JUA: Penn African Studies Bulletin (10/29/2007)
J U A
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
Issue No. 4, Fall 2007
October 29, 2007
Dear JUA Readers,
Here is the fourth issue of JUA for 2007-2008. You can also find a copy of this and previous archived issues on our website: http://www.africa.upenn.edu/. As always, we will continue to publish 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, November 7, 2007.
With best wishes,
CALLS FOR PUBLICATION
FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS
PHILADELPHIA & SURROUNDING AREA EVENTS
"THE DIASPORA AS A RESOURCE FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: THE CASE OF AFRICA"
The Rutgers Center for African Studies "African Immigrants Organize" Lecture Series presents a talk by Benjamin Afrifa (Grants Administrator, Economic Development Unit, Ford Foundation <http://www.fordfound.org/>) entitled, "The Diaspora as a Resource for National Development: The Case of Africa." The event will take place on tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, from 11:30am-1pm in Beck Hall 214, LIVINGSTON CAMPUS
"DIVIDED WE LIVE, TOGETHER WE DIE"
The Middle East Center presents "Divided We Live, Together We Die: Peacebuilding and
Separatism in the Southern Sudan," a talk by Oystein Rolandsen, Researcher at the
Institute for Peace Research in Oslo, and author of "Guerrilla Government: Political
Changes in the Southern Sudan in the 1990s" The talk will take place Tuesday, October 30,
4 PM at Irvine Auditorium, Green Room (3401 Spruce St.). For more information, contact the
Middle East Center at 215-898-6335. Co-sponsored by the Middle East Center, African
Studies Center, and the Penn Program in Ethnic Conflict.
LANGUAGE & EDUCATION ISSUES IN POSTCOLONIAL EAST AFRICA
The Educational Linguistics Forum and Penn's African Studies Center invite you for a
brown bag discussion with Dr. Martha Wagar Wright about her research & personal
experience in Eritrea & Uganda over the past 10 years. Topics will include:
multilingual literacy practices, classroom interaction, teachers' beliefs & ESL
methodologies, and practical considerations of carrying out research in Sub-Saharan
Africa. The event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007 from 12 noon 1pm in
the Graduate School of Education, Room 322. 3700 Walnut St.
"FUTURE BEYOND GENOCIDE"
The Rutgers University Center for African Studies, Office of Undergraduate Education's College Avenue Campus, Dean Matt Matsuda, Graduate School of Education, Continuing Education and Global Programs, and Department of Educational Theory, Policy and Administration are pleased to present the New Sudan Education Initiative's "Future Beyond Genocide" campaign for the building of peace through education. NESEI Co-director Abraham Awolich will speak about his powerful personal story as a refugee from South Sudan as well as Sudan's history, current situation, and the urgent need for both peace and education. The event will take place on Monday, November 5 at 8pm in the Graduate Student Lounge, College Avenue Campus. Free pizza and soda will be offered. For further information visit the Center for African Studies website: http://ruafrica.rutgers.edu.
AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER K-12 TEACHER WORKSHOP SERIES: WOMEN IN AFRICA
The African Studies Center will sponsor its third workshop, in a series for K-12 teachers, on the topic "Women in Africa." The workshop will be held Wednesday, November 7th, from 5:00-7:00 in Williams Hall, Room 4. It will address the inclusion of African women in all subject areas, covering famous African women and women to watch and discuss women's role in business, politics, human rights, art and music. Workshops are FREE and open to the public. Participants will receive Act 48 credit for attendance. William Hall is located on the corner of 36th and Spruce. If interested please contact Anastasia Shown, Assistant Director firstname.lastname@example.org, 215-898-6449.
On November 9, 2007, at 12pm Drexel University will host a luncheon with Dr. Amal
Hassan Fadlalla. Dr. Fadlalla (Women's Studies and African and African American Studies,
University of Michigan) will speak on her new book "Embodying Honor: Fertility,
Foreignness, and Regeneration in Eastern Sudan" (University of Wisconsin Press, 2007). She
will discuss how women living in eastern Sudan manage foreign dangers and diseases,
threats perceived to be disruptive to their fertility, feminine identities and social
well-being. The will be held at Drexel University, MacAlister Hall 2019-2020 (33rd and
Walnut Streets). Lunch will be served.
WHARTON AFRICA BUSINESS FORUM
The annual Wharton African Business Forum (WABF) of the University of Pennsylvania will take place Saturday, November 10th, 2007, at John Huntsman Hall on Penn campus. The theme for the conference is "Africa Rising: The New Dawn of Trade and Investment." For more information, please visit: http://www.whartonglobal.com/africa/index.html
SOUTH AFRICAN ARTIST BERNI SEARLE
Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series. Douglass Library Galleries, Rutgers University "On Either Side", Berni Searle, October 1 - December 14, 2007. Lecture by Berni Searle, 2007-2008 Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist-in-Residence "dis-appearance: exploring ideas of visibility and invisibility in the work of Berni Searle," Wednesday, November 14, 2007, Reception at 6 pm; Lecture at 6:30 pm Mabel Smith Douglass Room, Douglass Library, 8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 RSVP by November 7: email@example.com or (732) 932-7505.
ANNENBERG CENTER, PENN PRESENTS: AFRICAN ROOTS
Continuing its long, community-connected tradition of presenting some of the very best programming reflecting African cultures, Penn Presents features three very special concerts, featuring hot, highly acclaimed, young artists of phenomenal talent and extraordinary audience appeal. No matter what your age or experience may be with African music and ethnic traditions, these shows will to open new worlds to you and leave you smiling. The events are: Spirit of Uganda, Thursday, April 3 at 7:30pm; Angélique Kidjo, Sunday, April 6 at 7:00pm; Andy Palacio and the Garifuna Collective, Friday, May 2 at 8pm. For more information, visit http://www.pennpresents.org/subscriptions/african.php
NORTH-EAST REGIONAL CONSORTIUM OF PROGRAMS IN AFRICAN LANGUAGES (NERCPAL)
On Saturday, November 3, 2007, NERCPAL will host its Fall Meeting at Yale University. In this meeting we will welcome new members and update the database of programs and instructors in the North-Eastern U.S, as well as discuss vocabulary building using new technologies, new techniques, and Ideas from students. To attend the meeting please go to www.macmillan.yale.edu/african and complete the form. If you have questions contact Lora LeMosy at firstname.lastname@example.org 203.432.3436. Some funding is available to cover ground transportation and accommodation.
AMERICANS FOR INFORMED DEMOCRACY
December 1-2in partnership with "Kick Aids" at Dartmouth University, Student
Leaders Respond to the Global AIDS Pandemic.
For more information and registration: http://aidemocracy.org/events.php
"CONTINUING CRISIS IN DARFUR," UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA (OTTAWA, CANADA), NOVEMBER 9-11,
On November 9-11, 2007, a conference on the continuing crisis in Darfur will be held at the University of Ottawa. The conference will bring together many of the genocide scholars, Africanists and Sudanists, and Canadian humanitarian workers and activists who are working on Darfur. Come and learn not only about the continuing crisis in Darfur, but international responses, including humanitarian responses and activism.Registration Fee: Scholars: $50.00; Public: $35.00; Students: $25.00 (Free billets available for out-of-town students). For more information, please visit the website of the Canadian Centre for Genocide Education <www.genocideeducation.ca> or e-mail: <email@example.com>.
EMERGING PERSPECTIVES ON CHILDREN IN MIGRATORY CIRCUMSTANCES, DREXEL UNIVERSITY, JUNE
20-21, 2008. DEADLINE: DEC. 15, 2007
The Working Group on Childhood and Migration (see http://globalchild.rutgers.edu/) will hold our first conference June 20, 21 of 2008 at Drexel University in downtown Philadelphia. The conference them is "Emerging Perspectives on Children in Migratory Circumstances." At this inaugural conference, we welcome researchers and policy advocates from all disciplines and all areas of the world whose work focuses on the ways that increased migration affects children and the cultural, legal, educational, medical, and psychological perception of childhood. Please submit a 200 to 300 word abstract for an individual paper proposal in the body of an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15.
FIFTH ANNUAL NEW YORK AREA HISTORIANS OF AFRICA WORKSHOP, HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY, MARCH 8,
2008. DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2008.
The Fifth Annual New York Area Historians of Africa Workshop will provide a forum for established scholars and graduates students to present and discuss finished papers and works-in-progress, as well as engage in an informal exchange of scholarly ideas concerning issues in African history. Scholars from all academic disciplines whose work relates to African history are invited to submit abstracts for individual papers. Hofstra University is located on Long Island, forty-five minutes east of New York City. Please submit a paper title, 250-word abstract, and a CV by February 1, 2008, as an email attachment to Dr. Benjamin Talton at email@example.com. All presentations will be limited to 15 minutes.
