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New summer course in 2011 in Benin. "During the summer of 2009, there will be a two week school that focuses on the study of African languages and linguistic theory. One of the biggest challenges most African countries face is the maintenance and management of linguistic diversity. In order to meet these challenges, it is necessary to have access to advanced linguistic tools. This school aims at offering African students the possibility of becoming familiar with new advances in linguistic description and theory. The school will be held in Accra, Ghana and will center around four major linguistic domains: Syntax, Phonology, Semantics, and Language Contact." ... [according to site editor’s information]
"The Oriental Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic is a research institution specialising in the field of Oriental Studies. (...) The Institute endeavours to adopt a complex and dynamic approach in its research programmes. In the area of historical research, the Institute focuses on India and other countries of South Asia, on Southeast Asia, the Arab world, history of the Middle East and the Ancient Near East. The medieval and modern history of China and Mongolia, as well as the modern history of several regions of Africa is also studied. (...) As a part of interdisciplinary study in traditional cultural values, material culture of Sub-Saharan Africa is researched." Although the sudy of sub-Saharan Africa is mentioned several times on the website, the three Departments are on the Near East, South Asia and East Asia, omitting Africa. [according to site editor’s information] ... [supplemented]
The Institute of Oriental Studies in Slovakia does research in African Studies, among others. The professor in charge of African Studies, Ms Viera Vilhanová, has a focus on Uganda. On the website, you will find a report on activities of the institute between 2003-2006, the abstracts of the institute's journal (Journal of Asian and African Studies JAAS), and information on further publications. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
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