JUA: Penn African Studies Bulletin (12/13/04)
J U A
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
Issue No.20, Fall 2004
December 13, 2004
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CALLS FOR PAPERS
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COURSES & PROGRAMS
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AREA EVENTS & LECTURE SERIES
December-January 2, 2005
Exhibition, "African Art, African Voices: Long Steps Never Broke a Back."
African art and culture, storytellers, dance troupes, praise singers, and
artists will perform in conjunction with an exhibition of more than 150 works
of contemporary and ttraditional art from Africa. The Philadelphia Museum of
Art. For more information, visit: www.philamuseum.org.
Ethnographic Exhibit, "Ordinary Objects-Extraordinary People." This exhibit
documents the everyday lives of East African nomadic peoples. 3809 Pearl
Street, Philadelphia, Fridays, 6-9pm; Saturdays, 10am-5pm; Sundays, 1-5pm. For
more information, visit: www.eastafricacenter.org.
Presentation, "Our Life in East Africa." This 90-minute interactive presentation
with slides, maps and artifacts documents a four-year sojourn among nomads of
Northern Kenya. 3809 Pearl Street, Philadelphia. Thursdays, 7-9pm. For more
information, visit: www.eastafricacenter.org.
Exhibit, "Suppressed Voices: Sudanese Contemporary Painting." This exhibit
features over 45 works of artists who challenged teh Sudanese regime during the
1990s. 3809 Pearl Street, Philadelphia. For more information, visit:
January 9-15, 2004
Festival, "2004 Dance of Our Ancestors Festival." This festival at Swarthmore
College and Temple University will bring together choreographers, scholars, and
teachers from the local community and beyond to illuminate and celebrate African
dance. The festival includes five days of workshops, panel discussions,
lectures, and informal dialogues culminating in two performances.
Guest choreographer ant teacher at the festival will be F. Nii Yartey, director
of the Ghana Dance Ensemble, the national dance company of Ghana. For more
information, visit: www.swarthmore.edu/Humanities/dance/DofA.
- 30th ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON LITARATURE AND FILM, Tallahassee,
USA (January 27-29, 2005)
The title of the conference is "Transnational Film and Litarature: Cultural
Production and the Claims of History." For more information, visit:
- WORLD SUMMIT ON THE INFORMATION SOCIETY, Accra, Ghana
(February 2-4, 2005)
The theme for the conference is "Access, Africa's key to an inclusive
Information Society." For more information, visit:
- OPEN SPACE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE ON HIV AND STIGMA,
South Africa (February 22-25, 2005)
Using OST technology, delegates will explore the challenges of HIV-related
stigma, with the primary focus being the sharing and exploration of how to
overcome stigma in service delivery. The conference is restricted to 100
delegates only, including 20 conference scholarships. For more information,
- 4TH UGANDA NATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE, Uganda (March 2005)
NAC brings together policy makers, researchers and AIDS practitioners
to share knowledge and experiences about the epidemic and the response.
NAC resolutions feed into policy and programme development, and service
delivery processes for an evidence-based response. For more information,
CONFERENCE: DEFINING SECURITY IN AN INSECURE WORLD: RADICALISM,
TERRORISM, AND STATE RESPONSES, West Virginia, USA (March 3-5, 2005)
The History Department of West Virginia University will host its bi-annual
Rush Holt History Conference. The topic is "Defining Security in an
Insecure World: Radicalism, Terrorism, and State Responses." It is the goal
of this conference to shed light on and give historical context to the current
climate of insecurity and radicalism in the world.
For more information, visit: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=138222
- THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MISSIONARY LINGUISTICS, Hong
China (March 12-15, 2005)
This congress aims to outline the state of research done in the field
of early-modern descriptions of non-Indo-European languages. The subjects
are to some extent limited in time (focusing primarily on the period
1492-1850) but not in space. This conference aims specifically at
inter-relating grammars written in different languages (Latin, Spanish,
Portuguese, English, French, Dutch, etc.), by missionaries of different
orders (Dominicans, Franciscans, Jesuits, etc.), and on different continents.
For more information, visit: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=138238
- AFRICAN LANGUAGE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION, New Haven, Connecticut,
(March 17-20, 2005)
For more information, visit:
CONFERENCE: AFRICAN HEALTH AND ILLNESS, Austin, Texas, USA (March 25-27, 2005)
For more information, visit: www.utexas.edu/conferences/africa.
- ASSOCIATION OF AFRICAN STUDIES PROGRAM: Washington, DC, USA
(APRIL 7-9, 2005)
For more information, contact: Tel, (608) 265-7905; Fax, (608) 265-7904.
