Blue Depths: The Revival of Traditional West African Indigo Dyeing Techniques by Artist Aboubakar Fofana

https://www.instagram.com/p/BdR2-6GFc_J/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Malian-born artist and designer Aboubakar Fofana has worked for decades to reinvigorate, preserve and reinterpret traditional West African textiles, materials, and natural dyeing techniques. A recent article by Keith Recker describes the process of fermented indigo dyeing Fofana has perfected at his farm in the district of Siby, Mali in conjunction with the local community, where … Continue reading Blue Depths: The Revival of Traditional West African Indigo Dyeing Techniques by Artist Aboubakar Fofana

Call for Participation: The All African Peoples Conference

The Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, is pleased to announce the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the All African Peoples Conference (AAPC), and to issue this call for participation in the commemorative events. Hosted by Ghana in 1958, the first AAPC served as the rallying point for mobilizing ordinary Africans in the decisive struggles for liberation … Continue reading Call for Participation: The All African Peoples Conference

Field Notes from the Forest: Agricultural Traditions in Huay Hin Lad Nai

Under the project Living with and in the Forest in Northern Thailand, 17 young members of the Karen community in Huay Hin Lad Nai village form the research team that aims to collect data on a number of key community issues, including the historical background of their community, the villagers’ local knowledge on forest classification and … Continue reading Field Notes from the Forest: Agricultural Traditions in Huay Hin Lad Nai

Call for Scholars: Encyclopaedia Africana

The EAP (ENCYCLOPAEDIA AFRICANA PROJECT) Secretariat in partnership with CIDO - African Union Commission are in the process of constituting a new EAP Scientific Committee for the next volume of the ENCYCLOPAEDIA AFRICANA. They are seeking academics, researchers or historians with an internationally recognized track record in African history or African studies to constitute the … Continue reading Call for Scholars: Encyclopaedia Africana

Oraya’s Diary from Her Stay at Huay Hin Lad Nai Village—Part Two

The team from Chiang Mai University led by Malee Sitthikriengkrai and Siya Uthai are investigating the livelihood practices of the Karen ethnic group in Huay Hin Lad Nai village of Chiang Rai province in Northern Thailand. One of their research assistants, Oraya, went to stay at the village and live with the community members to learn about their lives, … Continue reading Oraya’s Diary from Her Stay at Huay Hin Lad Nai Village—Part Two

The Real Tastemakers: Portraits of Farmers and Spice Porters in India

An exhibition of portraits by Sarah K Khan, titled In/Visible: Portraits of Farmers and Spice Porters of India, is currently on display at New York University's Kimmel Windows Galleries. Khan, a Pakistani-American multimedia artist and scholar with a practice focused on food, culture, women, and migrants, shot the images over the course of a year, from … Continue reading The Real Tastemakers: Portraits of Farmers and Spice Porters in India