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Green Open Access or Self-Archiving Rights (Part 1)

German copyright law allows authors under certain circumstances to make a copy of a scholarly work available online (/self-archiving) after having published it with a publisher. Many scholars are familiar with the experience: they just published a new article or they meet new colleagues at a conference when the question comes up where their work…
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Workshop-Programme: Research Data Management in African Studies

The programme for the workshop "Research Data Management in African Studies" (10-11 October 2018 in Bayreuth) is now available! Listen to exciting talks on existing projects, legal perspectives and infrastructure services. There will be ample time for questions, exchange and voicing your needs as researchers. [caption id="attachment_4679" align="alignright" width="200"] Creative Commons CC0[/caption] If you have…
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“African Connections” Conference Leipzig

On site registration now possible We are happy to inform you that the on site registration for the VAD conference is now possible . Information here. Please also note the up-to-date conference programme and list of panels.
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VAD Young Scholars’ Prize 2018

In 2018, the VAD will award the following persons: Matthew Sabbi, 2016 „Local State Institutional Reforms in Ghana“, doctoral dissertation (development sociology), Bayreuth University. Michael Stasik, 2017 „Station Ventures. Road Transport, Roadside Economies and Urban Hustle in Ghana“, doctoral dissertation (anthropology), Bayreuth University. Antonia Witt, 2016 „Ordering by Default. The Politics and Power of Post-Coup…
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Africa in Global Intellectual History – call for papers

Friedrich-Meinecke-Institute Freie Universität Berlin 24th to 25th November 2018  Presentations are invited from PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and tenured faculty. All paper proposals (max. 250 words) must be submitted to: by midnight (CET) on 31st August 2018. Please also include a CV with your institutional affiliation, position, name, and email address. Proposals will be…
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Workshop: data management in African Studies

This workshop is organized into three parts: 1. Infrastructure and Best Practice Examples, 2. Legal Perspectives, and 3. Perspectives from African Studies. The workshop is aimed at researchers and offers the opportunity to enter into a dialogue with legal experts and data archiving experts and will specifically address subject-specific questions.
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