JUA: Penn African Studies Bulletin, (04/14/08)
J U A
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
Issue No. 14, Spring 2008
April 14, 2008
Dear JUA Readers,
Here is the fourteenth 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 in the past, we are currently publishing a new issue every other Monday.
Remember that you can always send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. For the next issue, kindly send announcements by no later than Wednesday, April 23, 2008.
With best wishes,
CALLS FOR PUBLICATION
FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS
PHILADELPHIA & SURROUNDING AREA EVENTS
On Friday, April 18th from 1:00-5:00pm in the 1955 Room on the second floor of Van Pelt Library, University of Pennsylvania, the Penn Abroad office and the African Studies Center will host an orientation intended for any student or staff traveling to Africa this summer or fall 2008. This session seeks to bring together any and all undergraduate, graduate, and soon to be post-graduate students traveling to Africa for summer programs, semester or academic year study abroad programs, short-term Penn-sponsored programs, independent research, post-graduation programs, etc. Speakers from the Penn Abroad Office, African Studies Center, and Van Pelt Library will discuss issues of health, safety & security, crisis management, travel, logistics, conducting research abroad, online and other resources, and reentry before breaking out into smaller geographically focused groups. At that time students will have a chance to discuss cultural differences such as gender, religion, sexual preference, and disability, plus region specific logistics, what to bring, medical concerns, etc. Faculty and administrators accompanying students on travels to Africa are also encouraged to attend. Please register online (PennKey required): http://www.oip.upenn.edu/service/rsvp.
ARTS CENTER AND THE AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER PRESENT: "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 remaining events are: Molora, Friday April, 25 at 8pm; and Andy Palacio and the Garifuna Collective, Friday, May 2 at 8pm. Save up to 50% with discount tickets through the African Studies Center. Tickets available now at the African Studies Center Williams Hall 639. Cash or Check. Check made payable to The Annenberg Center. For more information, visit http://www.pennpresents.org/subscriptions/african.php
ANNUAL AFRICAN LANGUAGES NIGHT
On Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 6pm dinner (6:30pm program) in the NJC Lounge, Douglass
Campus Center the Rutgers University's Center for African Studies, Department of Africana
Studies, and Center for Middle Eastern Studies proudly presents
"Annual African Languages Night." Join us for free food and a showcase of student language skits in Arabic, Yoruba and Swahili! For more information, see: http://ruafrica.rutgers.edu.
HUMAN GROWTH IN SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC TRANSITION IN SOUTH AFRICA: UNDERSTANDING THE
LEGACY OF APARTHEID
On Wednesday, April 16, 2008 from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at CHOP - Hope Auditorium, 2nd
Floor, the Global Health Programs will host a lecture on the above subject. For more
information contact, Carol Larach: clarach at nursing.upenn.edu.
INFO MEETING FOR CARE NATIONAL ADVOCACY CONFERENCE
On Wednesday, April 16th, 2008 at 7::00 PM, Deesha Dyer and Katie Holscher invite you
to an informal, informational meeting at Katie's house: 2917 Ogden St., Philly. We're
looking for a few good Philly folk (suburbs are okay too!) to help represent CARE in
Washington this June. We can pretty much promise you'll come away inspired. We'll tell you
about our experiences at pastconferences, and answer any questions you might have, whether
they're about CARE's mission or the logistics of traveling to DC. No obligations here;
feel free to stop by if you're on the fence, or if you can't make the conference but want
to hear more about CARE's work here in Philly. Light refreshments will be served.
ANNUAL AFRICAN LANGUAGES NIGHT
On Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 6pm dinner (6:30pm program) in the NJC Lounge, Douglass
Campus Center the Rutgers University's Center for African Studies, Department of Africana
Studies, and Center for Middle Eastern Studies proudly presents
"Annual African Languages Night." Join us for free food and a showcase of student language skits in Arabic, Yoruba and Swahili! For more information, see: http://ruafrica.rutgers.edu.
THE FUTURE OF WHITE AFRICA: REPRODUCING PRIVILEGE ON A CHANGING LANDSCAPE
On Friday, May 2, from 9:30am-3pm in the Alexander Library's Teleconference Lecture Hall (CAC) the Rutgers University's Center for African Studies and Center for Race and Ethnicity proudly present a conference entitled, "The Future of White Africa: Reproducing Privilege on a Changing Social Landscape." Three papers will be presented: Kimberly DaCosta Holton (Classical and Modern Languages and Literature, RU Newark) "Angola Dreaming: Portuguese Retornados' Post-Colonial Migration;" Richard A. Schroeder (Geography), "White spots: South African capital and racialized enclaves in Tanzania;" and David McDermott Hughes (Associate Professor, Human Ecology), "`Playing the game' on Zimbabwe's white highlands." Julie Livingston (Deptartment of History) and Edward Ramsamy (Department of Africana Studies) are the discussants. For detailed abstracts please visit: http://ruafrica.rutgers.edu/events/media/0708_media/white_africa_abstracts.pdf
DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH: A UGANDAN HIP HOP REVOLUTION
On Wednesday, April 16, 2008, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the 6th Floor Auditorium of the Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Project Leadership and Building State Capacity will present a screening of the documentary film, Diamonds in the Rough, followed by a brief panel discussion with Brett Mazurek, Director, Silas Balabyekkubo and Fredinah F. Peyton aka Rah-P,., as part of the part of the first annual Washington, DC, Hip Hop & Peacebuilding Festival. Please RSVP with name, affiliation, and contact information to: email@example.com or fax (202) 691-4001.
THE 15TH NEW YORK AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL APRIL 9 - MAY 26, 2008
The New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a lineup of 40 films from 22 countries throughout Africa and the African Diaspora, emphasizing history and storytelling, technology and the future. This year's Festival, "Cinema and History: Africa and the Future," will mark the 50th anniversary of the independence of Guinea-Conakry from colonial rule, as captured by Russian archival footage. For a complete program line up visit http://www.africanfilmny.org/aff_fest.html.
