Monthly Archives: December 2014

Wikipedia and African Studies

The Sixth European Conference on African Studies (@ECAS2015) will be held in Paris, July 2015 at the Sorbonne and will include the workshop, “Wikipedia and African Studies.” This workshop concerns all disciplines. The purpose is to compare practices and goal of the academic community about Wikipedia, but also to discuss the scientific questions posed by the Wikipedia use […]


Academic job seekers’ free webinar is Dec. 17, 2014

Webinar Wednesday – December 17 at 2pm ET Dr. Karen Kelsky is the founder and principal of The Professor Is In, a blog and business dedicated to helping Ph.D.s turn their advanced degrees into jobs. Dr. Karen demystifies the unspoken rules that govern university hiring. In addition to blogging on every aspect of the job […]


Toward a more global digital humanities

Digital African Studies isn’t a commonly uttered phrase, but there have been a few recent murmurings. The authors report: “In November 2014 ICT University in Yaounde, Cameroon, was the site for the sixth annual ICTs for Africa (ICT4Africa) International Conference. This year alone three major research universities in the Global North are coordinating workshops and lecture series including Princeton University’s ‘Black Studies in the Digital Age’; York University’s ‘African Diaspora 2.0: Oral Sources and Digital Humanities’; and the University of Michigan’s ‘African Studies in the Digital Age.'” The 2012 SCOLMA conference at Oxford also produced African Studies in the Digital Age, recently published by Brill: