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H-Africa encourages discussion of Africa's history, culture, and African studies generally. Africanists of all disciplines are encouraged to subscribe.

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FUND: Postdoctoral and Faculty Fellowships 2015-2016 - The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition

The Gilder Lehrman Center Post-Doctoral and Faculty Fellowships

Location: New Haven, CT

APPLY HERE: http://apply.interfolio.com/28528

Closes: Mar 9, 2015 at midnight Eastern Time

Postdoctoral and Faculty Fellowships 2015-2016

Submit your paper now and you could be eligible for an APC waiver

STAR (Special Terms for Authors and Researchers) is an initiative created by Taylor & Francis Group to benefit authors and researchers in emerging countries. This provides you with access to over 1,500 leading journals, for free, for 31 days. You can read articles related to your research, enrich your own findings and increase your own chances of publication - something we know is important to you.

Call for Proposals, Editor, Agricultural History

The Agricultural History Society, the second oldest professional historical association in the United States, invites bids to host and edit the society’s journal, Agricultural History. Currently in its eighty-ninth year, the journal publishes cutting-edge research in the history of agriculture, including scholarship about rural life, policy, gender, the environment, race, technology, food, labor, and animals.

Urgent appeal to World History Teachers: NEH Summer Institute "Teaching Africa in World History" summer 2015

This is an urgent appeal for applications for a National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute, “Teaching Africa in World History” for middle and high school educators to be held at Michigan State University, summer 2015.  The Institute is sponsored by MSU’s Department of History and African Studies Center.  Details of the Institute, including the application packet can be found on the Institutes website: http://africanworldhistory.org.  

Language policies of African militaries?

Is anyone aware of any compilation of information on language policies of militaries in Africa? One might assume that militaries follow the official language policies of their respective states, but is this always so? One would also assume that some standard language policy would be necessary to avoid the babel effect in communication at inopportune moments.