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The 2016 Cadbury programme at the Department for African Studies and Anthropology, University of Birmingham, and culminating in an international conference on 30 June-1 July explores the practices, disciplines and debates through which West Africans learn to be Muslims. Focusing on the elaborate and complex systems of Islamic learning that have emerged in the region, we ask how knowledge about being Muslim is passed on and acquired through the circulation of ideas and texts, and through physical, emotional and social forms of discipline.
The journal Black Camera invites submissions for a Close-Up focusing on Senegalese cinema. Following its independence from France in 1960, Senegal became a leader in African cinema, represented most visibly by Ousmane Sembène who became known as “the father of African cinema.” As new filmmakers rose to prominence during the 1970s, most notably Djibril Diop Mambéty, Senegalese cinema was flourishing and it appeared that the foundation, with its cinematic forefathers, national financial support, and global attention, was set for continued growth and recognition.
The Journal of Social History invites proposals for thematic special issues of 4-8 articles. Proposals should be focused on a methodological or conceptual topic within the fields of social or sociocultural history. They may be either inclusive or limited with regards to geography and chronology. Proposals will be evaluated based on their internal coherence, their potential for historiographic contribution, and their interest to the broad readership of the JSH.
Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies is seeking papers with the following themes: The African University, Women and Africa, and Islam and Africa. Please read each CFP below for more information. Abstracts should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1st, 2016.
Ufahamu Call for Papers: “The African University.” (Due June 1st, 2016)
The African continent has been projected to be an urban continent by 2025. Today, 40% of its population lives in the cities and it is estimated this figure will climb to 50% by 2025. The ripple effects are the elevation of most African cities to mega-cities. Megacities are new phenomena of the worldwide rapid urbanization processes associated with accelerating globalization (Kraas, 2007: 80). Lagos is a good case in point of a mega African city.
Settler colonialism is drawing increasing attention from scholars in diverse geographic and chronological contexts.
ABC-CLIO is looking for someone to write or edit a reference work, All Things Ancient Egypt: An Encyclopedia of the Egyptian World. This book would be around 325,000 words and would contain roughly 150 alphabetically arranged entries on the material culture and social institutions of Ancient Egypt. The ideal author or editor should be at least an assistant professor with some publications related to Ancent Egypt. If interested, please email your c.v. to George Butler, email@example.com.
AFRICAN IDENTITIES: PAST AND PRESENT
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Toyin Falola and Carina Ray, Series Editors