- CHILDREN AT WAR, New Brunswick, New Jersey,
USA (April 7-9, 2005)
The Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis (RCHA) will host a conference on
- focusing on children
- as victims, participants,and survivors of war,
children in war torn states and regions of the world as well as children
of aggressor nations who may escape the immediate physical terror of
war but suffer other traumas. For more on information, visit:
- MIDWEST POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION, Chicago, USA
There are be panels on International Relations, Comparative Politics, History
and Politics, Sociology and Politics, Applied Politics as well as sections
that examine politics in a specific area of the world (e.g. sections on African
Politics.) For more information, visit:
CONFERENCE: RECENT RESEARCH ON AFRICAN ARCHAEOLOGY IN BRITAIN AND
IRELAND, Manchester University, England (April 9, 2005)
Papers on any aspect of African archaeology are welcome. For more
information, contact: Sarah Croucher at email@example.com.
CONFERENCE: THE EIGHTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LESS COMMONLY
TAUGHT LANGUAGES, THE YEAR OF LANGUAGES: EXPANDING THE PRESENCE OF LESS COMMONLY
TAUGHT LANGUAGES, Madison, Wisconsin, USA (April 15-17,2005).
For more information, contact: NCOLCTL at 608-265-7903.
- WORLD COWPEA CONGRESS AND INTERNATIONAL LEGUME CONFERENCE,
South Africa (April 17-21, 2005)
The conference will provide a forum for research presentation, networking of
African scientists with colleagues working on cowpeas and edible legumes from
around the world, and interactions with growers and industry representatives.
For more information, visit: www.up.ac.za/conferences/ielc.
- SIXTH NORTHEAST WORKSHOP ON SOUTHERN AFRICA, Burlington, Vermont,
USA(April 22-25, 2005)
This conference will bring together scholars working on southern Africa
(Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa,
Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe). For more information, contact: Julie
CONFERENCE: FURTHERING THE GLOBALIZATION DEBATE: CROSS REGIONAL COMPARISONS,
Montreal,Quebec, Canada (April 27-May 1, 2005)
This Canadian Council of Area Studies Learned Societies (CCASLS) conference is
an attempt to integrate the academy with NGOs and policy makers; to bring
together scholars from different regions and perspectives. Sub-themes are: 1)
Theorizing the integration of Area Studies; 2) Capitalism and the New World
Order; 3) Historicizing Globalization; 4) Social Inequality and Social
Cohesion; 5) Health, Disease and Society; 6) Globalization and the
International Division of Labour; and 7) National and Cultural Sovereignty. For
more information, visit: http://ccasls.concordia.cia.
CONFERENCE: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE UNITED STATES AND WEST AFRICA,
Arlington, Texas, USA (April 28-30, 1995)
The University of Texas at Arlington will host this conference on historical and
contemporary relations between the United States and West Africa. The major
themes are: the Transatlantic Slave Trade, African Americans and West Africa,
United States Foreign Policy Towards West Africa, United States Business
Relations with West Africa, the New West African Diaspora in
the United States. For more information, contact: Dr. Alusine Jolloh at
- 10th CONFERENCE OF AFRICANISTS, Moscow, Russia (May 24-26, 2005)
The theme of the conference is "Security for Africa: Internal and
External Aspects." The conference is sponsored by the Academic Council on
Problems of African Countries and the Institute for African Studies,
Russion Academy of Sciences. For more information, contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org and copy email@example.com.
- INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DEAF WOMEN AND HIV/AIDS IN
AFRICA, Washington, D.C., USA (June 10-12, 2005)
Gallaudet University and Howard University will sponsor an
international conference on Deaf Women and HIV/AIDS in Africa at the
Gallaudet University Kellogg Center to increase awareness of the
importance of reaching all segments of the African population in the
fight against HIV/AIDS. For more information, contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: http://www.deafafricawomen.edu.
- U.S.-AFRICA BUSINESS SUMMIT, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (June
The Summit strives to increase American investment throughout the African
continent by increasing U.S. private sector awareness of the many commerical
opportunities available. The event will address specific policy issues
confronting the U.S. private sector in the African marketplace and aim to
develop partnerships between African and American businesses. For more
information, visit: www.africacncl.org.
- THE SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Cape Town, South AFrica
The University of Cape Town is sponsoring this conference. The theme is
"Southern Africa and the World: the Local, the Regional and the Global in
Historical Perspective". For more information, contact:
CONFERENCE: AEGIS EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON AFRICAN STUDIES,
London, England (June 29-July 3, 2005)
For further information, visit: http://www.aegis-eu.org.
CONFERENCE: PRIVATE MILITARY COMPANIES AND GLOBAL CIVIL SOCIETY:
ETHICS, THEORY AND PRACTICE, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South
Africa (July 14-16, 2005)
For more information, contact: Deane Baker at BakerDP@ukzn.ac.za.
CONFERENCE: THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE HUMANITIES,
Cambridge, England (August 2-5, 2005)
The conference will continue in its endeavours over recent years to develop an
interdisciplinary agenda for the humanities. For more information, visit:
CALL FOR PAPERS
CALL FOR PAPERS: CANDADIAN ASSOCIATION OF AFRICAN STUDIES ANNUAL
- FURTHERING THE GLOBALIZATION DEBATE, CROSS REGIONAL
COMPARISONS, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (April 27 - May 1, 2005)
- The submission deadline is December 15th, 2004.
