This newly available digital resource includes 40 hours of audio field recordings by the African American academic and linguist Lorenzo Dow Turner, the “Father of Gullah Studies,” relating to: African American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Languages, Linguistics, Music and Music History. The recordings were made 1932-1952, relating to Nigeria, Cameroon, Brazil and […]
Deadline extended and travel funding available. Please find more information about the event, which will feature six panels and six workshops about original, current research on the Arabic-script manuscript cultures of North and Sub-Saharan Africa and the care and management of manuscript collections across the continent, on its website asmiaconference.org) and Facebook (@Arabic-Script Manuscripts in Africa) and Twitter (@ASMIACONFERENCE) accounts. This 2020 Conference, […]
“8 Vibrant African Wax Prints And Their Unique Stories“ BY MELANIE ABRAMS Vogue interviews the author of a new book published on African wax print textiles. Dutch manufacturer Vlisco also has many more designs with background stories available online. University of Wisconsin librarian Emilie Songolo manages a database of African commemorative textiles.
Mary Sibande: I Came Apart at the Seams, Somerset House, London, 3 Oct 2019 – 7 Jan 2020 THIS EXHIBITION IS FREE!! 03 Oct 2019 – 05 Jan 2020 Terrace Rooms, South Wing, Somerset House via Mary Sibande: I Came Apart at the Seams — eye.on.art h/t Africa in Words
The Department of African and African American Studies at Fordham University invites applications for a tenured position in film, digital/print media, and/or visual culture at the Associate or Full Professor level, beginning August 2020, at the Lincoln Center Campus.
Take a look at the UF Smathers Libraries Special and Area Studies Collections blog entry in support of current Florida Museum exhibit. It has been a great collaboration: Bob Campbell’s Historic Mountain Gorilla Photographs at Karisoke, Rwanda.
Reposting from H-Africa for wider distribution African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) conference workshop: Publishing Book Manuscripts: Editorial and author considerations by Stephanie Kitchen In Collaboration with the African Studies Association of Africa 23 October 2019 United States International University-Africa, Nairobi, Kenya In collaboration with the African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA), this half-day workshop […]
From the Institute for Security Studies 02 JUL 2019 BY AKINOLA OLOJO There is a hurting stalemate in the Lake Chad Basin. Countries under the mandate of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) are locked in a protracted struggle against two factions of the terror group Boko Haram. Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria all have their military […]
Events this week celebrate the opening of an exhibit featuring 200 photographs of Ugandan president Idi Amin, together with film and radio material generated by the Amin government. The exhibition, curated by Nelson Abiti, Richard Vokes, Edgar Taylor and Derek Peterson, grows out of a very large trove of recently-discovered photographic negatives digitised at the Uganda […]
From PRI’s The World April 04, 2019 By Rupa Shenoy Listen here. The story includes an interview with Dr. Katrina Keefer of Trent University (in Canada), who came to realize that records of captured Africans’ facial scarification in African archives could help to identify the ethnic origins of African-Americans descended from enslaved people. The era of the trans-Atlantic slavery is […]