AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER - UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
TEACHING WORKSHOP: FILMS IN AFRICA
The Penn African Studies Center Outreach Series will be having another K-12 Teacher Workshop on December 7th, entitled "Using Films in Teaching about Africa". The talk will be from 3:30 -6:30 PM, in Williams Hall Room 816.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: AFRICAN HISTORY WORKSHOP (Princeton University, Jan.
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA HUMANITIES FORUM (Philadelphia, February 22-23,
CALL FOR PAPERS: SETTLER COLONIALISM
Settler colonisers come to stay. They seek to replace native peoples on--or, at least, displace them from--their land. Characteristically, the outcome is a conflictual coexistence through which indigenous and invasive societies historically transform one another. In addition to the classic sites of European settler colonialism (Ireland, the Americas, Africa, Australasia), settler colonialism structures relationships as historically and culturally diverse as those between Israelis and Palestinians, Japanese and Ainu, Chinese and Tibetans, Indonesians and Papuans, 'Americans' and Hawaiians, Tswana and Khoi-san. We invite conceptual, comparative, transnational, or locally focused contributions to a wide-ranging interdisciplinary discussion of settler colonialism and indigenous alternatives, past and present. Thematically, papers might address issues such as: native resistance and survival; cultural adaptation and renaissance; invasions and frontiers; sovereignties (titles, treaties, terra nullius, etc.); middle grounds, interludes, spaces of mutuality; internal colonisation; assimilation; race and place (the Pale, reservations, urban zoning, segregation, etc.); settler colonialism and the question of genocide; reparation and reconciliation; diaspora/exile; indigenous people and multiculturalism; settler and indigenous literature; gender; social class; religion; political economy, economics, and colonization. Papers should be no longer than 20 minutes. Please send an abstract, of not more than 300 words, to: [email@example.com] before February 1st.
CALL FOR ARTICLES: AFRICA AND THE NEW RESOURCE SCRAMBLE
As Africa grapples with what many have termed the "new" scramble for natural resources on the continent, there is an urgent need to put this phenomenon in perspective vis--vis the continent's development. Are we seeing a "new" scramble, or perhaps a mutation, or even a deepening, of an old scramble? What drives the "new" scramble for petroleum, gold, diamond, timber, rivers, etc? What is the character of state and (transnational and local) corporate involvement in the "scramble"? What kinds of development and security challenges have emerged or are emerging, especially for local communities and ordinary people in whose immediate ecologies these "strategic" resources are exploited? Are there any emerging patterns of grassroots resistance to the "scramble"? How is the scramble shaping, and being shaped by, grassroots struggles and resistance? What is the "state" of scholarly discourse on grassroots dispossession and empowerment in Africa, with particular reference to natural resource exploitation? Development Southern Africa invites papers from scholars, researchers and policy analysts, for a special issue of the journal to be published during the first half of 2008 under the theme: "Africa and the 'new' Resource Scramble: Emerging Contestations and Insights". Papers must address any of the concerns raised above, or questions related thereto. Researchers who have done recent empirical work that can link primary data to broader theoretical and policy discourses and insights are particularly encouraged to send in submissions. Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2007. Please send your submissions to: [firstname.lastname@example.org]. For further enquiries, please contact: Dr. Wilson Akpan, Department of Sociology, University of Fort Hare, East London Campus, 50 Church Street, P.O. Box 7426, East London 5200, South Africa. Tel: +27 43 704 7172 (W); +27 82 462 3608 (M). Fax: +27 86 628 2209. E-mail: email@example.com. See also [http://www.zoominfo.com/WilsonAkpan].
CALL FOR PAPERS: CONFERENCE ON THE AFRICA ENVIRONMENT, UNIVERSITY OF
EDINBURGH, UK (March 28-29, 2007)
CALL FOR PAPERS: CONFERENCE ON FRENCH COLONIALISM IN AFRICA
The theme of the 33rd annual conference of the French Colonial Historical Society will be "Rivers and Colonies," but papers on all aspects of the French experience overseas will be considered. The Society encourages scholars from all disciplines to send proposals. Consult the web site for the individual responsible for proposals relating to Africa. The conference will be held in La Rochelle, France, June 6-10, 2007. See (http://www.frenchcolonial.org) for more details.