- This CCASLS conference is an attempt
- to integrate the academy with NGOs
and policy makers; to bring together scholars from different regions
and perspectives who often "dig long and deep" in their own case study
areas while remaining oblivious to the theories and methodologies of
those asking the same research questions in other places; to make sense
of the real, existing impacts of globalization by presenting "deep"
comparisons of places, cultures and economies; to understand the
changing structures and processes of world history so that we may
"historicize" globalization. We ask for papers that address the
theory and methodology of comparativism; that integrate regional
studies in a comparative context; and that help us understand the
social variables that constitute particular regional or local studies,
so that such studies can be matched with similar research projects from
other places. For more information, visit: http://caas.concordia.ca
CALL FOR PAPERS: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE UNITED STATES AND
WEST AFRICA, Arlington, Texas, USA (April 28-30,2005).
*The submission deadline is December 31,2004.
This is a three-day conference on historical and contemporary relations
between the United States and West Africa. For more information, contact:
Dr. Alusine Jalloh at Jalloh@uta.edu.
CALL FOR PAPERS: 6TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF AFRICAN BUSINESS AND
DEVELOPEMENT (IAABD) CONFERENCE, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (April 6-9, 2005).
*The submission deadline is December 31, 2004.
The theme of the conference is African Business and Development: Strategies
for Economic Growth and Poverty Alleviation. The conference is sponsored by
the University of Dar es Salaam. For more information, visit:
http://www.iaabd.org for details.
- CALL FOR PAPERS
- TENTH INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL STUDIES SYMPOSIUM (May 4-6,
*The submission deadline is January 17, 2005
The Ege University International Cultural Studies Symposium seeks
paper proposals for its 10th annual conference to be held at Ege
University , Faculty of Letters, Izmir , Turkey . This year's topic
aims to explore a wide range of experiences associated with migration,
immigration, movement, and mixing of cultures/peoples. For more information,
CALL FOR PAPERS: THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY: GLOBALIZATION, EMPIRE, AND
IMPERIALISM IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
(Early June, 2005)
*The submission deadline is January 31, 2005.
The conference will systematically analyze specific historical
episodes/manifestations of globalization, empire, and imperialism
across space and time. For more information contact: email@example.com
or call (617) 358-0260.
CALL FOR PAPERS: BEYOND IMPERIAL CENTRE AND COLONIAL PERIPHERY,
RECONNECTING THE GLOBAL AND THE LOCAL, Cambridge, England (March 11-12, 2005)
- The submission deadline is January 31st, 2005.
This is an interdisciplinary postgraduate/post-doctorate conference
organized by the World History Workshop, University of Cambridge.
This conference seeks to explore new ways of understanding the global
movement of ideas and information. Moving beyond the problematic ideas
of the 'centre' and 'periphery' which have dominated the recent
historiography of the extra-European world, it will explore exchanges
between colonisers and colonised, and between Atlantic, African and
Asian colonial spheres. For more information, visit:
http://pages.britishlibrary.net/world.history or contact: Rachel Berger
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or Michael Lewis (email@example.com).
CALL FOR PAPERS: SOUTHERN AFRICA AND THE WORLD: THE LOCAL, THE REGIONAL,
AND THE GLOBAL IN HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE, Cape Town, South Africa
(June 26-29, 2005).
*The submission deadline is February 1, 2005.
The Society wishes to highlight debates on such topics as: liberation struggles
and the limits of liberation; history and heritage; post-colonial and
post-nationalist historiographies; and new methodologies for teachign and
researching history in the 21st century. For more information, visit:
CALL FOR PAPERS: REACHING THE MARGINS: THE COLONIAL AND POST-COLONIAL
LIVES OF THE BOOK, 1765-2005, London, England (NOvember 3-5, 2005)
*The submission deadline is March 1, 2005.
The Colonial and Postcolonial Book History research groups on the Open
University, in association with the Institute of English Studies (University
of London), invite papers for this international conference. Primary focus
will be on Asia, Africa, and Australiasia. Highlighted themes will
include: Publsihing and the colonial system; publishing Commonwealth
literature; missionary publishing houses; censorship and copyright;
distribution and the transportation network; Imperial archives and current
research; ect. For more information, visit: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL FOR PAPERS: UKFIET 8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND
DEVELOPMENT 2005 SYMPOSIUM: LEARNING AND SUSTAINABLE RURAL LIVELIHOODS
- IN THE TIME OF AIDS
- CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS, Oxford, England
(October 13-15, 2005)
- The submission deadline is March 1, 2005.
For more information, contact: Dr. Tanja R. Muller at email@example.com.
CALL FOR PAPERS: CANADIAN REVIEW OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/REVUE
- CANADIENNE DE LITTERATURE COMPAREE
- SPECIAL ISSUE ON AFRICAN LITERATURE
*The submission deadline is June 30, 2005
The Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/Revue Canadienne de
Litt?rature Compar?e thus announces its Special Issue on African Literatures,
and opens its pages to critics and writers who wish to explore a variety
of developments in the area. Papers should be 6000 to 7500 words.
