. All recipients of NSEP awards incur an obligation to work for one year upon graduation for the federal government, normally in the Departments of Defence, Homeland Security, State, or the intelligence community. For more information, visit [http://www.iie.org.nsep].
RESEARCH GRANTS: YOUNG SCIENTISTS FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
The International Foundation for Science (IFS) is an independent international research council that is based in Stockholm, Sweden. The mission of IFS is to strengthen the scientific research capacity of developing countries in science fields related to the sustainable management of biological and water resources. Research proposals submitted to IFS should be from biological, chemical, physical, sociocultural or economic science fields, and relevant for the conservation, production or renewable utilization of biological or water resources. IFS awards research grants with a maximum value of USD 12,000 for the purchase of equipment, expendable supplies, fieldwork activities, etc. Researchers are eligible to receive up to three research grants during their career. For more information, visit (http://www.pambazuka.org/index.php?id=29634).
NALRC LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP (May 29-June
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS FOR ACADEMIC JOBS
CENTRE COLLEGE: VISITING PROFESSOR OF AFRICAN HISTORY
Centre College invites applications for a one-year visiting position in African, Asian, or Latin American history to begin August, 2007. The position requires a PhD in history or ABD status, and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Successful candidates will be prepared to teach an introductory survey in modern world history and upper-level courses in areas of specialty. Centre College is a highly-selective, private liberal arts college with a record of excellence in teaching. For more information about the College, please visit the Centre web site: www.centre.edu. Send letter, c.v., three letters of recommendation, and official transcripts to Stephanie Fabritius, Dean of the College, Centre College, 600 West Walnut Street, Danville, KY 40422. Centre is an EOE. Review will begin March 16, 2007.
KANSAS UNIVERSITY: AFRICAN LIBRARIAN AND BIBLIOGRAPHER
The University of Kansas Libraries is seeking a Librarian for African and African Diaspora Studies and a Bibliographer for International Documents. The KU Libraries' Africana collections total nearly 78,000 volumes, with a longstanding emphasis on the acquisition of African imprints. This person will develop collections and strengthen user services. They will also select and manage the budget for Africa-related research materials. Also, they will initiate or participate in interlibrary cooperative programs. This job also includes representing the African Studies program of the KU Libraries in regional, national, and international forums. The librarian will provide support for African Studies faculty and students and partner with colleagues in the collections and instruction areas. They will also coordinate the development of the Libraries international documents collections and foster faculty/Library collaborations in a wide range of Library initiatives. Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Initial screening will begin February 26, 2007. Complete application includes: letter of interest, a statement addressing each of the required and preferred qualifications, curriculum vitae, and the names with contact information of three references. Send to: African and African Diaspora Studies Librarian Search Committee, University of Kansas Libraries, 502 Watson, 1425 Jayhawk Boulevard, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045-7535, fax 785-864-5311, firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail submission is encouraged.
NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF WORLD HISTORY AND AFRICA
Pending expected funding, the History Department of Norfolk State University is seeking applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor position to teach both world history surveys and upper-level undergraduate courses on either modern Latin America, Africa, or the Middle East. Responsibilities include teaching a 12-hour course load, counseling students, serving on Departmental committees as needed, and attending all required University functions. We seek an historian with experience in teaching both world history surveys and upper-level undergraduate courses. Ph.D. is required (or anticipated within a year of employment). Strong teaching skills and computer literacy are essential. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Contact Charles H. Ford, Chair, History Department, Norfolk State University, 700 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23504, (757)823-8344 and [email@example.com].
