CULTURE

Call for papers – Making Heritage in Ethiopia

CALL FOR PAPERS Annales d’Éthiopie, vol. 31 (2016) Special issue: Making heritage in Ethiopia Heritage is an important aspect of contemporary Ethiopia. Material or “intangible”, it is part of development policies, and it is deeply linked with the will to increase the Ethiopian touristic potential. It is now a repeated key concept when dealing with […]

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1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair Comes to New York

New York, NY – 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, a leading transnational platform dedicated to promoting African and Africa related art practices and projects, will make its New York debut on May 15-17, 2015, with a press and VIP previews on Thursday, May 14

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Book Review : Visions from the forests – the art of Liberia and Sierra Leone

Book Review: Smith on Grootaers and Bortolot, ‘Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone’ Helena Cantone Visions from the Forest: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone Smith on Grootaers and Bortolot, ‘Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone’ Author: Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers, Alexander Ives Bortolot, eds. Reviewer: […]

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Seminar – African Slavery in Iran

Seminar on the Anthropology and Visual Anthropology of Iran African Slavery in Iran (1830-1930) Dr. Pedram Khosronejad Associate member: -Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités – CNRS – GSRL/EPHE, Paris -Institut de Recherches et d’Études sur le Monde Arabe et Musulman, CNRS – Université d’Aix Marseille, Aix-en-Provence – Groupe de Recherches et d’Études sur la Méditerranée et […]

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Africa in Pictures : Shopping at the butchers

Photos of butcher’s shops in Africa

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Major New Prize for African Literature Announced

The prize recognizes excellent writing in African languages and encourages translation from, between and into African languages.

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Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage – Africa

UNESCO: New inscriptions concerning Africa by the 9th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (24 – 28 November 2014) Composed of 24 States and elected by the General Assembly of the States Parties to the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, the Intergovernmental Committee […]

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Call for Papers: State censorship and state sponsorship in contemporary African arts

This panel features papers on state engagement in the field of contemporary
arts, whether to censor, critique, and prohibit, or to promote and
commission.

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CFP : African Arts on the Web. Exploring the stakes for online African museums and collections

CFP : African Arts on the Web. Exploring the stakes for online African museums and collections /Deadline extended January 4, 2015 Convenor(s) Galitzine-Loumpet Alexandra / FMSH Celis Abigail / University of Michigan The number of websites that serve as museums or as exhibitions is multiplying. This growth has been changing the aesthetic, pedagogical, and touristic […]

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Africa Re-imagined / Developing the Identity, Heritage, Arts and Culture Agenda

Africa Re-imagined / Developing the Identity, Heritage, Arts and Culture Agenda ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Africa Re-imagined / Developing the Identity, Heritage, Arts and Culture Agenda   Venue: African Union Conference Centre, Old Plenary Hall 09H00 – 17H00 daily   From May 20th to the 25th the AU is […]

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South Sudan on verge of catastrophe – Pillay

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Opening remarks by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay at a press conference in South Sudan, Juba, 30 April 2014   “Good morning and thank you for coming.   As you may be aware I visited South Sudan almost exactly two years ago, in […]

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Timbuktu manuscripts urgent appeal – update 14 Oct 2013

Timbuktu manuscripts urgent appeal  – Crowdfunding to save them Update 14/10/2013 Dear Friends, Today marks a great milestone, as we have completed fulfillments for the T160k Libraries in Exile Indiegogo campaign! Your contributions have made a positive difference in preserving a legacy for all future generations of humanity. We have completed all our campaign objectives […]

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