- For more information please contact
- Dr. Abdul-Rasheed Na?Allah
(firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr. Harry Garuba (email@example.com) or Dr.
Uzoma Esonwanne (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- CALL FOR PAPERS
- MEMORY AND IDENTITY IN ASIA AND AFRICA (late 2004/early
The conference will invite scholars to discuss set texts; present papers; and
participate in a roundtable discussion over a three-day period. For more
- information, contact
- Professor Reiko Abe Auestad (email@example.com) or
Anne Thelle Backer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- CALL FOR PAPERS
- THE FOURTEENTH ANNUAL AFRICA/DIASPORA CONFERENCE,
CRITICAL AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN/ON AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT, Sacramento,
California, USA (April 28-30,2005)
The conference is sponsored by the Center for African Peace and Conflict
Resolution and the Pan African Studies Program, California State University.
Papers/proposals that articulate new,innovative/creative, and feasible options
for development in/on Africa and/or her peoples/diaspora--- as well as case
studies and best practices-- are highly invited; e.g. HIV-AIDS, conflict
resolution, women & development, healthcare, information technology, justice
system, education, democracy & governance,human rights, child soldiers,
post-conflict reconciliation, agriculture, arts, trade, & etc. For more
information, visit: www.csus.edu/org/capcr.
CALL FOR PAPERS: THE SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY BIENNIAL CONFERENCE,
SOUTHERN AFRICA AND THE WORLD, THE LOCAL, THE REGIONAL AND THE GLOBAL IN
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE, Cape Town, South Africa (June 26-29, 2005)
Any proposals for papers, panels and roundtables are invited, but the
Society is especially interested in those that relate to themes in the
history of the southern African region. The Society, which may change its
name to the Southern African Historical Society next year, wishes to
highlight debates on such topics as liberation struggles and the limits of
liberation history and heritage post-colonial and post-nationalist
new methodologies for teaching and researching history in the 21st century,
including the use of film and video and digitisation. For more information,
CALL FOR PAPERS: MIDDLE PASSAGE: THE OCEANIC VOYAGE AS SOCIAL PROCESS,
(near Perth), Australia (July 13-16, 2005)
The aim of this conference is to explore the social and cultrual transformations
caused by the transport of labour, unfree and free, around and across the
Indian and Pacific Oceans. Papers are invited that emphasise the transformative
historical function of vessels of all kinds, from the smallest indigenous canoe
to the deep-sea vessel of the age of sail, to the largest modern cargo ship.
For more information, contact: Emma Christopher at
CALL FOR PAPERS: THE JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LESS COMMONLY
The Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages
(NCOLCTL) is soliciting articles for publication. Articles dealing with
all aspects of less commonly taught languages are welcome, with preference
given to articles dealing with educational and policy research, classroom
innovation, and program development, sustenance, and advocacy. For more
information, contact: email@example.com or visit:
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS: ENCYLOPEDIA OF GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE UNITED STATES
Berkshire Publishing Group and CQ Press are preparing the Encyclopedia of
Global Perspectives on the United States for publication in June 2005. The
encyclopedia will explore the role and image of the United States from the
viewpoints of the peoples and nations of the world. The editor is
searching for African scholars to contribute articles on the African
nations that are still unassigned. The articles will include historical
coverage as well as a contemporary analysis of that nation's relations
with the United States. The unassigned nations in Africa are: Burkina Faso,
Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea,
Libya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, and Tunisia.
For more information, contact: Karen Advokaat at Berkshire Publishing Group at
FELLOWSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
FELLOWSHIP: 2004 - 2005 FELLOWSHIPS FOR THREATENED SCHOLARS
*Winter deadline is January 1, 2005.
The Institute of International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund provides
fellowships for scholars whose lives and work are threatened in their
home countries. These fellowships permit scholars to find temporary
refuge at universities and colleges anywhere in the world, enabling them
to pursue their academic work and to continue to share their knowledge
with students, colleagues, and the community at large. When conditions
improve, these scholars will return home to help rebuild universities
and societies ravaged by fear, conflict and repression.
Use this link to download the application: 2004-05
- POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS, AFRICAN STUDIES/COLLEGE OF EDUCATION,
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
*Application deadline is January 5, 2005.
The Center for African Studies in conjunction with the College of
Education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is offering two
post-doctoral fellowships for 2005-2006 on the theme of "Education and
African Modernities." For more information, visit: www.afrst.uiuc.edu/postdoc
COMPETITION: AFRICAN DREAMS ESSAY COMPETITION ON THE RIGHT TO HEALTH
- Application deadline is January 15, 2005.
The African Dreams essay competition was launched jointly by People's
Health Movement Africa (PHM-Africa) and Italian NGO AIFO and carries a
cash prize of 500 Euros each to the three best entries. For more information,
FELLOWSHIP: POST DOCTORAL FELLOW, GENOCIDE STUDIES PROGRAM, YALE CENTER
FOR INTERNATIONAL AND AREA STUDIES
*Applicatioin deadline is January 15, 2005.
