New Call for Proposals
The programme of Academy Research Projects currently gives academic recognition and modest financial support to about 50 projects.
The closing date for completed Outline Stage applications is Wednesday, 12 March 2014
ASAUK Biennial Conference 2014 will be held at the University of Sussex 9-11 September 2014. The Call for papers is now open until the 25th April 2014. There are still spaces available for panels.
Call for Papers
Monday April 29 2013
Brunei Gallery, SOAS
Deadline for applying: March 8 2013
To be held at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Accra, Ghana (tbc)
11-14 June 2014
Deadline for applications: 31 March 2014
Applications are sought for a fully funded three-year PhD scholarship. The scholarship is available to work at the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University (Australia).
Applications can be submitted at any time before and up to 14 March 2014.
Call for Participants
Wednesday 12th March, 2014
09:30-17:00 hrs – Coventry University
The British Academy is holding a reception to celebrate the publication of The Goggam Chronicle edited and translated by Girma Getahun.
Monday 19 February 2014, 6 - 7.30pm
At The British Academy
The Goggam Chronicle is a detailed regional history of Ethiopia by the chronicler, Alaqa Takala Iyasus, who enjoyed the artistic flavour and friendship of King Takla Haymanot. Of particular importance are the collection of poems inspired by dirge, martial boast and religious devotion. As such the Chronicle was and still is a goldmine for scholars of history, students of Amharic language and early Amharic literature, and for those interested in the study of genealogy, church painting, migration and settlement.
A new round of Newton International Fellowships - an initiative to fund research collaborations and improve links between UK and overseas researchers - has now opened. The Newton International Fellowships are funded by the British Academy and the Royal Society and aim to attract the most promising early-career post-doctoral researchers from overseas in the fields of the humanities, the natural, physical and social sciences.
The closing date for applications is Monday 10 March 2014
The first major study of science granting councils in Sub-Saharan Africa has uncovered significant variations between the science, technology and innovation systems in 17 countries and has identified models that capture the most common arrangements for public research funding. The study is expected to make recommendations on the optimal functioning of councils.
The differences between systems across the continent, the researchers found, were based on geography, political and economic (in)stability, socio-economic histories including colonial legacies, and the degree of institutionalisation of research.
The study by the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology – CREST – at the University of Stellenbosch produced a discussion document to inform a workshop of the Science Granting Councils in Sub-Saharan Africa project held outside Cape Town late last year. The project is funded by Canada’s IDRC – International Development Research Centre.
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SEPTEMBER 2014 – PRETORIA
Theme: South Africa’s democracy at 20: Diagnosis and prognosis
In April 1994 the transition in South Africa concluded its first phase with the general elections of that year and introduced the second phase of a Government of National Unity and a Constitutional Assembly. Most observers and scholars regard that election as the beginning of democratization in South Africa. In 2014 the fourth general election will conclude the first two decades of a post-apartheid dispensation, of a far-reaching transformation period, of a national democratic revolution in the words of the ANC, and democratization. While the South African government had its own Ten Year Review in 2004 and Fifteen Year Review in 2009, 2014 provides an opportunity for political scientists to conduct their own retrospection, diagnosis and prognosis.