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New Issue of Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory (Pan Africanism and African Nationalism)

Dear Colleague,

The contributions to this special issue respond to a call last year for papers to commemorate the Centenary Anniversary of the University of Fort Hare. This historically advantaged university, the first for black Africans in Southern Africa, was established in 1916 under the Inter-State Native College Scheme led by liberal news editor JT Jabavu. The articles in this issue delve deeper into Pan Africanism and African Nationalism themes.

ANN: Conference “Confronting the colonial past! ‚Askari‘, Lettow-Vorbeck and Hamburg’s entangled (post-)colonial legacies“, University of Hamburg, 28/2/2018 – 2/3/2018

(Draft version. Please visit the conference website for the latest version of the programme: https://www.kolonialismus.uni-hamburg.de/confronting-the-colonial-past/)

Wednesday 28/2/2018

12:00 – 13:30 Registration

13:30 – 14:00 Opening of Conference

  • Welcoming Remarks: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Zimmerer (University of Hamburg)

14:00 – 16:00 Panel I: Contributions

CFP Closing Soon: Enslavement, Conflict and Forced Marriage in Africa: Methods, Ethics, and the Political Economy of Knowledge Production

Call for Papers: Enslavement, Conflict and Forced Marriage in Africa: Methods, Ethics, and the Political Economy of Knowledge Production

CFP: Things come together? Literary archives from, in and for Africa


Monday 10 September 2018

University of Birmingham


This conference will explore African literary archives, their creation, preservation, digitisation and use in research and teaching.

PUB: Organise or Die? Democracy and Leadership in South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers

Dear Colleagues,

I am glad to advertise the recent publication of Organise or Die? Democracy and Leadership in South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers, Johannesburg, Wits University Press, 2017 (368p.). This publication was supported by the French Institute of South Africa (Johannesburg) and by the Institut des mondes africains (Paris).

Possible AHA Panel on Complex Loyalties within the Worlds of Enslavement

Dear all,

Although late, I'm still hoping to recruit fellow scholars of slavery in both Africa and the African Diaspora for a panel that would revolve around the complexities of loyalties, alliances, community-building and survival in the worlds of slavery at the AHA 2019 in Chicago.

Book Prize: Submit titles to the Africa-Asia ICAS Book Prize 2018


The Africa-Asia ICAS Book Prize (AAIBP) was established by the ICAS Secretariat and A-Asia in 2013. The aim is to create by way of a global competition both an international focus for publications on Africa-Asia while at the same time increasing their visibility worldwide.