The GSP at YCIAS conducts research, seminars and conferences on comparative,
interdisciplinary, and policy issues relating to the phenomenon of genocide,
and provides training to researchers from afflicted regions. For seven years
the GSP has organized weekly seminars at Yale, and supported faculty and
student scholarly activities, including publications. For more information,
FELLOWSHIP: IHR MELLON FELLOWSHIPS FOR DISSERTATION RESEARCH IN THE HUMANITIES
*Application deadline is January 17, 2005.
These fellowships are administered by the Institute of Historical Research at
the University of London and are funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The fellowships are intended to help students registered as doctoral candidates
at a North American university to work in original source materials in the
humanities in the United Kingdom.There are two types of fellowship, the
Pre-Dissertation fellowship programme and the Dissertation fellowship programme.
For more information, visit: http://www.history.ac.uk/awards/mellon.html
FELLOWSHIP: HUMANITIES AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES FELLOWSHIPS,
*Application deadline is January 24, 2005
The fellowships are open to junior and senior scholars who are not US
nationals, and have faculty appointments at universities outside the
United States. For more information, visit:
FELLOWSHIP: FORD FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL POST-BACCALAUREATE
STUDY. For more information, visit: http://www.fordfound.org
FELLOWSHIP: ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION HUMANITIES FELLOWSHIPS
These fellowships support scholars and writers engaged in research
on global social and cultural issues relating to diversity,
sustainability, and civil society. For more information, visit:
FELLOWSHIP: AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES POST-DOCTORAL
AND JUNIOR FACULTY FELLOWSHIP
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences invites applications for research
projects related to its major program areas: Humanities and Culture, Social
Policy and American Institutions, Education, and Science and Global
Security. Proposals will be especially welcome on topics that examine
the impact of scientific and technological advances over the past two
centuries on, for example, international relations, security, the
environment, judicial decisions, business, and the humanities and the arts.
COURSES & PROGRAMS
- AFRICA AND GLOBAL GOVERNANCE IN THE AFTERMATH OF 9/11 (December 6-8,
The course takes place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. For more information, visit:
- TEXTILE SOCIETY OF AMERICA STUDY TOUR TO GHANA (January 6-20,
Participants will experience an in-depth two-week study of textile
arts in the southern region of Ghana in January, 2005. Under the
guidance of Dr. Lisa Aronson, this tour will take participants from the capital
city of Accra to two famous areas of Kente production, the Ashanti center at
Bonwire near the royal capital of Kumasi, and the Ewe area in the Volta region
of SE Ghana. Participants will also go to the village of Ntonso, center of
Adinkra production, for a hands-on workshop, and the coastal town of Tema
Odumasi-Krobo, center of bead production and a flourishing bead market,
and another in the Cape Coast area to tour the slave castles. In between,
participants will be visiting textile markets and traditional shrines, witness
dance performances, view specialized collections as guests in private homes,
take a thrilling nature walk in the Kankum National Park and take a
relaxing cruise on Lake Volta. There will be opportunities to
interview and work with master weavers and dyers, and to engage in
discussions with collectors, tailors, and cloth merchants.
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.textilesociety.org.
- COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE ASSOCIATION (February 7-11, 2005)
Courses include Leading Developmental Practice, Foundations in
Developmental Practice, Developmental Planning, Monitoring and
Evaluation course and Developmental Supervision. For more information, visit:
- AGING IN AFRICA (February 21-25, 2005)
This course takes place in Nairobi, Kenya.
This course is designed for mid-level or senior programme managers, social
workers,senior government officers or planners, health care professionals, or
anyone with an interest in ageing issues. For more information, visit:
PUBLIC HEALTH IN COMPLEX EMERGENCIES TRAINING PROGRAMME (February 28-March 12,
This course takes place in Beirut, Lebenon.
The Public Health in Complex Emergencies training program (PHCE) is a
two-week residential course that focuses on critical public health
issues faced by NGO/PVO personnel working in complex emergencies. The
goal of the course is to enhance the capacity of humanitarian
assistance workers and their organizations to respond to the health
needs of refugees and internally displaced persons affected by these
emergencies. For more information, visit:
- SOCIAL MOBILIZATION FOR HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT (June 6-July 16, 2005)
It is anticipated that the course will serve the needs of Anglophone
Sub-Saharan Africa in behavioural change communication for health
promotion and development. For more information, visit:
PROGRAM: 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 Council for the Development of Social
Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce the launching
of a major new research initiative designed to promote the application of
social science approaches to the study of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. 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, and which will
be in regular dialogue with the different health policy communities within and
outside the state, as well within and outside Africa. Within this framework, it
is envisaged that a range of research, training and dissemination activities
will be carried out and several policy dialogues organised. The research and
policy dialogue components of the programme will be spread over the period 2003
to 2005. For more information, visit: www.codesria.org.
MULTIPLE ACADEMIC POSITIONS, AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
*Review of applications will begin immediately.
