JUA: Penn African Studies Bulletin (10/13/08)
JUA: Penn African Studies Bulletin, (10/13/08)
J U A UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER BIMONTHLY BULLETIN Issue No. 3,
Fall 2008 October 13, 2008
Dear JUA Readers,
Please find attached the third issue of JUA for 2008-2009. You can also find a copy of this and previous archived issues on our website: http://www.africa.upenn.edu/. As in the past, we are currently publishing a new issue every other Monday.
Remember that you can always send your submissions to email@example.com. For the next issue, kindly send announcements by no later than Wednesday, October 22, 2008.
Namrata Poddar JUA Editor
CONTENTS: EVENTS CONFERENCES: CALL FOR PAPERS FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS ACADEMIC JOBS
VOLUNTEERING/INTERNSHIPS OTHER RESOURCES
PHILADELPHIA & SURROUNDING AREA EVENTS
Fall 2008 K-12 TEACHER WORKSHOP SERIES: CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE: LEGACIES OF
PAN-AFRICAN LEADERS FROM AFRICA AND THE DIASPORA
On Wednesday, October 15th from 5:00-7:00PM, the African Studies Center (Williams Hall, Rm 220 255 S. 36th Street, Philadelphia) will conduct the above K-12 Teacher Workshop. Approximately half a century ago, 20+ African nations became free from colonial rule. The efforts of Pan-African leaders across the globe are being celebrated and honored. This workshop will be presented by Umar Abdullah-Johnson, Orator, School Psychologist, and Kinsman to Frederick Douglass. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-898-6449 Free dinner is included. The Workshop is open to the Public and professional development credits for attendance can be received. Website: www.africa.upenn.edu
EVENTS @ THE CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION (CA)
If you are interested in learning more about different regions in Africa, join the Christian Association to enjoy delectable African cuisine, watch a cooking demonstration, and discuss contemporary issues in Africa with students at the University of Pennsylvania. This dinner series raises awareness about Africa as part of the Open Mind for Africa Fund in honor of Louise Shoemaker. The dinner themes are as follows: Ghana: OOTOBER 30 (Thursday), 6-8pm Botswana: DECEMBER 4 (Thursday), 6-8pm Students are free with RSVP by the Tuesday before the dinner, or $5 at the door. Non-students pay $10. Reply to 215-746-6350 or email@example.com.
(CA) DISCUSSION: INFORMED VOTERS NEED TO KNOW
On October 15th and 29th, from 6.30 - 7.30 pm, at the CA House, 118 S. 37th St. (37th and Sansom), a discussion on Public and Private Morals (Oct 15) and Environmental Initiatives (Oct 29) with various Penn and Philadelphia advocacy groups, professors from Philadelphia universities, representatives from the PA Libertarians, and other politically minded speakers will take place. This is a great opportunity for conversation whether you are a new voter or already affiliated with a party. Come to learn and discuss, not debate. For more details, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org , 215 746 6350, www.upennca.org
REEL AFRICA AT RUTGERS FILM FESTIVAL 2008-2009 : "SISTERS IN LAW"
On Tuesday, October 21st at 7pm, GSL, CAC, Rutgers; Reel Africa-the year-long film festival sponsored by the Program in Cinema Studies in close collaboration with the Center for African Studies, proudly presents a screening of "Sisters in Law" (Cameroon; 2005; Kim Longinotto and Florence Ayisi). Reel Africa at Rutgers will present bi-weekly screenings of acclaimed feature films and documentaries from a broad range of African countries and filmmakers. Films in the festival will be centered around five general topic areas: History and Politics; Human Rights; Health and Environment; Gender and Sexuality; and Youth. For a complete sponsor list see the Reel Africa flyer. For additional information on films and presenters visit http://www.cinemastudies.rutgers.edu
TALKS AT RUTGERS: For more information on the below events, please visit http://ruafrica.rutgers.edu/events/index.html
CONVERSATION WITH AYESHA IMAM
On Wednesday, October 22nd, at 6 pm, at the Alexander Library, 4th Floor, TLH, CAC ,
Rutgers, the Insitute for Research on Women's 2008-2009 Distinguished Lecture Series "The
Culture of Rights/The Rights of Culture" presents "A Conversation with Ayesha Imam" (Board
Member of the Network of Women Living Under Muslim Laws; Founding Executive Director of
BAOBAB for Women's Human Rights; Working Group of the African Feminist Forum). An
opportunity for undergraduates to meet and talk to Dr. Imam about her work as an activist,
researcher and advocate for Muslim women's rights.