SCHOMBURG CENTER EXHIBIT: A SAINT IN THE CITY
From March 10, 2008 through May 31, 2008 in the Latimer/Edison Gallery the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY hosts the exhibit A Saint in the City--originally on view at Fowler Museum at UCLA--presents the visual culture of a dynamic religious movement known as the Mouride way that is inspired by a Senegalese Sufi pacifist, poet, and saint named Amadou Bamba (1853-1927). The Schomburg Center will feature selections from the original exhibition. A Saint in the City: Sufi Arts of Urban Senegal was organized and produced by the Fowler Museum at UCLA, and curated by Dr. Mary Nooter Roberts and Dr. Allen F. Roberts in collaboration with Senegalese National Endowment for the Humanities, promoting excellence in the humanities. Additional support was provided by the UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center. In addition please, join us on Sunday, May 18, 2008, from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM for a day of film screenings dedicated to Senegalese filmmakers, featuring Almodou by Amadou Thior (2002); Colobane Express by Khady Sylla (1999); Faat Kine by Sembene Ousmane (2000); and Ndeysaan by Mansour Sora Wade (2001). The exhibition closes on May 31, 2008. Free admission.
THE NEWARK MUSEUM: GLASS BEADS OF GHANA (JANUARY 30, 2008 - JUNE 15, 2009)
Southern Ghana is home to sub-Saharan Africa's most dynamic and enduring glass bead-making tradition. "Glass Beads of Ghana" is the first museum exhibition to look closely at this distinctive yet often over-looked art form that attests to the creativity and ingenuity of Africa's artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on the contemporary creation and use of glass beads in southern Ghana, with an emphasis on recent innovations. The exhibition also includes a recreation of a Ghanaian market stall, complete with touchable examples of these colorful beads. The majority of works in the exhibition are from The Newark Museum's own extensive collection, one of the few such collections in the world. Associated with the exhibit are Thursday Evening Lectures at The Newark Museum and include: February 28, 2008: "Memory, Material Culture and the African Diaspora" by Abena Busia, Ph.D. Associate Professor of English and Co-Director of Women Writing Africa Project, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; and March 20, 2008: "The Power of Touch: Women's Waist Beads of Ghana" by Suzanne Gott, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Aboriginal and Visual Arts, Brandon University, Manitoba, Canada. All lectures take place in the Museum's auditorium from 7-8 p.m. and are preceded by a reception beginning at 6:30. The lectures are free and open to the public; however, pre-registration is required. Please call 973-596-6613. Visit www.newarkmuseum.org for directions and additional information.
AFRICAN ASCENT: CLIMBING TOWARDS POSSIBILITY IN THE HORN OF AFRICA
On Thursday April 17, 2008 the World Affairs Council Young Professionals International
Network in partnership with the Pacific Science Center's young professional group,
"Science with a Twist," will host Majka Burhardt, author of "Vertical Ethiopia," the story
of how four women traveled to northern Ethiopia to climb virgin sandstone towers in the
Horn of Africa. Please pre-register by calling the Pacific Science Center at (206)
443-3611. The event will be held at the Pacific Science Center - Eames Theater, 200 Second
Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109.
1ST INTERNATIONALCONFERENCE ON AFRICAN CULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT, KUMASI GHANA, APRIL
This conference is designed to draw attention to the missing link in the futile attempts to develop the African continent - culture. This is clearly illustrated in the 1995 report of the World Commission on Culture and Development: "Development divorced from its human or cultural context is growth without a soul. Economic development in its full flowering is a part of a people's culture". The purpose of this conference is to provide a platform for the generation, interaction and refinement of ideas. As an advocacy body, the ICACD Secretariat aims to push for the conclusions drawn at ICACD 2008 and subsequent programmes into the framework of policy-making on the African continent. For more information, see http://www.icacd.ccoghana.org/
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
THE AMERICAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING, APRIL 24-27, 2008 IN
LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA. SEMINAR: NOMADISM, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND THE REFUGEE NARRATIVE
An invitation for paper proposals for a seminar of 8-12 presenters at the ACLA, the plan being to turn the the proceedings of the conference into a publication. Refugee narratives embrace a range of storytellingfrom those which recount the lives of internally displaced populations and people fleeing the nation to those that relate the predicament of people rendered stateless when territories are transferred as regimes collapse. As the trope of flight defines these narratives of displacement, migrancy, and temporary shelters, the paradigm of the nation-state along with its attendant category of citizenship come to a crisis, and the human rights claims of the homeless are foregrounded. For questions about the panel, please contact the seminar organizer: Basuli Deb (Basuli.Deb_at_quinnipiac.edu). For submitting paper proposals and for more information on the conference, please visit the official conference website at http://www.acla.org/acla2008/.
ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA ANNUAL CONFERENCE, APRIL
24-26, 2008, WASHINGTON, DC
The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa Annual Conference--a new, inter-disciplinary academic association that promotes the highest standards of research and teaching in the fields of Middle Eastern studies, African studies and their related disciplines--invites scholars to attend our annual conference set for April 24-26, 2008 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. The conference is entitled: "The Evolution of Islamic Politics, Philosophy, and Culture in the Middle East and Africa: From Traditional Limits to Modern Extremes." It will feature a variety of panels that deal with this subject and a keynote speech from ASMEA's Chairman, Professor Bernard Lewis of Princeton University. Professor Lewis will speak to conference attendees about the future of the Middle East. To register or obtain more information on ASMEA's conference, please visit: www.asmeascholars.org.
CONFERENCE ON RELIGION & RELIGIOUS IDENTITIES IN AFRICA AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA.
KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN, MAY 22-25, 2008. DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2008.
Religious beliefs and identities have among other things shaped the nature of human experience in Africa and the African Diaspora. It is also a known fact that religious beliefs and identities have influenced human behavior in both religious and non-religious ways in different societies. These influences have included positive and negative consequences in the ordering of society in Africa and the African Diaspora. Conference participants are encouraged to submit abstracts (300 words at most) on any aspect of the broad themes identified above. The deadline for submitting paper proposals is April 15, 2008. All abstracts should include title, the author's name, institutional affiliation, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Please submit all abstracts by e-mail to: Onaiwu W. Ogbomo, Western Michigan University, email@example.com. For more information, visit http://www.wmich.edu/blackamericanastudies/conferences.htm.
