News - Announcements

Call for Papers: Women and the Nigeria-Biafra War: International Conference

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
The Department of Africana Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County welcomes panel, paper, and poster presentations from scholars that will contribute to a better understanding of the complexity of women and gender in the Nigeria-Biafra War.

The Louis Armstrong House Museum (LAHM) Fellows Program is now open

Louis Armstrong House Museum (LAHM)
The LAHM Museum Fellows Program is a 10-month Fellowship that will begin September 1, 2018. Fellows will be awarded with a stipend of $30,000 each. The application deadline is January 31, 2018.

The Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA) made the Washington Post

Washington Post
Read about CABA winning authors who the Washington Post highlighted on November 1st.

Spring and Summer internships with the Human Rights Watch West Africa team

Human Rights Watch
The Human Rights Watch is now soliciting applicants for our upcoming Spring and/or Summer 2018 student internship with the West Africa team, based in the Washington, DC office. 

Study Arabic, Swahili or Wolof at the Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) this summer.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) is an annual intensive language program which offers Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish and Wolof.

Applications for the 2018 Alternative Spring Break (ASB) Howard Ghana program are due on November 9, 2017

School of Education & ASB Howard
Learn more by attending the African Studies Palaver: Service Learning in Ghana tomorrow, November 2, 2017 at 3:00 PM or contact Dr. Beverly Booker Ammah.

West African Research Association is now accepting applications for the 2018 WARA Fellowship

West African Research Association
WARA fellowships make it possible for a broad range of educators and students to experience professional exchanges and carry out research projects in West Africa. The deadline for the 2018 WARA Fellowships is Feb.1, 2018.

New Congressional Fellowship program has launched and applications are open.

Howard University
The fellowship prepares students for careers in public policy and service. The program offers a modest stipend. The application deadline is November 13, 2017.

TED Talk Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu

Department of African Studies
Our own 2011 PhD graduate, Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu, from the African Studies Dept. at HU presents her own TED Talk. Since its release on October 9th it has already been viewed over half a million times!

Dr. Beverly Booker Ammah is the newest AFEE grant recipient!

Center for African Studies
Read about Dr. Booker Ammah's proposed project for the Academic Faculty Enhancement and Enrichment (AFEE) Program and her work this year with the Alternative Spring Break Ghana program at Howard.