I received a solicitation to submit a manuscript to the Wulfenia journal today. Since I hadn’t heard of this title before, I looked it up and found the following (warning that it is a legitimate journal from an Austrian botanical garden with a fake website): Wulfenia (ISSN: 1561-882X ) is actually an old news on hijacked journals.  Similar […]

From American Libraries‘ The Scoop blog (August 18, 2015): “Strong Libraries, Strong Societies: A report from the IFLA President’s Program” by George Eberhart. All seven of the speakers at the IFLA President’s Program at the World Library and Information Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, on August 17 emphasized the potent links between libraries, information access, literacy, […]

The Islamic Manuscript Association, in collaboration with the Department of Classics at King’s College London and the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation, is pleased to announce a symposium on the palaeography of Arabic-script languages at King’s College London’s Great Hall on the Strand, London, on Monday, 24 August. Compared with the well-established Greek, Latin, Hebrew, and Coptic palaeographic […]

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 […]


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