American University (Washington, D.C.) and ABTI-American University of
Nigeria seek a dynamic and innovative team to establish and lead AAUN,
a new private university in northeast Nigeria that is envisioned to be
a model for Africa. Candidates for the following positions are desired:
Senior management: Vice President of Finance and Administration, Vice
President for Development and Public Relations, Dean of the School of
Arts and Sciences, Dean of the School of Entrepreneurial Studies and
Business Management, and Dean of the School of Information Technology and
Communication; Administrative Positions: University Librarian, Registrar,
Director of Admissions, and Director of Human Resources; and Faculty: College
Writing and ESL, Business Management, Leadership and Ethics, Mathematics and
Statistics, Economics, Communications, Information Technology, Natural Sciences,
Humanities, and Social Sciences. For more information, contact:
ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, ROLLINS COLLEGE
- Review of applications will begin immediately.
Ph.D. and international experience required, although candidates with
non-business doctorates are encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities
will include the foundational course in international business and development
of new electives focusing on Africa, Latin America, India, Europe or the
Middle East. For more information, contact: Donald p. Rogers at
PROFESSOR/ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, CENTER FOR AFROAMERICAN AND AFRICAN
STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
*Review of applications will begin immediately
The Center seeks to add African Studies faculty to fill full-time
joint appointments with any relevant social science department,
excluding anthropology. For more information, contact: James S. Jackson,
Director, African Studies Search Committee, Center for Afroamerican
and African Studies, University of Michigan, 4700 Haven Hall, 505 S.
State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1045.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, MIDDLE EASTERN/ISLAMIC HISTORY, NORTH CAROLINA A&T
*Review of applications will begin immediately
Candidates must be able to teach the history of North Africa and will
teach general courses in History of World Religions. For more information,
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, HISTORY, GEORGIA SOUTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY
*Review of applications will begin immediately
Candidates must be able to teach both survey courses in world history
and specialized courses in one or more of the following areas: Africa,
Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. For more information, visit:
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY, COMPARATIVE POLITICS,
AND SOCIETIES IN AFRICA, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (JAMES MADISON COLLEGE)
*Submission deadline is December 15, 2004.
James Madison College of Michigan State University seeks a tenure stream
faculty member at the Assistant Professor level with a regional focus on Africa
and expertise in International Political Economy (IPE)/Comparative Politics and
Societies. James Madison College is the administrative home to several
specializations, among them Muslim Studies, to which the successful candidate
may contribute. The successful candidate can also become an affiliated faculty
of the University's well-regarded Center for African Studies; and she/he will be
able to offer courses in its African Studies Specialization. For more
information, visit: www.jmc.msu.edu.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, AFRICAN STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
*Submission deadline is December 20, 2004.
The Center for African Studies at the University of Florida is searching for a
candidate in the field of African Health and Society. They are particularly
interested in candidates with a research focus on the social impacts of HIV/AIDS
in Africa, although scholars with expertise in other health issues with
relevance to HIV/AIDS will also be considered. For more information, visit:
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, AFRICAN/AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
*Review of applications will begin January 3, 2005.
The University of Kansas Department of African & African-American Studies seeks
candidates for a tenure-track position with specialization in KiSwahili and
African languages. Responsibilities will include teaching KiSwahili language
courses and collaborating in the coordination of African language instruction.
For more information, contact: email@example.com.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM and INSTRUCTION IN
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
*Submission deadline is January 5, 2005
The University of Illinois is looking for a candidate in Secondary
Social Studies Education (middle school through high school)
with a special focus in African studies and international
education. For more information, contact: Faculty Position in
Social Studies Education, c/o Myrna Craig, University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign 306 Education Building/MC-708, 1310 South Sixth Street,
Champaign, IL 61820 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
HAMAD KHALIFA ENDOWED CHAIR IN ISLAMIC ART, VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY
*Review of applications will begin January 16, 2005.
The Department of Art History seeks a candidate who specializes in any aspect
of Islamic art history, including contemporary art and architectural history.
The VCU School or the Arts operates a branch campus in Doha, Qatar, where a
major new Museum of Islamic Art is under construction. Frequent travel to Qatar
is anticipated, including the presentation of lectures and symposia in Doha.
For more information, visit: www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/artweb/History.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, ART HISTORY, OHIO UNIVERSITY
*Submission deadline is January 17, 2005.
The University is looking for a specialist in non-Western art (Africa, Asia,
or the Americas) committed to teaching a world art survey. For more information
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, NON-WESTERN HISTORY, UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
*Review of applications will begin February 1, 2005.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is looking for a candidate
in non-Western History sinc 1750 (excluding China), with research specialty
in one or more of the following: Africa, Middle East, and/or South/Southeast
Asia. For more information, contact: Dr. Joseph Lipchitz, Chair, History
Department, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 850 Broadway Street, Suite 3,
Lowell, MA 01854-3099.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, POLITICAL SCIENCE, UNIVESITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AT LOWELL
*Review of applications will begin February 1, 2005.
