March 25, 2014
Table of Contents:
2nd African Diaspora New Year Lecture: "Responsible Entrepreneurship as Catalyst for Positive Change in Africa"
Third Biennial Kwame Nkrumah International Conference (KNIC3) August 20, 21, 22, 2014
CALL FOR PAPERS "The Meaning of Malcolm X for Africana Religions: Fifty Years On" A Special Issue of the Journal of Africana Religions
CALL FOR PAPERS Umẹwaẹn: Journal of Benin and Edoid Studies

2nd African Diaspora New Year Lecture:

"Responsible Entrepreneurship as Catalyst for Positive Change in Africa"

 

When: Friday 28th March 2014, 6pm - 9pm

 

Where: Room V211 (2nd floor), SOAS, Vernon Square Campus, Penton Rise (off Pentonville Road) London, WC1X 9EW (nearest underground: Kings' Cross St. Pancras)

 

Keynote Speaker: Tonye Princewill, a Prince of the Niger Delta, Entrepreneur and Politician

 

OTHER SPEAKERS:

  • Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell - Founder, Policy Centre for African Peoples and CEO, Medzan Lifestyle Ltd

  • Alain Mbe - Entrepreneur and Conservative Councillor Candidate for Newham

  • Chair: Henry Bonsu -International Broadcaster

 

Registration is free but mandatory- Please e-mail info@policycap.org  or register via the below link

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2nd-african-diaspora-new-year-lecture-tickets-10708759187?aff=eorg

 

Kindly note: Doors will open at 6pm so that the event can start at 6.30pm PROMPT - late arrivals will not be admitted

  

Hortense Samba
Volunteer
Policy Centre for African Peoples
Tel.01634 573619; Email info@policycap.org   
Charity Reg. No. 1131139
Website: www.policycap.org 
    


Third Biennial Kwame Nkrumah International Conference (KNIC3)
August 20, 21, 22, 2014


JOINTLY ORGANIZED BY KWANTLEN POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (KUMASI, GHANA), AND LINCOLN UNIVERSITY (PENNSYLVANIA, USA)

 

VENUE:Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 8771 Lansdowne Rd., Richmond, (Vancouver) British Columbia, Canada.

 

THEME: "Re-engaging the African Diasporas: Pan-Africanism in the Age of Globalization"

 

Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Vancouver, Canada and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana are pleased to invite you to participate in the Third Biennial Conference, Kwame Nkrumah International Conference (KNIC3)

 

The interdisciplinary conference will provide a platform for scholars and students from educational institutions from across the globe to share ideas on how to pool resources and to provide a synergy of knowledge, efforts, projects and programs in Africa and throughout the African world community that are designed to develop the intellectual, social, economic as well as cultural life opportunities of people of African heritage.

 

The conference will provide a platform to map out development strategies within and outside the frameworks of Africa's development instruments, such as the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Africa Union's Sixth Region Project, which is aimed at integrating people of African descent in the continent's development.

 

Although efforts are being made to secure some funding for the encouragement and assistance of participation by scholars from outside North America and Europe -- especially young scholars -- the organizers are unable, at this time, to offer financial support. Therefore, as of now, participants are responsible for their own expenses until later notified otherwise. Participants from countries requiring a visa to enter Canada must make arrangements to secure them before they travel to Canada.

 

For more information, click: http://www.kwantlen.ca/knic
    


CALL FOR PAPERS
"The Meaning of Malcolm X for Africana Religions: Fifty Years On"
A Special Issue of the Journal of Africana Religions
 
The journal invites papers for a special issue on the meaning of El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz for the study, history, and life of Africana religions. We are especially interested in contributions that can address the legacy of Malcolm X in Europe, Africa, and Asia. This special issue will appear weeks before the fiftieth commemoration of his assassination on February 21, 1965. Since then, Malcolm X has remained a potent presence in the study and practice of Africana religions. Global debates about his legacy shed light on issues such as the meaning and function of diaspora, transnationalism, Islamism, religious dissent, governmental repression, the memorialization of the civil rights movement, and more. Contributors are asked to respond to the general theme as they like, keeping in mind the journal's purview, which covers the religious traditions of African and African diasporic peoples (such as Christianity, Islam, Orisha, Vodun, and Judaism) as well as religious traditions influenced by the diverse cultural heritage of Africa. Gathering the work of scholars throughout the African diaspora, this special issue hopes to present an international view of Malcolm X's multivalent legacy.
 
Confirmed participants include Sohail Daulatzai (UC-Irvine), Juan Floyd-Thomas (Vanderbilt), Zareena Grewal (Yale), Rupert Lewis (University of West Indies), Alex Lubin (American University of Beirut), and Richard B. Turner (Iowa).
 
Submissions, which should be approximately 5,000 words long, will be due on August 1, 2014. The journal uses endnotes and Chicago Manual of Style.
 
Featuring the work of scholars such as David Chidester, Dianne Diakit´┐Ż, Michael Gomez, Tracey Hucks, Charles Long, Elizabeth McAlister, Anthony Pinn, Judith Weisenfeld, and many emerging scholars from around the world, the Journal of Africana Religions is the only peer-reviewed English-language journal that explores the past and present of both African and African diasporic religions. Published quarterly in print and electronic form by Pennsylvania State University Press, the journal is also available through JSTOR and Project Muse. It is sponsored by the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) and generously supported by Northwestern University and the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts, Indianapolis.
 
To express your interest in the writing for the special issue, please email founding co-editors Edward Curtis and Sylvester Johnson: journal@africanareligions.org.
 
For more information on the journal, please see: http://sites.weinberg.northwestern.edu/joar/
    


CALL FOR PAPERS Umẹwaẹn: Journal of Benin and Edoid Studies

Umẹwaẹn: Journal of Benin and Edoid Studies is currently accepting submissions for its upcoming inaugural issue to be published in 2014. This is also a special issue to commemorate the centenary of the restoration of the Benin Monarchy in 1914 restoration.

 

The theme of the forthcoming issue is:

"The Benin Monarchy Before and Since the 1914 Restoration"

 

Umẹwaẹn is an open access and peer reviewed research journal hosted by the Department of History, State University of New York, Oswego, NY. It is dedicated to the study of the Benin Kingdom (Nigeria), Edoid language speaking people, the border areas and the influence and relation of Benin Kingdom and Edoid speaking people with their neighbours and the wider world.

 

T

he journal welcomes high quality articles, research notes, reviews and interviews on other subjects dealing with Benin Kingdom, the Edoid people, their borders and influence/ relationship with their neighbours.  

 

 

Submission Guidelines: Articles should include a 150 words abstract at the beginning of the document. The text and footnotes of manuscripts must be double-spaced and use the Chicago Manual of Style.

 

The deadline for receipt of articles for the inaugural issue is 31st July 2014 and should be sent toumewaen@oswego.edu 

 

For further information, please contact Uyilawa Usuanlele, Editor-in-Chief, at umewaen@oswego.edu

   

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