TALK BY AYESHA IMAM ON MUSLIM WOMEN IN WEST AFRICA
On Thursday, October 23rd, at 4 pm at RDJC Building, Douglass, Rutgers, the Insitute
for Research on Women's 2008-2009 Distinguished Lecture Series "The Culture of Rights/The
Rights of Culture" will present a talk by Ayesha Imam (Board Member of the Network of
Women Living Under Muslim Laws; Founding Executive Director of BAOBAB for Women's Human
Rights; Working Group of the African Feminist Forum) entitled, "Our Rights, Our Cultures:
Muslim Women in West Africa and Struggles over Definitions, Entitlements and Power".
LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING BY ISHMAEL BEAH
On Tuesday, October 28th, at 7 pm at RSC, MPR, CAC, Rutgers, the Global Initiatives
Lecture Series presents a lecture and book signing by former child soldier from Sierra
Leone, Ishmael Beah, "A Long Way Gone: A Story of Redemption and Hope." This program is
one of many events scheduled to honor 2008's 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights.
THE NEWARK MUSEUM EXHIBITION : GLASS BEADS OF GHANA
Southern Ghana is home to sub-Saharan Africa's most dynamic and enduring glass bead-making tradition. For over 400 years, Ghanaian bead artists have been producing powder-glass beads from recycled glass to meet local demands of fashion and customary practice. Glass Beads of Ghana, the first exhibition to look closely at this distinctive art form, is drawn largely from The Newark Museum's own extensive collection, one of the few such collections in the world. Glass Beads of Ghana is based on the extensive field and archival research of Dr. Suzanne Gott of Brandon University in Manitoba, Canada, who has developed the exhibition for The Newark Museum, along with Dr. Christa Clarke, the Museum's Curator of Africa, the Americas and the Pacific. For more information, please visit http://newarkmuseum.org/museum_default_page.aspx?id=5894. The exhibition is now open through 2009.
CONFERENCES : CALL FOR PAPERS
18th ANNUAL AFRICA/DIASPORA CONFERENCE - RELIGION, RACE & ETHNIC RELATIONS IN
AFRICA/DIASPORA: CREATING PEACE & JUSTICE DIALOGUES
>From April 30th - May 2nd , the Center for African Peace & Conflict Resolution and the Pan African Studies Program, California State University, Sacramento, USA will present the 18th Annual Africa/Diaspora Conference - Religion, Race & Ethnic Relations in Africa/Diaspora: Creating Peace & Justice Dialogues. The conference examines the state of conflict resolution programs and peace works in/on Africa, with a focus on identifying the best practices and models as well as develop some benchmarks/instruments for program assessment and evaluation. The deadline to submit proposals is November 29, 2008. For more information, please visit: http://www.csus.edu/org/capcr/events/newevents/Africa18-2009.htm or Contact Ernest E. Uwazie CAPCR Director & Professor Sacramento State 6000 J. Street Sacramento CA 95819-6085 (916) 278-6282 ~ Fax - (916) 278-3429 email@example.com
ESARBICA XX CONFERENCE - DOCUMENTARY HERITAGE MANAGEMENT IN THE DIGITAL AGE : BEAUTY
AND THE BEAST
>From 21st to 26th June 2009, the National Archives of Namibia (P/Bag 13250, Windhoek, Namibia)will host the XX Bi-Annual East and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (ESARBICA) General Conference on "Documentary Heritage Management in the Digital Age: Beauty and the Beast". Accommodation, travelling and subsistence are the responsibility of the paper presenters. The forthcoming ESARBICA Conference seeks to highlight some of the challenges faced by archives, libraries, museums, historical societies and other repositories in the ESARBICA region in dealing with digital information which was ushered in by the advent of information and communication technologies and the knowledge economy. Contributions are invited that address issues related to the digital documentary heritage. Themes that may be addressed are wide and open, but an advanced academic level of discourse is required. The deadline for abstracts submission is 18 November 2008. Abstracts should be submitted to Prof Patrick Ngulube, University of South Africa, Department of Information Science, P. O. Box 392, UNISA, 0003, UNISA, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS
INTERNATIONAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) program supports distinguished graduate students in the humanities and social sciences conducting dissertation research outside the United States. Seventy-five fellowships will be awarded in 2009 with funds provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The IDRF program is committed to empirical and site-specific research that advances knowledge about non-U.S. cultures and societies (involving fieldwork, research in archival or manuscript collections, or quantitative data collection). The program promotes research that is situated in a specific discipline and geographical region and is engaged with interdisciplinary and cross-regional perspectives. Fellowships will provide support for nine to twelve months of dissertation research. Individual awards will be approximately $20,000. No awards will be made for proposals requiring less than nine months of on-site research. The 2009 IDRF fellowship must be held for a single continuous period within the eighteen months between July 2009 and December 2010. The deadline for sending the proposals is November 5th, 2008. For more information, please visit http://programs.ssrc.org/idrf/
FELLOWSHIPS FROM THE INSTITUTE FOR HISTORICAL STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSOTY OF TEXAS AT
The Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Texas at Austin seeks four residential fellows at all ranks for the 2009-10 year. The Institute invites applications for senior, mid-career, and junior fellows. Fellowships are not restricted to historians, but projects must have significant historical content. Deadline for applications is January 15, 2009. For more information about our fellowships which provide full salary replacement, see: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/historicalstudies/fellowships/ Please contact Julie Hardwick, Associate Professor & Director of the Institute for Historical Studies, at email@example.com, with any questions.
