I bring you warm greetings as we begin the 2014/15 academic year, and extend a special welcome to our new and visiting faculty and students.
Fulbright and Carnegie Diaspora Professors Monica Tetzlaff and Onookome, and Research Fellow Dr. Irene Appeaning-Addo will be joining us and we wish them an enjoyable stay.
As we continue with our diverse individual and institutional projects, I am particularly excited about our continuing work on the Biographies project. We also expect to move from conceptualisation to implementation of our Quality of Life project in which we are collaborating with colleagues from the School of Public Health and the former Dept. of Archival and Heritage Studies.
The Director IAS, Professor Akosua Adomako Ampofo, recently attended the Higher Education Summit, which was held in Dakar from 10 - 12, 2015 on the theme "Revitalizing Higher Education for Africa's Future."
The Institute of African Studies has held a ceremony to name its archives section in honour of renowned ethnomusicologist , composer and former Director of the Institute, Emeritus Professor J.H Kwabena Nketia.
The Deputy Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Mrs. Abla
The Institute of African Studies is proud to announce that Dr Deborah Atobrah, one of our Research Fellows, has been selected as a 2015 Takemi Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health. The letter of award states, inter Alia, "this group of Takemi Fellows is an exceptionally well- qualified group of professionals interested in issues of resource allocation For health".The Harvard selection committee was Greatly impressed by the quality of the candidates. Congratulations to Dr. Atobrah.
Professor Esi Sutherland-Addy has been appointed to the Board of The Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation in the Field of Human Rights. (VFTC). The appointment was made by the Secretary General of the United Nations.
Prof. Sutherland-Addy is at the Institute of African Studies, Language, Literature and Drama.
Hearty Congratulations to Prof. Sutherland-Addy.
On the 5th of February 2015, The Gonja-Dagomba project entitled: Society and Change in Northern Ghana: Dagomba, Gonja and the regional perspective on Ghana's history was launched at the Academic Chamber of the University for Development Studies in Tamale. The project was a cooperation between University of Leiden, Institute of African Studies & Department of History, University of Ghana at Legon and Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Integrated Development Studies, University for Development Studies, Tamale/Wa, Ghana. Associate partners include Institute for Globalisation Studies, University of Groningen, and
Professor Akosua Adomako Ampofo has been invited to present this year's Distinguished African Studies Review lecture at the Annual Meetings of the African Studies Association.
Prof. Adomako Ampofo is Director of the Institute of African Studies.
We wish Prof. Adomako Ampofo well as she mounts this platform.
Dr. Salifu Nantogma Alhassan a former PhD student of IAS has received the Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in the Humanities for 2014. Dr. Salifu Nantogma Alhassan enrolled as a PhD student in August 2008. The title of his dissertation was "Language and Gender – The Construction and Reproduction of Gender in Dagbani" Click on the link to read the abstract of his dissertation. A hearty congratulations to Dr. Nantogma.