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LAM was created in 2011 through the fusion of the Centre d'Etude d'Afrique Noire (CEAN, Bordeaux) and the Centre d'études et de recherches sur les pays d'Afrique orientale (CREPAO, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, UPPA). As the new name indicates, limitation to "black" Africa was given up for a brooader perspective, including north Africa and African diaspora. Founded in 1958, the CEAN was one of the main francophone institutions in the field of the research in politics in Africa. It consisted of researchers from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (IEP) de Bordeaux. It was also affiliated to the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (FNSP). The CEAN was not only doing research but it was also teaching and documenting. Its interdisciplinary group of researchers consisted of political scientists, sociologists, economists, jurists, historians, anthropologists and geographers, who analysed current political phenomena in Africa. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The website presents the first professorship / chair for the Art of Africa in Germany. It is located at the Freie Universität Berlin. The appointed professor for this chair is Tobias Wendl, former director of the well-known Iwalewa House for African Art in Bayreuth. The focus of research is on ancient African art, modern and contemporary art, visual culture and audio visual media, history of reception and mediation of African art. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The Center for African Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA has a focus on literatures (incl. linguistics), gender, history, environment and development. The Center also belongs to the new Department "African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures (AMESALL)". A further focus is offering resources K-12 teachers and businesses. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The Centre de Recherches Littéraires et Historiques de l'Océan Indien (CRLHOI) at the Université de la Réunion doesn't focus on Africa, but partly does research on South Africa, the Seychelles and Madagascar. For research topics see table of contents. There are some few fulltexts on the website. [editors ilissAfrica]
Website of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. You will find a broad list of partner universities inclduing African ones. The ACU also publishes interesting documents. Unfortunately, most of them are only available to members. Some of the documents under "Reports and Papers", and all of the documents under "Student information summaries" are available to all. There, you will e.g. find the interesting reports of Jonathan Harle about access to information in African Universities. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The French CREPAO focusses on the non-francophone African countries, especially in East and South African countries. Since 2011, CREPAO went together with CEAN (Centre d'Etude d'Afrique Noire) to form Les Afriques dans le monde (LAM). On their website, you will find information on projects, publications and more.
The Centre for African Studies at hte University of Leeds, UK, gathers several disciplines to offer undergraduate and postgraduate studies in African Studies ("Contemporary Africas: History, Society and Culture" and "Global Development and Africa"). Furthermore, the Centre runs the "Schools Africa Project", which made evaluations about pupils perception of Africa (including online fulltext of reports) and sends students into the school classes to give a different view on Africa. The Centre's newsletter offers you book reviews, annual reports and some interesting articles. ... [editors ilissAfrica]