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
The Schlager Group is looking for writers to contribute to The Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Ancient World. Writing for the Ancient World set will take place under the direction of the editor in chief, Peter Bogucki, with the aid of a board of editorial advisers for separate regions of the world (R. Hunt Davis, Jr., Professor Emeritus of History and African Studies, University of Florida, is the adviser for Africa). The four-volume Ancient World set covers prehistory to the fall of Rome (476 CE), arranged A to Z by 69 headwords, from "adornment" through "writing" and including such topics as art, death and burial practices, education, natural disasters, science, and trade and exchange. Please contact Marcia Merryman Means (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have an interest in participating in this project. Be sure to include your rsum and a writing sample. For more information, visit the website at (http://www.schlagergroup.com).
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: AFRICAN REVIEW OF FOREIGN POLICY
The African Review of Foreign Policy is a journal published by United States International University. To submit manuscripts and for more information, contact [email@example.com].
FELLOWSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
FELLOWSHIP: NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION PROGRAM
The David Boren Scholarship competition to fund undergraduate study abroad is now underway, and supports applications from all disciplines with an African geographic focus. All recipients of NSEP awards incur an obligation to work for one year upon graduation for the federal government, normally in the Departments of Defence, Homeland Security, State, or the intelligence community. For more information, visit [http://www.iie.org.nsep].
FELLOWSHIP: THE MERSHON CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY STUDIES
The Mershon Center for International Security Studies at The Ohio State University invites applications for a one-year residential post-doctoral fellowship during the 2007-08 academic year. The center is especially interested in projects dealing with the following themes: the use of force and diplomacy; the ideas, identities and decisional processes that affect security; and the institutions that manage violent conflict. The Mershon Center provides a $33,000 stipend plus university benefits, an office, a computer, and $1,800 for travel and research expenses. Ph.D.s earned since June 30, 2001, are eligible. Please submit applications in both hard copy and electronic formats. Hard copies may be sent to Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program, 1501 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43201, Attn: Grants and Fellowships Coordinator. Electronic copies may be sent in Microsoft Word or Corel WordPerfect format to Grants and Fellowships Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applying is January 8, 2007. More information is available at www.mershoncenter.osu.edu.
FELLOWSHIP: COUNCIL OF AMERICAN OVERSEAS RESEARCH CENTRES
The program is open to U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. in fields in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences and wish to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance. Fellowships require scholars to conduct research in more than one country, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Deadline: Friday, January 12, 2007. For an application, visit [http://www.caorc.org/fellowships/multi/index.html].
RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP: THE JOHN CARTER BROWN LIBRARY , The library will
award approximately thirty Research Fellowships for the year June 1, 2007
to June 30, 2008. Sponsorship of research at the John Carter Brown Library
is reserved exclusively for scholars whose work is centered on the
colonial history of the Americas, North and South, including all aspects
of the European, African, and Native American involvement. Application
forms can be downloaded from ,
RESEARCH GRANTS: YOUNG SCIENTISTS FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
The International Foundation for Science (IFS) is an independent international research council that is based in Stockholm, Sweden. The mission of IFS is to strengthen the scientific research capacity of developing countries in science fields related to the sustainable management of biological and water resources. Research proposals submitted to IFS should be from biological, chemical, physical, sociocultural or economic science fields, and relevant for the conservation, production or renewable utilization of biological or water resources. IFS awards research grants with a maximum value of USD 12,000 for the purchase of equipment, expendable supplies, fieldwork activities, etc. Researchers are eligible to receive up to three research grants during their career. For more information, visit (http://www.pambazuka.org/index.php?id=29634).
