Funding and Job Opportunities from the Centre of African Studies, University of London,
June 2016
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Call for Papers
Call for Papers: Conference on Chinese Infrastructure Engagement in Africa
13-14 October 2016 | Johns Hopkins SAIS | Washington DC

The China-Africa Research Initiative (CARI) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) announces a call for papers for its third annual conference and researchers' workshop: "Chinese Infrastructure Engagement in Africa."

The conference will be held at Johns Hopkins SAIS in Washington DC from Thursday, October 13 to Friday, October 14, 2016. We are pleased to announce a Call for Papers for this conference and workshop. Prospective authors should submit a two page proposal to by 11:59 pm EST July 15, 2016. For Details, Click here
Call for Papers - The ethnographic archive: history, anthropology and the Sudan Archive Durham
26-28 September 2016 | Palace Green Library | Durham University

We invite paper proposals from postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers working on eastern and central Africa for this interdisciplinary conference at Durham University, organised by current postgraduate students. The key discussant will be Professor Sharon Hutchinson, whose seminal anthropological study Nuer Dilemmas famously revisited the work of E. E. Evans-Pritchard on the Nuer of South Sudan. We particularly invite papers which speak to the interplay of anthropology and history.

If you would like to apply to present a paper please send a 200-word abstract to by 31st May 2016.
For more information, see the attached document (PDF)

1st Call for Papers - African Films and Decolonisation
21-23 October, 2016 | University of Westminster

This 8th African Film Conference, organised by the Africa Media Centre, will again bring together academic scholars and practitioners to discuss how film has been involved in national independence and decoloniality. There will be a special launch of an African Documentary Film Screening Project run by Keith Shiri. This year it will focus on the role of documentary films in African independence. We are concerned to bring to the fore sub-themes of the role of African film in decolonization, including African film’s potential for emancipation.To address the above and similar issues relating to film, screen cultures and decolonisation in Africa, we invite scholars to submit panel proposals and/ or abstracts to by Monday 30 May 2016.

For details on the call for paper, please click here to download (.PDF).

Cultures of Corruption: Call for Proposals
Deadline: 29th July 2016

6 – 8 December 2016 

Submission of Proposals/Abstracts Prospective participants are to indicate their interest by submitting an abstract of not more than 300 words on any of the themes noted above and related issues. Interested scholars may also propose panels on themes that address the focus of the conference with a view to informing policymaking in anti‐corruption matters. Abstracts and Proposals for Panels should be sent by email to and by 29 July 2016. Authors of accepted papers would be informed by 19 August and full papers are due by 11 November 2016.

For details on the call for paper, please click here to download the pdf.

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Funding and Job Opportunities
MPhil in African Studies 2016-17
The Centre of African Studies welcomes applications for the MPhil in African Studies at the University of Cambridge. For further information visit our website, for enquiries please email Please forward this email to staff and students who may be interested in finding out more about the course.
At a time when Africa is often represented as a place in need of outsiders’ benevolence and direction, the Cambridge MPhil in African Studies gives students the analytical and critical skills to study African societies on their own terms. The degree provides an excellent foundation for those wishing to develop their knowledge of Africa, and is especially relevant for students seeking work in the arts and media, in the public service and educational professions, as well as in the NGO sector. Our alumni have pursued careers in areas as diverse as the military, risk analysis, management consultancy, journalism, as well as in Africa-based research consultancies and development agencies. .....
The overall application deadline is 31 May 2016 

African History Professorship post at Sciences Po

  •  A full time tenured professorship in HISTORY. The job offered is a public sector position (“Professeur des universities”) attached to section 22 of the French “Conseil National des Universités.
  • Within History privileged themes are : history of Sub-saharan Africa, with a preference for the political of the 19th and 20th century.
 More information:

Teaching Associate in African History (Fixed Term)
Deadline: 10 June 2016

Applications are invited for a fixed-term (15 month) replacement teaching position in African History. We invite applications from outstanding historians with specialist expertise in any region, but with wide knowledge of African history from c. 1500. The post is tenable from 1 October 2016 to 31 December 2017. The appointee must hold a PhD or equivalent, and will be an outstanding researcher in their field.

The successful applicant will be required to contribute to undergraduate teaching for the Historical Tripos, in particular, lecturing in Part I Paper 21 (Empires and World History from the Fifteenth Century to the First World War) and Part I Paper 23 (World History since 1914) and especially in Part II Paper 29 (African History since 1800). The postholder may also contribute to a Part I Themes and Sources paper and will supervise undergraduate dissertations. At graduate level, the postholder will contribute to teaching for the MPhil in African Studies at the Centre of African Studies and for the MPhil in World History in the Faculty of History, as well as supervising dissertations for these courses. The incumbent will be required to participating in examining at both undergraduate and MPhil levels and will be expected to offer College supervisions in Part I Papers 21 and 23 and especially in Part II Paper 29.

More details and further particulars:

Fully funded 3-year PhD scholarship position at the University of Amsterdam for Nigerian students

Call for applications, for qualified Nigerian candidates for a fully funded 3-year PhD scholarship position at the University of Amsterdam. PhD supervision will be provided jointly from Amsterdam and Modibbo Adama University of Technology in Yola.
The PhD forms part of a larger comparative study (details in attached advert) that will be funded through the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Division WOTRO Science for Global Development, in collaboration with the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law.
The application deadline is the 22nd of JUNE 2016. The planned start date for the PhD is September 2016.

For more info download the job description here.

Star 100, a Ghana-focused diaspora network group, based in London. Star 100 members cover a wide range of professions from Finance, Management Consultancy and Law to Technology, Civil Engineering and Social Work  STAR 100 is looking to recruit a Communications Administrator; please find attached the job specification of the role. STAR 100 Communications Administrator (.PDF)
Angelica Baschiera
Anna De Mutiis
Executive Officer
Ponsiano Bimeny
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