REAGAN-FASCELL DEMOCRACY FELLOWSHIPS
The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program at the Washington, D.C.-based National Endowment for Democracy invites applications from candidates throughout Africa for fellowships in 2009-2010. Established in 2001, the program enables democracy activists, practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world to deepen their understanding of democracy and to enhance their ability to promote democratic change. The program is intended primarily to support activists, practitioners, and scholars from new and aspiring democracies; distinguished scholars from the United States and other established democracies are also eligible to apply. Projects may focus on the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural aspects of democratic development and may include a range of methodologies and approaches. A working knowledge of English is required. The application deadline for fellowships in 2009-2010 has been extended to Monday, November 10, 2008. For more information and application materials, please visit www.ned.org/forum/reagan-fascell.html.
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Kansas invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in medical anthropology, expected to begin August 18, 2009. We are seeking a broadly trained medical or biomedical anthropologist with a research focus on health in Africa in relation to economic development, globalization, environmental change, and/or political conflict and violence. Candidates are expected to have a strong record of research and ethnographic field work in Africa and the potential and capacity to develop academic and collaborative affiliations with African universities. The University of Kansas is home to a dynamic Title VI National Resource Center for African Studies. Salary is competitive with those at other research universities. Applicants must have a PhD or terminal degree in anthropology by the start date of the appointment. For full position description, see: http://www2.ku.edu/~clas/employment/<http://www2.ku.edu/%7Eclas/employment/>. A letter of interest (including a detailed statement of teaching and research interests and experience), curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (with summaries of teaching evaluations), copies of major publications or publications in preparation, and names and contact information of three persons for letters of reference should be sent to: Professor Majid Hannoum, Chair, Medical Anthropology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, University of Kansas, 1415 Jayhawk Boulevard, Room 622, Lawrence, KS 66045-7556. Initial review of applications will begin December 1, 2008, and will continue until the position is filled. EO/AA Employer.
ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, ANTHROPOLOGY/AFRICAN STUDIES
St. Lawrence University invites applicants for a tenure track position in Cultural Anthropology and African Studies, beginning August 2009. The successful candidate must be able to teach introductory Cultural Anthropology and elective courses that would be cross-listed for Anthropology and our African Studies interdisciplinary combined major and minor program. The university is interested in candidates who are also capable of teaching either introductory linguistic anthropology or a capstone seminar in the history of anthropological theory. Ideally, it seeks an excellent teacher-scholar interested in a small, liberal arts environment whose topical areas of interest complement those of the Anthropology department and the African Studies core faculty. Ph.D. completed by August 2009 preferred. Candidates must show tangible evidence of teaching excellence and commitment to a holistic, four-fields approach to anthropology and to interdisciplinary area studies and support for student study abroad in Africa. Send a detailed letter of application; curriculum vitae; three academic references with email and regular mail contacts; and a short (1-2 pages) statement of pedagogy to: Alice Pomponio, Chair, Department of Anthropology, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2008. For further information on the anthropology program at St. Lawrence University, contact Dr. Pomponio at firstname.lastname@example.org (but no electronic applications, please); or visit http://web.stlawu.edu/african/home.html and http://web.stlawu.edu/anthropology, respectively. St. Lawrence University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
DREXEL UNIVERSITY, ADJUNCT POSITION, AFRICANA STUDIES & THE HISTORY & THE
Africana Studies and the History and Politics Department at Drexel University invites applications for an adjunct position during the Winter Quarter (January 5-March 21) 2008-2009. The instructor will teach a new course titled "History of Africa," which is schedule d to run on Tuesdays and Thursday from 11AM-12:20PM. It is a 3-credit, 10-week course with an enrollment limit of 25 students. Possible themes include religion, colonialism and post-colonialism, development, migration/immigration, etc. Interested candidates should have some teaching experience and a background in Africana/African-American Studies and/or History or other related fields. Compensation for graduate students is $2400 or $3000 if you have a Ph.D. in - hand . Please email a brief statement of interest, CV, and proposed syllabus to: Dr. Kali Nicole Gross, email@example.com. Please contact Sheyna Arthur, Assistant Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Gross email@example.com for more details.