EMPIRE, SLAVE TRADE AND SLAVERY: REBUILDING CIVIL SOCIETY IN SIERRA LEONE. PAST AND
PRESENT. WISE - WILBERFORCE INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF SLAVERY AND EMANCIPATION,
UNIVERSITY OF HULL, SEPTEMBER 26-28, 2008
In 1808, two hundred years ago, Sierra Leone became a British Crown colony. The bicentennial presents the opportunity to re-examine the history of Sierra Leone. The conference will bring together academics from different disciplines, museum professionals, archivists, policy makers concerned with contemporary issues, and individuals interested in human rights and the reconstruction of modern day Sierra Leone. This conference will mark the bicentenary of the establishment of Sierra Leone as a British Crown colony in 1808. All participants will be required to pay a registration fee and to arrange their own accommodation and travel. Information on local hotel accommodation can be arranged through the Hull Conference Bureau; details to be supplied upon registration. An edited collection of papers presented at the conference will be published. Contact Info: Jane Ellison, Conference Manager, WISE (Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation), University of Hull, Oriel Chambers, 27 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE, T: 01482 305182. F: 01482 305184. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website at http://www.hull.ac.uk/wise
"HIERARCHY AND POWER IN THE HISTORY OF CIVILIZATIONS", RUSSIAN STATE UNIVERSITY,
MOSCOW, RUSSIA, JUNE 16-19, 2009.
Center for Civilizational and Regional Studies of the Institute for African Studies under the Russian Academy of Sciences in co-operation with the School of History, Political Science and Law of the Russian State University for the Humanities is organizing in Moscow on June 16-19, 2009 the Fifth International Conference "HIERARCHY AND POWER IN THE HISTORY OF CIVILIZATIONS". The aim of the Conference, like that of the four previous ones, is to bring together the researchers doing the respective problematics in the whole variety of its contexts, within the framework of different academic schools and traditions from the positions of a wide range of disciplines: social anthropology, archaeology, history, political science, sociology, philosophy, psychology, etc. The working languages of the Conference are Russian and English. The Organizing Committee will be glad to consider any panel proposals (within 500 words in any of the Conference working languages) which will be received by February 1, 2008. All the correspondence should be sent for the Conference Secretaries, Dr. Oleg I. Kavykin and Ms. Anastasia A. Banschikova, preferably by e-mail (email@example.com), or either by fax (+ 7 495 202 0786), or by ordinary mail (Center for Civilizational and Regional Studies, Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, 30/1 Spiridonovka St., 123001 Moscow, Russia). The telephone number is: + 7 495 291 4119.
COLLEGE ENGLISH ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CONFERENCE, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, MARCH 27-29,
2008. DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2007.
We invite papers on Anglophone Literature for the 39th annual meeting of the CEA. The theme for this year's conference is "Passages." Obviously our theme would work well in any number of works dealing with issues of migration or travel, such as V.S. Naipaul's The Enigma of Arrival or Tayeb Salih's Season of Migration to the North; however, any proposal on authors from the Caribbean, Africa, South Asia, etc. will be considered. Proposals should be submitted via the online database at http://english.ttu.edu/cea/conftool by November 1st, 2007. When you submit your proposal, you may use a pull-down menu to indicate your topic. For membership information, contact Joe Pestino at jpestin5_at_naz.edu. For more information about CEA, the general conference theme, or other special sessions, please consult the CEA web site http://www2.widener.edu/~cea/.
THE 17TH ANNUAL AFRICAN/DIASPORA CONFERENCE, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO,
MAY 1 - 3, 2008. DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 29, 2007.
"African Youth in America & Africa: Bridging the Gaps." This conference examines the state of African youth in the USA and Africa, with a focus on discussing inter/intracultural and group challenges, including crime and other conflicts. We strongly encourage submission of paper proposals that are based on case studies and best practices on domestic and international youth issues: e.g. youth development and leadership, peer relations, U.S.-African youth study abroad exchanges, community outreach, crime prevention and peace building/peacemaking, peace education, African youth parenting; family; art expression, media and value formation, African-African American relations, girl-child education; Child soldiers; youth gangs/cults; etc. Please include the following in your proposal: name, current position and institutional affiliation, paper title, abstract (75 words maximum), your mailing address, email, phone and fax number. Please email/fax/mail your proposal to: Ernest Uwazie, Director, Center for African Peace & Conflict Resolution California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6085, USA. TELEPHONE (916) 278 -6282; FAX (916) 278 -3429; EMAIL uwazieee_at_csus.edu. For more information see www.csus.edu/org/capcr.
POSTCOLONIALISM AND THE `HIT' OF THE REAL, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY,
MARCH 6TH- 8TH, 2008. DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2007.
How valid, in retrospect, is the founding claim of the postcolonial that it offers a
different view of the real? We seek to confront through this conference one of the ongoing
tensions in postcolonial studies: the concern for articulating aesthetic issues of realism
and representation and theoretical reflections upon the `real', with the complex
postcolonial realities of underdevelopment, violence, political instability and gender
inequality. This conference hopes to augment these addresses to the `real' and pursue
further engagement with the conditions of its possibility or impossibility. Individual
Papers: Please send abstracts of 150-200 words with the subject line, Postcolonial
Conference Abstract, by December 15, 2007. E-mail Address:
pococonference2008_at_gmail.com. For more information see conference web-site:
RELIGION IN AFRICA, UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH, UK, APRIL 9-10, 2008
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 10, 2007
The Centre of African Studies, the University of Edinburgh and The Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research invite submissions for a conference entitled "Exploring Religious Spaces in the African State: Development and Politics from Below." This conference aims to understand the role of religion within development and politics and develop our understanding of the role and position of religious organizations and actors within more traditional conceptualizations of public action and its relationship to the state in Africa. For more information, see http://www.cas.ed.ac.uk
FIFTEENTH ANNUAL AFRICAN DIASPORA FILM FESTIVAL, NEW YORK, NY (NOVEMBER 23
DECEMBER 9, 2007)
The African Diaspora Film Festival celebrates the richness and diversity of the Black experience through the presentation of over 70 films. Filmmakers, actors, producers, writers, and educators of diverse ethnic groups, nationalities, and backgrounds highlight and discuss the multifaceted lives of people of African descent from North and Sub Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America, and Europe. For more details, see the festival website: (www.NYADFF.org).
34TH ANNUAL AFRICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION, WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, APRIL 22-27,
PANEL: AFRICAN WOMEN IN SEMBENE'S VISUAL IMAGININGS
Ousmane Sembene, the acknowledged father of African cinema, uses literary and cinematic arts to raise controversial issues about inherited power and privilege in neocolonial African. His films might be called visual imaginings which interrogate and often re-situate the power paradigms of gender and tradition and call upon his audience to reassess the role of the African woman in the restructuring and transformation of the contemporary African state. This panel, which is being organized for the 34th annual conference of the African Literature Association taking place at Western Illinois University (from April 22 to 27, 2008) seeks proposals that address the many faces of African feminism in Sembene's literature and films.Please send 200-word abstracts to Prof. Joyce Hope Scott, Jscott@wheelock.edu
FROM AFRICA TO THE BALKANS, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, APRIL 24-25, 2008.
The Italian Academy at Columbia University will host an international conference on April 24 and 25, 2008, aiming at initiating a new, integrated approach to the history of fascist Italy's expansionism, in relation to Mediterranean and African studies. Pannels include: Theories and Practices of Violence; Social Behavior and Cultural Hybridization; Material Culture; The Built Environment: Formulations of Modern Spaces. We invite proposals from the fields of history, art and architectural history, anthropology, sociology, political science, cultural studies and the museum studies. Organizers: Jennie Hirsh, assistant professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, Maryland Institute College of Art; and Lidia Santarelli, assistant professor/faculty fellow of European and Mediterranean Studies, New York University. Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
CALLS FOR PUBLICATION
AFRICAN DIASPORA AND THE METROPOLIS. DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2008.