COURSES & PROGRAMS
NALRC AFRICAN LANGUAGE PEDAGOGY PROGRAM (Summer 2007) As interest in African language learning and teaching increases, so does the need to prepare graduate students, teaching assistants who are planning to pursue African language teaching as a profession, and faculty members in the field who need retooling. The National African Language Resource Center Summer 2007 Institute has been designed to help meet this need. It will train fellows in a number of crucial areas central to the effective operation of an African Language Program. Participants will move from a theoretical overview to hands-on practice in teaching the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, and assessing them. The NALRC will cover the program fees (for example, registration fees, administration costs, instruction costs) for all selected applicants. Other expenses, such as transportation, food, lodging, and books will be the responsibility of each participant's African Studies Program. Graduate students in good standing in any African language, linguistics, cultural studies, literature, second language acquisition, or any related field at an accredited institution of higher education are eligible. African language instructors and scholars may also apply. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to remain at their institution for at least three years after the completion of the summer institute. National African Language Resource Center, 4231 Humanities Building, 455 N. Park Street, Madison, WI 53706, Tel: (608) 265-7905,
NALRC LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP (May 29-June
HUMAN RIGHTS DELEGATION FOR YOUNG LEADERS
Global Youth Connect, an international human rights organization, is currently recruiting young leaders (ages 18-25) to participate in human rights delegations in 2007, with sites in El Salvador, Cambodia, and Rwanda. Participants will visit local organizations, support fieldwork, and complete training workshops. Tuition varies, but is generally close to $1800 US dollars. Final deadline for applications is September 22, 2006. See the following website for more details: (www.globalyouthconnect.org/participate).
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS FOR ACADEMIC JOBS
JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF AFRICAN ART HISTORY
The University seeks to hire a Professor of African Art History, with a Ph.D. in African art history or African Studies with a concentration in art history. Secondary areas such as Islamic, African-American, or contemporary non-western, are invited. Preference is shown to candidates with two years prior university teaching experience and some publications. Salary will be commensurate with experience and education. Send a letter of application; CV; copies of transcripts; statement of teaching philosophy; sample of publications, three references with their phone numbers, physical and email addresses; and a self-addressed stamped mailer
to: Africanist Search Committee Chair, JMU School of Art and Art History,
Your candidacy is not active until this step is complete.
MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORY (AFRICA AND
SUNY CORTLAND: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORY (SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA)
The State University of New York, College at Cortland, seeks to hire a professor of Sub-Saharan African History, specialization open. Tenure-track assistant professorship beginning in fall 2007. In addition to upper-level courses in African history, the candidate must be able to teach a world history survey. Ph. D. required by date of appointment. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, but prearranged interviews at the AHA annual meeting will be held based on completed applications. To apply, submit an online employment application at http://jobs.cortland.edu. Attach a letter of application, CV, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references, whose letters of recommendation, along with evidence of teaching effectiveness (course-teacher evaluations), should be mailed to Professor Girish Bhat, History Department, SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY, 13045. E-mail: email@example.com.
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY: ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
(AFRICA AND WORLD)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON: HISTORIAN OF MEDICINE (NON-WESTERN)
The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London seeks two full-time historians of medicine to complement the work of current members of staff. Sub-field and rank open, but two strong preferences have been identified: 1) an historian of the eighteenth century, and 2) an historian working on medicine and health in an area other than Europe, China, or India, especially Islamic medicine since 1500, medicine in Eastern Europe and Russia, or medicine in North America from an international perspective. Minimum requirements are a PhD in hand, and a track-record of publication in the proposed field of research. Salary according to rank and accomplishment, in the range from about 35,000 to 55,000. Applications are due by 9 February 2007; they may be submitted electronically or by post. It is anticipated that interviews will be conducted during the last week in March. The successful candidates will be expected to take up their duties in September. Please send a letter outlining previous research and teaching and lines of future research, together with a CV and the details of three persons who can be contacted for letters of reference, to Harold J. Cook, The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 210 Euston Rd., London NW1 2BE, UK; or to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information, please see [http://www.ucl.ac.uk/histmed/news/index.html]; queries can also be directed to [email@example.com].
