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CFP: LASO Panel/ ASA 2015—Deadline Extended to Friday, March 6, 2015

CFP: LASO Panel/ ASA 2015—Deadline Extended to Friday, March 6, 2015

The Lusophone African Studies Organization (LASO) is accepting panel and roundtable proposals for the 58th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association (ASA) in San Diego, scheduled for November 19- 22, 2015. The theme for this year's conference is "The State and Study of Africa.”  

Query: Hourly Rates for Research Assistants in Lisbon, reply

Dear Kairn Klieman,

I can tell you that the research centers at the University of Coimbra pay 7.5 euros per hour to their graduate "tarefeiros" (piece workers or part-time workers) to perform similar tasks. I think that the undergraduate ones earn less, but I don't know precisely how much. As for translations, usually the fee is calculated per-word, and then made to "adjust" to the hourly scheme (the "tarefeiros" get paid an hourly rate that is fictitious and reflects a previously accorded per-word fee for a given piece) in order to maintain a single payment scheme.

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Dear colleagues,

In response to concerns from several subscribers in recent weeks, I hope I can clarify some issues related to your subscriptions.

Please do not fear the complexity of this information!  Most of it is easy to understand when you look at our page, and it has been streamlined by H-Net in recent months.  

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CFP: ASA 2015 Panel on Women and Trade in Nineteenth Century Atlantic Africa

We are looking for papers to join a proposed panel for the African Studies Association 2015 Annual Conference in San Diego, November 19-22, 2015. If interested, please send an abstract (200 words) and CV to Vanessa Oliveira (vsol@yorku.ca) by March 3rd, 2015.

Women and Trade in Nineteenth Century Atlantic Africa