Monthly Archives: January 2016

Celebrating our loyal readers!

Many thanks to all of our over 7,000 readers worldwide. You have logged over 14,500 views of this site since our first blog entry in 2012! We’re so proud that we can serve a portion of your interests in this small way. We truly appreciate your continued engagement with our work to promote African Studies, libraries, and […]

Middle East and North African Studies Librarian

A recent job posting for a Middle East and North African Studies Librarian position: Northwestern University Library seeks a dynamic, creative, and innovative individual to provide subject expertise and scholarship for the interdisciplinary fields of the Middle East and North Africa and vastly expand our visibility and offerings in these areas.  Northwestern supports undergraduate and graduate […]

Urban planning Masters and PhD support

Master and PhD bursaries available 2016 One Masters level bursary (R80 000 pa) and one PhD level bursary (R120 000 pa) are available for an exciting interdisciplinary project in the Eastern Cape, and based at Rhodes University in Grahamstown. Project title: A place to belong: urban planning, housing and greening We seek motivated and enthusiastic students […]

Christians and Muslims in Africa Summer School

Christians and Muslims in Africa. Towards a Framework for the Study of Multi-Religious Settings Summer School, ZMO, Berlin, 14-20 July 2016 Convened by Birgit Meyer (Utrecht University/ZMO), Abdoulaye Sounaye (ZMO), Marloes Janson (SOAS), Kai Kresse (Columbia University/ visiting fellow BGSMCS) Call for applications Across Africa, Christians and Muslims co-exist in shared settings, defining themselves in distinction to […]

Job: International Studies librarian

SPECIALIST LIBRARIAN/ EXPERT LIBRARIAN Advertising Ends on: Monday, February 15th, 2016 Advertising Started on: Friday, January 15th, 2016 Organization: Library Department: Library Administration & General Salary: $55,000.00 – $76,000.00 JOB DETAILS Percent Time: 100% Type of Position: Regular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to […]

Petition to support academics in Turkey

Academics: We will not be a Party to This Crime 1,128 academics from 89 universities in Turkey, and over 355 academics and researchers from abroad have signed a text calling on state of Turkey to end state violence and prepare negotiation conditions. Beyza Kural İstanbul – BIA News Desk 11 January 2016, Monday 15:18 President of […]

Wax print patterns tell cultural history

Khrista Rypl reports on research at Vlisco, a Dutch wax textile manufacturer that exports to many African countries: Inge Oosterhoff wrote a wonderful deep dive into the history behind the Vlisco textile house, and explained how their designs have remained hugely popular in Africa since the late 1800s. But Vlisco doesn’t just make fabric; they’re […]