This post is part of the series Gilroy’s Black Atlantic. Click here to read the first post of the series and here to read the third. AiW Guest Gabriel Improta I’m a musician and a social scientist from Rio de… Read More ›
Month: April 2013
CFP: Francophone Postcolonial Studies and Book Culture (deadline June 10)
Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies: Annual Conference 2013 Francophone Postcolonial Studies and Book Culture 22-23 November 2013 Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London The deadline for receipt of abstracts is: 10 June 2013 Amid rapid changes in technologies of… Read More ›
Global and Imperial History Network PG and Early Career Workshop, 30 May 2013.
The Global and Imperial History Network, Thursday 30 May 2013. The Department of History at the University of Exeter will be hosting a workshop on Thursday 30 May 2013 for postgraduate students and early careers researchers who are interested in… Read More ›
The Chimurenga Chronic, now-now – first print issue of pan-African gazette
Now available from Chimurenga [from the Shona word for “revolutionary struggle”]: the CHRONIC – a new pan-African quarterly print gazette, with supplementary books review magazine CHRONIC BOOKS – see below for a preview of Billy Kahora‘s article on the Nairobi noir. The first issue takes… Read More ›
Achebe remembered: thanks for your wahala*
Wahala: OED ‘trouble, affliction, calamity’ (from the OUP Blog) The death of Achebe has seen a wide range of tributes: reprints of interviews, quotes, images but also reflections and memories from those who knew this great writer, and writers influenced… Read More ›
20 years of Gilroy’s The Black Atlantic
Paul Gilroy, The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, 1993. This year, Gilroy’s Black Atlantic completed twenty years of its publication. This book has been used by many scholars in history, anthropology, literature and sociology, and… Read More ›
Travels in Noo Saro-Wiwa’s Transwonderland
AiW Guest Steve Haines Working in the world of ‘international development’ I’m easily tempted to measure a country by metrics and indices. What interests me is the percentage of the population with access to safe drinking water, the primary school… Read More ›
‘A Universal Archive – William Kentridge as printmaker’: touring exhibition, available until Spring/Summer 2014.
The Hayward/South Bank are holding a major, touring exhibition of South African artist William Kentridge’s work, with its provocative title, ‘A Universal Archive’, promising a trove-like collection of Kentridge’s innovative prints. With dates ranging from 1988 to new work, as… Read More ›
Cameron Platter’s ‘Everyday Apocalypse’ @ Jack Bell Gallery, until April 20.
Jack Bell Gallery 27 March – 20 April 2013 Artist’s Page (jackbellgallery.com) Jack Bell Gallery is pleased to present Cameron Platter’s Everyday Apocalypse, the artist’s first exhibition in the UK.
Review: Sowei Mask: Spirit of Sierra Leone at the British Museum
The exhibit is centred around one Sierra Leonean mask, a ‘sowei’ mask of the all-female Sande societies, worn at ritual public celebrations and ceremonies by the societies’ high officials when masquerading as the spirit of the Sande as ndoli jowei (‘the… Read More ›
CFP: ‘Displacements. Forced Migration and the Arts’, Aarhus/Denmark 3-5 October 2013 (deadline 15 April)
Call for Papers Deadline for proposals: 15 April contact: firstname.lastname@example.org website: http://conferences.au.dk/displacements/ Displacements: Forced Migration and the Arts Aarhus University, Denmark October 3-5, 2013 Displacement is and has always been one of the fundamental forms of human existence. Throughout history and all over… Read More ›
Sites of Memory, University of Birmingham, 17 February 2013
AiW Guest Rebecca Jones Is memory imagination or plagiarism? Are artists curators or creators of memory? Is memory determined by audience? Do we remember or embroider? – these were some of the questions we sought to explore in a one-day… Read More ›