GLOBAL HEALTH COUNCIL CONFERENCE
On Tuesday, May 27-31, 2008 from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC, the Global Health Council will host its 35th Annual International Conference. To register online go to: http://www.globalhealth.org/forms/conf2008/registration/. For information on featured speakers and sessions please visist: http://www.globalhealth.org/conference/.
WRITING AFRICAN HISTORIES, UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD, JUNE 9, 2008.
Following successful events in 2006 and 2007, postgraduate students in `Imperial and International' history at the University of Sheffield are holding their annual conference on the theme of `Writing African Histories'. Professor Frederick Cooper (New York University) will give the keynote address. Visit the website at http://www.imperialhistory.group.shef.ac.uk
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON `POLITICAL ECONOMIES OF DISPLACEMENT IN POST-2000
ZIMBABWE'. WITS UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, JOHANNESBURG, 9-11 JUNE 2008.
This conference, to be held at Wits Campus in Johannesburg from 9-11 June 2008, emerges from an ongoing collaborative research project initiated in late 2006 by the Nordic Africa Institute entitled Political Economies of Displacement in Post-2000 Zimbabwe. The project links researchers located within and outside Zimbabwe who share an active interest in mapping the complex dynamics of change related to the crises, uncertainties and multiple displacements of contemporary Zimbabwe and their effects on neighbouring states and diasporas further afield. The Conference seeks especially (but not only) empirically grounded contributions from researchers from different disciplines, whose work on post-2000 Zimbabwe (yet with linkages to other times and places), helps to address some of these issues. For further queries, please contact: Amanda Hammar (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tania Berger (email@example.com) at the Nordic Africa Institute, and Loren Landau (Loren.Landau@wits.ac.za) at the Forced Migration Studies Programme at Wits University.
CARE INTERNATIONAL NATIONAL ADVOCACY CONFERENCE, WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 18-19,
On June 18th and 19th, CARE International will be holding its annual National Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC. This conference is an incredible chance to meet people from all over the country working against poverty, to hear both political leaders and experts on the ground speak on their experiences helping the world's poorest people, and--most importantly-- to talk to your own elected officials about how important issues surrounding poverty are to you. For more details about the conference, visit: https://my.care.org/care/events/2008conference/details.tcl
EMERGING PERSPECTIVES ON CHILDREN IN MIGRATORY CIRCUMSTANCES, DREXEL UNIVERSITY, JUNE
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.
AEGIS CORTONA SUMMER SCHOOL IN AFRICAN STUDIES: BORDERS AND BORDER-CROSSINGS IN
AFRICA, CORTONA, TUSCANY, 16-22 JUNE 2008.
This is to announce that a summer school designed for advanced Ph.D. students in African Studies (social sciences and humanities) aiming to take part in the Third AEGIS European Conference of African Studies (ECAS 3, Leipzig, July 2009) will be held in Italy. The 2008 summer school will focus on Borders and Border-Crossings in Africa. It will be sponsored by AEGIS-Naples in collaboration with the AEGIS Centres of Bayreuth, Edinburgh, and Leiden. The aim of the summer school is: a) to bring together advanced Ph.D. students and teaching staff from AEGIS Centres in order to exchange field and research experience; b) to improve the students' ability to prepare and present their research in an international context; c) to promote graduate training within AEGIS and stimulate African-European inter-university cooperation. Both students and senior researchers are expected to present papers on their current research. The emphasis will be on field methodology and comparative research results, both in writing and the oral presentation. Applicants will be selected on the basis of their research outline and their ability to engage with wider issues in African Studies today. Priority will be given to students and researchers with recent field experience and fresh research results. Application by research students coming from African Universities is encouraged; subsidies for the participation of a limited number of successful applicants are being sought for. For more information, see www.aegis-eu.org
THE LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES IN SUB-SAHARA AFRICA 2008 CONFERENCE, ACCRA,
GHANA JULY 7-9, 2008.
For more information, please see http://www.crossculturalcentre.homestead.com/LMSSSA2008.html
AFRICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF THE UK BIENNIAL CONFERENCE, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL
LANCASHIRE, PRESTON, 11-13 SEPTEMBER 2008.
The conference aims to bring together Africanists from all over the world and from various disciplines to discuss the past and current developments in Africa and African Studies. For more information, visit the ASAUK websites: www.asauk.net.
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
WATER IN AFRICA: HYDRO-PESSIMISM OR HYDRO-OPTIMISM?, CENTRE OF AFRICAN STUDIES -
PORTO, PORTUGAL, OCTOBER 2-3, 2008
How are water resources being managed in Africa? What are the main challenges concerning access, distribution and allocation of freshwater resources in the continent? What are the driving forces that shape current and future demand for water? What are the solutions being developed by communities, policy-makers, private sector and environmental activists? What are water scientists and international donor organisations contributing? Pessimists highlight water scarcity and insecurity, water inequity and the conflict potential at local and regional levels. They forecast a gloomy future for Africa. Can they be wrong? Optimists emphasise the potential of improved water management practices, water policy reforms and socially, economically and environmentally sustainable policies. They argue that local adaptive capacities can be enhanced and regional hydropolitical cooperation can be established. Water optimists believe in windows of opportunity to improve water resources management and that Africa's water crises can be addressed. Can they be right? The Centre of African Studies invites researchers and practitioners to contribute with water management experiences and case-studies from the diverse regions of Africa, and to participate in a wide debate on hydro-pessimism and hydro-optimism in the African context. All abstracts must be submitted via email to email@example.com. For additional information contact: Centro de Estudos Africanos, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto, Via Panorâmica s/n 4150-564 Porto Portugal, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: http://www.africanos.eu. Tel./Fax: +351 22 607 71 41.
AFRICAN ATHENA: BLACK ATHENA 20 YEARS ON
, UNIVERSITY OF WARICK, COVENTRY, UK,
NOVEMBER 6-8, 2008.
