Posts by LucM1

Somaliland National Library in development

A project has begun to develop a National Library service for Somaliland to improve educational standards and act as a stimulus for cultural heritage in the country. The project proposes a National Library, regional libraries and a book donation scheme to establish school libraries. Both individual and institutional partners are sought and the Finnish Library Association has become the first institutional partner. Information on the project can be found at http://snllibrary.com/ .

Registration open for Pursuing Justice in Africa Conference

Registration has opened for the ‘Pursuing Justice in Africa’ conference which will be taking place in Cambridge on 27-28 March 2015. Bringing together scholarship from a wide range of disciplines, the conference will examine alternative approaches to the concept of justice and consider its relationship with law, morality and rights. The keynote speaker will be Kamari Maxine Clarke, Professor of Anthropology at Yale/Pennsylvania. For the programme, abstracts and to register see http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/25640 .

Conover-Porter Award presented to Terry Barringer

Congratulations to Terry Barringer, long-time member of SCOLMA and editor of African Research and Documentation, on being awarded the Conover-Porter Award by the African Studies Association for editing Africa Bibliography. The award is presented every two years to recognise outstanding achievement in Africana bibliography and reference tools. Africa Bibliography, published by Cambridge University Press under the auspices of the International African Institute, records the previous year’s publications in a wide range of material from all regions of Africa, in English and other languages. http://www.internationalafricaninstitute.org/


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