Posts by LucM1

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

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 for further information.

ASC Leiden receives 3000 books from KIT Amsterdam

The African Studies Centre Library, Leiden, has received 3000 books from the library of KIT (Royal Insitute of the Tropics) in Amsterdam following its closure at the end of 2013. The books, all about Africa, mainly in English and not held in any other library in the Netherlands, are already in the ASC library cataloge and available to researchers. Other books from KIT have been donated to Leiden University Library and Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt. See for further information.