Book Discussion on ‘City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp’
Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 7:15pm to 8:45pm
Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG
Speakers: Ben Rawlence (author of City of Thorns) & Nadifa Mohamed (author of The Orchard of Lost Souls and Black Mamba Boy)
Posted on: Wed 20 Apr 2016 | Category: events
Centre of African Studies, University of London
4 July 2016 6pm-8pm
Hall 1, Africa Union Building
Speaker: Dr Carlos Lopes, Head of UNECA (UN Economics Comission for Africa)
Posted on: Tue 19 Apr 2016 | Category: events
The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and The Centre for African Studies Basel (CASB) call for applications for the 2nd CODESRIA/CASB Summer School in African Studies and Area Studies in Africa.
The Summer School sets out to stimulate and consolidate interdisciplinary approaches in research on Africa, but also on other regions of the world undertaken from within the African continent. It focuses on African Studies as an instance of area studies and seeks to identify themes that are theoretically, conceptually and methodologically relevant to the reflection on the intellectual challenge of Africa as an object of knowledge and its contribution to general scholarship while inquiring into the relevance of the findings to African approaches to other regions.
Posted on: Thu 14 Apr 2016 | Category: calls
Level of Study: Doctoral research, Postgraduate research masters
Posted on: Thu 14 Apr 2016 | Category: funding
Call for Applications
Deadline: 30th April 2016
The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce the twenty-seventh session of its Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing.
CODESRIA Gender institute
Topic: Gender, Diseases and Public Health Governance in Africa
Date: 4th -15th July, 2016
Venue: Dakar, Senegal
Call for applications: Session 2016
Deadline: 15 April 2016
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 may be for any sum between £1,000 and £9,000 pounds sterling, and may be made in respect of research projects in any area of the humanities and social sciences. Please note that we are not able to fund projects of medical research, or educational work. BIEA places a strong premium on value for money, and applicants should note that we expect to make two or three awards, and that the total sum available for award is only £10,000.
The first major UK exhibition dedicated to contemporary African fashion will open at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery on 30 April 2016.
Exploring fashion and style in four cities at the compass points of the African continent – Casablanca in Morocco, Lagos in Nigeria, Nairobi in Kenya and Johannesburg in South Africa – Fashion Cities Africa will consider recent and contemporary fashion practices in these distinctive metropoles, from couture to street style.
The exhibition will focus on the style choices of individual ‘fashion agents’ from each city; from designers and stylists to photographers and bloggers. Helen Mears, the Museum’s Keeper of World Art, Martin Pel, its Curator of Fashion & Textiles, Africa fashion specialists Hannah Azieb Pool and Helen Jennings and researcher Harriet Hughes visited the cities in summer 2015** to explore their fashion scenes and identify key players.
Structured, institutional support to early career academics is often lacking within universities. This lack of support can substantially constrain their professional development during a particularly critical period in their career. With a pressing need to help bolster the next generation of academic staff in Africa, providing structured professional development opportunities to staff early in their careers can help to strengthen the long-term vitality of research and teaching activities.
Working collaboratively with African universities, this project is developing and piloting effective support mechanisms and professional development training to early career academics.
The ACU STARs Programme for Early Careers Researchers is seeking experienced evaluators to work as part of a team to provide in country evaluation of the programme. The project is funded by Robert Bosch Stiftung and is concluding at the end of this year.
Posted on: Thu 24 Mar 2016 | Category: featured