Date: Wed, 14 Jan 1998 17:49:40 -0500


Subject: H-AFRO-AM on African-American studies (fwd)


From: H-Net Announcements Editor announce[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]


H-NET LIST ON African-American Studies

Sponsored by H-Net, Humanities & Social Sciences On-line and Michigan

State University

H-Afro-Am is a moderated internet discussion forum whose purpose is to

provide an exchange of information for professionals, faculty and

advanced students, in the field of African American Studies (also

called Afrocentricity, Africology, Africana Studies, Afro-American

Studies, Black Studies, and Pan-African Studies). As an electronic

infrastructure for the field, it will establish a professional academic

foundation inclusive of all ideological tendencies and schools of

thought. The intended audience for H-Afro-Am is mainly academic:

faculty, administrative and research professionals, graduate students,

and advanced undergraduates. The focus is on the African Diaspora

though mainly on the US experience, and then to the African Diaspora in

comparison to the US. The editorial style will be similar to one

appropriate for a journal (written text) and a round table discussion

at a professional meeting (short exchanges between colleagues). The

main issue is to maintain a high level of professionalism, in content

and form, so that everyone has access and can benefit. This is not a

plan for uniformity or consensus, but ground rules for a dynamic

exchange of ideas and information in which agreements and conflicts can

be experienced and learned from as well.

H-Afro-Am is also the official voice of the The Collegium for African

American Research in Europe (CAAR), which was established in 1992 by a

group of European scholars who saw the need to promote African American

scholarship from an international perspective. Since then, CAAR has

grown considerably and now has over 240 members from 26 countries. The

aim of CAAR is to spread information and documentation, and encourage

the exchange of ideas by organizing panels and conferences, publishing

a newsletter, preparing collective publications, and creating working

groups on a variety of topics.

For more information on CAAR, point your browser to:

H-AfroAm is FREE and open to everyone with a mature and abiding

interest in African-American history and studies. Scholars, writers,

teachers, and librarians professionally interested in the subject are

particularly invited to join. It is coedited by Abdul Alkalimat,

University of Toledo; Robert Newby, Central Michigan University; and

Carl Pedersen, Center for American Studies, Odense University, Denmark.

Like all H-Net lists, it is moderated to filter out flames or

irrelevant postings. It is advised by a board of scholars.

To join H-Afro-Am, send a message to from the account where you wish to

receive list mail:


and include only this text (note the hyphens; no signature files or

styled text):

sub h-afro-am firstname lastname, institution

Example: sub h-afro-am Jane Doe, U of Pennsylvania

Follow the instructions you receive by return mail. If you have

questions or experience difficulties in attempting to subscribe, please

send a message to:



H-AFRO-AM is owned by H-Net, an international network of scholars in

the humanities and social sciences that creates and coordinates

electronic networks, using a variety of media, and with a common

objective of advancing humanities and social science teaching and

research. H-Net was created to provide a positive, supportive,

equalitarian environment for the friendly exchange of ideas and

scholarly resources. H-NET sponsors dozens of e-mail lists and Web

sites for them in a variety of disciplines and fields, publishes

reviews of scholary books and articles on the internet, and provides a

weekly Job Guide. Our host is Michigan State University. More

information can be obtained by sending an e-mail message to

h-net[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] or by browsing our Web site at


We look forward to hearing from you!

Abdul Alkalimat

Robert Newby

Carl Pedersen