BOSTON UNIVERSITY, DIRECTOR, AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
The African Studies Center at Boston University, one of the nation's oldest and best
established programs on Africa seeks applications for the position of Director (pending
budgetary approval). This search seeks candidates at a senior level with a tenured
faculty appointment in any field of social science (including history). The Dean's Search
Committee will be especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated record of
outstanding scholarship and administrative leadership. Interested candidates should
submit a cover letter of application and a current curriculum vitae to the Search
Committee chair Prof. James C. McCann, Director, ad interim, at the African Studies
Center, Boston University, 270 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215. Applications received by
November 1, 2008 will have priority and members of the search committee will meet
candidates at the African Studies Association meetings 13-16 November in Chicago. Boston
University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer.
LYNCHBURG COLLEGE, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, AFRICAN HISTORY
Lynchburg College is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track
Assistant/Associate Professor in African History to begin August 2009. Chronological and
geographical specializations are flexible, but we encourage applications from those
working from comparative or transnational perspectives. Candidates should be able to teach
the World Civilization survey, in addition to undergraduate and graduate courses in
African history. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to and excellence in undergraduate
teaching as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. is required and prior teaching experience
preferred. Selected candidate must successfully pass a background check. Interested
applicants should send a letter of application, a curriculum vita, three letters of
recommendation, and graduate transcripts to Nichole Sanders, Chair, Africa Search
Committee, History Department, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lynchburg
College, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501 by December 1, 2008. Interviews
will be conducted at the AHA Conference in January 2009. EOE
MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, AFRICAN HISTORY
Millersville University History Department, African History is accepting applications for Full-time, tenure-track Assistant professor position beginning August 2009. Responsibilities will include teaching survey courses in African and World history, as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses related to the field(s) of specialization. Required: ABD in History of Africa. Demonstrated ability to teach survey courses in history of Europe and the World. Must have successful interview and teaching demonstration. Ph.D. required for eligibility to apply for reappointment to the third year. Preferred: Ph.D. in history of Africa, preferably with additional expertise in the field of study of Africa's relationship with the world of the Indian Ocean. Experience teaching African history and survey courses. Record of scholarly publications. Evidence of commitment to working in a diverse requirement. Full consideration given to applications received by January 7, 2009. Send letter of application addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae, copies of all transcripts, and three current letters of recommendation to: Dr. Ronald B. Frankum, Jr., Search Chair History Department/HN0908 Millersville University P.O. Box 1002 Millersville, PA 17551-0302 An EO/AA Institution, www.millersville.edu
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, LECTURER IN SWAHILI
The Language Center at Stanford University invites applications for a full-time
three-year position of Lecturer in Swahili beginning September 1, 2009. The position is
renewable. Minimum qualifications are an MA in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, and/or
African Languages, Ph.D. preferable. Applicants should have experience teaching Swahili
language as an instructor at the college level. Candidates should be able to teach Swahili
language courses at all levels and should possess native or near-native fluency in Swahili
with an excellent command of English. Familiarity with standards-based instruction and
ACTFL OPI principles, with a commitment to pursuing rater/tester certification preferred.
The successful candidate will be expected to assume leadership of the Swahili program and
take an active role in the Center for African Studies. The salary is competitive.
Applications, including current vita, the names of three persons who can serve as
recommenders, and a brief description of teaching philosophy, should be mailed or faxed to
Swahili Language Search Committee, Stanford Language Center, Stanford University,
Stanford, CA 94305-2015. Fax number 650-725-9377. The review of applications will begin
immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Stanford University is an
equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Applications from minority and women
candidates are especially encouraged. No phone inquiries please.
