Tag Archives: Announcement

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, […]

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.

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 […]

The Unseen Archive of Idi Amin

Events this week celebrate the opening of an exhibit featuring 200 photographs of Ugandan president Idi Amin, together with film and radio material generated by the Amin government. The exhibition, curated by Nelson Abiti, Richard Vokes, Edgar Taylor and Derek Peterson, grows out of a very large trove of recently-discovered photographic negatives digitised at the Uganda […]

Archivists race to digitize slavery records before the history is lost

From PRI’s The World April 04, 2019 By Rupa Shenoy Listen here. The story includes an interview with Dr. Katrina Keefer of Trent University (in Canada), who came to realize that records of captured Africans’ facial scarification in African archives could help to identify the ethnic origins of African-Americans descended from enslaved people. The era of the trans-Atlantic slavery is […]

“Africa Multiple” Cluster of Excellence Fellowships

The “Africa Multiple” Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth (Germany) invites scholars working in the field of African studies to apply for fellowships in the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies (BA). Funded through the Excellence Strategy of Germany’s federal and state governments since January 1, 2019, the aim of the cluster is to reconfigure African […]