Tag Archives: Conference

What’s in Play? Sport, Leisure, and Culture in Africa

From H-Africa: 2nd CFP: South East Regional Seminar in African Studies (SERSAS) & Southeast Africanist Network (SEAN) Annual Joint Meeting, 5 – 6 February 2016: “What’s in Play? Sport, Leisure, and Culture in Africa.” Co-sponsored by the African Studies Center, UNC-Chapel Hill and the Center for African Studies, University of Florida. The Spring 2016 SERSAS–SEAN Conference invites papers that […]

Oil and the African City

From H-Urban: a call for panel papers by organizer Geertrui Vannoppen (KULeuven). The ASAUK biennial conference is to be held from 7-9 September 2016 at the University of Cambridge (Robinson College). Oil and the African City The African oil and gas industry is growing steadily with a growth in drilling and exploration activity and new discoveries of oil and gas fields. […]

Models for publishing in African Studies

A guest post on Ton Dietz‘s blog (“Publish or Perish in African Studies: new ways to valorize research” posted on September 14, 2015 by fennekenveldkamp) offers a nice summary of African and western, as well as academic and publisher perspectives on the current status and range of publishing models. Dietz is Director of the African Studies Centre in Leiden, The Netherlands. This […]

Report from Cape Town: IFLA

From American Libraries‘ The Scoop blog (August 18, 2015): “Strong Libraries, Strong Societies: A report from the IFLA President’s Program” by George Eberhart. All seven of the speakers at the IFLA President’s Program at the World Library and Information Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, on August 17 emphasized the potent links between libraries, information access, literacy, […]

Arabic script paleography symposium

The Islamic Manuscript Association, in collaboration with the Department of Classics at King’s College London and the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation, is pleased to announce a symposium on the palaeography of Arabic-script languages at King’s College London’s Great Hall on the Strand, London, on Monday, 24 August. Compared with the well-established Greek, Latin, Hebrew, and Coptic palaeographic […]

Africana Librarians Council meets in Urbana-Champaign

A recent post by Katrina Spencer in the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign International and Area Studies Library‘s Glocal Notes newsletter highlights the Spring meetings of the Africana Librarians Council, a sponsored organization of the U.S. African Studies Association, and the Center for Research Libraries‘ Cooperative Africana Materials Project (CRL/CAMP). Organized by Dr. Atoma Batoma, the International and Area Studies’ current African Studies […]

Event: THATCamp-Gainesville, April 24, 2015, at UF

Rebloged from http://laurientaylor.org/2015/04/08/event-thatcamp-gainesville-april-24-2015-at-uf/ THATCamp Gainesville is on April 24th in Smathers Library East from 8:30am to 6:00pm. THATCamp, The Humanities and Technology Camp, is an unconference hosted by the UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere with UF Smathers Libraries with the goal of starting informal and productive conversations about Digital Humanities projects, topics, […]

Improving Wikipedia

I encourage librarians, scholars, practitioners, and anyone knowledgeable about Africa to contribute, edit, improve and enhance Wikipedia articles. It’s one of the 10 most popular destinations on the internet and the new VisualEditor tool makes it easier than ever to jump right in (though it’s a good idea to get a sense core policies and principles first). Many people […]

Wikipedia and African Studies

The Sixth European Conference on African Studies (@ECAS2015) will be held in Paris, July 2015 at the Sorbonne and will include the workshop, “Wikipedia and African Studies.” This workshop concerns all disciplines. The purpose is to compare practices and goal of the academic community about Wikipedia, but also to discuss the scientific questions posed by the Wikipedia use […]

Free workshop resources: finding African scholarship online

Ernesto Priego, a library colleague who recently attended the “Discoverability of African Scholarship Online,” has generously offered to share his files from the workshop. He’s shared the content with a Creative Commons attribution license. The event took place in Nairobi, Kenya on 10-11 March, 2014 and was organised by the OpenUCT Initiative and the Carnegie Corporation of New […]