Cambria Press New Publication: Historical Portraits of Women Home Scientists: The University Of New Zealand, 1911–1947

The unusual history of women scientists working from home in New Zealand in the early 1900s is revealed in Cambria Press‘s latest publication, Historical Portraits of Women Home Scientists: The University Of New Zealand, 1911–1947, by Tanya Fitzgerald and Jenny Collins. The book is now available and you can learn more about the research that went into this book by reading the Q&A session at Cambria Press news.

Make sure your library orders a copy of this unique book, which is an important addition for collections in Australasian studies, history of education, and women’s studies.

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Cambria Press Historical Portraits of Women Home Scientists: The University Of New Zealand, 1911–1947
Cambria Press New Publication: Historical Portraits of Women Home Scientists: The University Of New Zealand, 1911–1947

Stanford Humanities Center’s Q&A Session with Professor Adams Bodomo

Cambria Press Author Adams Bodomo Stanford
Cambria Press Author Adams Bodomo, a visiting scholar at Stanford University

The Stanford Humanities Center’s international spotlight is on Adams Bodomo, author of the forthcoming book Africans in China. Read the Q&A session on Professor Bodomo’s fascinating research on Africa’s newest diaspora.

The director of African studies at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), Professor Bodomo is currently a visiting scholar at Stanford University.

World-renowned historian Professor Robert Maxon’s book published in time for 2011 ASA annual meeting

Cambria Press is proud to announce the publication of Britain and Kenya’s Constitutions, 1950–1960 by renowned historian, Robert Maxon. Professor Maxon’s valuable contributions to the field of African history are widely known and lauded. In fact, his accomplishments have led to the establishment of a prestigious African history scholarship in his name by West Virginia University– the Robert M. Maxon Graduate Scholarship in Modern African History.

His latest scholarly book by Cambria Press will no doubt be just as well received as his previous publications. Professor Maxon will be presenting at the 2011 African Studies Association ( ASA) annual meeting and the following is a short Q&A session as a prelude to his book. This latest title in African Studies by Cambria Press will be on display at the Cambria Press booth (#418) in the book exhibit hall.

As a prelude, here is the Q&A session with Professor Maxon on his book and the other areas of research on which he believes more work should be done.

Ethiopian Journal of Health Development Book Review: Water Resources Management in Ethiopia

Congratulations to Drs. Helmut Kloos and Worku Legesse on the rave review of their book, Water Resources Management in Ethiopia: Implications for the Nile Basin in the Ethiopian Journal of Health Development, which commends it for being “admirable” and “a highly valuable contribution.”

The African Professor Who Speaks Fluent Cantonese and Mandarin

Adams Bodomo, author of Africans in China

Adams Bodomo, the African professor who speaks fluent Cantonese and Mandarin among other languages, is impressive not only for his multilingual prowess but also for his unique research. While there are numerous studies on the Chinese presence in Africa, there are only a handful of articles that focus on the African presence in China.

Breaking new ground on Africa’s newest Diaspora, Professor Bodomo is the author of the first book-length study on Africans in China. In his forthcoming book, he addresses the crucial question: What is it like to be an African in China?

In his foreword to the book, noted sociologist Kwesi Kwaa Prah, Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS), states that “the issues covered in this book are remarkable. The lucidity and ease with which the narrative runs is masterly. Bodomo expresses himself and raises issues with simplicity and analytical candour.”

About the author: Adams Bodomo is the director of the African Studies Program at the School of Humanities, University of Hong Kong. Dr. Bodomo has been an invited lecturer at several leading institutions, including Yale University, SOAS, and Peking University. He is currently a visiting scholar at Stanford University.

Africans in China: A Sociocultural Study and Its Implications on Africa-China Relations is scheduled to be published in the late spring/early summer of 2012.