GRINNELL COLLEGE: VISITING PROFESSOR OF WORLD HISTORY
The history department of Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa invites applications for a full-time, one-year leave replacement position in World History, with a preference for specialists in the Middle East or Central/Eastern Europe since 1800. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. (Assistant Professor) and teaching experience at the college level; A.B.D. (Instructor) will be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to teach five courses over two semesters, including two sections of "Cultural Encounters in History" (History 105) or a world history survey. The successful candidate will also offer two intermediate courses and one senior seminar in the candidate's area of expertise. In their letters of application, candidates should address their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in an undergraduate, liberal-arts environment that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction and values diversity. For full consideration, submit a letter of application, c.v., three letters of recommendation, graduate transcripts and a list of proposed courses by March 9, 2007, to Professor Victoria Brown, Department of History, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA 50112 [HistorySearch3@grinnell.edu] (641)269-4655.
MUSEUM FOR AFRICAN ART: ASSISTANT CURATOR OF AFRICAN ART
The Museum for African Art, currently located in Queens, New York City, and relocating to Manhattan in 2009, is seeking an Assistant Curator with expertise in contemporary and modern African art as well as a broad background in African art and culture. The Assistant Curator will report to the Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions and will originate, research, and assist in the creation and development of exhibitions and related publications. Responsibilities of the Assistant Curator include conceptualizing and developing exhibitions; writing grants and publications related to exhibitions; working with MAA staff, guest curators, authors, collectors, artists, and colleagues at other museums. Qualifications include an advanced degree in art history or a relevant aspect of African studies (Ph.D. strongly preferred); excellent writing ability; some experience working in a museum setting. For details of position and application procedures see the Museum for African Art's website (www.africanart.org).
OBERLIN COLLEGE: VISITING PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
The Department of History at Oberlin College invites applications for a non-continuing faculty position for the academic year 2007-2008. Rank of Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor. The incumbent will teach five courses in the area of World Environmental History with a preferred specialization in Asian or African Environmental History. The successful candidate will offer a mix of courses at the introductory, intermediate and advanced level. Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree in hand or expected in 2007-2008. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is preferred. To be assured of consideration, letter of application, including a curriculum vitae, graduate academic transcripts, and at least three letters of reference, should be sent by 3/01/07. Application materials received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. Salary will depend on qualifications and experience. Contact Michael Fisher, Department of History, 10 North Professor Street, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH 44074.
SAINSBURY RESEARCH UNIT: LECTURER IN AFRICAN ARTS
Applications are invited for a full time indefinite Lectureship in the Sainsbury Research Unit within the School of World Art Studies and Museology. The post is available from 1 September 2007. You should have a doctorate in anthropology, art history, archaeology or a related subject and should have fieldwork experience, a strong interest in visual arts, a good record of original research in the arts of Africa (preferably sub-Saharan) and the capacity to provide research-led instruction. Expertise in museum anthropology and/or anthropological theory and material culture studies is desirable. Primary responsibilities include: participation in significant research projects; co-teaching an MA course; limited undergraduate teaching. In addition, a record of successful external funding, proven potential for international research collaboration and experience of supervising graduate research students would be an essential requirement for appointment at Academic Grade 3 level. Further particulars and an application form can be obtained from the University's web page at: http://www.uea.ac.uk/hr/jobs/ or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01603 593493 or by mail to the Human Resources Division, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ.
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY: RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN URBAN STUDIES
We are seeking a human geographer, sociologist or historian with an interest in historical social science to be Research Associate on a Leverhulme Trust funded project "Cities in economic expansion and the current crisis of the modern world-system". The research will be directed by Professor Peter Taylor (Department of Geography), Michael Hoyler (Department of Geography) and Professor Dennis Smith (Department of Social Sciences) at Loughborough University. The start date for the post is 1 March 2007 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will have a PhD (or be near completion) and have an interest in the role of cities in economic change. The research is both historical (from 1600) and contemporary (cities in globalization) and therefore requires a candidate comfortable with 'big picture' research. The project proposal is posted as GaWC project 55 (www.lboro.ac.uk/gawc/projects/projec55.html) to which reference should be made. Informal enquiries can be directed to Peter Taylor (email@example.com), Michael Hoyler (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Dennis Smith (email@example.com). For further details of the post and an application form, please contact Mrs Diana Snaith, Department of Geography, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU (email: firstname.lastname@example.org / telephone: 01509 222794). Please quote reference number GY/12426. Alternatively an application form can be downloaded from www.lboro.ac.uk/admin/personnel/appform.html The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 30 January 2007. Curriculum Vitae will only be accepted if accompanied by a completed University application form.
