Tag Archives: Research

Digitization of the Infa Yattara Family Library’s Timbuktu manuscripts

Dr. Ian Straughn of Brown University provides a glimpse into his work in Bamako, Mali to preserve manuscript cultural heritage materials through a pilot award (EAP913) from the Endangered Archives Programme of the British Library. The libraries of Timbuktu, and the abundance of centuries-old manuscripts they contain, have consistently attracted the attention of international media during the past five years. […]

MPhil in African Studies 2017-18

The MPhil in African Studies at the University of Cambridge still has a small number of places available and welcomes applications until 31st May 2017. For further information visit our website, for enquiries please email centre@african.cam.ac.uk. We would be very grateful if you would forward this email to staff and students who may be interested […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]