Monthly Archives: April 2014

Congratulations to Esmeralda Kale

In an email letter to Northwestern University’s Program of African Studies community last week, the Dean of Libraries announced that, “following a national search, Esmeralda Kale has accepted the position of George and Mary LeCron Foster Curator of the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.” She continued: In 2012-13 Esmeralda served as […]


No such thing as an objective map

From Think Africa Press, “Terrabyte Incognita: Africa Might Not Look Like You Think It Does.” By James Wan, 28 March 2014. Much of this article reviews some well-known criticisms of 2 dimensional mapping of the 3 dimensional globe and the history of African map-making. However, the last section is fresh and I particularly like the way […]