College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Library Resources

•Eighty thousand printed volumes in the African library collection, including over 1,000 serial publications in print and electronic formats.

•Digital and Special collections, including the Onitsha Market Literature collection and the Bishop Robert Mize papers at the Spencer Research Library. 

•African language resources, including over 5,000 printed titles in or about the languages of Africa, with special emphasis on the languages taught in the curriculum: Amharic, Arabic, Hausa, Kiswahili, Somali, and Wolof.  Digital resources for language study and teaching include research guides for each language and a digital exhibit featuring the extensive holdings in Kiswahili.

African Studies: General Resources

African Languages and Literatures

African Collections

 


Summer African Language Institute

Mid-America Alliance for African Studies Conference

20th Annual Meeting
October 3-4, 2014 at KU


Conference Theme:
African Studies: Concepts and Practices for Decolonizing Knowledge
Program
Abstracts
 

CLS (Critical Language Scholarship) Application Workshop Thursday, November 6 1:00-3:00 pm 318 Bailey Hall (NOT AN INFO SESSION-REGISTRATION REQUIRED) The deadline for the 2015 CLS Scholarships is fast approaching (Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time). This intensive workshop will be led by Anne Wallen, Assistant Director, National Scholarships and Fellowships with the University Honors Program. The workshop is intended to help students applying for CLS (Critical Language Scholarships) for the 2015 term who have already begun their application essays. You must bring a completed draft of your essay to the session. This opportunity is open to all KU undergraduate students intending to apply for CLS for the upcoming cycle. Registration is required. Please email Anne Wallen to reserve your seat at the workshop annewallen@ku.edu. The Critical Language Scholarship Program seeks participants from a variety of fields, backgrounds, and career paths, with the goal of building a cadre of Americans who speak critical languages at high levels in government, business, arts and culture, science and engineering, health and medicine, education, research, and other fields. The CLS Program is a nationally competed award open to all eligible U.S. undergraduate and graduate students in every field. The thirteen CLS languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu
Critical Language Scholarship Program
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers fully-funded summer language institutes for U.S. university students and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

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