The department is looking for a candidate iwth research and teaching interests
in any of a variety of sub-areas including, but not necessarily limited to:
security/conflict studies and roots of terrorism; international public policy
(encompasing issues such as genocide, human rights, trade and finance, nuclear
proliferation, role of NGOs); the politics of Africa and/or East/South Asica
and/or the Middle East. For more information, contact: Dr. Jeffrey Gerson,
Chair of Search Committee, Department of Political Science, University of
Massachusetts Lowell, Coburn Hall, 850 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA 01854.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, HISTORY, ALVERNO COLLEGE
*Submission deadline is February 15, 2005.
The College is seeking a candidate to help develop a three-semester sequence in
World History and interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities courses. Preference
will be given to candidates with additional field in Africa, the Middle East,
ornon-US Women's History. For more information, contact: Dr. Kevin Casey,
Chair, Arts and Humanities Division, Alverno College, P.O. Box 343922,
Milwaukee, WI 53234.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, HISTORY, SKIDMORE COLLEGE
The department seeks an assistant professor focusing on the history of the
British Empire iwth the ability to teach coursees in African, Middle Eastern or
India history. For more information, contact: Jennifor Delton, Chair, Department
of History, File #50, Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, AFRICAN HISTORY, OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE
The department welcomes applications for all periods and regions of
African History, although it is especially interested in scholars of
sub-Saharan Africa who possess a secondary field in the diasporic
experiences of African peoples. For more information, visit:
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, ENGLISH, KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY
The department seks an assistant professor of Twentieth-Century Postcolonial
African Literature. For more information, visit:
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY, KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY
The department seeks an assistant professor of sub-Saharan African history.
For more information, visit: www.kennesaw.edu/academicaffairs/ads/joblist.htm.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, HISTORY, BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE
The department seeks an assistant professor of sub-Saharan or South Asian
history. Duties include teaching upper-division and graduate courses in
sub-Saharan African and/or South Asia and lower-division courses in world
history. For more information, visit: www.bridge.edu/HR/JobList/
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Linguistics, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
The department seeks an assistant professor of cognative neuroscience and/or
second language acquisistion with a focus on Africa. For more information,
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, ENGLISH, SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
The department seeks an assistant professor of post-colonial literature
outside of the U.S. and Europe with secondary emphasis in 18th and 19th century
British literature highly desired. For more information, contact: email@example.com
ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY, RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW
The department seeks an assistant/associate professor, who will teach
African-American history courses, adn mayb e expected to teach African History,
a U.S. history survey, a course on social issues, and upper level courses in
area of specialization. For more information, visit: www.ramapo.edu/hrjobs.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, ART HISTORY, RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY
The department seeks an assistant professor with a specialty in modern and/or
contemporary art and theory. Interests in global/postcolonial art developments
(for example, the arts of africa, Asia, and the African Diaspora) are desirable.
For more information, visit: www.ramapo.edu/hrjobs.
LECTURER/VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS, UNIVERSITY OF
The Department of Linguistics at the University of Iowa seeks a part-time
Lecturer or Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic Language,
non-tenure-track, for the academic year 2004-05. The position will begin
with a one-year contract, renewable upon positive review for 2005-06.
Responsibilities include teaching four sections of Arabic language per year
or the equivalent for a 2/3-time appointment. Additional teaching
responsibilities for a higher-percentage appointment may be negotiated,
based on applicant's interests and areas of specialization. Electronic
submissions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
AFRICA: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Washington Office On Africa (WOA)'s primary role is to serve as a
voice in Washington for its member denominations and faith communities
on issues concerning Africa and U.S.-Africa policy. Thus an essential
mission of the Executive Director is to brief Africa secretaries and
others on critical legislation and policy issues on the Washington
agenda and to reflect the views of its sponsoring members in debate.
The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the programs,
services and activities of the Washington Office on Africa (WOA) and
WOA/PRI and, with the Board, sets policy, research, legislative priorities
and lobbying activity. For more information, visit:
INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME FOR AFRICA
As part of the pilot stage of the UNDP-UNESCO Joint Project for
Leadership Development, it has been determined that 4 Africans from the
Diaspora should be identified and offered the opportunity to undertake
2-month internships within Ghana, Zambia, Sierra Leone and Senegal.
These internships are intended to offer opportunities to young Africans
in the Diaspora to enable them to build their confidence and give them
practical experience of working within development organizations in
Africa. For more information, visit:
- PRINCETON, NJ
- USER INTERFACE/USABILITY SPECIALIST, ALUKA
Aluka is an initiative of Ithaka, a non-profit organization dedicated to
accelerating the adoption of productive and efficient uses of information
technologies for the benefit of worldwide higher education. Aluka's mission
is to build and support an inter-connected set of online scholarly resources
from various regions of the world, beginning in Africa. The User Interface/
Usability Specialist will lead the interface design of an online database of
scholarly resourses contained in Aluka content clusters (African Cultural
Heritage Sites, African Plants and Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa
initially). For more information, contact: email@example.com.
