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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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CFP for Panel Collaborators: ASAUK 2018

African Studies Association of the United Kingdom Biennial conference September 2018

Panel on Child Labor in Africa

Pedro Goulart, Pedro A. Oliveira and Aurora A. Santos, members of the research project «"Tell me how it was": Public policies and child labor in Portugal and the Portuguese colonies» are seeking for collaborators for a panel proposal on Child Labor in Africa to be presented at the ASAUK, between September 11-13, 2018.

2018 Africa Conference Schedule, The University of Texas at Austin, March 30-April 1, 2018

2018 Africa Conference Schedule, University of Texas at Austin, March 30-April 1, 2018


The elaborate schedule of the 2018 Africa conference has been posted: 


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The 2018 Barbara Harlow Prize for Excellence in Graduate Research

The 2018 Barbara Harlow Prize for Excellence in Graduate Research


In 2017, our community was struck with the profoundly saddening news that we had lost one of our own. Our friend and colleague Barbara Harlow, Louann and Larry Temple Centennial Professor of English Literature, passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

new work from Livingstone Online


See below for an announcement about new publications and scholarship from Livingstone Online (http://livingstoneonline.org/), an important digital humanities resource, particularly for scholars who work on Africa. Please take a moment to review and/or share with anyone that might be interested. Apologies for any cross-listings.

Announcement: Double Degree in Global Media and Comunications (LSE and UCT)

MSc/MA Double Degree in Global Media and Communications (LSE and UCT)

*for entry in September 2018

Applications are open for a unique two year programme which enables students to study for one year at LSE [London School of Economics] in London, the UK’s media capital, and one year at the University of Cape Town (UCT) – the top-ranked university on the African continent with close links to Cape Town’s media and film industry and NGO sector.

Call for Applications: Transregional Academy “Infrastructures, Regions and Urbanizations”

The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien and the Max Weber Stiftung – Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland in cooperation with the National University Singapore (NUS) cordially invite doctoral and postdoctoral scholars from the humanities and social sciences to apply for a Transregional Academy. It will be convened from September 29th to October 7th 2018 at NUS in Singapore on the topic of “Infrastructures, Regions and Urbanizations” and chaired by Andreas Eckert (Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin), Weiqiang Lin, James D.