African Athena was Bernal's original title for Black Athena, his "infamous" work that
has confronted the modern academy with some of the most challenging questions it has faced
over the last twenty years. This interdisciplinary conference seeks neither to demonize
nor to lionize Bernal's book, but to open dialogue on the issues it has posed: can a myth
of Afrocentrism ever be a useful narrative in contemporary culture? This is a call for
papers from scholars of African Studies, Black British Studies, African American Studies,
of South Asia, of the Middle East, of classicists, philologists, anthropologists,
sociologists, and any intellectual beyond these borders.
GENDERING IMPERIALISM, UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, NOVEMBER 8, 2008. DEADLINE:
MAY 30, 2008.
Territories of empire: Papers invited on topics relevant to the impact of empire on the construction of gender identities in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, African colonial territories, Pakistan, India and other South Asian colonial territories, etc. The impact of empire at home: Papers invited on topics such as the anti-slavery movement; foreign mission organisations and their supporters; emigration societies; popular militarism; fictional representations of empire; the creation of heroines and heroes of empire. Please send an abstract of around 200 words by Friday 30th May, 2008, by email to Caroline Lewis at email@example.com or in hard copy form to Esther Breitenbach, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, William Robertson Building, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JY.
MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION CONVENTION, 27-30 DECEMBER 2008 SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA,
"NARRATING CONFLICT IN POST-INDEPENDENCE AFRICAN LITERATURE."
The sectarian conflicts and civil wars which recur across the African continent are a
common, though under-explored concern of post-independence African literature. Authors
experiment with form, language, content, and other rhetorical strategies in order to
adequately represent the complex and multivalent nature of these conflicts. Their efforts
consequently broaden our understanding of armed struggle in Africa and the texts they
engender. We invite proposals for a panel organized in conjunction with the Society for
the Study of Narrative Literature which concern the narration of conflict in
post-independence African literature, particularly comparative analyses and those focusing
on texts which have not yet received notable critical attention.
"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. All the correspondence should be sent for the Conference Secretaries, Dr. Oleg I. Kavykin and Ms. Anastasia A. Banschikova, preferably by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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.
CALLS FOR PUBLICATION
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR ART EXHIBIT: THE BLACK AESTHETIC. DEADLINE: APRIL 30,
A call for submissions for "The Black Aesthetic" a juried and curated exhibition at Akégo and Sahara galleries in Endicott, NY. We are looking for sculptures, paintings, multimedia installation, and photography works that fit the theme of our planned exhibition. There is no submission fee. You should submit 24 slides or cd of images, artist statement and your biography. The deadline for submission is April 30, 2008. For more information, see http://www.africaresource.com/house/.
MINORITIES AND THE STATE IN AFRICA: HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES
We are looking for additional contributors to an edited volume on Minorities and the State in Africa: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives to be published by Routledge. Most states in African, as in other parts of the world, have one or more minority groups. Here, we conceptualize minorities broadly to include persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious, and linguistic minorities. The issue of land, economic and cultural globalization and the increasing tendency toward homogeneity amongst the dominant populations are emblematic of the treatment of minorities in many states. The tendency for the dominant population to marginalize minorities within their national boundaries has frequently led to conflict and destabilization. Often minority groups and indigenous people face discrimination and human rights abuses with little effective protection from the law. The volume aims to explore the various facets of the relationship between States and Minorities across Africa. We are particularly looking for papers that will cover southern Africa as well as religious minorities. We welcome contributions from political scientists, sociologists, historians and all scholars of African studies broadly defined. All the contributions will be peer-reviewed, as well as the final manuscript. To contribute to the collection, send an abstract of no more than 600 words by 25 April 2008 to Dr Michael U. Mbanaso mmbanaso@Howard.edu.
TRAUMA, RESISTANCE, RECONSTRUCTION IN POST-1994 SOUTH AFRICAN WRITING. DEADLINE: MAY
The reconceptualization of South Africa as a democracy in 1994 has influenced the
production and reception of texts in this country. The literature emerging after 1994
provides a vision for reconciling the ravages of apartheid and consequently shifting
social relations from a traumatized past to a reconstructed future. The purpose of this
is to explore, within the literary imagination and cultural production of a post-apartheid
nation and its people, how the trauma and violence of the past are reconciled through
textual strategies. What role does memory play for the remembering subject? Is that memory
"heteropathic" or "idiopathic," and what does that meanparticularly within the South
African context? The essays in this anthology will examine texts from the post-1994 South
Africa dealing with trauma, resistance, and reconciliation. For example, how is the
tension in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (which was set up in South Africa after
apartheid) with its elevation of forgiveness over justice depicted in recent writings? How
did the airing of the moments and sometimes periods of violence during the TRC hearing
help or not help to heal the people be they the oppressor or the oppressed? We will
welcome essays that analyze the repertoire of texts fiction, biographies, films,
documentaries, poetry, short stories, and so forth that are engaged with rewriting
and re-examining the trauma and violence of colonial/apartheid policies and actions, the
TRC hearings in the post- apartheid era, the construction of dominant historiographies,
personal narratives, collective and individual memory of the past, and the public and
collective mourning (or the lack of it) that went on (or did not) in post-1994 South
Africa. How different or similar are the responses to these historical moments from
various communities within the new multicultural and multiethnic milieu? Abstracts limited
to 300 words and a brief bio-detail should be sent to the editors, Jaspal K. Singh at
jsingh_at_nmu.edu and Rajendra Chetty at Chettyr_at_cput.ac.za.
WEST AFRICA REVIEW BOOK REVIEWERS
West Africa Review (www.westafricareview.com), an e-journal devoted to the promotion of research and scholarship of importance to the global African community, invites you to serve as a book reviewer for the journal. Frequently, we receive new books from publishers across the globe and are seeking experts in the fields of African philosophy, economics, sociology, literature, arts, history, health, politics, psychology, and environmental studies who will review these works to our readers. If you would like to participate in this crucial service of knowledge dissemination, please send a short note indicating your field of interest and expertise to: Chiji Akoma, Book Reviews Editor: email@example.com. Please visit our site at www.westafricareview.com to browse the current and past editions of WAR.