SIERRA LEONE: FIELD COORDINATOR, INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE
You will be responsible for the supervision of all programs at the
field site and for IRC Sierra Leone's compliance with USAID's grant
regulations and conditions. The successful applicant will have three to
five years experience working overseas in a humanitarian setting and
experience with implementing USAID projects. For more information, visit:
SOUTH AFRICA: PROGRAMME MANAGER
Social Development (non-profit) Foundation
Opportunity for a pro-active innovator who is passionately committed to
social development. The purpose of this low-profile philanthropic
foundation is to enrich lives within communities through supporting
those who provide resources, services and related research that meet
practical human needs and shift the quality of relationships between
people. For more information, visit:
SOUTH AFRICA: EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT, CIVICUS
Reporting directly to the Secretary General and providing
administrative and office management assistance for the CIVICUS
Secretariat, the incumbent will be responsible for organising
day-to-day correspondence; serve as liaison to the Board, other CIVICUS
staff and the public; ensure continuity and consistency in
representations to various audiences by working especially closely with
the offices of Programmes, Finance, Communications and others; and
assist with the Secretary General's internal oversight and
co-ordination activities. For more information, visit:
SOUTH AFRICA: HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER
St. Michael's School, located in Mafikeng in the North West Province of
South Africa, is seeking volunteer/s to assist for a period of 10 months
commencing January 14th 2005 to November 2005. St. Michael's will pay a
wage of R1600 per month and offer accommodations. For more information,
SUDAN: EMERGENCY HEALTH & NUTRITION CO-ORDINATOR, SAVE THE CHILDREN, UK
In response to the current humanitarian emergency, the successful applicant
will be responsible for ensuring that health and nutrition systems are
implemented and standardised in the region of Eddaein and for
supporting SC UK's emergency preparedness and response. To fulfil the
role teh applicant must have at least three years of international experience
in health and nutrition, preferably gained within the context of an
emergency programme. For more information, visit:
UK: REFUGEE AND MIGRANTS' RIGHTS COORDINATOR, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
Amnesty International (AI) seeks a Refugee and Migrants' Rights
Coordinator to lead our work on behalf of refugees and asylum-seekers,
the internally displaced and migrants. You will be the principal legal
and policy adviser, taking the lead in developing strategies, plans and
actions involving AI's staff and membership.
For more information, visit: http://web.amnesty.org/jobs/index/18082004-PEP0402
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To subscribe to their
mailing list and receive African Colours Updates, please send an email
AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT DISSERTATION WORKSHOP PROGRAM
(Resource for funding opportunities)
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:
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). Journals included in
AJOL are scholarly in content with peer
reviewed articles, and publish a mixture of pure and applied
research as well as review papers. The address of the new site
ASC WEB DOSSIER ON CONFLICT IN SUDAN: THE CASE OF DAFUR
The Library, Documentation and Information Department of the African Studies
Centre Leiden has compiled a web dossier on conflict in Sudan, and
especially Darfur, to coincide with a workshop held at the ASC on 10
September 2004. The workshop brought together scholars involved in African
Studies and journalists with a special interest in Africa in order to
exchange ideas on information gathering and media coverage of African
issues, in particular conflicts and war. The current crisis in Darfur was
discussed as an example. The dossier aims to give background information on
the Darfur crisis within the context of the wider conflict in Sudan. It
contains a selection of titles from the ASC library's online catalogue on
Darfur, the conflict in Sudan, and media coverage of conflicts in Africa in
general, covering monographs as well as articles and chapters from edited
works. The dossier further contains an introduction on the Darfur crisis
and links to selected web resources. It can be found at our web dossier
page, together with earlier dossiers on subjects such as African sport,
HIV/AIDS in Africa and Youth in Africa:
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 at:
For more information, visit:
PAMBAZUKA: A WEEKLY ELECTRONIC FORUM FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE IN AFRICA
To view online, go to http://www.pambazuka.org/
SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORY ONLINE NEWSLETTER
This is the 11th edition of the SAHO newsletter. If you would like
to receive our newsletter regularly, please click contact:
- USA/AFRICA INSTITUTE JOURNAL
The Summer issue of CHIMERA <http://www.usaafrica.org/chimera.html>
is available at www.usaafrica.org <http://www.usaafrica.org/> .
Please click the link Summer 2004
<http://www.usaafrica.org/Chimera-Summer04.html> to access the journal.
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. Topics include: briefings on
recent and upcoming global events, conferences, workshops, and forums;
announcements of newly released publications and online resources; and
links to HIV/AIDS-related documents, resources, and USAID partners' Web
sites. The newsletter reflects activities exclusively to USAID and its
implementing partners. For more information:
WEST AFRICA NEWSLETTER, INTERNATIONAL CENTER AND LIBERIA INSTITUE OF
This radio station that broadcasts News and Information about the political
situation in Liberia. For more information contact: email@example.com
To listen to the live broadcast go to: http://www.radiolij.org, and
click on broadcast.
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