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AHP Releases Reinvigorating the Humanities in Africa

On June 7, 2014, the ACLS African Humanities Program convened a Forum on the Humanities in Africa at the University of South Africa in Pretoria.  At the AHP/Unisa forum, leading academics on the continent assessed the consequences of the marginalization of the humanities and offered suggestions to reverse this trend.

CFP ECAS 2015 - Social mobilisation, political contestation and urban transformation: South African and Namibian cities 20 years after apartheid

CFP ECAS 2015  Social mobilisation, political contestation and urban transformation: South African and Namibian cities 20 years after apartheid

PODCAST: Black Politics in South Africa (Africa Past and Present, Episode 87)

Episode 87 of Africa Past and Present -- the podcast about African history, culture, and politics -- is now available at: http://afripod.aodl.org

In this final episode of 2014, Dr. Chitja Twala (History, University of the Free State) discusses the history of black politics and the African National Congress in the Free State province; oral history's importance; the state of History in South Africa; lessons of the Marikana Massacre; and "transformation" in South African higher education.

CFP panel New frontiers, new spaces: Africa and the circulation of knowledge, 16th -19th centuries (Lisbon, July 2015)

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CFP panel New frontiers, new spaces: Africa and the circulation of knowledge, 16th -19th centuries

Conference: Knowledge Transfer and Cultural Exchanges, CHAM International Conference, Lisbon, 15-18 July 2015

Convenors: Eugénia Rodrigues (IICT) and Mariana Candido (U. Kansas)

CFP: "Journeys of Reconciliation: The New South, the New South Africa, and Nelson Mandela,"SERSAS/SEAN Spring 2015 Conference, University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill, 6 - 7 February

"Journeys of Reconciliation: The New South, the New South Africa, and Nelson Mandela"

The South East Regional Seminar in African Studies (SERSAS) and the South East Africanist Network (SEAN) invite faculty and advanced students to present works-in-progress or polished papers at the Spring 2015 SERSAS/SEAN conference hosted by the African Studies Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.

SERSAS/SEAN SPRING 2015 Conference, "Journeys of Reconciliation: The New South, the New South Africa, and Nelson Mandela," Friday evening and Saturday, February 6-7, 2015.

PODCAST: Cartooning in Africa (Africa Past and Present, Episode 86)

Episode 86 of Africa Past and Present -- the podcast about African history, culture, and politics -- is now available at: http://afripod.aodl.org

In this episode, Tebogo Motswetla, a leading African cartoonist from Botswana, on his journey of becoming a cartoonist; the 25th anniversary of his character "Mabijo" (http://mabijo.com/home/); the applied aspects of his work; seTswana language dialogue; the creative process, censorship, and freedom of expression.

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