For anyone interested in sharing a story or fond memory of Jan Vansina, or in reading others' stories and memories, the African Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has created a tribute page where you can post your reflections.
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Call for Applications:
International Teaching Fellowship
Call for Papers: ‘Postcolonialism in Interdisciplinary Perspective’
Wednesday 17th May 2017
The Danford Room, Dept. of African Studies and Anthropology, Arts Building, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT
The ‘Postcolonialism in Interdisciplinary Perspective’ conference will create a platform for postgraduate students to discuss emerging concerns within Postcolonial Studies across a range of geographic and disciplinary boundaries, including Area Studies, History, Literature and Cultural Studies.
Applications open until 24 February 2017 for a 12 to 18 months post-doc position at the Department of political science and international relations of the University of Geneva. The position is part of a research project on 'Civil Wars and State Formation in Africa'.
France outside of its traditional sphere of African influence (19th-20th centuries)
University of Portsmouth, 22 February 2017
African History Archive - four re-editions of classic works in African Studies
Published 15 February by Zed Books
The African History Archive draws on Zed's rich backlist, consisting of carefully selected titles that even now have enduring relevance years after their initial publication. Lovingly re-packaged, with newly commissioned forewords that reflect on each book's impact, these are essential works for anyone interested in the political history of the continent.
A History of Africa
By Hosea Jaffe and preface by Samir Amin
Call for Submissions:
Marriage in Africa: Reconceptualizing the Past, Present, and Future of an Evolving Institution
(Version française ci-dessous)