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, STONYBROOK: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF
UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN: PROFESSOR OF HISTORY/GLOBAL STUDIES The University of New Haven is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor in History to teach undergraduate courses and to coordinate the College's new Global Studies program. We seek a dynamic teacher/scholar to build an interdisciplinary Global Studies curriculum. A Ph.D. in History by the time of appointment is required. Area of specialization is open. Send cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and samples of scholarship to Search 06-59, University of New Haven, 300 Boston Post Rd., West Haven CT, 06516. Electronic submission of materials is encouraged (email@example.com). Deadline for applications: January 29, 2007. UNH is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer.
HAWAI`I PACIFIC UNIVERSITY: VISITING PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
Hawai`i Pacific University invites applications for a one year Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of History and Humanities for the 2007-2008 academic year, with the possibility of renewal. The primary responsibility of the successful applicant will be the delivery and coordination of online sections of general education offerings in the Humanities and/or World History. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in History or a related Humanities discipline, or be near completion of the degree. Send letter of application, c.v., sample syllabi, evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation to Department of Human Resources, Hawai'i Pacific University, 1136 Union Mall, Suite 208, Honolulu, HI 96813. Enquiries may be directed to Dr. Allison Gough, Chair, Search Committee History and Humanities, Hawai'i Pacific University, 1188 Fort Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin February 1st and will continue until the position is filled. For further details on the university and community please see www.hpu.edu.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, FORT SMITH: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF WORLD HISTORY
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith seeks a professional to teach world civilization surveys and upper level courses in European, Asian, and/or African history. In addition to teaching duties for the History Department, other responsibilities will include advising; recruitment and retention activities; service to the department and the university; and other duties as assigned. The position requires a Ph.D. or ABD status (near completion) in History. The successful candidate will possess the following: excellent communication skills; demonstrated success in student learning with instructional methods that address a variety of learning styles including collaborative techniques; and a commitment to working within a team. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Competitive benefits package available. To ensure full consideration, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and unofficial college transcripts by February 1, 2007 to the address below. For additional information visit our website at: www.uafortsmith.edu. AA/EOE.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AIKEN: PROFESSOR OF ISLAMIC HISTORY,
CATAWBA COLLEGE: PROFESSOR OF WORLD HISTORY
Catawba College seeks applications for a historian of modern
history/globalization with a specialization in Asian history with a
secondary area in Latin America or Africa for a tenure-track assistant
professor position. The successful candidate will be part of a small,
liberal-arts college environment that emphases interactive and in-depth
teaching (4-4 course load); candidates will have a demonstrated record of
classroom excellence, with a commitment to scholarship, advising and
service. Ph.D. preferred. Review of applications begin February 15, 2007,
and continue until position is filled; appointment begins August 2007.
More information can be found at:
SKIDMORE COLLEGE: VISITING LECTURER IN ART HISTORY
Skidmore College seeks a 1-semester replacement for Fall, 2007. PhD in art history preferred; ABD considered, salary commensurate with experience. Teach 3 undergrad courses, including a survey of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas and upper-level courses in any of those areas. Begin reviewing applications January 26, 2007. Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, or sexual orientation. Electronic applications encouraged. Send cover letter, CV, and 3 letters of recommendation to: Rob Linrothe, Director of Art History, Department of Art & AH, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-1632.