The Editors of African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal announce the Call for Papers on African Diaspora and the Metropolis to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the seminal publication, Presence Africaine by Allioune Diop. The Editors are seeking papers that examine the intersection between the African Diaspora and the metropolis. We are seeking papers that examine the development of African Diaspora networks in the metropolis and how these networks were activated, nurtured and conveyed transnational dialogue among people of the African and Black Diaspora. Three complete copies of each manuscript should be submitted, along with an abstract of no more than 150 words. Manuscripts should be typed on one side of the paper, double spaced, with one inch margins, and bear the title of the article.For additional details regarding manuscript submission, please visit the journal's web site: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t777764754. The deadline for submission is March 15, 2008. Manuscripts for the special issue should be sent to the Editors: Fassil Demissie Department of Public Policy, DePaul University, 2352 N. Clifton Ave., Suite 150, Chicago, IL 60614, email@example.com; Sandra Jackson, DePaul University, Center for Black Diaspora, 2320 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago, IL 60614, firstname.lastname@example.org; Abebe Zegeye, The School for Graduate Studies, University of South Africa, PO Box 392, Pretoria 0003, South Africa, email@example.com.
HIGHER EDUCATION IN AFRICA: NEED FOR REFORMS AND TRANSFORMATIONS
The Faculty Seminar Series which is supported by CODESRIA will be having a series of Seminars at Laikipia College Campus (LCC). The objective of the Faculty Seminar Series is to promote a culture of interfaculty and interdisciplinary research dialogue and exchange, which is essential in strengthening social science research capacity in Africa. The Faculty Seminar Series aims to promote interdisciplinary scientific collaboration among colleagues within the same institutions while providing a venue for research dialogues which are essential in adding value to social science knowledge production in Africa. It will also provide support upon which tertiary institutions can build the research dialogue. It is expected that at the end of the Seminar Series, the papers presented will be peer-reviewed, and selected ones published in a special issue by CODESRIA. All abstracts and papers should be submitted in soft copy to Dr. Felicia Yieke of LCC at: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information see: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/announce/show.cgi?ID=158931
INVITATION TO CONTRIBUTE TO BOOK OF ESSAYS ON KALU UKA
Kalu Uka, acclaimed dramatist, poet, teacher and essayist will be seventy years old in February 2008. As part of the events marking the occasion, we are planning festschrift to celebrate both his 70th birthday anniversary and over 35 years of active and engaged commitment to the scholarship and practice of creative writing and theatre practice in Nigeria. Kalu Uka, poet, playwright, critic, scholar and theatre director is one of the pioneers of modern Nigerian theatre and drama. Paradoxical to his scholarship is the fact that he has said and offered more to the development of theatre and creative writing in Nigeria than have been written about his work. This festschrift therefore is intended to bring together, in a book form, views and opinions on him and on his creative works, and to recognise his contribution to Nigerian literature specifically and more generally to African literature which places him alongside some of the greatest names in Africa's evolving canon. Proposed Sections: Part One Critical essays on all aspects of Kalu Uka's works; Part Two Impressions: Views, Opinions and Personal Reflections on Kalu Uka; Part Three Poetic Thoughts: Poems and Songs (and other creative forms); Manuscripts of not more than 5000 words, including a 100 150 word abstract, should follow the MLA style of referencing. Electronic submission preferred. Please send your contributions, on or before 25 January 2008, to: Stephen E. Inegbe, PhD, Departmant of Theatre Arts, University of Uyo, P.M.B. 1017, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. E-mail: email@example.com
SPECIAL EDITION OF THE JOURNAL OF PAN-AFRICAN STUDIES
NEW DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2008.
This edition offers scholars, theorists, researchers, and practitioners opportunities to reassess, contest, and/or elaborate notions/theories of Black Spirituality. All manuscripts must be original (hence, not under consideration at any other journal) and submitted in MS word format via firstname.lastname@example.org. The entire work should not exceed twenty double-spaced pages with a concise title, abstract, and scholarly citation (MLA style); articles in languages other than English will be considered, however they must also be presented in English, and all submissions must list the author's current affiliation and contact points (e-mail address, etc.). Please address manuscripts to: `BioDun J. Ogundayo, Ph.D.,University of Pittsburgh,300 Campus Drive, BRADFORD, PA 16701. For further information see: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/announce/show.cgi?ID=158237
NEW, EMERGENT, OR ALTERNATIVE EXPRESSIONS OF AFRICAN CHRISTIANITY, A SPECIAL EDITION
OF NOVA RELIGIO: THE JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND EMERGENT RELIGIONS. DEADLINE: APRIL 1,
A special edition of Nova Religio will be dedicated to the theme of the changing nature of African Christianity. English-language articles of original research are invited on any expression of African Christianity that may be defined as new, emergent, or alternative. Submissions are invited across disciplines. The guest editor of this edition of Nova Religio is Dr. Joel E. Tishken. He may be contacted at email@example.com. Paper submissions via email will be due to Dr. Tishken by April 1, 2008. The preferred length of articles is around 8,000 words including endnotes. The maximum length for a submitted paper can be 10,000 words including endnotes. Submission of photographs or other graphics is encouraged when they can substantively enhance an article. Accepted manuscripts must follow the Chicago Manual of Style (14th ed., rev., sections 15.1 to 15.426) and should be submitted according to these style guidelines. All references should be in endnotes, numbered throughout the manuscript with the auto-numbering feature of the word processing program. The paper should be sent via email saved in a MS Word or rich text format file. Photographs should be sent as jpg files.
CHINA IN AFRICA: A MOMENT OF "SECOND IMPERIALISM" OR PROGRESSIVE PARTNERSHIP.
DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2008.
We seek for publication theoretical and empirical papers on the nature, impact, and trajectory of Chinese economic, political, and social activities in Africa, written from multidisciplinary perspectives, including history, economics, political science, sociology, media and communication, and cultural studies. The deadline for submitting abstracts of approximately 300 words is November 15, 2007; and the deadline for the submission of completed essays is March 31, 2008. Please, note that arrangements are in the pipeline for a conference and you may be invited to present your submitted paper(s) at the conference. Please, address all submissions and queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com. For more information see: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=157710
THE POSTCOLONIAL WONDROUS: THE THIRD WORLD IN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY DEADLINE:
OCTOBER 31, 2007
Ericka Hoagland and Reema Sarwal, editors of The Postcolonial Wondrous: The Third World in Science Fiction and Fantasy, seek pieces for this groundbreaking collection. We are particularly interested in essays about the following collections (essays either examining the collections as a whole, or pieces within them are welcome): So Long Been Dreaming, It Happened Tomorrow, and Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora. We are also interested in essays about Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's novel The Mistress of Spices.Important Points: Deadline: 31 October 2007; Word Limit: 3500 to 6000 words (MS Word); Style: MLA (with Works Cited). Please feel free to send your queries and articles (MS Word File) through email to: Ericka Hoagland hoaglande_at_sfasu.edu and Reema Sarwal reema.sarwal_at_gmail.com. For more information see: http://cfp.english.upenn.edu/archive/Postcolonial/0501.html
UFAHAMU, A JOURNAL OF AFRICAN STUDIES, "MULTI-MEDIATING AFRICA: EMERGING ARTISTIC AND
TECHNOLOGICAL RE/PRESENTATIONS." DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2007.
To follow the 2007 UCLA African Activist Association Conference, entitled "Multi-Mediating Africa: Emerging Artistic and Technological Re/presentations," UFAHAMU is publishing a special issue that will include work presented at the conference. The theme of conference highlighted ways that Africans leverage and negotiate locality in a globalized world to encourage discourse on how Africa is represented. UFAHAMU is actively seeking submissions of articles thematically related to multi-media: use of internet, digital technology, emerging artistic media, and new ways of using traditional media. Submissions should not be limited to scholarly articles, but also include political-economic analysis, commentaries, film and book reviews, short fiction, and poetry. This special issue will be published in Volume 34, Issue 2 (Winter 2007). Submissions are due no later than Friday, November 30, 2007. Submissions should be no more than 30 pages, clearly typed, double spaced, and, where appropriate, with footnotes on separate page(s). Electronic submissions only please, submitted at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Editorial Board reserves the right to edit any manuscript to meet the objectives of the journal. Along with the submissions, authors are expected to email a brief biographical note, including position, academic affiliation and recent significant publications, etc. All correspondence should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief via email at email@example.com.
POSTAMBLE VOL. 4.1: "SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY IN AFRICA." DEADLINE: DECEMBER
The Editorial Collective of postamble invite submissions with a focus on the theme of Science, Technology and Society in Africa. The guiding questions for this edition of are as follows: How do people make sense of new technologies and scientific practices as they impinge on their lives, and their understandings of the world in which they live? In what ways are technologies from "elsewhere" the West, the global North hybridised and transformed as they travel to African contexts and the continents different regional and national traditions? In what ways do new technologies and scientific practices and languages provide materials for reworking notions of culture, identity and the self in particular, local African contexts? Submissions may vary in their subject matter and approach, and will be assessed on the basis of their relevance to the theme of the edition. Correctly formatted submissions (http://www.africanstudies.uct.ac.za/postamble/vol3-1/submissions.pdf) should be addressed to the Managing Editor and either posted or emailed directly to postamble by no later than 31 December 2007.
