Monthly Archives: November 2022

We have recently established a new research centre, based at the Liverpool School of Architecture called Architecture, Heritage, and Urbanism, in West Africa (AHUWA):
We’re hosting a launch event and would be honoured if you could join us on Tuesday 13th December, 3-5pm at the Arts Library, 19-23 Abercromby Square, Liverpool University for tea and cake.
Friends and colleagues from all of the North-West’s major collections, repositories, and archives with material on West Africa have been invited, and we’re excited to share ideas and build up new networks across the region and beyond.

If you could register here we’d appreciate it, and look forward to seeing you on the 13th. We’ll have an informal presentation at 3:30pm – please do come along and stay as long as you’re able. We’ll be on Zoom too from 3:30-4:00pm if you’d like to join us virtually for the presentation. 

The Call for Papers is now open for ECAS9 “African Futures” in Cologne, and will close on 9 January 2023!

ECAS2023 is intended as a fully face-to-face conference. Please read the instructions on how to propose a paper on the Call for Papers page and then proceed to submit your contribution. All contributions must be submitted via the links on panel pages.

The calls will close on 9 January 2023, at 23:59 GMT

University of Cologne “African Futures” aims to explore the continent’s critical engagements with the past, present, and future of Africa’s global entanglements. Read the full theme and then browse the accepted panels.

Open Access online publication: “African Futures”
The project started as part of the preparations for the ninth European Conference on African Studies (ECAS), jointly organized by the University of Cologne’s Global South Studies Center (GSSC) and the Catholic University of Leuven’s Institute for Anthropological Research in Africa (IARA), and due to be held in Cologne in June 2021 but the pandemic development to a postponement to Whitsun week 2023 (31 May . 3 June 2023). See the Brill website.

Exciting news that The V&A is planning an exhibition with emphasis on the architecture of Tropical Modernism in West Africa and India.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a major scholarly publication and a wide variety of other events, and will probably tour internationally following its staging at the V&A.

There is a vacancy for a Project Curator to work on the exhibition – details here

The Project Curator will research and develop activities associated with the project, supporting the creative vision set out by the Lead Curator. They will generate content and contribute to the delivery of the exhibition and accompanying publication.

To apply for this dream job, please submit your application online by Tuesday 22 November 2022 at 23:59.