Monthly Archives: October 2015

Area and International Studies Librarianship online course

The Indiana University Libraries Area Studies Department announces the return of our Area and International Studies Librarianship course ILS-Z 604 Class 15368 in an all-new format. In Spring 2016 we will be offering the course online, which means that we will be able to enroll students beyond the boundaries of Indiana University. If you know librarians, library students, or […]

Exhibit in London: West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song

The British Library’s major autumn exhibition is now open. ‘West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song’ is an exhibition of literature and music – from the great African empires of the Middle Ages to the cultural dynamism of West Africa today. Fascinating stories from the region’s 17 nations show how West Africans have harnessed the power of […]

African Humanities Fellowships

ACLS Invites Applications for African Humanities Fellowships DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 2, 2015 The American Council of Learned Societies, a private nonprofit federation of seventy-three national scholarly organizations, is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. Advancing scholarship by awarding fellowships and strengthening relations among learned societies is central to the […]

Next Golden Baobab Prize Season Opens in 2016

Deborah Ahenkorah (video link, another video), a 2015 Grinnell Prize winner, founded Golden Baobab in 2008 in Accra to encourage the creation, production and distribution of high-quality, culturally relevant children’s literature by Africans for Africans. Golden Baobab is a non profit organization registered in Ghana. From Golden Baobab Wednesday, 20 May 2015 (News): 2015 marks the 7th anniversary of the Golden Baobab […]

US $54 Million for financial inclusion initiatives in Africa

A press release from MasterCard Foundation dated Oct. 1, 2015 announces: “Financially Excluded People in Africa to Benefit as The MasterCard Foundation Expands Activities in Rural and Agricultural Finance.” From the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa in Lusaka: “The MasterCard Foundation …announced the initial winners of the first Innovation Competition under its US$50 million Fund for Rural […]

Fellowships for Anglophone African students

Originally posted on Rachel Strohm:
[Updated 4 October 2015] I’ve come across several great scholarship opportunities for African students who’d like to study or attend workshops in Anglophone countries recently, and wanted to highlight them here.  Let me know if there are any that I should add to the list. This post is continually updated…

Bourses pour des étudiants africains francophones

Originally posted on Rachel Strohm:
[Mis à jour le 4 octobre 2015] Josaphat Musamba m’a rappelé récemment que les liens dans mon post à propos de bourses pour les étudiants africains n’ont concerné que des pays anglophones.  Donc voici ce que j’ai trouvé comme bourses pour des étudiants francophones. L’Université Laval offre des bourses d’excellence…