Posts by LucM1

Africa Thesis Award 2014

Submissions are invited from final year Masters students at universities in Africa and the Netherlands for the Africa Thesis Award. This annual award, offered by the African Studies Centre in Leiden, encourages research and writing on sub-Saharan Africa and on African cultures and societies. The winner will receive 1,000 Euros and their thesis will be published in the ASC’s African Studies Collection.  Recent winning theses have described cyclone-resilient landscapes in Madagascar, the black middle class in South Africa and popular music audiences in Sierra Leone. The closing date for submissions is 11 July 2014. See http://www.ascleiden.nl/?q=news/deadline-submissions-africa-thesis-award-2014-dont-forget-submit-your-master-thesis-time .

Nelson Mandela exhibition at City and Islington College

City and Islington College in London is hosting an exhibition in memory of Nelson Mandela at the Centre for Business, Arts and Technology. The exhibition has been created by college staff who were involved in the Anti-Apartheid Movement in the 1980s and 1990s and aims to describe the segregation and racial discrimination of the apartheid system and the role of the African National Congress in opposing it. The exhibition will run for six weeks and on 5th March a commemorative event will take place with a panel discussion and performances by students of African-themed dances, songs and readings. See http://www.candi.ac.uk/about-us/news/2013-14/february/title-8153-en.aspx.

Nominations invited for Audrey Richards Prize for doctoral thesis

Nominations are invited for the Audrey Richards Prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis in African Studies which is awarded biennially by the African Studies Assocation of the UK. Theses examined in a British institute of higher education between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2013 are eligible and nominations should be made by 31 March 2014 to Professor David Maxwell of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, by supervisors or examiners with the permission of the candidate. The winner will be announced at the ASAUK Biennial Conference in September 2014 at the University of Sussex. See http://www.asauk.net/awards/thesis.shtml for further information.