“Bridging the Gap: Black Studies Across Social, Geographical, Epistemic, and Linguistic Lines”
Welcome to H-AfrTeach, a network whose mission is to provide a stimulating forum for considering the possibilities and problems involved in teaching about Africa. It is intended for a wide audience, encompassing educators, students and others with an interest in teaching about Africa at all educational levels.
The network has been fairly inactive since its transition to the Commons, but we're in the process of reviving it! In the next few weeks, we hope to launch syllabus and assignment collections, followed by textbook reviews from instructors in the field (for more, please see our new editor introduction).
If you have any materials you'd like to contribute--sample syllabi, successful assignments, discussions of useful texts and documents, or other resources--please feel free to post a discussion or email the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested taking a more active role, see our call for editors here.
Since 1997 H-AfrTeach, founded by students of the late Africanist Harold Marcus, has been a significant source for book reviews, information about texts and teaching ideas, and news about education in and concerning Africa. The network has been a safe harbor for discussions and interchange of ideas and content free of shouting and cant, a civil space in the larger, noisy world of internet chaos.
Dr. Pedram Khosronejad, the Associate Director for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies at Oklahoma State University, curated a photography exhibition titled "Re-Imagining Iranian African Slavery: photography as material culture" that will be on display at the University of California at Davis May 10 through June 27 at the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center.
The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is pleased to offer Research and Travel Grant opportunities in conjunction with its Eleventh Annual Conference being held November 1 - 2, 2018 in Washington D.C.