UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
CENTER FOR AFRICAN STUDIES
WEDNESDAY NOON SEMINARS
Conference Room, Rm. 101, International Studies Building, 910 S. Fifth St.,
September 18 Ezekiel Kalipeni and Debbie Feder, UIUC, geography,
"Deforestation, Afforestation, and Sustainable Development in
Southern Malawi: Preliminary Findings."
September 25 Edward Miner, UIUC, linguistics, "Representations of Literacy
in the Ugandan Press."
October 2 Donald Crummey, UIUC, history, "Reversing Ethiopian Landscape
October 9 Abebe Fisseha, UIUC, education, "The State, Society, and
Education in Ethiopia."
AFRICA-RELATED TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS ON CAMPUS
A number of talks in the YMCA Friday Forum will be of interests to Africanists.
The theme of the forum is "Re-Imagining God: A Feminist Perspective." All
talks are from 12:15-1:30 at 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign.
October 18 Riffat Hassan, "The Rights of Women in Islam"
October 25 Janice Love, "Feminism and Religion: A Global Perspective"
November 8 Valerie Hoffman, "Sisters in a Brotherhood of God: Religious Lives
of Muslim Women"
November 15 Fayth Parks, "African and African-American Conceptualizations of
Spirituality: A Womanist Perspective."
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
The Social Science Research Council announces its International Predissertation
Fellowships. Fellowships support a year of research related to area studies
in preparation for a disciplinary dissertation. Deadline is December 12.
Contact Dr. Roger Kanet, 303 International Studies Building for details.
Pew Charitable Trusts offers Research Advancement Grants for Projects on
Christian Mission and World Christianity. For details contact Geofrey A.
Little, Research Advancement Grants, Overseas Ministries Center, 490 Prospect
Street, New Haven Connecticut 06511-2196. Tel: (203) 865-1827.
The Spencer Foundation offers dissertation fellowships for research relevant
to the improvement of education. For details and an application contact
Spencer Dissertation Fellowships, The Spencer Foundation, 900 North Michigan
Ave., Suite 2800, Chicago, IL 60611-1542. Tel: (312) 337-7000. Applications
must be requested by October 11 and completed by October 23, 1996.
Competition for the Amaury Talbot Prize for African Anthropology
(approximately $1,000) has been announced by the Barclays Bank Trust Company.
The prize is awarded for anthropological research published during 1996 with
preference for work relating to Nigeria or elsewhere in West Africa. For
details contact Y. A. Yearsley by fax at (01606) 313005. In inquiries quote
JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS
The Mennonite Central Committee Service Opportunities Listing has
opportunities in agriculture, education, community development and health and
community service in Africa. For a copy of the listing contact the MCC US at
21 South 12th St., PO Box 500, Akron, PA 17501-0500. Tel: (717) 859-1151.
St. Lawrence University invites applications for a tenure-track position in
U.S./African-American History. Send letter of application, c.v., transcripts,
three letters of recommendation, and student evaluations to: Chair, Search
Committee, Department of History, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617.
The Africa Policy Information Center and the Washington Office on Africa seek
interns for Fall and Winter of 1996-1997. For details contact Vicki Lynn
Ferguson, Associate Director for Legislative Affairs, WOA/APIC, 110 Maryland
Ave, NE, Suite 509, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: (202) 546-7961. E-mail
Boston University offers an academic study abroad program in Niamey, Niger.
For details contact Boston University, International Programs, 232 Bay State
Road, Boston, MA 02215. Tel: (617) 353-9888. E-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Website:
Vassar College, Program in African Studies invites students from all colleges
and universities to participate in a junior year study abroad program in Rabat,
Morocco. Contact The Dean of Studies, Box 5, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie,
NY 12601. Tel: (914) 437-5260.
The Center for Global Education at Augsburg College invites students to a
study abroad program in Namibia for Fall 1997 and to two week seminars in
Uganda and South Africa in Spring and Summer of 1997. Contact The Center for
Global Education at (800) 299-8889 or e-mail <email@example.com>.
Comments or information to be included in the Habari Calendar or Newsletter
should be submitted to the Editor, Alex Winter-Nelson at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or
to the Center office at 333-6335. If you wish to be added to the Centerís
e-mail distribution list send a request message to Sue Swisher at
<swisher@ uiuc.edu>. The Centerís WWW site is at:
Center for African Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar
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