KANSAS UNIVERSITY, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, KISWAHILI AND AFRICAN LANGUAGES
The University of Kansas Department of African & African-American Studies seeks candidates for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with specialization in Kiswahili and African languages & cultures to begin as early as August 2009. Responsibilities will include teaching Kiswahili language courses and related courses in the African Studies curriculum.. The successful candidate will be expected to follow standard departmental guidelines for Teaching (40%), Research (40%) and Service (20%). The normal teaching load in the department is two courses per semester. The individual selected will also be a core member of the Kansas African Studies Center's African Studies Council. The Kansas African Studies Center is a designated National Resource Center granting Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships to graduate students in African studies. Required Qualifications: PhD or its equivalent (eg Ed.D.) in a relevant field of African Studies expected by start date of appointment; teaching experience in a relevant field (Kiswahili, African Languages, African Studies, Linguistics, or related field); Native or near-native proficiency in Kiswahili; Demonstrated ability to teach oral and written language skills; Familiarity with and ability to teach at a basic level in African Studies more generally. Evaluation of the above requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of application, (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in CV, (3) information provided from professional references, and (4) student and/or peer evaluation and/or syllabi.The individual should have a strong commitment to quality scholarship demonstrated through a past record of research productivity and/or a strong indication of a potential for research productivity and grant activity in the future. Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with East African cultures; Educational background in language teaching; Experience with language coordination at an African Studies Center; Ability to teach language for professional schools; Technological capabilities for classroom and website development; experience in KiSwahili outreach to elementary and/or junior/senior high schools, as demonstrated in application letter; Familiarity with other African languages and/or African linguistics; Familiarity with performance-based teaching and proficiency testing; A regular pattern of public presentation of research, and a record of grant activity and publication. Salary/FTE/FLSA/Type of Appointment is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Applications to Include: Send cover letter, three letters of recommendation, CV, and relevant materials (syllabi, student/teaching evaluations, one research sample (published or unpublished) if available) to Garth Myers, Search Committee Chair, Department of African and African-American Studies, 1440 Jayhawk Boulevard, 9 Bailey Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Initial review of applications begins December 1, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
AFRICA UNIVERSITY, ZIMBABWE, VICE CHANCELLOR
Africa University (AU) located in Mutare, Zimbabwe, the first private, fully accredited, non-profit, coeducational United Methodist-related institution on the continent of Africa, invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice Chancellor (CEO). The institution is committed to using its resources to provide increasing numbers of students outside of Zimbabwe with access to higher education. Africa University seeks to become an anchor institution for the continent of Africa, and will serve as the nucleus for the Pan-African United Methodist higher education network. Through these efforts, the University will work to fulfill its mission of educating the future leaders of Africa in a Christian environment. The following links will provide you with more detailed information about this position: Advertisement: http://www.academic-search.com/PDFs/Ads/AfricaAd.pdf Profile: http://www.academic-search.com/PDFs/Profiles/AfricaProfile.pdf University's website: www.africau.edu/ The search committee will begin to review candidates in early December and will continue the review process until the position is filled. Please feel free to contact 703-440-1008 (U.S.) or Maya Ranchod Kirkhope Senior Consultant Academic Search, Inc. at email@example.com
VOLUNTEER IN AFRICA
Volunteer in Africa (VIA) would like to invite university students, alumni and all persons who volunteer, including faculty, staff, interns, work-study students and the general public to participate our volunteer work, internships and volunteer-tourism programs in Ghana. VIA works in partnership and collaboration with mostly non-profit organizations and grass-root community groups in Ghana. VIA also welcomes other organizations and institutions abroad who are interested in working in partnership or collaboration with us on a long or short term bases. VIA offers volunteer work, internship volunteer work and volunteer-tourism opportunities in Ghana in the area of health, social, educational community development and other areas of volunteer work in Ghana. For more information, please visit: http://www.volunteeringinafrica.org
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS EXCHANGE: STUDY HUMAN RIGHTS IN SOUTH AFRICA
Bard College and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) are proud to offer a semester of intense theoretical and practical engagement in human rights for North American and Southern African students. The program takes place at Wits in Johannesburg, South Africa, July - November. The application deadline for the 2009 program is March 1, 2009, but admissions are on a rolling basis. For more information, please visit: http://www.ihre.org/
Pambazuka News is the authoritative pan African electronic weekly newsletter and platform for social justice in Africa providing cutting edge commentary and in-depth analysis on politics and current affairs, development, human rights, refugees, gender issues and culture in Africa. To view online, go to http://www.pambazuka.org/
OBSERVATORY OF CULTURAL POLICIES IN AFRICA
OCPA, the Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa, is an independent pan-African non-governmental organization aiming to enhance the development of national cultural policies in the region and their integration in human development strategies through advocacy and promoting information exchange, research, capacity building and cooperation at the regional and international level. OCPA has set up its World Wide Web resource centre at www.ocpanet.org (or www.culturelink.org/ocpa), offering access to a wide range of African cultural information.