***************FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS***************
WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST ENDOWED FELLOWSHIP
The Nonprofit Sector Research Fund ( http://nonprofitresearch.org/ ), a grant-making program of the Aspen Institute ( http://aspeninstitute.org/ ) in Washington, D.C., offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are members of minority groups. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with the Nonprofit Sector Research Fund. Fellowship grant of between $2,500 and $5,000 will be awarded, depending on the recipient's educational level, financial need, and time commitment. Applications are considered three times annually based on the timing of applicants' availability: For Spring 2008, the deadline is December 15, 2007; for Summer 2008, the deadline is March 15, 2008; and for Fall 2008, the deadline is July 15, 2008. Visit the Nonprofit Sector Research Fund Web site for complete program information: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10009449/nporesearch
THE FREDERICK DOUGLASS INSTITUTE FOR AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
The Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies has a broad mandate in undergraduate and graduate education, advance research, and exchange within the University community. There are two types of residential fellowship programs that are designed to fit this broad mandate: The Postdoctoral Fellowship is awarded to scholars who hold a Ph.D. degree in a field related to the African and African-American experience. It carries an annual stipend of $35,000 and supports the completion of a research project for one academic year; The Predoctoral Fellowship is awarded annually to a graduate student of any university who studies aspects of the African and African-American experience. This fellowship, which carries an annual stipend of $23,000, does not come with any teaching obligation, but will require the Fellow to work with the Institute's Director in organizing colloquium, lectures, and other events. All Fellows receive office space in the Institute, full access to the University's facilities, and opportunities to interact and collaborate with scholars of their respective disciplines within the University. Fellows must be in full time residence during the tenure of their awards and are expected to be engaged in scholarly activity on a full-time basis. They must, for example, be available for consultation with students and professional colleagues; make at least two formal presentations based upon their research; and contribute generally to the intellectual discourse on African and African-American Studies. The Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies, University of Rochester, RC Box 270440, 302 Morey Hall, Rochester, NY 14627-0440, U.S.A. Tel: (585) 275-7235 - Fax: (585) 256-2594. Ghislaine Radegonde-Eison, University Hall, Phone: (585)275-7235 ; Fax: (585)256-2594;Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; For more information visit the website at http://www.rochester.edu/college/AAS/.
ALSTON/BANNERMAN FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM FOR LONG-TIME ACTIVISTS OF COLOR. DEADLINE: DECEMBER
The Alston/Bannerman Fellowship Program is committed to advancing progressive social change by helping to sustain long-time activists of color. The program honors those who have devoted their lives to helping their communities organize for racial, social, economic, and environmental justice, and provides resources for these organizers to take sabbaticals for reflection and renewal. To qualify for an Alston/Bannerman Fellowship, applicants must be a person of color; have more than ten years of community organizing experience; be committed to continuing to work for social change; and live in the United States or its territories. Both full-time and volunteer activists are eligible to apply. Fellows receive a $25,000 award to take sabbaticals of three months or more. sFellows are expected to stop their day-to-day work activities for at least three months and devote that time to activities that are substantially different from their normal routine. Fellows have the freedom to use their sabbaticals however they think will best reenergize them for the work ahead. Past fellows have used the time and resources to travel, study, visit with other activists, read, relax, acquire new skills, explore new interests, spend time with their families, restore their health, plan, evaluate, and "just be still." Visit the program's Web site for complete program details. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10009223/alstonbannerman. For additional RFPs in Philanthropy and Voluntarism, visit: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_philanthropy.jhtml.
ALUKA AWARD FOR INNOVATIVE TEACHING, 2008. DEADLINE: JANUARY 25, 2008
The Aluka Digital Library is a broad and diverse collection of materials about African history, culture, and botany relevant to disciplines such as global politics, economics, archaeology, anthropology, architecture and preservation, ecology, history, and human rights. Aluka aspires to enrich teaching and research by making valuable primary and supporting materials about Africa available to students, faculty, and researchers. The Aluka Award for Innovative Teaching recognises instructional uses of the digital library that enrich teaching about or related to Africa. Any faculty member or graduate student teaching an accredited course in any discipline is eligible to apply. The US$2000 award is unrestricted and may be used toward any academic - or research-based expense, including books, supplies, equipment, or travel. Complete details about the award program are provided at http://www.aluka.org/page/about/news/20071001.jsp, along with a downloadable pdf version of the proposal guidelines. General questions may be directed to email@example.com. To learn more about Aluka or access the digital library, please visit www.aluka.org.
BRITISH ACADEMY VISITING FELLOWSHIPS 2008-2009. DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 23, 2007
The British Academy is pleased to announce a call for applications under this year's round of its Visiting Fellowship scheme. The scheme has been devised with a view to enabling overseas postdoctoral academics to come to the UK for at least two months in order to carry out research in a British institution, in conjunction with a UK academic. A number of places are being reserved specifically for candidates from Africa. The scheme is open to application by any scholar from outside the UK who has obtained a PhD after January 2002, or who is of equivalent status. Application must be made in tandem with a UK-based academic sponsor whose home institution is willing to host the visit (UK institutions can apply to the Academy for the full economic cost of hosting the visiting scholar). The closing date for applications is 23 November 2007, for visits to take place after 1 April 2008. Results of the competition will be announced in mid-March 2008. Further information together with application forms and notes of guidance (for both candidates and host institutions) are available from the Academy's website: http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/intl/visfells.html. Contact: International Relations, The British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH,Tel 020 7969 5235; Fax 020 7969 5414; firstname.lastname@example.org
DORIS DUKE FOUNDATION, LETTERS OF INTEREST FOR NEW AFRICAN HEALTH INITIATIVE.
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 15, 2007
As part of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's (http://www.ddcf.org/ ) new $100 million African Health Initiative, the foundation will award grants to create Population Health Implementation and Training Partnerships that provide cost-effective, large-scale, integrated primary healthcare that is linked to operations/implementation research and workforce training in a specific region in Africa. Organizations working in any of the following nine countries are eligible to submit Letters of Interest: Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia. PHIT Partnerships will be required to identify significant, measurable community health improvements to be achieved over a five- to seven-year period and then design outcome-driven programs to achieve those goals. PHIT Partnerships must be African-led or co-led; must include representatives of the national Ministry of Health, academic institutions, and local communities in which they are based; and must complement the country's national health plans and build and expand upon existing programs in the region of interest. After a review of the Letters of Interest, up to fifteen teams will be selected to submit proposals for planning grants. Up to nine planning grants of up to $150,000 each will be awarded to support the development of full proposals to establish PHIT Partnerships. After a review of the full proposals, up to six PHIT Partnership implementation grants will be awarded. It is estimated that partnerships each will receive funding ranging from $8 million to $20 million over five to seven years. DDCF also expects to support a portfolio of smaller projects that complement, advance, and foster collaboration among PHIT Partnerships. Visit the DDCF Web site for complete program information. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10009051/ddcf. For additional RFPs in Health, visit: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_health.jhtml
THE HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTER AT RICE UNIVERSITY, EXTERNAL FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS.
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 19, 2007.
The Humanities Research Center at Rice University will award up to four external
faculty fellowships for one-semester appointments during the academic year 2008-2009.
Fellows will receive a stipend of $40,000 to $50,000, depending on rank, as well as an
allowance for research and relocation. Fellows will be in residence at the center; they
will give a series of three lectures or participate in a conference or event centered on
their research; and they will teach one course. The fellows will participate in the
intellectual life of the center. Applicants should describe how their research project
would contribute to the intellectual focus of one or more of the HRC's workshops (such as
the African Studies Workshop, Cultural Studies of Science and Technology, Early Modern
Reading Group, Global Hispanism Workshop, History of Philosophy Workshop, Judaic Studies
Workshop, and Medieval Studies Workshop) or to interdisciplinary Humanities initiatives
(such as the Americas Colloquium or Medical Humanities communities). For details on these
workshops and application guidelines, please visit the HRC's website.Applicants are
eligible to apply from all humanities disciplines including, but not limited to, history,
philosophy, languages, literature, linguistics, religious studies, art history and the
arts. Proposals employing humanistic approaches are welcome from the social sciences,
natural sciences, music, architecture, and engineering. Both junior and senior faculty
members with faculty appointments at universities other than Rice are eligible, but they
must be at least three years beyond receipt of the Ph.D. at the beginning of the
fellowship term. Application deadline is November 19, 2007. Applicants will be notified of
fellowship decisions in late December 2007. These fellowships are generously funded by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Lynette S. Autrey Endowment. Rice University
is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Humanities Research Center MS 620,
Rice University, P.O. Box 1892, Houston, TX 77251-1892.
