Announcements

African Book Center Booksale






From the Africa Book Centre – Clearance Sale The Africa Book Centre will be moving to new, smaller premises in February and to this end, we are  offering over 1000 excess stock items at bargain basement prices (up to 70% off list price). See the  catalogues (arranged by region) here: http://www.africabookcentre.com/acatalog/index.html?http% 3A//www.africabookcentre.com/acatalog/SALE_BOOKS_-_WAREHOUSE_CLEARANCE.html&Cata logBody If you…

ASA Call for Proposals






CALL FOR PROPOSALS 55th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association RESEARCH FRONTIERS IN THE STUDY OF AFRICA November 29-December 1, 2012 Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel, Philadelphia, PA DEADLINE FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSION:  March 15, 2012 PROGRAM CHAIRS Tejumola Olaniyan, Departments of English and African Languages and Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison Staffan I. Lindberg, Departments of…

Wesleyan Alum Speaks about Africa, Conflict






WESeminar: Youth at War, Youth Building Peace, Youth on the Margins As the next generation of leaders, young people are key players in creating sustainable peace in areas torn apart by war. In conflict zones youth constitute a reservoir brimming with potential energy, ready to be channeled for good or ill. Yet, what causes some…

Honors for our faculty






Professor Andrew Curran (French) has been elected to the New York Academy of Medicine. Professor Ákos Östör (Anthropology) “was appointed to “Professor Catedratico” for the fall semester at the Instituto Superior de Ciencias do Trabalho e da Epresa – Lisbon University Institute. This is the highest appointment offered in the Portuguese University system.”

Settling In, Talks at CHUM






It is the second week of classes and most of us are beginning to settle into our routines.  I want to quickly remind students to take advantage of the unique course offerings we have this term, with two courses being offered at CHUM engaging African studies. CHUM’s lecture series this fall also features several talks…

Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism Call for Papers






Courtesy UC Berkeley’s Center for African Studies: Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism Call for Papers Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, a tri-annual, fully-refereed journal published jointly by the Association of Nationalism and Ethnicity and Wiley-Blackwell, invites the submission of high-quality interdisciplinary articles on issues pertaining to nationalism, ethnicity and related themes. The editors are particularly…