Postcolonial Studies Resources
ACLALS was started in 1964 with a conference at the University of Leeds and was officially accredited to the Commonwealth in 2005. The objectives of ACLALS are to promote and coordinate Commonwealth Literature Studies, organize seminars and workshops, arrange lectures by writers and scholars, publish a newsletter about activities in the field of Commonwealth Literature and hold one conference triennially.
The African Diaspora and the Atlantic World Research Circle was originally funded as the African Diaspora Cluster. It explores the dispersion of African peoples from their original homelands, not only within the continent of Africa, but also worldwide — to places such as the United States, Europe, the Caribbean and South America.
The African Studies Association was founded in 1957 as a non-profit organization open to all individuals and institutions interested in African affairs. Its mission is to bring together people with a scholarly and professional interest in Africa.
Mission Statement: To provide a forum through which Islamic positions on various academic disciplines can be promoted, with an emphasis on the social sciences and humanities. AMSS has based its activities on the belief that the development of Islamic thought is vital for the prosperity of the Muslim world and for the continuity of the Islamic intellectual heritage. AMSS strives to serve the interests of the larger Muslim community by bringing together Muslim and non-Muslim scholars in an academic setting to examine and define Islamic perspectives on issues of global concern that contribute to the prosperity of Muslims around the globe and the betterment of humanity.
The Border and Transcultural Studies Research Circle at the University of Wisconsin-Madison addresses issues of intercultural contact and cultural practices in global and historical perspective.
The Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) is an independent professional organization devoted to the promotion of Caribbean studies from a multidisciplinary, multicultural point of view. It is the primary association for scholars and practitioners working on the Caribbean Region (including Central America and the Caribbean Coast of South America). Its members come from the Caribbean Region, North America, South America, Central America, Europe and elsewhere even though more than half of its members live in the United States many of them teaching at U.S. universities and colleges. Founded in 1974 by 300 Caribbeanists, the CSA now h as over 1100 members. (Join our Facebook Group).
Born at the 7th International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women's Studies held in Tromso, Norway in June 1999, when some editors and managing editors of Women's Studies journals met informally. That meeting made it clear at that meeting that a network was needed in order to:
foster communication and discussion about common problems of gathering, publishing and disseminating feminist research about women in an increasingly difficult financial and political climate;
make use of advances in technology to overcome the intellectual isolation experienced by feminist journal boards and editors, especially those working in the economic South, by making the most effective use of e-mail and Internet opportunities, and by sharing existing resources;
initiate mutually supportive endeavours to break down boundaries and bridge communication gaps and develop collaborative activities, including research and the building of a sustainable resource base which can be shared by all members.
to develop networks and partnerships of researchers to develop projects related to common interests or themes.
The international Network in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies promotes and encourages collaborative research and teaching activity in the field of colonial and postcolonial studies between members of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN).
This network was established following the success of the ‘Colonial and Postcolonial Migrations’ conference, hosted by the Leeds Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies (ICPS) in June 2006.
The network is characterised by a multi- and inter-disciplinary ethos, encompassing all disciplines from across the arts and humanities, including: History / English / Modern Languages and Cultures / African Studies and Afro-American Studies / Art History / Music / Theology and Religious Studies / Philosophy / Classics / Politics and International Relations / Sociology.