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CFP: RAL Special Issue on South African Literature A Priori

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The word “a priori” has its origin in late 16th-century Latin and means “from what is before.” While the aim of this special issue is to examine the shifts and continuities of South African literature after Marikana (2012), the phrase “South African literature a priori” highlights the historical currents that create present forms, while simultaneously asserting that this new configuration of things is somewhat different from what was before. It is at this juncture of difference and continuity that we place this reading of contemporary South African literary studies.

ANN: Dumbarton Oaks Fellowships - Garden and Landscape/ Urban Landscape Studies

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Fellowships are awarded to Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian scholars on the basis of demonstrated scholarly ability and preparation of the candidate, including knowledge of the requisite languages, interest and value of the study or project, and the project’s relevance to the resources of Dumbarton

ANN: WEBINAR: Human Race and Non-human Species: New and Forthcoming Books

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ASEH presents the second webinar in the Race and the Environment series

HUMAN RACE AND NON-HUMAN SPECIES: NEW AND FORTHCOMING BOOKS

October 27, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)

WEBINAR LINK

Nancy Jacobs, Brown University (moderator)

ANN: Online lecture - COVID and Forced Migration in Africa: Caring for Refugees in a Pandemic

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COVID and Forced Migration in Africa: Caring for Refugees in a Pandemic

ONLINE EVENT: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  CDT (Chicago, IL, USA)

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-Africa: 19 October - 26 October

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 19 October 2020 to 26 October 2020.  These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Africa.  See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.

Appalachian State University - Assistant Professor in African  American History
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=60546

Join us for a webinar: reconstructing housing politics in (post)colonial Africa

Webinar: Tuesday 17 November 2020

 “Promised homes: reconstructing housing politics in (post)colonial Africa”

As colonizers thought to accommodate African populations, contain and control labor forces, they disrupted, reshaped and colonized the most intimate living space: the home.

Housing was often more a promise than a reality. Nonetheless, it left many different traces:  from colonial times to the present, from bureaucratic correspondence to personal memories.

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