THE HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTER AT RICE UNIVERSITY, MELLON POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS.
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 10, 2007.
The Humanities Research Center at Rice University will award up to three Andrew W.
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships for two-year appointments beginning July 1, 2008. Fellows
will receive a stipend of $40,000 per year, as well as an allowance for research and
relocation. Fellows will teach two courses per academic year, and will be expected to make
significant progress in their research. The fellows will play an active role in the
intellectual life of the center. Applicants should describe how their research project
would contribute to the intellectual focus of one or more of the HRC's workshops (such as
the African Studies Workshop, Cultural Studies of Science and Technology, Early Modern
Reading Group, Global Hispanism Workshop, History of Philosophy Workshop, Judaic Studies
Workshop, and Medieval Studies Workshop) or to interdisciplinary Humanities initiatives
(such as the Americas Colloquium or Medical Humanities communities). For details on
workshops and this fellowship application, please visit the HRC's website. Applicants are
eligible to apply from all humanities disciplines including, but not limited to: history,
philosophy, languages, literature, linguistics, religious studies, art history and the
arts. Proposals employing humanistic approaches are welcome from the social sciences,
natural sciences, music, architecture, and engineering. Eligible applicants have received
a PhD in 2005 or later, or will have received the degree by July 1, 2008. Fellowship
recipients cannot have accepted or currently hold a tenure-track position. Postmark
deadline: December 10, 2007. Applicants will be notified of fellowship decisions in
February 2008. Rice University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
Employment eligibility verifications requested upon hire.
NATIONAL HISTORY CENTER, INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON THE HISTORY OF DECOLONIZATION, JULY
6AUGUST 2, 2008. DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2007.
The National History Center invites applications from historians (in the United States
and abroad) at the beginning of their careers who are interested in participating in an
international seminar on the history of decolonization in the 20th century. The seminar,
July 6August 2, 2008, in Washington, D.C. at the Library of Congress, focuses in
particular on the transitions from colonies to nations in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean.
The selected 15 participants receive a small stipend and the Center meets meet the costs
the travel and accommodations in Washington, D.C. Requirements: Applicants should
preferably have a recent PhD (obtained after January 1, 2002) and be at the beginning of
their careers. Applications from advanced PhD students who are nearing completion of their
dissertations are also encouraged. Applicants should note that all the academic activities
(including discussions and written work) will be in English. Applicants must, therefore,
be fluent in English. The applications should contain the following items: (i) a cover
letter of not more than two pages that includes a brief (100 word) statement about the
proposed research project relating to the history of decolonization; (ii) a c.v. of not
more than two pages; (iii) a statement of not more than 1,000 words outlining the research
project, briefly indicating the research already done by the applicant, the aims of the
proposed project, and (iv) a one- to two-page select bibliography of sources relevant to
the proposed research. Applicants should also have three letters of recommendation in
support of their application sent directly (mail, fax, or e-mail). The letters of
recommendation should follow the guidelines provided online. Details can be obtained from
the National History Center's web site, ww.nationalhistorycenter.org/semFell.html.
Applications must be received by November 1, 2007.
THE ERSKINE A. PETERS DISSERTATION YEAR FELLOWSHIP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME.
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2007.
The fellowship period extends from August to May and carries a stipend of $25,000 plus a $2000 research budget. The fellowship has two overall goals: (1) to enable outstanding African American doctoral candidates at the ABD level to devote their full energies to the completion of the dissertation, and (2) to provide opportunities for African American scholars to experience life at the University of Notre Dame, a major Catholic research institution. The University of Notre Dame is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to nurturing a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Interested candidates for the academic year 2008-2009 should view the Erskine A. Peters Fellowship information at http://africana.nd.edu/erskine/ and follow the online application instructions. Additional information about the fellowship program may be obtained by contacting the Department of Africana Studies. Postmark Deadline: November 30, 2007. Questions may be directed to: Tiwanna DeMoss, Program Coordinator. Application materials may be directed to: Dr. Richard Pierce and Members of the Selection Committee. Department of Africana Studies, 327 O'Shaughnessy Hall University of Notre Dame. Phone: (574)631-5628, Fax: (574)631-3587
DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA. DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2007
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) invites applications to its Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program for fellowships in 20082009. Named in honor of the two principal founders of NED, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell, the program enables democracy activists, practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world to deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to promote democratic change. For further details, please visit www.ned.org. For instructions on how to apply, see www.ned.org/forum/R-FApplication.pdf or visit www.ned.org/forum/reagan-fascell.html. Applications for fellowships in 2008-2009 must be received no later than November 1, 2007.
DISSERTATION RESEARCH IN AFRICA
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 2008 with funds provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The IDRF program is committed to scholarship that advances knowledge about non-U.S. cultures and societies grounded in empirical and site-specific research (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. For more detailed information on application procedures and eligibility requirements, visit the IDRF website at (www.ssrc.org/programs/idrf) or contact program staff at (email@example.com).
THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT UNIVERSITY PARK, FACULTY, DEPARTMENT OF AFRICAN
AND AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
The position is for a scholar whose research focus is on contemporary African American urban, and/or diasporic issues that will complement the teaching and research of other faculty in the department. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline. Individuals with an interdisciplinary research focus in areas such as history, politics, economy, sociology, globalization, African American history, and African American community development are encouraged to apply. Women candidates are strongly urged to apply. Electronic applications preferred. Please send applications, consisting of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot submit electronically, send application on paper to: Dr. Grace Hampton, Head, African and African American Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, 214 Willard Building, Box D, University Park, PA 16802.
CORNELL UNIVERSITY: ASSISTANT/FULL PROFESSOR IN SOCIAL SCIENCE, AFRICANA STUDIES AND
Cornell University Africana Studies and Research Center (ASRC) invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track position, to begin July 1, 2008. We are interested in candidates with broad interests in identity, inequality, family, social networks, or gender who will have completed a Ph.D. in psychology, sociology, political science, economics, or related fields by that date. Qualified candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and to conduct a sustained, high- quality program of research. The successful candidate will have a primary appointment in the ASRC. The ASRC has, for more than 35 years, maintained its national stature as a multidisciplinary program, embracing African, African American, Caribbean, and other Diasporic African Studies. More information on the ASRC can be obtained at our Web site: www.asrc.cornell.edu. Specific questions may be e-mailed to the ASRC Director, Salah Hassan, at: email@example.com. Application deadline: Please submit application materials by October 22, 2007 for priority consideration; however, the position remains open to applications until filled. Qualifications: Ph.D. in psychology, sociology, political science, economics, or a related field is required. Interested candidates should provide the following: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, two scholarly publications (or no more than two chapters of a dissertation), research statement, and teaching statement. In addition, applicants should request that recommendation letters from three referees be sent directly to the address below by the stated deadline. Send materials to: Salah M. Hassan, Director, Social Science Faculty Search, Africana Studies and Research Center, 310 Triphammer Road, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850. Cornell University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career Program and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (www.unyherc.org) to assist with dual career searches. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY: PROFESSOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND AFRICAN STUDIES
The Department of African-American and African Studies at Rutgers University-Newark is
pleased to invite applications from scholars with expertise in African-American and
African diasporic studies working in all areas of the humanities and social sciences. We
will consider applications from candidates appropriate for appointment at the rank of
tenure-track assistant professor as well as applications from established scholars
appropriate for tenured appointment at the rank of associate or full professor. This
position is for full-time appointment in the Department of African-American and African
Studies. The department is particularly interested in emerging and established scholars
who engage in work on African Americans and African diasporic populations. The department
wishes to position itself at the forefront of new scholarship that is now taking place in
diaspora and immigrant studies. Our distinguished faculty is comprised both of full and
joint appointments, as well as of affiliate faculty from a range of academic departments,
institutes and graduate programs. A Ph.D. is required by September 1, 2008. Review of
applications will begin on December 3, 2007 and will continue until the position is
filled. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and
three letters of reference to: Professor Sterling Bland, Chair, African-American and
African Studies Search Committee, Rutgers University-Newark, 175 University Avenue, 304
Conklin Hall, Newark, NJ 07102-1814.
