A call for a special issue: Rethinking the Philosopher-King. The issue will be guest edited by Professor Akin Adesokan, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Deadline for Abstract: March 15, 2011
Deadline for Paper: June 30, 2011
Submit your paper directly to Prof. Adesokan at adesokan at indiana.edu.

Rethinking the Philosopher-King

One of the more spectacular features of anti-colonial nationalism was the figure of the political leader as a thinker, an intellectual, and most particularly a “Big Man.” Politicians like Kwame Nkrumah, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo, and Ahmed Sekou Touré were not content to be leaders of independence political movements or parties. In addition, and often collusively with their political trajectories, they wrote politico-philosophical treatises, “autobiographies,” “lives,” and “odysseys,” implicitly theorizing homologies of the political self and the national destiny. They displayed their unforgettable honorifics, too: “Osagyefo,” “Awo,” “Zik of Africa,” et cetera, et cetera.

Call for Papers

23rd Annual S. Randolph Edmonds Young Scholars Competition

The Black Theatre Network is currently seeking papers from students at the Undergraduate and Graduate level that are concerned with an aspect of Black Theatre.  Entrants do not need to be members of the Black Theatre Network to submit.

In recognition of Black Theatre scholar and educator, S. Randolph Edmonds, The Black Theatre Network instituted the S. Randolph Edmonds Young Scholars Competition in 1988. This competition seeks to encourage research and scholarship in Black Theatre.  The competition supports the overall mission of BTN, to expose the beauty and complexity of the inherited theatre work of our African American ancestors, as well as, preserve and develop Black Theatre’s unique art form.

Call for submission for a special issue, Breaking the Stained Glass Ceiling: Women as Religious Leaders for JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies.

The issue will be guest edited by Faith Wambura Ngunjiri, Ed.D, and Elizabeth Ann Christo-Baker, Ed.D.

Deadline for Submission: May 1, 2011.

Dirksen Congressional Center Grants: Congressional Research Awards 2011

Deadline: All proposals must be received no later than March 1, 2011.

The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. A total of up to $35,000 will be available in 2011. Awards range from a few hundred dollars to $3,500. Stipends will be awarded to individuals (not organizations) on a competitive basis. Grants will normally extend for one year.  In some circumstances, the Center will make more than one award to a single individual in consecutive years, but not more than three awards to the same person in a five-year period.

Call for a special issue on Kwame Nkrumah. The issue will be edited by Mogobe Ramose.

Deadline for submission is January 31, 2011.

The rising sun of 2009 marked the hundredth anniversary of the birth of the shining black star, Kwame Nkrumah. His native Ghana celebrated the anniversary in many ways. The stature and meaning of Nkrumah for Ghana, Africa and the rest of the world warrants a special celebration by scholars, activists, politicians and everyone around the globe to reflect upon the humanity and the complexity of one of the great sons of Africa, Kwame Nkrumah.

Call for a special issue on Education in Africa. The issue will be edited by Mary Dillard.

Deadline for submission is December 15, 2010.

The past twenty years have given rise to tremendous changes in the provision of formal schooling on the African continent. From the expansion of private universities to the increase in the numbers of girls enrolled in schools, many African governments have made enormous strides in their ability to provide educational access to their citizens.

Knowledge Project

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