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11/15 Deadline- CALL FOR PAPERS: African Philosophies of Language Conference

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MATTER IS A MINIMUM

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Working at the intersection of politics and economics

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UCLA historian Alden Young. (Photo: Dan Komada/ Institute for Advanced Study.)
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Ufahamu Editors Content

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Virtual Symposium: Celebrating 50 Years of Ufahamu

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Founded in 1959 as a U.S. National Resource Center, the James S. Coleman African Studies Center (ASC) engages a global network of students, scholars, educators, policymakers, entrepreneurs, artists, and activists committed to the imperatives of transformative research. As an Organized Research Unit (ORU) of the University of California, the ASC's mission is threefold: 1) promote and disseminate cutting-edge Africanist research and scholarship; 2) develop community outreach and service programs, including public diplomacy initiatives, international conferences, teacher-training workshops, and dialogues with the performing and visual arts; and 3) connect UCLA students and their counterparts in Africa with opportunities for academic and professional enrichment. Our collaborative projects build bridges between STEM fields, professional schools, social sciences, the humanities, and the arts. They explore human rights and the refugee crisis; community-driven solutions to climate change; linkages between the science and culture of healthcare; the history and ethnography of Ghana’s slave forts and castles—and more. The ASC also publishes the flagship art history journal, African Arts, now in its 53rd year, the interdisciplinary graduate student-run Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies, now in its 49th year, and the newly launched undergraduate multimedia magazine, Atlas Africa. Through research initiatives that produce knowledge and “make a difference,” the ASC strives to promote change based on collaboration with African partners, international colleagues and organizations, and Los Angeles constituencies. As we celebrate 60 years of connecting communities of world-renowned faculty and experts, passionate students, and dedicated local and global allies, we invite you to join us in charting a course for the future of #UCLAforAfrica.


Upcoming Events

Virtual Symposium: Celebrating 50 Years of Ufahamu

Friday, October 30, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The African Archive Exists: Calls Against Postcolonial African Archival Pessimism

Thursday, November 12, 2020
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Fighting For Dignity: Migrant Lives At Israel's Margins

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Pacific Time)

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