British Academy funding for ASAUK supported Writing Workshops
The British Academy has recently awarded funding for several projects led by ASAUK members and supported by our Association. Both schemes, and the subsequent projects, aim to support Africa-based early career researchers, provide them with relevant academic networks in their field, and help enhance their academic, writing and publishing skills.
The British Academy Writing Workshops were initially invented by the ASAUK in 2009, as a contribution to wider initiatives that seek to decolonise knowledge production. We are proud that so many of the members of our Association remain committed to the scheme, and we are delighted about the many opportunities for collaboration and exchange with colleagues on the African continent this opens up.
Under the International Writing Workshops scheme, the following ASAUK-associated projects were funded:
- African Ecologies (Adriaan van Klinken and Abel Ugba, University of Leeds; Damaris Parsitau, British Institute in Eastern Africa)
- Amplifying Women’s Voices in Hausa Cultural Studies (Carmen McCain, SOAS University of London; Ibrahim Malumfashi, Kaduna State University).
- Bridging the Publication Gender Gap: Enhancing Women’s Scholarship and Networks in Lusophone Africa (Aleida Cristina Mendes Borges and Toby Green, King’s College London; Carlos Cardoso, Catholic University of Guinea-Bissau).
- Southern Africa: networking and capacity building (Sara Rich Dorman and Andrew Bowman, University of Edinburgh; Marja Hinfelaar, Southern African Institute for Policy and Research; University of Edinburgh; Patience Mususa, The Nordic Africa Institute).
- Journal Work Academy (Helene Neveu Kringelbach, University College London; Edgar Nabutanyi; Makerere University; Yetunde Zaid, University of Lagos; Divine Fuh, University of Cape Town).
- Screen Futures: The Futures of African and Caribbean Film Studies (Connor Ryan, University of Bristol; Añulika Agina, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos; Rachel Moseley-Wood, University of the West Indies).
Under the International Writing Workshops Alumni scheme, the following ASAUK-associated projects were funded:
- Lagos in the World, the World in Lagos (Louisa Egbunike, Durham University; Elizabeth Olayiwola, Kwara State University; Carli Coetzee, International Africa Institute).
- Strengthening Research Skills, Partnerships, and Career Development Among Early Career Researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Africa (George Ogola, University of Nottingham; Dorine Lugendo, Maseno University; Carli Coetzee, International African Institute).