ABTI UNIVERSITY, NIGERIA: VARIOUS POSITIONS
The American University, Washington, D.C., and ABTI-American University in Nigeria (AAUN), seek qualified candidates for faculty positions in various disciplines (Specifically: Digital Design, Communications Studies, Journalism and Mass Communications, Finance, Management, Advanced Physics, and Analytical Chemistry). ABTI-AUN is a new private university in northeast Nigeria, based in Yola, the capital of Adamawa State. The institution enrolled its first class in fall 2005. Long-term enrollment plans estimate a total enrollment of 7,000 students. The University is envisioned to be a model for Africa. The Institution, working through its US recruiting agent, Faculty Recruitment International, invites qualified applicants for positions in a range of disciplines (Specifically: Digital Design, Communications Studies, Journalism and Mass Communications, Finance, Management, Advanced Physics, and Analytical Chemistry). The desired start date for faculty positions will be summer of 2007, and teaching duties in Nigeria will commence in fall of 2007. Applications will be received and evaluated until positions are filled. Only selected candidates will be contacted for interviews. Interested candidates are requested to send an up-to-date CV, cover letter, and three references to the following email address: email@example.com.
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY: VISITING PROFESSOR IN AFRICAN ECONOMIC HISTORY
Princeton University invites applications for a Visiting Professorship (assistant, associate, or full) or Lecturer in the economies of one of the following: Japan, China, the Middle East, South Asia, Africa, or Russia and Eurasia. The appointment is full-time for one year and could be renewable. The successful candidate will teach two courses and be able to devote the rest of his/her time to research while in residence at Princeton University. A Ph.D. or equivalent is required. Professorial (as opposed to Lecturer) rank would also require an ongoing faculty position at another institution. Applicants from abroad are welcome. Applications are due by February 15, 2007, and should be submitted online at http://jobs.princeton.edu.
NEW JERSEY SCHOLARS PROGRAM: VARIOUS POSITIONS
OBERLIN COLLEGE: VISITING PROFESSOR OF AFRICAN POLITICS
Oberlin College seeks a full-time, non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics, beginning Fall 2007, for one-year. Incumbent will teach courses in the general area of comparative politics and international relations with an emphasis on developing and transitional states, and an area specialty in one or more of the following areas: Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Africa, Middle East, South Asia, but not in Latin America or China. Information: http//Oberlin.edu/politics/, phone 440-775-8487. Requirements: Ph.D. in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2007-2008; demonstrated interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable. Send application letter, curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, statement of teaching interests, writing sample, evidence of teaching experience, three recommendation letters to: Ronald Kahn, Acting Chair, Politics Department, Oberlin College, Oberlin OH 44074-1095 by 3/8/07. Applications materials received after that date may be considered until position is filled. AA/EOE.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL: PROFESSOR OF WEST AFRICAN
TRANSCEND PEACE UNIVERSITY (TPU): This is the largest on-line peace and development university launched in 2003. TPU has been developed by TRANSCEND, a Peace and Development Network for Peace by Peaceful Means and provides the on-line form of Transcends global training programs. For more information, contact Cristina Barsony (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit http://www.transcend.org/tpu
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL LANGUAGE RESOURCE CENTER (NCLRC): THE LANGUAGE
VOLUNTEER IN AFRICA
Volunteer in Africa is an organization dedicated to disseminating information on volunteer programs in Africa. They organize a wide range of volunteering, internship and cultural exchange in Ghana. For more information, visit http://www.volunteeringinafrica.org
AFRICAN COLOURS, ONLINE RESOURCE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
African Colours, online since July 2000, is a portal for Contemporary Art, as well as a dynamic force to link artists from different parts of the world so that they can share their ideas and culture and achieve a common goal. To make a contribution, you can send your news and editorials to email@example.com. For more information, visit http://www.africancolours.net/
AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT DISSERTATION WORKSHOP PROGRAM
This site has a collection of tips, samples, and links to help students. The IIS site also includes funding opportunities for Africans and Foreign Nationals. For more information, visit http://globetrotter.berkeley.edu/RADW/index.html
AFRICAN JOURNALS ONLINE (AJOL)