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL: PROFESSOR OF HISTORY (20th CENTURY WORLD) The Department of Historical Studies intends to appoint a historian of the twentieth century. Specialists in any aspect of twentieth century history and in any geographical region, with the exception of the British Isles, will be considered. In addition to the basic salary, this vacancy may attract a 'golden hello' payment of 9k over three years (or a pro-rata payment for an appointment of less than three years or a part-time appointment) for a candidate who is working towards an Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education recognised teaching award or equivalent and has not previously taught on a regular basis (at lecturer level) at a UK funded Higher Education Institution. Further details can be found at [www.bris.ac.uk/personnel/recruitment/goldenhellos.html]. For more information, contact "Recruitment Team", University of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TH. Telephone: +44 (0) 117 954 6947. Fax: +44 (0) 117 925 9473. Email: firstname.lastname@example.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 (email@example.com) or visit http://www.transcend.org/tpu
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL LANGUAGE RESOURCE CENTER (NCLRC): THE LANGUAGE
VOLUNTEER IN AFRICA
Volunteer in Africa is an organization dedicated to disseminating information on volunteer programs in Africa. They organize a wide range of volunteering, internship and cultural exchange in Ghana. For more information, visit http://www.volunteeringinafrica.org
AFRICAN COLOURS, ONLINE RESOURCE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
African Colours, online since July 2000, is a portal for Contemporary Art, as well as a dynamic force to link artists from different parts of the world so that they can share their ideas and culture and achieve a common goal. To make a contribution, you can send your news and editorials to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
HEALTH AND DISEASES IN AFRICA: A COMPREHENSIVE ON-LINE RESOURCE ON
HEALTH IN AFRICA
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
PAMBAZUKA: A WEEKLY ELECTRONIC FORUM FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE IN AFRICA
Also announcements for jobs in Africa are posted on this resource. For more information, visit http://www.pambazuka.org/
SMITHSONIAN GLOBAL SOUND, Smithsonian Global Sound offers digital downloads of music and sound from Africa and around the world. The site has a wealth of educational content and downloads are accompanied by extensive liner notes. Our goal is to encourage local musicians and traditions around the planet through international recognition, the payment of royalties, and support for regional archives. For more information, visit http://www.smithsonianglobalsound.org/
USAID HIV/AIDS E-NEWSLETTER
AFRICA: HUMAN RIGHTS DATABASE LAUNCHED
The Communication Initiative has introduced its revamped database of global media coverage on human rights issues. This feature is part of the Communication Initiative's Human Rights Window. It allows for a one-stop search related to media coverage for each individual article in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Articles from over 200 developing country newspapers and 10 leading global newspapers are featured in the database. For more information, visit http://www.comminit.com/human-rights/newssearch.html
JOURNAL OF PAN AFRICAN STUDIES ON-LINE EDITION LAUNCHED
The Journal of Pan African Studies will be published on-line four times a year (March, June, September and December) by Amen-Ra Theological Seminary Press in association with the California Institute of Pan African Studies. The journal seeks to sustain an interdisciplinary scholarly discussion on the full dynamics of the African world community experience. The journal is accepting articles for its first peer reviewed open access on-line edition in March 2006. The deadline for the March 2006 issue is February 11, 2006. For more information, contact Itibari M. Zulu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORY ON-LINE:
South African History Online (SAHO) is a non-partisan people's history project. It was established in 1999 as a not-for-profit organization, to promote research; to popularize South African history and to address the biased way in which the history and cultural heritage of Black South Africans has been represented in our educational and heritage institutions. Includes lesson plans and other classroom material.
H-AFRICA ONLINE DISCUSSION NETWORK:
An international scholarly online discussion list on African culture and the African past. H-Africa encourages discussions of research interests, teaching methods, and historiography. H-Africa is especially interested in the teaching of history to graduate and undergraduate students in diverse settings. In addition, H-Africa publishes course materials, announcements of conferences and fellowships, book reviews, and the H-Net jobguide. H-Africa is also non-partisan and will not publish calls for political action. Visit [http://www.h-net.org/~africa] for more information.
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