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BIEA Seminars: Sexual moralities and the politics of chastity

SEXUAL MORALITIES AND THE POLITICS OF CHASTITY: AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL APPROACH TO VIRGINITY AND PREMARITAL SEXUALITY IN CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL

Dr. Patricia Scalco

Date: 2 April 2015
Time: 11.00am-12.30pm
Venue: British Institute in Eastern Africa, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa, Nairobi.

For enquiries and to RSVP please contact seminars@biea.ac.uk 

Posted on: Sun 29 Mar 2015 | Category: events

BIEA Conference: Connections and disconnections in the history and cultures of Eastern Africa

This conference will explore the place of Eastern Africa within global approaches to the study of the region’s past and present. 

30-31 March 2015, British Institute in Eastern Africa, Laikipia Road, Nairobi

Supported by the BIEA, IFRA and the University of Warwick

Please contact Daniel Branch (D.P.Branch@warwick.ac.uk) for any queries and/or to RSVP. 

 

Posted on: Fri 27 Mar 2015 | Category: events

Haycock Research Grant

The British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA) invites applications for grants from the Haycock Fund, to support projects of research in Sudan/South Sudan.

Applications should be sent to haycock@biea.ac.uk by 17.00 hours GMT on 24 April 2015. Decisions will be communicated to applicants by 29 May 2015.

Posted on: Tue 24 Mar 2015 | Category: funding

8th South-South Institute: Call for applications

EIGHTH SOUTH-SOUTH INSTITUTE

"INEQUALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE GLOBAL SOUTH"

DATE: SEPTEMBER 11 –18 2015

VENUE: DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

 

 

Posted on: Mon 9 Mar 2015 | Category: calls

2015 South-South Scholarships

The Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and the International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs) announce the launch of the 2015 session of the South-South Scholarships for research on the theme “Education, public policy and rights. Challenges for the South” 

REGISTRATION CLOSURE DATE: 31 March 2015

Posted on: Mon 9 Mar 2015 | Category: calls

CODESRIA: Textbook Programme call for applications

CODESRIA TEXTBOOK PROGRAMME 2015 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

DEADLINE: 26th August 2015

All applications should be sent electronically to the following address: text.book@codesria.sn.  

Posted on: Tue 3 Mar 2015 | Category: calls

Featured

International Women's Day 7th March 2015

In honour of International Women’s Day this Sunday March 7, Planet Earth Institute wanted to spotlight four inspirational women who are working in science and tech in Africa.

Posted on: Tue 10 Mar 2015 | Category: featured

Improving Innovation in Africa

New research from the African Institute of Technology and funded by the Tony Elumelu Foundation shows that innovation is accelerating within Africa. What’s more, the continent is finding better ways of tackling local problems. 

Ndubuisi Ekekwe writing for the Harvard Business Review Journal is a founder of the non-profit African Institution of Technology. He recently edited Nanotechnology and Microelectronics: Global Diffusion, Economics, and Policy.

Posted on: Tue 24 Feb 2015 | Category: featured

CODESRIA: African Diaspora Support to African Universities Programme

Call for Joint Proposals for Research Networks and Projects in Higher Education, The Humanitites and Social Sciences. 

Under its newly launched African Diaspora Support to African Universities, the Council for the Development of Social Science research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to invite interested scholars universities to submit proposals for joint research projects.

Deadline: 15th March

Posted on: Wed 4 Feb 2015 | Category: featured, calls

CODESRIA: 2015 Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce the twenty-sixth session of its Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing.

Deadline is Wednesday 15th April. 

All applications should be submitted electronically to: small.grants@codesria.sn

Posted on: Wed 28 Jan 2015 | Category: featured, funding

Open access journals in humanities and social science

The British Academy presents a report investigating some of the issues involved in open access publishing, which seeks to examine various practical issues and difficulties that may arise, using the example of twelve disciplines across the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS).

There are separate ethical, financial and practical arguments in favour of developing open-access provision. At the same time, various difficulties have been identified in practice, focussing on undesired consequences of the desired aims. This report looks at which risks might hinder the process and expansion of open access as it is currently proposed. It focuses above all on 'green' open access policies (the posting of post-peer-review author-accepted manuscripts, on the internet in University repositories, after embargo periods). The report goes on to warn that if UK open-access policies are followed too rigidly, this will, in some disciplines at least, undermine the international reach and thus standing of the country's research.

Posted on: Tue 10 Jun 2014 | Category: featured

Empowering Graduate Student Research: Linking ORCID Identifiers to Theses and Dissertations

In the past few weeks, we've seen some exciting new integrations that link ORCID identifiers with graduate student thesis and dissertation information. These developments, coming from the British Library and Texas A&M University, help connect scholars with their important, early career publications. A master's thesis or doctoral dissertation is often a researcher's first publication, but it often lacks the visibility of more formally published materials. Integration of ORCID identifiers in the electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) process helps to raise the visibility of these important contributions and also can provide a verifiable link with the student's graduate institution.

Posted on: Thu 3 Apr 2014 | Category: featured

Findings of major study of science granting councils

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.

Posted on: Tue 21 Jan 2014 | Category: featured

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN ASSOCIATION OF POLITICAL STUDIES

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.

Posted on: Thu 7 Nov 2013 | Category: featured, events

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