AJOL is being re-launched on its own website. It provides free access to tables of contents and abstracts for over 175 journals published on the continent, and also provides a number of additional facilities. AJOL offers a document delivery service, and full (improved) searching and browsing facilities, as well as a new Email alert function. The service remains free to both users and participating journals (with charges only for document delivery requests from outside developing countries). For more information, visit http://www.ajol.info
ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE AND SLAVE LIFE IN THE AMERICAS: A VISUAL RECORD
This searchable collection contains about 1,100 images, including many historical drawings and maps on Africa. For more information, visit http://hitchcock.itc.virginia.edu/Slavery/
CODESRIA RESEARCH AND POLICY DIALOGUE PROGRAMME
The program theme is: The Social Sciences and HIV/AIDS, A Political Economy of Patient Welfare and Rights. The initiative is being undertaken as part of a broader project of interventions which will involve the fostering of a networked community of African researchers with the required competence and interest in the field of health studies. Within this framework, it is envisaged that a range of research, training and dissemination activities will be carried out and several policy dialogues organized. The research and policy dialogue components of the program will be spread over the period 2003 to 2005. For more information, visit http://www.codesria.org
GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT NETWORK FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Current funding opportunities relevant to researchers and research
institutes working on development issues in low and middle income
countries are available through the Global Development Network. For more
ISLAM AND HUMAN RIGHTS WEBSITE AT EMORY UNIVERSITY
This site contains valuable content for scholars, activists, and media.
Content includes bibliographies on rights, profiles and contact details
for rights organizations in a range of countries, training materials,
rights databases, and profiles of scholars and experts in various fields
relating to Islam and human rights. All of this content is searchable
through a Google-powered search engine. For more information, visit
PAMBAZUKA: A WEEKLY ELECTRONIC FORUM FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE IN AFRICA
Also announcements for jobs in Africa are posted on this resource. For more information, visit http://www.pambazuka.org/
SMITHSONIAN GLOBAL SOUND, Smithsonian Global Sound offers digital downloads of music and sound from Africa and around the world. The site has a wealth of educational content and downloads are accompanied by extensive liner notes. Our goal is to encourage local musicians and traditions around the planet through international recognition, the payment of royalties, and support for regional archives. For more information, visit http://www.smithsonianglobalsound.org/
USAID HIV/AIDS E-NEWSLETTER
AFRICA: HUMAN RIGHTS DATABASE LAUNCHED
The Communication Initiative has introduced its revamped database of global media coverage on human rights issues. This feature is part of the Communication Initiative's Human Rights Window. It allows for a one-stop search related to media coverage for each individual article in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Articles from over 200 developing country newspapers and 10 leading global newspapers are featured in the database. For more information, visit http://www.comminit.com/human-rights/newssearch.html
JOURNAL OF PAN AFRICAN STUDIES ON-LINE EDITION LAUNCHED
The Journal of Pan African Studies will be published on-line four times a year (March, June, September and December) by Amen-Ra Theological Seminary Press in association with the California Institute of Pan African Studies. The journal seeks to sustain an interdisciplinary scholarly discussion on the full dynamics of the African world community experience. The journal is accepting articles for its first peer reviewed open access on-line edition in March 2006. The deadline for the March 2006 issue is February 11, 2006. For more information, contact Itibari M. Zulu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORY ON-LINE:
South African History Online (SAHO) is a non-partisan people's history project. It was established in 1999 as a not-for-profit organization, to promote research; to popularize South African history and to address the biased way in which the history and cultural heritage of Black South Africans has been represented in our educational and heritage institutions. Includes lesson plans and other classroom material.
H-AFRICA ONLINE DISCUSSION NETWORK:
An international scholarly online discussion list on African culture and the African past. H-Africa encourages discussions of research interests, teaching methods, and historiography. H-Africa is especially interested in the teaching of history to graduate and undergraduate students in diverse settings. In addition, H-Africa publishes course materials, announcements of conferences and fellowships, book reviews, and the H-Net jobguide. H-Africa is also non-partisan and will not publish calls for political action. Visit [http://www.h-net.org/~africa] for more information.
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