Institute of African Studies - Columbia University

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February 27, 2015

The Dakar Institute of African Studies - L'Institut d'Etudes Africaines de Dakar

The Dakar Institute of African Studies is an accredited center of learning and research housed in the West African Research Center (WARC) in Fann Residence, a well-known suburb of Dakar. The Dakar Institute provides a summer program as well as research and internship opportunities in Senegal for undergraduate students interested in developing their knowledge of Africa.

February 5, 2015

2015 Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition
Application deadline: March 15, 2015
CODESRIA is a Pan-African membership research organization established in 1973 with the broad goal of promoting the work of African and Diaspora social scientists. A key goal of CODESRIA at its inception was to increase African contributions to social scientific work on the continent, in an era when scholars from outside of Africa dominated efforts at understanding the continent. Funding research by African scholars and publishing the results of such work were key tools in this struggle.

January 17, 2015

We invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral position for a scholar working on Islam in Africa in any time-period and region and in any discipline. The fellow will teach one course in the Department of History, pursue his/her own research, participate in the activities of Stanford Center for African Studies and Stanford Global Studies Division, and contribute to the intellectual life on campus.

December 18, 2014

For the inaugural and first biennial conference of the pan-African Association for Asian Studies in Africa (A-ASIA) we are inviting proposals for panels, roundtables, papers and book presentations in the fields of Asian-African interactions studies. In addition, the conference will feature a special A-Asia/ICAS Africa-Asia Book Prize (AAIBP).

Asian Studies in Africa: the Challenges and Prospects of a New Axis of Intellectual Interaction

Dates: 24 - 26 September 2015

Deadline: 15 February 2015

Location: Accra, Ghana

November 21, 2014


The Alliance Program is a joint venture between Columbia University and three major French universities (Ecole Polytechnique, Sciences Po and Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne). The objective is to promote academic and scientific partnerships. For more information, please visit the website: Location: Columbia University, IAB 1208.



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