IIAS Fellow, Dr. Lloyd Amoah has been appointed as the new Director of Centre for Asian Studies (CAS), a new researchinstitute under auspicies of College of Humanities, University of Ghana with effect from 1st August, 2016.Similarly, starting from the same date he joined the Political Science Department, Univerity of Ghana as afaculty member. Details of CAS' mandate and functions are accessible through: http://coh.ug.edu.gh/centre-asian-studies
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong as the new Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the Harvard University Center for African Studies effective July 1, 2016. Akyeampong, Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, is the senior historian of Africa at Harvard, and specializes in West African history, Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa, comparative slavery, social history of alcohol, disease and medicine, ecology, the African diaspora, political economy and trade, and social and cultural history.
The International Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS) – Ghana, in collaboration with the Centre for Demographic and Allied Research (CDAR) – Nigeria and “Centre Ivoirien de Recherche Economique et Social” (CIRES) – Ivory Coast, is undertaking a research project entitled, “International Remittances, Poverty and Inequality: the West African case. The Project is being funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).Project Objectives
IIAS serves as a centre for hosting fellows on the African Humanities Programme. Fellows from other African countries take up residencies with IIAS for a period of about two to three months to enable them have the opportunity to carry out their research and writing. The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) provides visiting fellows with residential stipends.Project Objectives
The main objective of this programme is to foster scholarly exchange and intellectual community among Fellows of African Humanities.
By: Professor Ato Quayson, FGA, FRSC, University of Toronto,
Canada, Senior Fellow – IIASTheme: Accra: From Ethno-Politics to GlobalizationLecture 1: Ethno-Politics, Colonial Space-Making and Town PlanningAbstract
The Harvard University summer school is one of the international programmes hosted by the University of Ghana with the International Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS) as the local coordinator. The programme is open to Harvard and non-Harvard students and includes a handful of students from the University of Ghana. The various students arrived on June 12 and 13, 2014.
The Centre is responsible for co-ordinating activities that utilize earth observation data from satellite to help manage fisheries resources, and also provide early warning information on ocean conditions for the benefit of artisanal fishers. The Centre is one of six Regional Centres of Excellence which will implement the Pan-African programme on Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA).CV
City Life and the Itineraries of Transnationalism”
Prof. Ato Quayson’s new book Oxford Street, Accra: City Life and the Itineraries of Transnationalism explores the history and dynamics of one of Accra’s most popular and globalized streets – the stretch of Oxford Street in the Osu district. Quayson is a professor of English and director of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto; his book Oxford Street is based on more than 10 years on the street space, not only examining and researching the urban planning history, but also observing and dialoguing with its users on the street’s dynamic characteristics