MIGRANT SUB-SAHARAN LITERATURE. DEADLINE: 30 JUNE 2008
Subha Xavier (University of Miami, USA) and Papa Samba Diop (Université de Paris XII, France) invite submissions for an edited volume entitled Migrant sub-Saharan Literature that will be published by Dominique Guéniot Editions in France. Articles should be 15 to 20 pages in length and address issues in sub-Saharan migrant literature from one of the following perspectives among others: Has migration favored literary creativity? How and why? What are the moral or thematic implications of migration in literary production? What are the negative aspects of migration where personal fulfillment or social acceptance is concerned? How can we theorize migrant sub-Saharan literature? Which theoretical paradigms are most useful to better understand the role and function of this literature? For a complete list of perspectives, see http://cfp.english.upenn.edu/archive/Postcolonial/0559.html. Articles in English or in French may be sent to Subha Xavier (in English) xavier_at_miami.edu or Papa Samba Diop (in French) diop_at_univ-paris12.fr by June 30, 2008.
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
SPECIAL EDITION OF THE JOURNAL OF PAN-AFRICAN STUDIES. NEW DEADLINE: MAY 31,
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 email@example.com. 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
FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS
THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR AFRICANA STUDIES POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
The Center for Africana Studies at the Johns Hopkins University in conjunction with the
Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce a one year postdoctoral
fellowship in humanities and social science research focusing on the African Diaspora.
Scholars specializing on Africa, U.S.-based, African American topics, and the Black
experience in other parts of the globe are encouraged to apply. The field of
specialization is open, although priority will be given to applicants in History, English,
History of Art, Musicology, Classics, Anthropology, Philosophy, Economics, Comparative
Literature, History of Science and Technology, Near Eastern Studies, Political Science,
and Sociology. The fellowship is open to junior scholars who have received their Ph.D. no
earlier than June 30th, 2004. The one-year appointment in the Center for Africana Studies
begins on July 1, 2008 and carries a stipend of $46,000 plus medical benefits and up to
$1,500 for relocation expenses. Depending upon the successful applicant's field, efforts
will be made to pair the scholar with an appropriate senior faculty mentor affiliated with
the Center for Africana Studies. The fellow will pursue his/her own research, teach one
undergraduate course in either the Fall or Spring semester in their area of specialty,
give a public presentation, coordinate the Africana Studies Critical Thought Collective
Reading Group, and submit a report on their activities at the end of the year to the
Center's director. Completed applications must include a cover letter, CV, a sample of
scholarly writing, a project proposal, and three (3) letters of reference, including one
from the dissertation advisor. Project proposals should clearly discuss the applicant's
plans for the fellowship year, as well as his/her research. The proposal should not exceed
five (5) double-spaced pages. Send to Dr. Ben Vinson III, African Diaspora Postdoctoral
Fellowship in Africana Studies, Center for Africana Studies, Johns Hopkins University,
3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21218. All materials must be received by
April 21st. No e-mail applications will be accepted. Women and minorities are urged to
LEVENTIS NIGERIAN POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN LONDON
The Centre of African Studies of the University of London invites applications from Nigerian academics to take part in a scheme of collaborative research funded by the Leventis Foundation. Sabbatical at the Centre of African Studies, University of London: Applicants are invited to apply to spend three months as visitors of the Centre of African Studies in order to pursue their research in libraries and archives and to participate in the intellectual life of the Centre. The scheme might be particularly appropriate for scholars working up a PhD thesis into publishable form. The Leventis Research Co-operation Programme is devised to assist younger scholars develop their research interests in collaboration with their counterparts in London. Applicants will be expected to submit a complete curriculum vitae and a statement of their current research interests (of not more than 1,000 words) specifying the aims to be achieved during the research period in London. Applications are considered by a Steering Committee in London. Letters will be sent to the applicants informing them of the Committee's decision soon after the deadline of 31 May 2008. Applications by letter or email should be addressed to: The Chair, Centre of African Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
FULBRIGHT GRANTS TO NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST, 2008-2009
Applications will be accepted from well-qualified students in most fields of study, including Arabic language study in selected countries. Candidates must be U.S. citizens who will hold a bachelor's degree or the equivalent by the beginning date of the grant, but who do not hold the Ph.D. at the time of application. Critical Language Enhancement Awards: Pre-grants of three to six months will be available to pursue additional in-country language training in conjunction with a Fulbright proposal. Pre- and post-grant testing in the language, as well as a clearly defined commitment to continuing language training after the initial training period are a requisite for consideration. The campus deadline date for applications is the third week of September. University of Pennsylvania enrolled student should see FULBRIGHT PROGRAM ADVISER, Cheryl Shipman, email: email@example.com, Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, The ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk (2nd floor), firstname.lastname@example.org, 215-746-6488, www.upenn.edu/curf.
FULBRIGHT GRANTS AVAILABLE TO AFRICA, 2009-2010
Approximately 55 grants will be available for graduating seniors, graduate students and young professionals to study or do research in the following countries: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Grants provide maintenance for one academic year, round-trip international travel, health and accident insurance, and a research allowance. Students proposing dissertation research may apply to countries other than those listed above, except for Burundi, Central African Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Somalia and the Sudan, but should first check with IIE to determine country availability prior to filing an application. Applications must hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent by the beginning date of the grant, must be U.S. citizens at the time of application, and where applicable, have language proficiency sufficient to carry out the proposed project; candidates must be in good health. The campus deadline date for applications is the third week of September. University of Pennsylvania enrolled student should see FULBRIGHT PROGRAM ADVISER, Cheryl Shipman, email: email@example.com, Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, The ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk (2nd floor), firstname.lastname@example.org, 215-746-6488, www.upenn.edu/curf.
IIE ANNOUNCES: DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIPS IN POPULATION, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, AND
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is now accepting applications for the Dissertation Fellowship in Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development. The two-year fellowships of up to $20,000 per year will be awarded by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and IIE. The fellowships are open to students currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs in the U.S., Canada and sub-Saharan Africa. Students in economics, economic demography, geography, and epidemiology are especially encouraged to apply. The objective of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation/IIE Dissertation Fellowship is to produce sound evidence on the role of population and reproductive health in economic development that could be incorporated into national and international economic planning and decision making. For more information, please see the following links: Africa Call for applications: Deadline: April 30, 2008: www.iie.org/hewlettfoundationafrica. For more information, contact: Ms. Dinika Mirpuri, Institute of International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, Phone: (212) 984-5388, Fax: (212) 984-5458, Email: email@example.com.
