The University of Oxford is pleased to announce five scholarships for candidates from developing African Commonwealth countries to study for the part-time Masters in International Human Rights Law, starting September 2013. For more information, please visit-

The American Historical Association (AHA) invites nominations for its Equity Awards, given by the Committee on Minority Historians. The program recognizes individuals and institutions for excellence in recruiting and retaining students and new faculty from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented within the historical profession. Deserving nominees will have records that include such achievements as mentoring, program building, fundraising initiatives, pursuing civic engagement, and enhancing department and campus culture to promote a supportive environment. Nominations are due by May 15. For details and instructions on submitting a nomination, see:

The United Kingdom African Studies Association (ASAUK) invites submissions for panels for its biennial conference, which will be held at the University of Sussex on September 9 – 11, 2014. Call for Panels and Papers: ASAUK Biennial Conference, 2013.

St Antony’s College and the African Studies Centre (ASC) at the University of Oxford are organising a conference to be held on April 25 – 26, 2014 on 20 Years of South African Democracy. The purpose of the Conference is to analyse the transition in the 1990s, the subsequent consolidation of democracy and the nature of political authority in South Africa.  ASA News Opportunity:1994-2014: 20 Years of South African Democracy

The deadline for the receipt of proposals for the conference, “Revisiting the First International Congress of Africanists in a Globalised World,” is April 17th, 2013. The conference is scheduled to take place on 24 – 26 October 2013, at the University of Ghana in Legon. Please visit the conference website for more details.