Journal: Africana Online: Journal of the Africana Center for Cultural Literacy and Research
Topic: Digitizing Africana Studies
Deadlines: Abstracts --15 January 2002
Papers --30 March 2002
How have new information technologies impacted the Africana Studies classroom? Have these new technologies changed the research and publications process? What do Africana scholars bring to the discussion of new information technologies? Can Africana Studies programs bridge the digital divide? Africana Online seeks innovative articles on efforts to digitize the experience of people of African descent around the world. We are looking for both "think pieces" that explore how the multimedia environment has changed teaching and learning and implementation reports that discuss the process and implications of teaching with new information technologies in the African world. The journal invites articles from scholars of African descent in Africa, Europe and the Americas.
About the Journal
Africana Online is a peer reviewed online journal published twice a year by the Africana Center for Cultural Literacy and Research at San Diego State University. The journal is dedicated to publishing the high quality articles in Africana Studies and showcasing innovative approaches and theories emanating from scholars from the African continent and its Diasporas. The journal accepts original articles, book reviews and review articles on issues related to Africana politics, history, literacy, identity and issues related to globalization, cultural and post-colonial studies. Key articles/conceptual frameworks will be solicited from specific authors for each thematic issue. These key articles will serve as frameworks for the rest of the articles that will be selected from general submissions after a call for papers has been posted on the Center's Web site. Articles should include a short abstract and biography of the author including name, title, affiliation and a description of recent work. Each submission will be reviewed by at least two experts in the field.
The articles and book reviews should meet conventional academic standards and use endnotes instead of footnotes for citation.
One of the most interesting studies of the intersections of culture,
politics and geography is Paul Gilroy's The Black Atlantic.1
1. Gilroy, Paul. (1993) The Black Atlantic Modernity and Double Consciousness. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
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