Author Archives: danrebo

Call for travel to collections proposals

Department of Special and Area Studies Collections George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida AN INVITATION TO TRAVEL TO OUR REPOSITORY: Travel grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded to undertake research activities in Special and Area Studies Collections. Proposals are due Friday, April 28, 2017. Submissions should be directed to Florence M. Turcotte turcotte@ufl.edu. […]

Britain, France and the Decolonization of Africa

New Open Access Book: Britain, France and the Decolonization of Africa: Future Imperfect? Press release by Alison Major, Marketing & Distribution Manager for University College London (UCL Press). UCL Press is delighted to announce the publication of a new open access book that may be of interest to readers of this list: Britain, France and the Decolonization of Africa. Download free […]

Images, Imagination, and the Making of Future in Africa. Children, Youth and the Role of Education

Announcing an open access online issue on African youth and education’s role in their future: AnthropoChildren 6: Images, Imagination, and the Making of Future in Africa. Children, Youth and the Role of Education Jeannett Martin, Christian Ungruhe & Tabea Häberlein Young Future Africa – Images, Imagination and its Making: An Introduction Sabrina Maurus Times of Continuity […]

Fair Use / Fair Dealing Week 2017

In recognition of Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2017 programs, coordinated by the US & Canadian based Association of Research Libraries, ARL has released a helpful infographic on Fair Use Myths and Facts. Fair use and fair dealing are vitally important rights for everybody, everywhere—students, faculty, librarians, journalists, and all users of copyrighted material. These doctrines provide balance to […]

Remembering Jan Vansina

The African Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has created a tribute page where people can share stories and memories of the late trailblazing historian Jan Vansina, who died on February 8, 2017 in Madison. The Center for Research Libraries Cooperative Africana Materials Project (CAMP) has preserved several of Jan Vansina’s research note collections and […]

Librarian job posting Duke University

Reposting: Duke University Libraries seeks an engaged and knowledgeable librarian for African and African American Studies. Reporting to the Head of International and Area Studies, the librarian serves as the subject liaison to the African and African American Studies department and supports the research and teaching of scholars in numerous departments and programs across the campus.  […]

Official documents online

New Web Repository for Endangered Official Documents: Africa and Middle East  The Center for Research Libraries has launched an open web repository initially digitizing or web harvesting more than 40,000 issues of official gazettes from ten African and Persian Gulf nations where the integrity of the public record is known to be at risk. As […]