Monthly Archives: July 2015

Guide on “Writing in African Studies Journals” (2015 edition)

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…

Ancient Lives: Papyrology for People Who aren’t Papyrologists

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…

BBC: Reporting Burundi’s coup with the music-sharing site SoundCloud

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 […]

African languages in the US Census

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 […]

African National Congress archives at Fort Hare University

Read Graham Stinnett‘s recent blog post on an assignment for Global Affairs/UNESCO and the University of Connecticut Libraries‘ Archives & Special Collections. His goal was to assess “the viability of reengaging the partnership with the ANC and UFH” and “to discuss the future of the digital archives project.” Is there a chance that the African National Congress archives […]