Monthly Archives: June 2013

Abolition of slavery in Suriname & Dutch Antilles marks 150 years

Forwarding a public announcement: To mark the 150th anniversary of the abolition, on 1 July 1863, of almost 200 years of slavery in the former Dutch colonies of Suriname and the Dutch Antilles, the Library, Documentation and Information Department of the African Studies Centre Leiden has compiled a web dossier on Dutch involvement in the transatlantic […]

Writing Africa’s Futures

Writing Africa’s Futures, 5th July 2013 at the British Library FREE (booking recommended) at the British Library Conference Centre, London   As part of the ‘Africa Writes’ festival and in collaboration with the Caine Prize, the Royal African Society and the British Library, this event celebrates 50 years of African Studies Association UK by […]

Peter Suber’s Open Access available as open access

Peter Suber‘s book, Open Access (ISBN: 9780262517638 | 230 pp. | July 2012) is now available in multiple open access formats! The Internet lets us share perfect copies of our work with a worldwide audience at virtually no cost. We take advantage of this revolutionary opportunity when we make our work “open access”: digital, online, free […]

Missing Nazi diary seized from Mellen publisher

As Reuters reported on June 10, an important World War II era Nazi’s diary was discovered to be in the possession of Herbert  Richardson, “an 80 year-old Canadian academic who operates a publishing house in Lewiston, NY.” The publishing house in question is the Edwin Mellen Press. Readers of this blog (Feb. 8 and March 4) may recall that […]

Oral history

Forgive me a moment while I brag on Professor Paul Ortiz, director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program (SPOHP) at the University of Florida. I toured the center last week with visitors to campus and learned a good deal about their work myself. Ortiz recently was interviewed by staff of the The Oral History Review for […]

Scholarship supports work with West African manuscripts

From the SCOLMA blog: African Studies PhD Scholarship (Arabic Sources for West African History, West African Manuscripts in the British Library) The Department of African Studies and Anthropology at the University of Birmingham (incorporating the Centre of West African Studies) and the British Library are pleased to announce a three-year scholarship for students commencing their MPhil/PhD in […]