HAMILTON COLLEGE: FACULTY, AFRICAN DIASPORA
The Program in Africana Studies at Hamilton College invites applications for an open rank, tenure track position. A senior-level appointment likely, but appointment at lower rank is possible and junior scholars are encouraged to apply. Open to any discipline and specialization within the African Diaspora. Hamilton is a distinguished liberal arts college with competitive salaries and a teaching load of five courses per year. The College also offers generous research support, including start-up funds. The successful applicant will be able to teach courses in at least two of the following: African, Afro-Caribbean and/or African-American studies. Responsibilities will also normally include teaching an interdisciplinary, Diaspora-based Introduction to Africana Studies, and designing and implementing campus-wide programs for an increasingly diverse student body. Applications, accompanied by a current curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, should be sent to Shelley P. Haley, Director, Africana Studies, Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323 (telephone: 315-859-4197; fax: 315-859-4253; email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Applicants who have email addresses should be sure to submit those addresses with their applications. The application deadline is December 10, 2007.
FORDHAM UNIVERSITY, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, AFRICAN DIASPORA STUDIES
The Department of African and African American Studies of Fordham University is
accepting applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor, with a
specialty in African Diaspora Studies, which will also involve helping administer the
Bronx African American History Project. Candidates should have a demonstrated expertise in
Oral History or Urban Ethnography, and be able to teach courses in Sociology or
Anthropology as well as African American Studies. The candidate will have a two /three
teaching load, with a one course reduction for serving as Project Administrator of the
Bronx African American History Project. Project Administrator duties involve supervising
student workers, writing grant proposals and fundraising brochures, maintaining quality
control over the BAAHP's Oral History Program, directing the BAAHP's Hip Hop History
Initiative, and giving lectures and workshops to area universities, schools and cultural
institutions about the BAAHP's research. Send a letter of application, CV, and three
letters of recommendation by November 7 to Dr. Mark Chapman, Chair, African and
African-American Studies Department, Fordham University, 641 Dealy Hall, Bronx, N.Y.
10458. Fordham University is an independent, Catholic institution in the Jesuit tradition
and welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds. Fordham University is an
equal employment, affirmative action institution.
MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE: ONE-YEAR POSITION, ANTHROPOLOGY
The Sociology/Anthropology Department invites applications for a one year leave
replacement position for an Anthropologist with an area focus in Africa to begin in
September, 2008. The successful candidate will teach courses in Africa, Anthropological
Theory, and two additional courses. Appointment at either the Assistant Professor or
Instructor level. Applicants must show evidence of teaching excellence as well as a
program of active research. Send letter of application, C.V., and three letters of
reference to Burke Rochford, Chair, Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Middlebury
College, Middlebury, VT 05753. Only hard copy applications will be accepted - no
electronic submissions. Initial interviews will be held at the AAA meetings in Washington
DC. Application deadline: December 15, 2007. Middlebury is an Equal Opportunity Employer,
committed to hiring a diverse faculty to complement the increasing diversity of the
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE: OPEN RANK TENURED OR TENURE-TRACK POSITION IN
The Department of Women's Studies at the University of California, Riverside is
conducting an open rank search for a full-time, tenured or tenure-track position in
African feminisms construed in the broadest sense including Africa and the various
locations that comprise the African Diaspora. Position will begin July 1, 2008. Candidates
with primary research strength in one or more of the following areas will be considered:
(1) global theorizations of African feminisms; (2) comparative perspectives on gender and
sexuality studies in the African Diaspora; (3) conceptual approaches on blackness and
Africanness in feminist contexts; (4) women, gender and Pan-African consciousness; (5)
comparative feminist interpretations of the African Diaspora; (6) transnational feminist
diasporic movements; and (7) representations of women in the African Diaspora (in
literature, visual arts, media and other artistic expressions). The successful candidate
will teach core and elective courses in women, gender, and/or sexuality studies within a
transnational focus and will undertake curricular development. Ph.D. required. Please send
Curriculum Vitae, letter of application, letters of recommendation, and other supporting
materials to: Christine Gailey, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Women's Studies,
University of California, Riverside, California 92521. Review of completed applications
will begin on December 15, 2007 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants
for assistant professors should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted by
their authors. Applicants for associate or full professor should include the names and
addresses of at least three referees. All applicants must submit a writing sample and
evidence of teaching ability. Salary commensurate with education and experience. The
University of California, Riverside, is an EEO/AA employer.
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TWIN CITIES: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF GENDER,
WOMEN AND SEXUALITY STUDIES
The Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities invites applications for a feminist scholar at the rank of Assistant Professor. Essential qualifications include a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent by the start date for appointment at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor. Advanced ABD's may be considered for appointment at the rank of tenure-track instructor, with the stipulation that the Ph.D. is conferred in the first year of the appointment. Preference will be given to candidates whose doctorates are in the interdisciplinary field of feminist, gender, and/or sexuality studies. The area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate expertise in African American, African Diasporic, and/ or Indigenous studies. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Appointments will be 100%-time, tenure-track, for the nine-month academic year, beginning 28 August 2008. Salary is competitive.To be considered for this position, please go to: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html, click on search & apply for job openings and follow the instructions. You will be given an opportunity to attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. To be ensured of full consideration by the search committee, applications must be received by November 30, 2007; later applications may be reviewed as needed.
TEXAS A&M UNVERSITY: TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN ENGLISH AND AFRICANA
The Department of English and the Africana Studies Program invite applications for a
tenure-track position, beginning Fall 2008, in African-American Literature and Culture.
Ph.D. required (or ABD with degree in hand by position start date of August, 2008). This
position will be a joint appointment in English and the Africana Studies Program. While
preference will be given to highly qualified scholars specializing in the nineteenth
century, all appropriate areas of specialization will be considered, including
Afro-Caribbean, post-colonial, black Atlantic, and African diasporic studies. The Search
Committee will begin to review applications immediately. Send a letter of application,
curriculum vitae, and dossier with three letters of recommendation and an article-length
writing sample to: C. Jan Swearingen, Chair / Search Committee / Department of English /
Texas A&M University / 4227 TAMU / College Station, TX 77843-4227. To be assured of
full consideration, applications must be postmarked no later than November 1, 2007.
Interviews will be conducted at MLA or at Texas A&M as circumstances warrant.
CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN
The California State Polytechnic University invites applications for a tenure-track position with a starting date of September 2008. The primary duties is teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses on Sub-Saharan Africa, and lower-division surveys of US or World history. The minimum qualifications are: Ph.D. in History or a closely related field from an accredited university by July 2008; university teaching experience; evidence of scholarly engagement and promise; demonstrated ability to be responsive to the educational equity goals of the university and its increasing ethnic diversity and international character. A completed application will consist of: a cover letter that describes the candidate's teaching and research experience and interests and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description; this must include a statement of their teaching philosophy within a multicultural environment with examples of past experiences; a curriculum vitae; three recent (dated within the past two years) letters of reference (the department will contact the referees); names, addresses and phone numbers of 2 additional references; a completed application form; a transcript showing highest degree earned. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 1, 2007. Please address all nominations, inquiries, requests for application forms, and application materials to: Mahmood Ibrahim (Attn: Africa Search), History Department. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA 91768. Email: email@example.com
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS: OPEN RANK PROFESSOR IN AFRICAN STUDIES
The University of California, Davis invites applications for the position of Professor (Open rank), in African Studies, to begin July 1, 2008. Candidates should have earned Ph.D. in African Studies or a social science discipline with emphasis on Africa by June 30, 2007. We are especially interested in candidates working in areas of applied social science such as public policy and governance, law, religion, public health, immigration, development studies, and international relations. Applicants may possess expertise and/or training in any of a broad range of allied disciplinary areas (e.g. Law, Religion, History, Sociology, Economics, Population Studies, Political Science, Anthropology, and International Relations). Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses with cultural, political, social, and economic dimensions of the contemporary African experience as their focus. The successful appointee is expected to demonstrate academic commitment through excellence in teaching and outstanding research progress. In order to be considered for appointment at the Associate or Professor rank, an applicant's record of scholarship must meet the standards for tenure at the University of California. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vita, description of research interests, a 20- to 30-page writing sample from recent research (published or under contract with a publisher), copies of syllabi and teaching evaluation summaries from 3 recent courses, and 3 letters of recommendation. Candidates should submit application packet to Professor Milmon Harrison, Chair Search Committee, African American and African Studies Program, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, 2201 Hart Hall, Davis, California 95616. Review of applications begins on September 24, 2007, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of California, Davis, and the African American and African Studies Program are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an Affirmative Action/equal opportunity employer. Visit our home page at http://aas.ucdavis.edu/ .
