Author Archives: danrebo

Digitized field recordings of Lorenzo Dow Turner

This newly available digital resource includes 40 hours of audio field recordings by the African American academic and linguist Lorenzo Dow Turner, the “Father of Gullah Studies,” relating to: African American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Languages, Linguistics, Music and Music History. The recordings were made 1932-1952, relating to Nigeria, Cameroon, Brazil and […]

CFP: Arabic-Script Manuscripts in Africa

Deadline extended and travel funding available. Please find more information about the event, which will feature six panels and six workshops about original, current research on the Arabic-script manuscript cultures of North and Sub-Saharan Africa and the care and management of manuscript collections across the continent, on its website  asmiaconference.org) and Facebook (@Arabic-Script Manuscripts in Africa) and Twitter (@ASMIACONFERENCE) accounts. This 2020 Conference, […]

Hidden stories behind African print fabrics

“8 Vibrant African Wax Prints And Their Unique Stories“ BY MELANIE ABRAMS Vogue interviews the author of a new book published on African wax print textiles. Dutch manufacturer Vlisco also has many more designs with background stories available online. University of Wisconsin librarian Emilie Songolo manages a database of African commemorative textiles.

Mary Sibande: I Came Apart at the Seams

Mary Sibande: I Came Apart at the Seams, Somerset House, London, 3 Oct 2019 – 7 Jan 2020 THIS EXHIBITION IS FREE!! 03 Oct 2019 – 05 Jan 2020 Terrace Rooms, South Wing, Somerset House via Mary Sibande: I Came Apart at the Seams — eye.on.art h/t Africa in Words

Job post: Associate/Full Professor — Film, Digital/Print Media and/or Visual Culture — Fordham University

The Department of African and African American Studies at Fordham University invites applications for a tenured position in film, digital/print media, and/or visual culture at the Associate or Full Professor level, beginning August 2020, at the Lincoln Center Campus.

Bob Campbell’s Historic Mountain Gorilla Photographs at Karisoke, Rwanda

Take a look at the UF Smathers Libraries Special and Area Studies Collections blog entry in support of current Florida Museum exhibit. It has been a great collaboration: Bob Campbell’s Historic Mountain Gorilla Photographs at Karisoke, Rwanda.

ASAA conference workshop: Publishing book manuscripts

Reposting from H-Africa for wider distribution African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) conference workshop: Publishing Book Manuscripts: Editorial and author considerations by Stephanie Kitchen In Collaboration with the African Studies Association of Africa 23 October 2019 United States International University-Africa, Nairobi, Kenya In collaboration with the African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA), this half-day workshop […]