BROWNE CENTER RESEARCH GRANTS
The Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics invites applications from
Penn standing faculty and graduate students for research grants for the fiscal year
2008-09. The Center is interested in supporting scholarly projects that are related to all
areas of international relations, but we are particularly interested in research bearing
on international security and the international political economy. Faculty may receive up
to $5,000 and students may receive up to $1,500 to cover research expenses. Grants can be
used to support travel and field research, to purchase supplies, and to hire research
assistants. No faculty member or student can receive more than one grant per academic
year. We invite all faculty and graduate students at Penn whose research interests fit
within the broad mission of the Browne Center to submit applications. Applications should
be no longer than five pages and include the following: 1. a description of the research
project; 2. a budget explaining the expenses the grant is to cover and a statement of all
current and pending support for the research project; 3. the principal investigator's
curriculum vitae. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, starting
immediately, and should be submitted to the Christopher H. Browne Center for International
Politics, 222 Stiteler Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6215.
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NEW JERSEY AND THE NATIONAL MUSEUMS OF KENYA, NAIROBI SUMMER FIELD
Rutgers University, New Jersey and the National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi continues to collaborate in training and research programs. Summer field programs for 2008 are scheduled as follows: 1. The Koobi Fora Field School in Paleoanthropology is a paleoanthropological hands-on field program beginning June 17th to July 27th, 2008 and will take place firstly at Sosian Ranch in Laikipia for one week and secondly at the famous World Heritage site of Koobi Fora, East Lake Turkana Basin for four weeks. For further information please visit the Koobi Fora field school website (koobifora.rutgers.edu); 2. Swahili Studies and Coastal Peoples of Kenya Field School will begin August 1st till August 27th, 2008. The Field school will include a study of the cultures and history of the Swahili people as well as peoples of coastal Kenya. For further information please visit our website (Swahili.rutgers.edu); 3. Primatology, Wildlife ecology and Conservation in East Africa will run concurrently with the Swahili Field School and will take place in three different localities including Tana River-Coast, Mt. Kenya and Kakamega Forest, Western Kenya. For further information on any of these three field programs please contact: a. Rutgers Study Abroad (studyabroad.rutgers.edu, 732-932-7787); b. Co-Director (Professor Jack Harris- firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, 732-932-8083); c. Co-Director (Dr. Purity Kiura- firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com); d. Co-Director (Dr. Mzalendo Kibunjia- firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com); e. Co-Director (Dillon Mahoneyfirstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the Programs Co-Directors are following the current political situation in Kenya very closely and at the moment there is no indication as to cancellation of the programs. Kenya is a very fluid nation and normalcy is expected in the next month or so. However, should there be any changes to the above programs; we shall communicate in a timely manner.
2008 AFRICANIST DOCTORAL CANDIDATE SUMMER FELLOWSHIP. AT THE WOODROW WILSON CENTER.
DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2008.
Launched in 2003 with the generous support of the Foundation Open Society Institute (FOSI), this fellowship offers qualified advanced graduate students the opportunity to spend three summer months at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC. During their time in Washington, recipients receive access to a wide array of research resources, including the Center's reference library, and benefit from the Center's relationship with the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution. Recipients are encouraged to interact with Washington policymakers and with Wilson Center scholars and staff during their residency. In order to bring new research to a broader audience, fellows are asked to present an informal discussion of their work at the conclusion of their residency at the Center. All application materials should be addressed "attn: Africanist Doctoral Fellowship Program," and submitted electronically to email@example.com. If electronic submission is not possible, material should be sent by mail to: Africanist Doctoral Fellowship Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20004. For more info, please see: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?topic_id=1417&fuseaction=topics.item&news_id=161811
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 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
- HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY
- VISITING INSTRUCTOR/ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, AFRICA/UNITED
The History Department at Hofstra University has an opening for a one year (2008-09) full time visiting instructor or assistant professor who specializes in African history with a subfield in United States history. The teaching load is three courses per semester and would include, in the fall semester, one section of History of Africa since 1800 and two sections of the United States survey, and in the spring semester, courses in the history Africa and the United States. If interested please forward a cover letter, a CV and sample syllabi, by email to Prof. Susan Yohn, Chair, History Department at Susan.Yohn@hofstra.edu by April 30, 2008.
YALE UNIVERSITY - POST DOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, COUNCIL ON MIDDLE EAST STUDIES &
COUNCIL ON AFRICAN STUDIES
The MacMillan Center at Yale University invites applications for a post-doctoral position at Yale University for AY20082009. The successful candidate may specialize in North Africa and/or comparative work focusing on Africa and the Middle East. Candidates must have completed the PhD by the time of appointment, have research/teaching experience in the social sciences related to contemporary issues, have in-depth knowledge of at least one ME and North Africa-related language and fluency in English. The post-doctoral associate will pursue his/her own research and teach one course related to his/her interests. Applicants should submit a cover letter, one-page description of research plans; a draft of a course syllabus; names and contact information of two references and a CV. Compensation includes an annual salary of $40,000, health coverage, office space, and access to a computer, the Yale library system and other facilities available to members of the Yale community. Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Contact Info: North Africa Studies Post Doctoral Associate Competition, c/o Kira Gallick, Council of Middle East Studies, The Mac Millan Center, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, P.O. Box 208206, New Haven, CT 06520. Website: http://www.yale.edu/macmillan/cmes/
SKIDMORE COLLEGE - VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, HISTORY OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD
The Department of History at Skidmore College invites applications for a one-year
(2008-09) visiting assistant professorship in the history of the Islamic World. All areas
of expertise will be considered, including the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast
Asia. Six course load. Ph.D. and teaching experience preferred, but qualified ABDs will be
considered. To learn more about this position and submit your materials for consideration
please visit our website at: jobs.skidmore.edu. Skidmore College is committed to being an
inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in
its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color,
national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, or sexual
TUFTS UNIVERSITY - PART-TIME AFRICAN HISTORY POSITION
The History Department at Tufts University is seeking to hire replacement faculty to teach two courses (one each semester) on African History for the academic year 2007 - 2008. Early to Contemporary Survey Courses preferred in principle, but other options will be considered. Email resume and 2 letters of reference to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position(s) are filled. Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Contact Info: Professor Jeanne Penvenne, Department of History, 10 East Hall, Upper Campus Road, Medford, MA 02155.
