Originally posted on ilissafrica's Blog:
Quick overview about writing in African Studies Journals with main requirements, tips on writing and selecting the right journal. This guide puts together some information of two African Studies Journals Round Tables that had been organized at the Sixth European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 6) in Paris (8-10…

Originally posted on Let the Reader Understand:
A few months ago I was introduced to the University of of Oxford’s Ancient Lives papyri transcription project while TAing a class for Eric Smith. This morning I rediscovered it and have been having some fun transcribing ancient Greek fragments. The site is an attempt to harness the power of the people…

From the BBC Trending blog on July 6, 2015. Independent radio journalists in Burundi are using social media to circulate news during the country’s political crisis. SOS Médias BURUNDI  in Bujumbura is also making effective use of SoundCloud…”an app more often associated with indie bands, niche podcasts and DJ remixes.” State-run and pro-government media continues to operate, but independent journalists […]

Reblogging from discussion posted July 4, 2015 by Don Osborn on the H-Africa network: A feature article in Slate last May (note 1) used US census data in creating a map of the most commonly spoken African languages by state. Of the five languages and language cagegories that were shown on the map, two were obvious (Amharic and […]

Read Graham Stinnett‘s recent blog post on an assignment for Global Affairs/UNESCO and the University of Connecticut Libraries‘ Archives & Special Collections. His goal was to assess “the viability of reengaging the partnership with the ANC and UFH” and “to discuss the future of the digital archives project.” Is there a chance that the African National Congress archives […]

From a story in Yale News: A team of researchers and imaging specialists at Yale University is recovering faded and hidden (invisible to the eye) information from a 1491 map using multispectral imaging technology. Their work is yielding new discoveries about how the world was viewed over 500 years ago, and supports the view that African sources were important in […]

In an opinion piece for the Daily Maverick titled National Archives crisis: records of democratic South Africa could be lost – probably forever, Ismail Lagardien wrote on 15 June, 2015 that democratic South African archival records are in grave danger, despite model legislation in place to support their long-term preservation: One research project, by Mpho Ngoepe, cited in the […]

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