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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.

Recent Discussion Posts

Call for Nominations: President of the Journal of Women’s History Board of Trustees

The Journal of Women’s History is currently seeking nominations, including self-nominations, for its next President. This six-year term will begin in January 2019. Interested candidates will be asked to send a CV and a couple of paragraphs explaining how their scholarly, academic, administrative, and/or organizing experience prepares them to preside over the JWH Board.

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-Africa: 10 September - 17 September

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 10 September 2018 to 17 September 2018.  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.  To contact the Job Guide, write to jobguide@mail.h-net.msu.edu, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.


TOC: Special Issue: The African University [Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies] ONLINE NOW!

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Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies is pleased to announce the online publication of its latest issue (40:2)  "Special Edition: The African University." The call for papers for this special issue of Ufahamu, “The African University,” was announced in the summer of 2016. The call for papers was open-ended, listing a variety of topics that would be considered relevant and associated to the title. Unsurprisingly, upon receiving submissions, one thematic clearly emerged: the decolonization of academia.

CFP: Nemla Panel - Anti-Oppressive Solidarities: "Third World" Feminism's Leadership against Imperialism

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This session will present work by scholars on the literature, movements, activism, and cultural production from the regions of Latin/South America, Africa, and Asia, which have, in a showcase of imperial language, been described as the “Third World” by those in the industrial West.

CFP: African Studies - Recovering, digitizing and practicalizing Africa’s Indigenous Knowledge.

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Following broadly defined and multi-purpose transdisciplinary approaches to areal studies, the African Studies Research Center, Kisii is holding its first international conference focusing on four largely circumscribed thematic research areas under the theme of “Recovering, digitizing and practicalizing Africa Indigenous Knowledge”.

CFP: Deadline Extended - Enslaved Conference (March 8-9, 2019); Abstracts Due *October 15th*

Please find below the CFP for the Enslaved: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade Conference to be held in East Lansing, MI on March 8-9, 2019.  We have extended our deadline for submissions from September 30th to October 15th

Enslaved: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
March 8-9, 2019