Tag Archives: Announcement

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 […]

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 […]

Beall’s list of predatory publishers removed

Carl Straumsheim of Inside Higher Ed reported today that Beall’s list of Predatory Publishers is no longer available online, disappearing from the Internet on Sunday January 15, 2017 without comment or explanation. Jeffrey Beall, scholarly communications librarian at the University of Colorado at Denver, created the lists in 2008. They grew to include thousands of journals and publishers […]

ASQ special issue: China-Africa Relations

The African Studies Quarterly announces publication of Vol. 16, nos. 3-4 available online (http://asq.africa.ufl.edu/current-issue/). This special issue guest-edited by Agnes Ngoma Leslie (University of Florida) focuses on the theme “China-Africa Relations: Political and Economic Engagement and Media Strategies.” It includes diverse perspectives on the topic including authors from Africa, China, Europe, and the US. The table of contents is listed […]

Digital Kenya: An Entrepreneurial Revolution in the Making

Newly available from the series Palgrave Studies of Entrepreneurship in Africa is an ebook edited by Bitange Ndemo and Tim Weiss on “what powers the globally celebrated Kenyan success stories of the likes of the iHub , BRCK , M-Pesa and M-Kopa, all of whom have been instrumental in playing out Kenya’s tech narrative on an international stage.” […]