Welcome to H-AfrArts, Expressive Cultures of Africa. H-AfrArts is composed of two parts, a discussion list and a web site cosponsored by Humanities and Social Sciences OnLine (H-Net) and the Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA). Its content focuses on the expressive cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora.

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CFP: The Wenshan Review, Special Issue on Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations (Guest Editors Drs Li-hsin Hsu and Andrew Taylor)

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Date: 
August 26, 2016 to June 30, 2017

CFP - CAA panel, New York, 2017: "Islamic Architecture and Contested Cultural Heritage in Africa and the Middle East"

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Call for Papers
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Middle East History / Studies, Islamic History / Studies,

Asafo Flags of Ghana - Lecture at the Royal Ontario Museum

September 20, 7PM

Expressive Cultures in the Idiom of Hybridity

Since their origins as the flags and ensigns of militia groups on the Gold Coast in the 18th century, asafo flags have now become sought after cultural objects. In this  richly illustrated talk, the University of Toronto's Ato Quayson will trace the  history of asafo groups and their flags, from their earliest beginnings nearly three hundred years ago to their significance today in Ghanaian and wider African cultures.

ASL Interpretation will be provided.

Free with RSVP

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