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Beyond the National Archives: researching Ghana's past

Beyond the National Archives: researching Ghana's past

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The British Academy has awarded the sizeable sum of £26,000 to an exciting new collaboration between Dr Kate Skinner and Dr Wilson Yayoh (University of Cape Coast, Ghana)
Date:
10/06/2013
African Studies PhD scholarship (Arabic sources for West African History, West African manuscripts in the British Library)

African Studies PhD scholarship (Arabic sources for West African History, West African manuscripts in the British Library)

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The Department of African Studies and Anthropology and the British Library are pleased to announce a three-year scholarship for students commencing their MPhil/PhD in African Studies in September 2013.
Date:
23/05/2013
DASA celebrates African newspapers

DASA celebrates African newspapers

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Dr Rotimi Fasan has writen an article about his experience as a Cadbury Fellow for the Vanguard Nigerian newspaper.
Date:
22/05/2013
Reunion of the 2010 Cadbury Fellows

Reunion of the 2010 Cadbury Fellows

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The 2010 Cadbury Fellows have formed a research network on African media and popular culture
Date:
29/03/2013
Department of African Studies and Anthropology

Department of African Studies and Anthropology

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2013 sees the incorporation of the Centre of West African Studies (CWAS) into a larger Department of African Studies and Anthropology (DASA).
Date:
15/03/2013
Sites of Memory conferece and workshop

Sites of Memory conferece and workshop

Description
Conference explores burning questions of memory – Is memory imagination or plagiarism? Are artists the curators or creators of memory? Is memory determined by audience? Do we remember or embroider? These and other questions were considered in our recent conference
Date:
07/03/2013
The Life Story of Me, Segilola

The Life Story of Me, Segilola

Description
The Life Story of Me, Segilola, of the fascinating eyes, she who had a thousand lovers in her life caused a sensation in colonial Lagos when it was published in 1929. Years later, our Professor of African Cultural Anthropology Karin Barber has caused a similar sensation launching the first critical and scholarly edition of The Life Story.
Date:
23/01/2013
Preparation better than aid

Preparation better than aid

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Speaking as world leaders gathered for the UN Climate Change Conference in Doha, Dr Benedetta Rossi warned that preparing for climate-related disaster is a "substantially more effective approach… than emergency aid interventions developed in the aftermath of crisis".
Date:
21/01/2013
Cadbury Conference 2013: call for papers

Cadbury Conference 2013: call for papers

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The Centre of West African Studies at the University of Birmingham invites the submission of abstracts for the 2013 Cadbury Conference, on African newspapers, past and present.
Date:
12/12/2012
Cadbury Conference 2012

Cadbury Conference 2012

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A series of discussion videos from the Cadbury conference 2013
Date:
02/10/2012
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