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY: ASSISTANT PROFESSORSHIP IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN HISTORY
The Department of History at Columbia University invites applications for an assistant
professorship in African history, to begin in the fall of 2008. All periods and
specialization in Sub-Saharan Africa excluding West Africa and Francophone Africa are
welcome. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in African
history. Applicants should send a letter of application, c.v., dissertation abstract,
chapter-length writing sample and three letters of recommendation to the African History
Search Committee, Department of History, Fayerweather Hall, 1180 Amsterdam Ave., MC 2527,
New York NY 10027. Review of applications will begin on Oct. 15th; to receive full
consideration they must be received by November 15th. The Ph.D. must be completed by July
2008. Applications from scholars trained or working on the African continent are welcome.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities and
women are encouraged to apply.
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY: DEPARTMENT CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND
The Department of African American and African Studies at The Ohio State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Department Chair. As one of the largest and most dynamic departments of its kind in the country, we offer the undergraduate major and minor and a Master of Arts degree as well as a community extension center that serves as the outreach arm of the department. The successful candidate will be a full professor or an associate professor who is eligible for promotion to full rank at OSU upon appointment, has had administrative experience, and can demonstrate commitment to and experience in interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching. We welcome applications from individuals in all disciplines, but we are especially interested in applicants with a specialization in African and/or African American women's studies. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to: Professor Ted McDaniel, Chair, Search Committee, Department of African American and African Studies, The Ohio State University, 486 University Hall, 230 North Oval Mall, Columbus, Ohio 43210. Although the screening of applications will begin November 1, we will continue until a new chair is named. The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. http://aaas.osu.edu.
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN ANTHROPOLOGY
Anthropology of Health & Development in Africa. All searches are at the rank of Assistant Professor unless otherwise noted. In searches for Assistant Professors, exceptional candidates at higher ranks may, in some cases, be considered. Candidates must present evidence of scholarly or creative productivity and must show evidence of dedication to effective teaching. Expected start date: August 18, 2008. Ph.D. or terminal degree is expected by start date of appointment. Preferred candidates would contribute to the climate of diversity in the College, including a diversity of scholarly approaches. For a complete position announcement and requirements, please refer to the CLA&S Web site at www.clas.ku.edu Or, you may contact the department of interest through the KU Directory Assistance (785) 864-2700, or email firstname.lastname@example.org; Erin Spiridigliozzi, Asst. Dean, CLAS, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd., Rm. 200 Strong Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045. FAX: (785) 864-5331.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA: PROFESSORSHIP COMPARATIVE POLITICS
The Department of Political Science at the University of South Carolina invites
applications for a tenure-track position in Comparative Politics, with specialization in
comparative political development and sub-Saharan Africa, at either the Assistant or
Associate Professor rank, to begin in August, 2008. Competencies in ethnic politics and in
the problems confronting "failed states" and conflict and post-conflict societies are
especially desired and will complement the department's existing strength and reputation
in International Studies. This search is being conducted as part of an effort to expand
African Studies; other searches are being conducted for new faculty positions in the
College of Education and the Arnold School of Public Health. The Department will consider
an appointment with tenure at the Associate rank for candidates with outstanding records
of publications and pedagogy. For full consideration at either rank, applications must be
received by October 31, 2007. Send vitae, three letters of recommendation, teaching
evaluations, and samples of published or unpublished research to: African Politics Search,
Department of Political Science, Gambrell Hall, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
WELLESLEY COLLEGE: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN AFRICANA STUDIES
The Africana Studies Department at Wellesley College invites applications for a
tenure-track position in religion with interests in media and society studies and within
the context of Africa and the African Diaspora. The position is open as to rank, starting
in September 2008. We are seeking candidates who are committed to excellence in teaching
and research. Candidates should have an active, theoretically-based research agenda, a
strong publication record, and a record of superior performance in undergraduate teaching.
The successful candidate will teach at both the introductory and advanced levels. Our
teaching load is 2 courses per semester. Applications should include a letter of interest,
curriculum vita, a description of research and teaching interests, and three letters of
WILLIAMS COLLEGE: AFRICANA STUDIES FACULTY
Williams College invites applications for a position in Africana Studies to begin in
the fall of 2008. Candidates at all levels are invited to apply. The successful candidate
will have a Ph.D. in a field in the social sciences, arts and humanities, or in
African-American, African, or Caribbean Studies. The candidate should have a strong
interest in teaching on the undergraduate level, a record of research and scholarship, and
familiarity with the various developments in the African Diaspora curricula. The candidate
should also have a strong desire to assume and exercise program leadership to ensure a
model best suited for this campus. Candidates should submit cover letter, c.v., and
dossier, including at least three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin
on September 30, 2007 and continue until the search is completed. Send application
materials to: Linda Saharczewski Africana Studies Program Stetson Hall Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267
ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN AFRICAN HISTORY
The History Department at St. Lawrence University seeks applicants for a tenure track
Assistant professor position in African history starting in the fall semester of 2008. The
candidate must be an Africanist willing to teach a range of courses in terms of time
period, regions, and themes from the introductory through the senior research seminar
levels. Regional specialization open, but preference will be given to candidates able to
teach courses in Islamic Africa and Africa in a global context. Candidates willing to
develop courses in global history are especially encouraged. Also, must be willing to
contribute to sustaining our interdisciplinary African Studies Program with its
established study abroad opportunities in Kenya and Senegal. Applicants with completed PhD
preferred. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae and three letters of
recommendation to Search Chair, Department of History, St. Lawrence University. Review of
applications will begin November 1, 2007. Preliminary interviews will be held at the
annual meeting of the AHA.
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY: SHONA TUTOR
Ousseina Alidou, the Director of the Program in African Languages and Literature, seeks
a Shona speaker who is interested in tutoring at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
Shona is spoken in Zimbabwe. Interested Shona speakers should contact Dr. Alidou on her
cell: 908-420-9089. Please circulate this request to your friends and colleagues.
DIAKONIA COUNCIL OF CHURCHES, SELF HELP GROUPS COORDINATOR. CLOSING DATE FOR
APPLICATIONS: 2 NOVEMBER 2007
The primary role of the Self Help Groups (SHGs) Coordinator is to promote the self help
approach as a specific tool for combating poverty in a sustainable way. The SHG approach
is aimed at very poor women living in rural and semi rural areas to develop self-reliance
and sustainability through small groups. Letter of motivation to be accompanied by a CV
and to be addressed to: The Executive Director, Diakonia Council of Churches, Diakonia
Centre, 20 Diakonia Avenue, Durban, 4001. Email to:
email@example.com, Fax: 031 310 3510.
DIAKONIA COUNCIL OF CHURCHES, SOCIAL JUSTICE COORDINATOR. CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 2 NOVEMBER 2007
The role of the Social Justice Coordinator is to mobilise local churches for effective participation in the biannual Social Justice Season, as well as for active involvement in combating gender based violence, human rights and social injustices as identified by the Diakonia Council of Churches. Letter of motivation to be accompanied by a CV and to be addressed to: The Executive Director, Diakonia Council of Churches, Diakonia Centre 20 Diakonia Avenue, Durban, 4001, Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Fax: 031 310 3510.
CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF VIOLENCE & RECONCILIATION. CLOSING DATE: 2 NOVEMBER
PROJECT MANAGER (based in Johannesburg office) 6 Month Full-Time Contract from
January 2008. The project manager will be responsible for conducting an evaluation of CSVR
projects dealing with memorialisation, ex-combatants, peacebuilding and transitional
justice. The project manager will also provide project management support to staff,
including proposal writing, budgeting, editing of research reports and donor
RESEARCHER based in Cape Town office 6 Month Full-Time Contract from January 2008. The researcher will be involved in multiple projects but with a focus on the African Transitional Justice Research Network a project that aims to build capacity and shared knowledge and experiences of transitional justice on the African continent. Applications/inquiries to be forwarded to: Shamila Singh or Human Resources, Fax: (011) 339 6785, E-mail: email@example.com.
HEALING JOZI KIDS, FUNDRAISER AND ADMINISTRATOR
We are looking for a Fundraiser and Administrator for Healing Jozi Kids (HJK), a fundraising initiative under the auspices of Wits University and Wits Foundation. This fundraising arm of the Wits Department of Paediatrics provides services at three hospitals: Johannesburg, including The Memorial Institute for Child Health and Development (TMI), Chris Hani Baragwanath and Coronation Hospitals. Please send a brief resume in word format (please do not include pictures, copies of certificates or logo's) to Ian Mclean at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure the document size is kept to a minimum. For further information, please contact Jo on 011 782-3077.CLOSING DATE: 9th November 2007.
EDUCATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR - MUSEUM OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
The Education Program Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the Heritage Center, Museum Guide program, family program, community outreach, and other education activities which augment exhibitions. The coordinator supervises volunteers. Together with the Curator Public Programs/Online Content Manager develops and implements specific programs as well as educational resources for targeted audiences; also coordinates the training programs for MoAD Guides and scheduling of group tours. The Education Program Coordinator reports to the Director of Education. Reply to: email@example.com
INSTITUTE FOR HEALING OF MEMORIES, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
The Institute for Healing of Memories is a Trust that seeks to contribute to the healing journey of individuals, communities and nations. We offer a variety of activities, primarily Healing of Memories Workshops that are held locally, nationally and internationally. Workshop participants explore the pain and trauma of political and social conflict in a safe space and begin a journey to healing and wholeness. We also offer healing workshops for prison inmates, refugees, and people with HIV/Aids and Youth. The Institute seeks a full time Chief Operating Officer (COO). The COO will report to the CEO and be responsible for driving and implementing the strategy of the Institute within the overall Strategic Framework as set out by the CEO, the Board and other stakeholders. This is a newly created Post. CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 23 November 2007. Please send your CV with at least two contactable referees to: Fr Michael Lapsley SSM, Institute for Healing of Memories, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 021-696-4230 or Fax to: 021-696-8561
ATLANTIC PHILANTHROPIES, EXECUTIVE
The Atlantic Philanthropies, a multi-national foundation working to make lasting change in the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people, is recruiting an Executive for its South African office in Johannesburg, to serve in the Strategic Learning and Evaluation Team. The Executive will support the work of the grantees and Atlantic. In particular the incumbent will promote evaluation and learning in the South African programmes of Reconciliation and Human Rights and Population Health. The job requirements are: relevant tertiary qualification; post-graduate qualification will be advantageous; evaluation and/or consulting experience in South Africa and/or Africa; experience working at a strategy and policy level; communication (written and verbal), research, analytical, interpersonal, relationship development, influencing and change management skills; knowledge of economic and social issues in developing countries. Please submit a relevant, detailed CV in MS Word format to Lucia Mabasa at pinpoint one human resources via e-mail email@example.com or fax +27 86 697 7163 by close of business on Monday, 5 November 2007. Enquiries may be made by telephoning Lucia, tel. +2711 325 5101. Please do not send any certificates, diplomas or testimonials. Communication will be with short-listed applicants only. We thank all applicants for their interest.
DENEYS, REITZ ATTORNEYS PUBLIC INTEREST
Attorneys, Deneys Reitz a leading national law firm, seeks to appoint an associate for the Public Interest Law Department which is responsible for the administration, co-ordination and management of the firm's pro bono work and greater corporate social investment strategy. The successful candidate will be responsible for: running and managing litigation matters; client and relationship management; client sourcing and development; independently consulting with clients and briefing counsel; attending functions/conferences and representing the firm (day, evening and weekend functions); marketing and practice development; participation in strategic planning. Qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience required: law degree, admitted attorney; 3 years post-articles experience; must have litigation skills and experience; must have right of appearance in court; ability to work independently; must have a Public Interest Law background/experience; must have knowledge and experience of Constitutional and/or Human Rights matters and issues; good project management skills; good interpersonal skills - enthusiasm and a positive attitude; proactive and innovative. Appointments will be made in line with the company's Employment Equity and transformation policies. Applications should be forwarded to Bianca Naransamy (email address firstname.lastname@example.org) by close of business 31 October 2007. Interviews will be conducted thereafter with suitable candidates.
FREEDOM HOUSE, PROGRAM OFFICER, AFRICA PROGRAMS WASHINGTON DC. DEADLINE:
NOVEMBER 11, 2007
Freedom House seeks a Program Officer for its Africa programs at its headquarters in Washington DC. The tasks of the Program Officer will include, but are not limited to backstopping and management of current projects, program design and implementation, fundraising and budget development including researching of new funding, project, or advocacy opportunities, and maintenance of up-to-date program information. Some travel to Africa may be required. For more information, please visit http://www.idealist.org/en/job/241300-119
AMERICAN JEWISH WORLD SERVICE, PROGRAM OFFICER,VOLUNTEER CORPS, AFRICA NEW
YORK, NY. DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 3, 2007.
American Jewish World Service's Service Department is seeking a Program Officer, Volunteer Corps to join a team of professionals who are instrumental in sending Jewish volunteers on assignments in the developing world. The Program Officer will be dedicated to the concept of service and will have an understanding of the developing world. He/she will bring to this position a strong commitment to detail, execution, and customer service. Reporting to the Associate Director, he/she will be responsible for the programmatic aspects of the cycle of recruiting, selecting, preparing, placing and debriefing volunteers. In addition, he/she will assist volunteers in adjusting to their assignments and to their host countries as well as develop relationships with community based organizations in developing countries which serve as our partners for placing volunteers. For more information, please visit http://www.idealist.org/en/job/239793-120
INTERNATIONAL HIV/AIDS ALLIANCE
The Alliance is currently bidding for funds to set up a comprehensive programme in Zimbabwe, and if successful seeks to appoint the following staff: CHIEF OF PARTY, PROGRAMME DIRECTOR, EVALUATION AND STRATEGIC INFORMATION DIRECTOR, FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION DIRECTOR, For full job descriptions see vacancy page at www.actionappointments.co.za
ASC AFRICAN STUDIES COLLECTION: JUST PUBLISHED
Janske van Eijck: Transition towards Jatropha biofuels in Tanzania? An analysis with Strategic Niche Management; African Studies Collection no. 3, 2007, 10 euros. This timely book is a detailed study about the recent emergence of a biofuels sector in Tanzania. http://www.ascleiden.nl/GetPage.aspx?url=/publications/publicatie1778
Adalbertus Kamanzi: "Our Way". Responding to the Dutch aid in the District Rural Development Programme of Bukoba, Tanzania; African Studies Collection no. 4, 2007, 15 euros. This book is about the relationship between donors and aidrecipients. http://www.ascleiden.nl/GetPage.aspx?url=/publications/publicatie1779
Lothar Smith: Tied to migrants. Transnational influences on the economy of Accra, Ghana; African Studies Collection no. 5, 2007, 15 euros. This book provides an in-depth exploration of how transnational relationships of urban dwellers with migrants influence economic activities in Accra, the capital of Ghana. http://www.ascleiden.nl/GetPage.aspx?url=/publications/publicatie1780
Mirjam Kabki: Transnationalism, local development and social security. The
functioning of support networks in rural Ghana; African Studies Collection no. 6, 2007, 15
euros. This book describes how Ashanti rural dwellers use migrant ties in their social
networks to obtain their social security.
More information and ordering: http://www.ascleiden.nl/Publications/
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. Issue #1 is now available. For further information see http:// www.criticalinterventions.com
BLACK HISTORY WEBSITE http://www.africanafrican.com OR http://www.negroartist.com.
The website is the largest of its kind on the internet and I am doing my best to get the word out about the site (although it has been online for many years). Please do share this site with your colleagues and anyone else who you think might find it useful. I created this using my own time and money and hope that it will benefit everyone in the world. As you can see there are no ads and I would like to keep it that way. If you have any questions for me I have included my email address below as well as the links to my website. The website has text at top. The main Presence Africaine image has text that is clickable. Each image can be expanded by clking on it. Furthermore, make sure you scroll down further for image, text and other links. If you know anyone of note that would like to promote this website... like a TV station, celebrity, musician etc. Please have them take a look at my site and email me: email@example.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
PAMBAZUKA NEWS 324: LINKS AND RESOURCES and PAMBAZUKA NEWS 325: JUSTICE FOR MAU MAU
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 NEWSLETTER
OCPA NEWS, NO. 191
The PDF version is available at www.ocpanet.org/activities/newsletter/2007/OCPA_News_No191_20071026.pdf, and those who prefer the Word version can access it at www.ocpanet.org/activities/newsletter/2007/OCPA_News_No191_20071026.doc.
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/
SIYAKHULA - COMMUNITY PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME
We are pleased to announce that we will be presenting our popular and practical Community Project Management programme in three different centres in South Africa in the months to come. Venue Dates: Johannesburg 22 26 October 2007; Cape Town 12 16 November 2007; Durban 12 16 November 2007. To reserve your place and to obtain more information please do not hesitate to contact, Mothusi Ndlovu, Tel: 011 886 2647, Fax: 011 7891269 firstname.lastname@example.org OR Sithembele Mangqangwana, email@example.com. To discover more about the organisation and the all of the programmes that we offer please visit our website www.siyakhula.org.za.
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
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 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. 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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