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CFP: The Middle Ground Journal, Remnants of Empire


The Middle Ground Journal

Ongoing Forum on Remnants of Empire: Enclaves, Dependencies, Overseas Territories

Editors: Dr. Dhara Anjaria, Dr. Tillman Nechtman, and Dr. Hong-Ming Liang

CFP: Haitian Studies Association, November 2014, University of Notre Dame

I'm passing along the CFP for the Haitian Studies Association Annual meeting, which will take place November 6-8, 2014, at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana (U.S.).  Papers can be in English, French or Kreyòl.  It would be wonderful to have some papers comparing the Haitian experience to that of other places in the former French empire.


The 26th annual Haitian Studies Association conference will be held at University of Notre Dame from November 6-8, 2014.

SOAS Summer School: two bursaries available

SOAS is planning on launching a small bursary scheme for the summer school courses.
There will be 2 places available per course and the process will be competitive. The scheme will work as follows: 

Guidelines: It's only available to current students, who will have to provide either a 500 word statement or a 2 minute video clip explaining why they would like to do the course along with an academic reference and proof that they are currently studying at university. The academics teaching each course will then be asked to judge the 2 best applications and they will be notified and awarded the places. 

Cost: We will charge a reduced fee of £500 for the tuition per 3 week course plus a £55 application fee to successful students. 

Service des Arts Indigenes archives: where are they?

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know where are the archives of the Service des Arts Indigenes, particularly for Morocco? The Archives nationales du Maroc have been reorganized and recatalogued, but apparently they did not find these archives. I plan to check this out myself later this spring, but would be grateful for any help from anyone who has ever consulted them.

Many thanks,

Jann Corinne Pasler, Ph.D.
Editor, AMS Studies
Professor, Music Department
Affiliated faculty, Critical Gender Studies
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0099

Symposium: Missions and development, Lyon, 4 April 2014

Symposium : Missions and development, Lyon, Institut des Sciences de l'Homme, salle Elise Rivet (3rd floor ; 14 avenue Berthelot - 69007 LYON, tram : Avenue Berthelot), 4 April 2014