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CFP: Interdisciplinary Workshop: Cooperation, Coercion and Compulsion across the Red Sea from the Eighteenth Century to the Present

Call for Papers


Interdisciplinary Workshop:


A Sea that Links and Binds: Cooperation, Coercion and Compulsion across the Red Sea from the Eighteenth Century to the Present


4 – 5 June 2015

Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO)

Berlin, Germany


Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: 15 January 2015



Convener: Dr. Steven Serels (ZMO)



Ann: African Studies in the Digital Age

Dear colleagues:

Some of you will be interested to hear of 'African Studies in the Digital Age', a ten-day workshop we're convening here in Ann Arbor beginning next week. The workshop is the second installment in an ongoing collaboration, generously funded by the Mellon Foundation, joining the University of Michigan African Studies Center with the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research.

The workshop program, together with participant biographies, can be seen at this link:

Call for Paper: Prostitute in Global Cinema

We have a collected-edition publication in preparation entitled the Prostitute in Global Cinema. We are keen to have all areas of the globe represented but we are lacking papers from any form of African perspective or with an African focus. We are ideally after chapters that engage either historically with the prostitute in a specific area of African cinema or the prostitute in a specific contemporary African cinema. We are trying to avoid ‘generalised’ papers that cover multiple nations and are more interested in specific case studies and areas.

CfP: Feminist Formations

Dear Colleagues,

A special issue from Feminist Formations includes a call for papers, art work, and poetry on the theme 

Mobilizing Vulnerability:
New Directions in Transnational Feminist Studies & Human Rights
A Special Issue of Feminist Formations Co-edited by Wendy S. Hesford and Rachel Lewis

Deadline: January 15, 2015 - See more at: Feminist Formations webpage:

Ebola messaging in African languages - online initiative

Translating Hope (Health Education in African Languages) is an initiative intended to facilitate development of materials on ebola in African languages, with particular attention to areas of West Africa currently impacted by the ebola epidemic.

It consists of a Blackboard site hosted by the University of Alaska - Anchorage, and an email list on Googlegroups. This effort was proposed by Catherine Knott (UAA, Anthropology), and I'm privileged to collaborate with her and colleagues at UAA on it.