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY - VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, AFRICAN HISTORY
The Department of African American and African Studies at The Ohio State University seeks a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in African history to begin October 1, 2008. Responsibilities include teaching survey and upper division courses in African history. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience who will hold the Ph.D. by August 2008. Applicants are requested to send a letter of application, C.V., official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation, including letters from major advisor and someone who can speak about teaching skills. Review of applications will begin on May 23 and continue until the position is filled. The website is http://aaas.osu.edu/. OSU is an EEO/AA employer. Contact Info: Dr. Kenneth W. Goings, Professor and Chair Department of African American & African Studies, 486 University Hall, 230 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, Ohio 43210. Website: http://www.aaas.osu.edu.
BETHEL COLLEGE - ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
Bethel College, a small, liberal arts school in western Tennessee, seeks a full-time, tenure-track position in History to begin Fall 2008 pending final budgetary approval. The successful candidate will have a specialization in African-American/African Studies and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate is expected to offer U.S. History surveys as well as upper-level courses in their specialty. The ability to teach one upper-level course in non-U.S. History is highly desirable. Additional duties will include academic advising and committee assignments. PhD. in hand required. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Bethel College is affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, but it encourages applicants from all backgrounds. Please send vitae, three letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts to Carol Pinson, Director of Human Resources; Bethel College, 325 Cherry Ave; McKenzie, TN 38201. Electronic submission of materials (encouraged) and questions may be sent to email@example.com. Bethel College is an equal opportunity employer.
AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY - ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, LATIN AMERICAN/AFRICAN HISTORY
Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Assistant Professor African and Latin American History. This is a full-time 9-month, tenure-track position to begin August 2008. Salary is competitive and commensurate with academic preparation and experience. Major Responsibilities: Selectee will teach World or American survey courses and upper-level electives in African history and Latin American history. Ability to teach online a plus. Specialists in African Diaspora in Latin America and Caribbean encouraged. Required Qualifications: PhD and evidence of excellence in teaching and scholarship required. Application Procedure: Please submit letter of application; curriculum vitae (including your e-mail address); the names, addresses (including email addresses) and telephone numbers of three references to: Office of Human Resources, Austin Peay State University, Attn: HR Faculty Applications - African/Latin American History, P.O. Box 4698, Clarksville, TN 37044, E-mail: FacultyApplications@apsu.edu. Unofficial Transcripts and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Dewey A. Browder, Austin Peay State University, Department of History & Philosophy, P.O. Box 4486, Clarksville, TN 37044. Review of applications will begin the 3rd week of March 2008 and continue until position is filled. Minorities, women and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply. Austin Peay State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
THIEL COLLEGE - ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Thiel College invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in the Department of History to teach Early Modern, Modern European History. Candidates with secondary fields in Women's, Ancient, or African history will be given preferential consideration. The successful candidate will also teach in the History of Western Humanities program. Qualifications include a Ph.D. (ABD considered) and evidence of excellent potential as a teacher and a scholar. Please send an application letter, C.V., transcripts, statement on teaching, and three letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Susan Swartzbeck, Director of Human Resources, Thiel College, 75 College Avenue, Greenville, PA 16125. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Thiel College is committed to enhancing diversity among its staff. Qualified minorities are encouraged to apply. EOE
GENDER AND MEDIA SOUTHERN AFRICA (GEMSA) PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR
The Gender and Media Southern Africa (GEMSA) Network is a Southern African NGO based in Johannesburg that has chapters in 13 southern African countries. The GEMSA secretariat seeks the services of an experienced, highly motivated and committed individual to fill the position below. The successful candidate will come from Southern Africa. Applications must be in by 16h30 on the 16 April 2008. Late applications will not be considered. The post, which is for an initial period of one year, is based in Johannesburg. Interested candidates should submit their CV's and letter of motivation to email@example.com by close of business on Friday, 16 April 2008 or fax to (27) 11 622 4732. For further information please contact Kubi Rama on +27 82 3788 239. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
- SEAMAAC, INC.
- West African Outreach Worker
The West African Outreach Worker seeks to serve immigrant/refugee clients in a culturally and linguistically appropriate, polite, and professional manner. The main objective of this position is to provide holistic case management services to increase immigrant/refugee community awareness of, access to, and participation in, a variety of different publicly and privately funded services to enhance an individual's ability to gain and maintain their independence in their new homeland. JOB SCHEDULE: Full-time: (9:00am 5:00pm Monday through Friday). QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Bachelor's Degree or higher in health or social service discipline; Experience: At least two years experience working with ethnic and racial minority communities and/or urban communities; Language Abilities: a West African Language or dialect and French, ability to provide written translation preferred. Please submit resume and a cover letter to: Ms. Por Soua Vue, SEAMAAC, Inc., 4601 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139; P: (215) 476-9640 ex. 22, F: (215) 471-8029; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.seamaac.org (Website).
SAVE THE CHILDREN MANAGE REGIONAL PROGRAM, SOUTH SUDAN
Save the Children, the leading independent organization creating real and lasting change for children in need in the U.S. and around the world seeks, Regional Program Manager. S/he will be responsible for the overall management of SC/US programs and offices in Upper Nile and Jonglei States in South Sudan. The RPM is directly responsible for the achievements of contractual obligations and program objectives. This will include a wide scope to responsibilities from monitoring of budgets and expenditures, ensuring proper maintenance and use of project equipment and vehicles, project activity implementation, monitoring and evaluation and donor liaising and reporting. The RPM will support improved coordination with partner organizations and will assist the Nairobi-based Country Director in expanding the SC/US program activities and presence in Upper Nile and Jonglei through new program development. TO APPLY: Please visit: http://hostedjobs.openhire.com/epostings/jobs/submit.cfm?company_id=15604&version=1, tracking code: 3632.
