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VACANCY: Position of the Humanities Research Fellow at the British Institute in Eastern Africa

July 1, 2016

BIEA intends to appoint a Humanities Research Fellow on a fixed-term contract of one year in the first instance, to carry out a programme of research relating to the work of the Institute.
The Research Fellow can be from any discipline in the social sciences or humanities. The Research Fellow will develop a post-doctoral programme of research in line with the existing BIEA research themes (as specified on our website). He/she will also assist in other research projects and research-related activities based at the Institute. Applicants should possess a PhD or be close to completing a PhD programme.

Event: #ApartheidMustFall to #RhodesMustFall?: The Soweto Uprising of 16 June 1976, 16 June London

June 13, 2016

Remember Soweto

Thursday, 16 June 2016 at 17:00, London, United Kingdom

By: Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Institute of Education, University of London, Southern Africa Seminar Studies

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Call for Applications: BIEA Thematic Research Grants

June 9, 2016

The British Institute in Eastern Africa invites applications for funding for research projects that engage with one or more of the following thematic areas:

  1. Everyday States
  2. Bio-Cultural Frontiers
  3. Land, Heritage ad Memory
  4. Spending Time
  5. Connections and Disconnections

BISA African Affairs Postgraduate Paper Prize

June 9, 2016

The British International Studies Association (BISA) African Affairs Postgraduate Paper Prize is awarded for the best paper on a topic related to Africa, presented at either the BISA Postgraduate Network Conference or the BISA Annual Conference, by a postgraduate student (i.e. prior to graduation with a PhD).

Event: Africa Writes, 1-3 July 2016, London

June 8, 2016

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Africa Writes is the Royal African Society’s annual literature festival. Celebrating its 5th yearwill bring together over 50 authors, poets, publishers and experts for a stimulating and exciting three days! Every year the festival showcases established and emerging talent from the African continent and its diaspora in what is now the UK’s biggest celebration of contemporary African writing taking place over an exciting summer weekend. The festival features book launches, readings, author appearances, panel discussions, youth and children’s workshops, and other activities.

This year’s highlights include the symposium “Africa in Translation: Memory and Remembering” on friday, 1 July 2016 (10.00-13.00). The symposium aims to explore the place of translation in the contested spaces of memory and re-membering, and its impact on society.  The discussants – Veronique Tadjo, Kama Sywor Kamanda, Abdilatif Abdalla, Roland Glasser, Ida Hadjivayani and others – look into Caleb Femi, the meaning of ‘the African body’ across time and space, and into the place of literature in cross-cultural scholarship, writing, reading, translation, publishing and performance.

Caleb Femi, photograph by Jolade Olusanya
 
 photograph by Jolade Olusanya

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