Monday, December 14, 2020

Highlights from the "Rethinking Africa" Symposium, Sept. 9, 2020

The Rethinking Africa virtual symposium organized by The Osasu Show took place on Sept. 9, 2020. Dr. Kingsley Moghalu and I gave the keynotes, whereas speakers included former Presidents of Nigeria (Goodluck Jonathan)  and Malawi (Joyce Banda), the Nigerian entertainer and politician, Banky W; the Nigerian educator and entrepreneur, Chike Ukaegbu; the South African entrepreneur Keorapetse Kalaote; Gayle E. Smith, CEO of The One Campaign; Benedict Oramah, CEO of Afreximbank; and Kenyan civil rights lawyer, Patrick L. O. Lumumba

Click HERE for the video

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Two teaching positions in Modern/Contemporary African/African Diaspora Art and Visual Culture at The Courtauld, London

"The Courtauld is advertising for two positions in Modern and Contemporary Art and Visual Culture with a specialism in Black studies, and/or the arts of Africa, and/or its global diasporas. Joining the permanent faculty of 35 academics, these new colleagues will enable The Courtauld to extend and deepen teaching and research in this thriving field of study.

We welcome applications from scholars working in the field of art history, or in the visual arts and culture in dialogue with one or more interdisciplinary areas such as: critical race theory; decolonial/postcolonial studies; film and media studies; gender/queer studies; architecture; ecocriticism; performance studies; visual anthropology, and curating. Areas of focus may include, but are not limited to, Black British culture, the Black Atlantic, Négritude, Pan-African movements, African-American history and exhibition histories.

These appointments offer an exciting opportunity to provide academic leadership in fields of critical importance to the discipline, within and beyond The Courtauld Institute of Art. We welcome applications from those at any post-doctoral (or equivalent) career stage, and encourage applications from early-career scholars as well as senior scholars with outstanding track records in research leadership, publication, curriculum design and/or reform, teaching and academic administration. The appointed faculty will have an important role in transforming teaching and research at The Courtauld with colleagues."

Full details can be found at:  and applicants interested in discussing the role informally before submitting an application may contact Professor Jo Applin, Head of Art History at The Courtauld Institute of Art via email at

We would be very grateful if you could circulate this to those who might be interested.  And please excuse us if you have received this information from other colleagues

With kind regards

Professor Deborah Swallow

Märit Rausing Director


Tel: 020 3947 7575