Announcement of H-AfrArts
H-AfrArts is an on-line discussion forum, web site, and
electronic service for scholars, students, teachers, artists,
librarians, and others interested in the serious study of
African expressive culture. Representing a collaboration between
the H-Net: Humanities-on-Line family of electronic networks and
the Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA),
H-AfrArts encourages informed consideration of teaching and
research about African expressive culture at all levels of
interest and complexity.
At the core of these activities is the H-AfrArts discussion
forum for those desiring a source of regular and open
communication of ideas and information regarding the study of
African art. Discussions are open in any language.
H-AfrArts welcomes research reports and inquiries,
bibliographies, syllabi and course materials, listings of
new sources, library and archival information,
non-commercial announcements of jobs, books, exhibits,
journals, conferences, fellowships, and funding options, as
well as reports on new software, datasets, CD-ROMs, and
other electronic information relevant to the study of
African expressive culture.
H-AfrArts is one of a group of H-Net networks dedicated to Africa
that currently includes, H-AfrLitCine (Literature and Cinema),
and H-AFRICA. Coming soon is the H-AfrArts WWW page. It will
organize and archive information from the discussion forums and
includes other information concerning the study of the arts of
Africa. It's location ("URL") is: http://h-net.msu.edu/~artsweb
H-AfrArts is a moderated list for serious discussion; no flames,
junk mail or trivia will be posted. H-AfrArts is edited by
Michael Conner of Indiana University and Raymond Silverman of
Michigan State University, who may be reached at:
Michael Conner firstname.lastname@example.org
Raymond Silverman email@example.com
The editors consult with an editorial board of international
scholars broadly representative of the state of the discipline.
Subscription to the H-AfrArts discussion forum is free: thanks to
support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and
Michigan State University, there are no dues or fees of any kind.
To subscribe, send an e-mail message to:
(with no subject line) and only this text:
sub h-afrarts firstname lastname, institution
Capitalization does not matter, but spelling, spaces and
commas do. When you include your own information, the message
will look something like this:
sub h-afrarts Jean Jones, Western State U.
After sending your subscription request, you will receive a short
questionnaire which must be completed and returned to confirm
your subscription. The information requested in this
questionnaire tells us about your professional interests and
activities and will serve as essential information for a
directory of H-AfrArts subscribers. When you return the
questionnaire the editors will add your name, and postings will
arrive automatically in your email.
If you have any questions or experience any difficulties in
attempting to subscribe, please send a message to:
telephone: 812-334-0131 fax: 812-323-1438