Funded Studentships: Indian pharmaceuticals, African markets and global health at U of Warwick and Wits

As part of the Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award ‘What’s at stake in the fake? Indian pharmaceuticals, African markets and global health,’ the Universities of Warwick and the Witwatersrand, respectively, seek to fill four fully-funded studentships and one Research Fellow position.

More details about the positions can be found here:

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/research/projects/fake/opportunities/

 

and more details about the project can be found here:

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/research/projects/fake/

CFP: ‘Racialisation and Publicness in Africa and the African Diaspora’ (University of Oxford, 27-28 June 2019)

Please find attached the Call for Papers and Panels for a two-day Conference on ‘Racialisation and Publicness in Africa and the African Diaspora’ which will be held at the University of Oxford, from 27-28 June, 2019. The conference is convened by Professor Wale Adebanwi, Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, African Studies Centre, Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, University of Oxford.

We hope that you are interested in participating and would be grateful if you are able to share the CFP as widely as possible. We hope to draw participants from all parts of the world.

CFP – Racialisation Conference Oxford

Call for Flow Workshop Participants – Zambia – Short Story Day Africa

Thanks to funding from the Beit Trust, applications for the 2018 Short Story Day Africa Flow Workshops are open! The workshops are free but space is limited. The workshops take place on the 4th and 5th of August in Lilongwe and Blantyre. Day one will focus on unleashing the flow in your creative writing, day two on editing and redrafting your stories.

The workshops are FREE but space is limited.

Please read the website guidelines on how to apply by clicking the link here http://shortstorydayafrica.org/flow/

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Malawi Historiography: An Assessment in Salute to John McCracken

Professor John McCracken died on 23 October 2017 after a lifetime devoted to the study of Malawi’s history. He published three books, including the monumental A History of Malawi 1859-1966, and over forty articles on various themes, which went a long way towards advancing new knowledge and charting new directions of research. He was also friend, colleague and mentor to an entire generation of Malawi historians. His contribution to the development of historical knowledge in Malawi cannot be over-emphasised.

Mzuni Press has therefore proposed to publish a volume of collected essays that will take account of the development of Malawi historiography with particular reference to the contribution of John McCracken. For the wider market, African Books Collective in the UK will print and distribute the book as agents of Mzuni Press. An editorial team has been formed comprising Wapulumuka Mulwafu and Kenneth R. Ross as editors with Kings M. Phiri and Klaus Fiedler as senior consulting editors. Contributing authors will address one or more of the prominent themes in McCracken’s work, including the following:

Impact of Christianity on politics and education  African agency  Ecological change and impact on economy and society  Coercive capacity of the colonial state  Limits of state power and influence  Transformations in the peasant economy  Development of nationalism  Social change  Development of Malawi historiography since 1977

We now wish to invite potential authors to submit abstracts of no more than 200 words to the following contacts: Wapu Mulwafu at wmulwafu@cc.ac.mw, with copies to Ken Ross at kennethr.ross@btinternet.com; and Kings Phiri at: kingsphiri@yahoo.com. Abstracts should be submitted by 31st May 2018.

Some important deadline dates to consider: 31 May: Submission of abstracts 15 June: Decision on acceptance of abstracts communicated 31 August: Submission of full papers 30 November: Editorial suggestions for revision of papers 28 February: Submission of final version of papers

Call for Applications for Postgraduate Programmes at College of Medicine, University of Malawi

The University of Malawi established the Africa Center of Excellence in Public Health and Herbal Medicine (ACEPHEM) at the College of Medicine (CoM). ACEPHEM is funded by the Malawi Government with funding from the World Bank. The Center’s aim is to promote postgraduate education and training and research in the following areas: injuries, urban health, adolescent health and herbal medicine. As part of Component II of the Africa Centers of Excellence II Project, resources are now available to support high-flying in- coming masters African students with full tuition, approved research costs and a monthly stipend. Eligible applicants shall be females who:

  1. Obtained a first undergraduate degree of an average score not less than 65% in their final year of their studies;
  2. Have published at least one article in a scientific journal;
  3. Where journal publication is not available, should have presented an abstract or

    paper at an international conference or symposium;

  4. Must have obtained previous study grants or received academic honours;
  5. Meet all the academic and professional qualifications for admission into the

    University of Malawi-College of Medicine.

Fields of study
Applications are being sought to enter into any of the following programmes:

  1. MPhil- Public Health Sciences;
  2. Master of Science in Global Health Implementation.

Methods of Application

Eligible individuals can obtain more information on the fellowship and application forms from:
Prof Adamson S. Muula (amuula@medcol.mw)
Copy: acephem@medcol.mw

Due date: 30th March 2018