SOUTH AFRICA REFLECT NETWORK ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COORDINATOR
The South Africa REFLECT Network is an independent, non-for-profit, development network
that supports and promotes organisations and agencies throughout South Africa to implement
the REFLECT and STAR approach to adult education and social change. This is a 1 year
contract, renewable subject to funding received for this project.
You will be working with our diverse core team in our national head office in Johannesburg. If you are interested please email your CV, including your contact details and 3 readily contactable referees, as well as a letter of motivation to email@example.com. Closing date for applications: 18th April 2008. Interviews will take place on the 22nd and 23rd April 2008.
IPAS COUNTRY DIRECTOR
We are seeking to speak to candidates with substantial experience in reproductive health management with a proven track record in program planning, management and budgeting. It is essential that candidates also have fundraising and high level communications skills to allow them to interact with a range of partners and people from the highest level policymaker to the community member. The Country Director is the chief representative of Ipas in South Africa. He/she is legally and fiscally responsible for the management of the Ipas office and program in South Africa. Interested candidates should send a covering letter and an up-to-date CV to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference MP2172. Michael Page International is a world leading recruitment consultancy.
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH, M.SC. AND PH.D. DEGREES IN AFRICAN
The Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh, (www.cas.ed.ac.uk) encourages applicants for the M.Sc. and Ph.D.degrees in African Studies. The Centre is world renowned for the study of Africa, and involves staff from several parts of the University in postgraduate supervision, in its weekly seminar and in conferences and workshops. Although a relatively small centre, we have a world-class academic staff from many disciplines, and expertise in a large number of topics and regions of Africa, supported by library and digital resources. The Centre is involved in a number of research networks and projects. Academic staff also play key roles on a number of well-known journals including Africa, African Affairs and the Journal of Southern African Studies. Our students come from academic and professional backgrounds in many parts of the world, including especially Africa, Europe and North America. The interdisciplinary taught M.Sc. degree is one year, including a dissertation in an area of the student's choice. The Centre also seeks high-calibre students for the Ph.D. and M.Sc. by Research (a one-year preparation for the Ph.D.) in a number of fields. We would look favourably upon applicants in areas where we have special interests. Our main areas of expertise include, for example, social development and NGOs in South Africa; social aspects of medicine and illness in Tanzania; technology development in Kenya, 'indigenous' rights in Botswana and refugee rights in Uganda, nationalism and the state in Zimbabwe and Eritrea, and the borderland history of Ghana and Togo. Potential M.Sc. students should contact the M.Sc. Co-ordinator, Dr. Andrew Lawrence (Andrew.Lawrence@ed.ac.uk). We encourage potential Ph.D. applicants to submit preliminary research proposals (2 to 3 pages) to the Acting Director, Professor Alan Barnard (A.Barnard@ed.ac.uk), for advice. Or you may contact any other potential supervisor whose work is closely related to your interests. Please state in the 'subject' field: 'CAS PhD enquiry'. Formal applications should be sent by post to the Graduate School of Social and Political Studies, University of Edinburgh, Adam Ferguson Bluilding, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LL. These may be sent at any time, but preferably before April, if applying for a September start. A number of scholarships are available at Edinburgh, including the University's Southern African Scholarship, College and School Scholarships, Economic and Social Research Council scholarships, Chevening Scholarships, Commonwealth Scholarships and Dorothy Hodgkin Awards. Students from Commonwealth countries are encouraged also to apply for Commonwealth Scholarships from within their home country. Information on Edinburgh scholarships can be found at www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk. More information about the Centre, its students, staff and research interests can be found at www.cas.ed.ac.uk.
PAMBAZUKA NEWS 360: INDIA TAKES ON CHINA IN AFRICA
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. 201
The PDF version is available at http://www.ocpanet.org/activities/newsletter/2008/OCPA_News_No201_20080326.pdf
African Renaissance, a multidisciplinary journal of African politics and society, will
be four years this June. The journal has been published continuously, without missing a
deadline, since its inception in June 2004, making it one of the longest-surviving,
independently published social science journals on Africa. The journal is not affiliated
to any institution and does not run on any donor's funds. Starting from this year, we will
be inviting a number of Guest Editors for the journal: for Vol. 4, No 1, Gerrie Swart, a
lecturer in political science at the University of South Africa is the Guest editor; Dr
Marcel Kitissou, a Visiting Fellow with the Institute for African Development at Cornel
University, USA, will be the Guest editor for Volume 4 No 2. Guest editors for the two
remaining editions of the journal will be announced later.
AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION SERVICES
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ASC AFRICAN STUDIES COLLECTION JUST PUBLISHED
Janneke van Gog: Coming back from the bush. Gender, youth and reintegration in
northern Sierra Leone, African Studies Collection no. 9, 2008, 10 euros. This study
explores the post-war reintegration strategies of young women who had forcibly become
affiliated with one of the fighting factions, during the ten years of civil war in Sierra
Arnold Pannenborg: How to win a football match in Cameroon. An anthropological study
of Africa's most popular sport. African Studies Collection no. 8, 2008, 15 euros. It might
seem that a well-organized club with professional executives, a team of talented players
and an experienced coach would be sufficient to win a match. However, a successful team
also requires several other factors.
Julie Ndaya: 'Prendre le bic'. Le Combat Spirituel congolais et les tranformations sociales. African Studies Collection no. 7, 2007, 15 euros. Ce livre aborde la manière dont les femmes congolaises, aussi bien au Congo qu'en Europe, tentent de reconstruire leur identité en contournant les différents obstacles culturels. Cette reconstruction a lieu dans le cadre du mouvement religieux Le Combat spirituel. 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
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. 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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date Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 2:34 PM
subject JUA Issue No. 14, Spring 2008
Page Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar, Ph.D.