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May 7, 2015

The Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint an outstanding researcher and teacher to a permanent academic post in the Centre of African Studies, in the School of Social and Political Science. S/he will be joining a dynamic and interdisciplinary community of some 20 academics and 100 postgraduate students located in the centre, as well as many more around the university.



April 13, 2015

On Thursday, April 2d, the cruel news came: Professor John O. Hunwick had passed away. After long years of poor health, the man so many knew as the shaykh had left us. Word arrived just as a few of us were sitting down for a seminar on the Tarikh al-Fattash. There could hardly have been a more fitting way for us, so far away, to honor his memory and his life’s work than to bring to life what he had taught us by plunging into the tangled history of Timbuktu’s chronicles.


April 9, 2015

The Africa Center Internship Opportunity: Business Plan Development

Period of Internship: Summer 2015

The Africa Center is currently seeking an intern to help with market research and preparations
for its business plan. The intern’s responsibilities will include:


April 9, 2015

The Africa Center Internship Opportunity: Business Plan Development

Period of Internship: Summer 2015

The Africa Center is currently seeking an intern to help with market research and preparations
for its business plan. The intern’s responsibilities will include:


April 2, 2015

Website: http://afrofuturismtns.com/
The Afrofuturism Conference is designed to celebrate, not just the
works of known afrofuturist, but the works people are creating right
here on campus and beyond. Student artwork, music, visual
performances, scholarly pieces, and theoretical papers could be
showcased during our three day conference at the New School and at
MoCADA, May 1-3rd, 2015. We are SUPER excited to see what you have to
show!


March 25, 2015

Published at Columbia News at http://news.columbia.edu/oncampus/3623#

March 9, 2015

For Souleymane Bachir Diagne, a professor of French and philosophy, teaching is about finding the right balance in the classroom. He evaluates how much time to spend presenting information versus leading a lively discussion with students, and his syllabus includes specific questions about each reading.


March 25, 2015

WEST AFRICAN RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
Your Link to the Community of West Africa & Diaspora Scholars

Undergraduate Paper Competition 2015
Deadline Extended through May 31, 2015

WARA is offering four awards for outstanding undergraduate essays on West Africa. We welcome essays in all disciplinary areas and on topics of current relevance to the region. This competition is open to all students who are enrolled in undergraduate programs at WARA member institutions.


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