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New blog post on Ghana's faulting stardom

Dear Colleagues, 

At the University of Bradford's John and Elnora Ferguson Centre for African Studies we have recently relaunched our blog, and would welcome your comments on recent posts, including today's post on Ghana's precarious ecnomic situation. We post every Friday, and welcome guest contributors!



CFP: International Summit on Civil and Human Rights (New Dates: October 28-30, 2015)

The fifty-year anniversaries of major events of the American civil rights movement provide occasion for reflection on milestone events in the American civil rights movement. We take pause to recall the significance of Brown v. Board of Education, the Freedom Rides, the March on Washington, and the major civil rights legislative achievements.

Biennial Symposium on the African Diaspora

ICI Biennial Symposium on the African Diaspora

“The African Diaspora in the World”


Issues in Critical Investigation (ICI) invites you to participate in a symposium dedicated to the exploration of the African Diaspora as a social, historical, political, and discursive problematic.  ICI 2 will take place at Vanderbilt University, home to “Music City” and the state capital, and will examine a range of issues under the general theme “The African Diaspora in the World.”

Preparing a proposal for edited book on childhood in pre-colonial Africa

Due to the paucity of academic publications on pre-colonial childhood in Africa, I have decided to write a proposal for an edited collection on any aspect of childhood and childhood experiences in precolonial Africa. Whilst new titles like Making Modern Girls by Abosede George and Children and Childhood in Colonial Histories by Saheed Aderinto are starting to fill the void on childhood in colonial Africa, childhood experiences before imperialism is still very much under researched.