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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: AfricaGIH@gmail.com 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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Re3Data

The project re3data.org, Registry of Research Data Repositories, presents repositories in a web-based directory and provides an orientation over existing data collections.
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New copyright law in Germany

As of 1st March 2018, a new copyright law comes into effect in Germany and will introduce new copyright rules for schools, universities, libraries and other educational institutions.
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Video explaining Open Access publishing (in German)

The video (in German) gives an overview of the history of scholarly publishing and the origins of the Open Access movement. The "golden" and the "green" path are presented as strategies for open access publishing. The advantages and disadvantages of Open Access are discussed, especially with regard to Article Processing Charges.
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