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New book on the History of Borno in Nigeria (Un manguier au Nigeria : histoires du Borno)

Dear H-Africa subscribers,

Just a message to let you know that I have just published a new book on the history of Borno in North-Eastern Nigeria. The book could have been called 'Beyond Boko Haram' but I have decided to call it 'Un manguier au Nigeria : histoires du Borno'. As you can tell, the book is in French and was published by Plon in the 'Terre Humaine' series. It retraces the history of Borno through interviews with inhabitants of the region.

Best Wishes,

JOB: 2 Promotionsstellen (Doktorierende/Assistierende, 75–100 %) in Neuerer deutscher Literaturwissenschaft, Universität Bern (15.4.2019)

Die Universität Bern bildet über 17'500 Studierende aus und beschäftigt mehr als 7'000 Mitarbeitende in rund 150 Instituten und neuen Kompetenzzentren.

CFP: Baltische Erzähl- und Lebenswelten. Kultur-, literatur-, translations- und sprachwissenschaftliche Aspekte, Tallinn (15.06.2019)

Tagungsort/-zeit: Universität Tallinn, 17.-20.09.2020

Erzähl- und Lebenswelten bedingen einander. Wie das Leben ist das Erzählen als solches universell. Es wurde schon immer und überall erzählt. Die Erzählung ist mithin, wie bereits Roland Barthes formuliert hat, „international, transhistorisch, transkulturell, und damit einfach da, so wie das Leben“. Erzählungen erschaffen dabei Welten, die mehr oder minder auf die reale Lebenswelt Bezug nehmen, wie auch diese ihrerseits von den in Erzählungen vermittelten Welten geprägt ist.

KONF: Mensch und Umwelt in der Literatur Annette von Droste-Hülshoffs und ihrer Zeit, Mainz (11.-13.4.2019)

Mensch und Umwelt in der Literatur Annette von Droste-Hülshoffs und ihrer Zeit

Tagung der LWL-Literaturkommission für Westfalen, der Annette von Droste-Gesellschaft, des Deutschen Instituts der JGU Mainz und der Akademie des Bistum Mainz Mainz, Erbacher Hof, 11.-13. April 2019

History in the Making: Outreach and Collaboration between Special Collections and Makerspaces

Article of interest:

Erin Passehl-Stoddart, Ashlyn Velte, Kristin J. Henrich, and Annie M.  Gaines, "History in the Making: Outreach and
Collaboration between Special Collections and Makerspaces," Collaborative Librarianship 10  no. 2 (2018).

H-Net Job Guide 11 - 18 March

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 11 March 2019 to 18 March 2019. These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-West-Africa. See the H-Net Job Guide website at for more information. To contact the Job Guide, write to, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.


ANN: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum selected to build Maryland Dove

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has officially been selected to build a new Maryland Dove, a representation of the late 17th-century trading ship that accompanied the first European settlers to what is now Maryland. Maryland Dove is owned by the state of Maryland and operated and maintained by the Historic St. Mary’s City Commission.


ANN: Maritime Toxic Masculinity Conference: Provisional Programme

Global Maritime History are pleased to announce the provisional conference programme for the Maritime Toxic Masculinity Digital Conference, which will go live on our website on Friday, April 26. We are excited by the extensive range of topics that our presenters will be discussing. The digital conference format provides us with the flexibility to hear from a diverse group of speakers and to accommodate creative projects.

ANN: The African Studies Review - The Dakar Institute Pipeline for Emerging African Studies Scholars Workshop

The African Studies Review in partnership with the Dakar Institute will host the African Studies Review Pipeline for Emerging African Studies Scholars workshop, immediately preceding the conference on Thursda y July 4, 2019. This workshop will be run entirely in French.

Publication: R. Tiquet, Travail forcé et mobilisation de la main-d'oeuvre au Sénégal (années 1920-1960)

Dear collegues,


I am pleased to announce the publication of my monograph "Travail forcé et mobilisation de la main-d'oeuvre au Sénégal (années 1920-1960)" at the Presses Universitaires de Rennes:


Here a short abstract in French:


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