Letter from the President

Dear Colleagues,

The 56th Annual Meeting of the ASA in Baltimore was a remarkable event. Thousands of participants were treated to hundreds of stimulating and thought provoking panels and roundtables; special film screenings which included interactive sessions with the directors of the films; an exhibit hall with over 40 exhibitors; major addresses by Iris Berger, Ngwarsungu Chiwengo, Salah Hassan, and Abdi Samatar; a policy forum with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Bisa Williams; a current issues plenary with Charles Rotimi; art by Helina Metaferia featured throughout the conference hotel; a grand gala-style award ceremony, and concluding with a Saturday night dance party with music by Sitali. Most of the major events were live-streamed to the world, and the interactive event app “Grupio” was available for those more comfortable using smart devices rather than paper programs to manage their schedules. 

Call for Proposals: 57th Annual Meeting

57th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association

Rethinking Violence, Reconstruction, and Reconciliation

2012 Presidential Lecture: Aili Tripp

Professor Aili Tripp is a past president of the African Studies Association, and Professor of Political Science and Gender and WOmen's Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research has focused on women and politics in Africa, women’s movements in Africa, transnational feminism, African politics (with particular reference to Uganda and Tanzania), and on the informal economy in Africa.

2013 Service Awards

ASA Service Awards recipients were honored at the 2013 Annual Meeting award ceremony. This award, which was reintroduced in 2013 after a long hiatus, is designed to acknowledge long-standing and dedicated supporters of the ASA. The awards were given to Lynne Rienner of Lynne Rienner Publications, and Kassahun Checole of Africa World Press.

H-Net Listserve Announcement

Important Notice

The H-Net listserves are in the process of moving the entire enterprise to a new system, where the listserves will become "networks."  If you subscribe to H-Africa or to any of the more specialized Africa-related lists, it is very important that you pay attention to messages that H-Net sends about updating your subscription.  In order to continue to receive notifications of new messages and to post messages to your lists, all subscribers will need to re-subscribe in the new system.  The new set of networks, known as the Commons, are being moved on a staggered schedule over the next few months.  As of the end of January, three Africa lists have made the move: H-Hausa, H-Horn, and H-Luso-Africa (https://networks.h-net.org/networks/2).  For more information, see https://networks.h-net.org/

Conference: Internationalization of U.S. Education in the 21st Century

Internationalization of U.S. Education in the 21st Century

The Future of International and Foreign Language Studies

A Research Conference on National Needs and Policy Implications 

CALL FOR APPLICANTS: Fellowship Opportunities for African Diaspora Scholars Interested in Academic Projects on the Continent

For immediate release

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Call for Applications: Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies

The University of Ghana, Legon, is pleased to invite applications for the position of Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies, to begin August 1, 2014.

The KWAME NKRUMAH CHAIR IN AFRICAN STUDIES was established at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana in honour of Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Pan African luminary and Ghana’s first president, for his contributions to the intellectual life of the African World, and for his projection of Africa on the world stage. The University of Ghana felt that the time had come to create a platform for distinguished (Pan) African scholars and public figures to document and share their intellectual thoughts, experiences and insights. Click here to read the full announcement.

Member Aid For Africa
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