CRITICAL INTERVENTIONS: MODERNITY AND AFRICAN ART
Critical Interventions is a peer-reviewed journal of advanced research and writing on African art history and visual culture. Our mission is to provide a forum for cutting-edge scholarship in African art history and for sustained analysis of issues of urgent concern for the discipline. Critical Interventions foregrounds both the history of African modernity and the historiography of African Art History, and features an international array of authors. The journal proposes a critical intervention at a moment of great contradiction, when there are diminishing opportunities for new and in-depth scholarly research on African arts but also a parallel rise in interest in Africa's modernity among scholars and students. We believe further that studies grounded in research in Africa and based on deep knowledge of historical and contemporary experiences of African art and visual culture can illuminate the fields of modern and contemporary art history. For further information see http:// www.criticalinterventions.com
CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND ECONONICS IN FINANCE AFRICA
The Centre for Education and Economics in Finance.Africa (CEEF.Africa) invites you to explore our universe - http://www.ceefafrica.org - "A Universe of Opportunity for Critical Scarce Skills, Education and Strategic Leadership". CEEF.Africa's recently re-launched website acts as a gateway to the future and a hub of information and other resources to assist in acquiring, sharing, transferring and utilizing skills.
PAN AFRICAN VISIONS
The latest edition of Pan African Visions is now online at www.panafricanvisions.com
IDP NEWS ALERT
IDP News Alert is a weekly summary of selected global news on internally displaced persons, compiled by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council. The IDP News alert is available online at http://www.internal-displacement.org/
THE UCLA GLOBALIZATION RESEARCH CENTER-AFRICA REGION
For more information, visit http://www.globalization-africa.org/
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 RESOURCE
A bi-monthly webzine of NCLRC, providing practical teaching strategies, share insight from research, and announce professional development opportunities for elementary, secondary and post-secondary foreign language educators. The newsletters and archives can be viewed at the following website http://nclrc.org/readings/newsletter.html
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 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 information, visit http://www.gdnet.org/online_services/funding_opportunities/funding_news/
HEALTH AND DISEASES IN AFRICA: A COMPREHENSIVE ON-LINE RESOURCE ON HEALTH IN
The objective of this on-line resource is to provide researchers, students, and the general public with resources that are integral to understanding health concerns in Africa. This is accomplished by harvesting information from existing websites and information providers. Links to and information on a wide array of health-related initiatives, facilities, and opportunities on Africa are provided. To access this on-line resource, visit http://www.africa.upenn.edu/health/. For more information, contact Dr. Ali B. Ali-Dinar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 http://www.law.emory.edu/IHR/
ONLINE FORUM: WOMEN IN AFRICA
The Center for History and New Media at George Mason University is hosting a four month-long online forums beginning November 2005 on its website "Women in World History" (http://chnm.gmu.edu/wwh/). The forum will give world history teachers the chance to talk about ways to teach issues surrounding women and gender in African history. For more information, contact email@example.com or visit http://chnm.gmu.edu/wwh/forum.html
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
The USAID HIV/AIDS E-Newsletter provides monthly updates on USAID's Office of HIV/AIDS and partner activities to prevent and mitigate HIV/AIDS across the developing world. The newsletter reflects activities exclusively to USAID and its implementing partners. For more information, visit http://www.synergyaids.com/newsletter.asp
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. 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. Website: http://www.sahistory.org.za.
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 <http://www.h-net.org/%7Eafrica>] for more information.
Volume 6 # 5, September/October 2008. Read the cutting edge hunting and conservation news from Africa online by clicking at "Latest Edition" (http://www.africanindaba.co.za/news.htm).
John L. Jackson Jr., "Racial Paranoia: The Unintended Consequences of Political
Correctness", Basic Civitas Books, 2008.
Henrika Kuklick (Editor), "New History of Anthropology", Oxford/Malden MA: Blackwell,
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