UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
Issue No. 7 Spring 2003
February 25, 2003 Weekly News from the AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY 100 INTERNATIONAL CENTER
EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035
MSU ANNOUNCEMENTS CONFERENCES AFRICAN CULTURE WEEK
February 27, Thursday "The Impact of Oil in the Sudanese War," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Sam Laki, Faculty (Central University, Ohio), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.
March 6, Thursday Spring Break - No Brown Bag
African Studies Center Application for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) 2003-04 DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 28, 2003 The African Studies Center at MSU is now accepting applications for FLAS fellowships for academic year 2003-04 and for the 2003 Summer Cooperative African Language Institute (SCALI). The FLAS fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI program for the study of language and non-language courses on Africa.
Detailed information on the fellowship, and on-line application guidelines and forms are available on the Center's website: www.isp.msu.edu/AfricanStudies/. Applicants who can not access the on-line forms can either use the printable PDF files available on the webpage or contact the African Studies Center at (517) 353-1700; or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline has been extended to FEBRUARY 28, 2003. In accordance with the Title VI centers' agreement of rotating summer course offerings under SCALI, African languages study in summer 2003 will be hosted by Ohio University. For more information on SCALI, prospective applicants should visit the URL at http://www.ohiou.edu/linguistics/dept/SCALI/Index.ht ml.
Middle States African Studies Association - CFP West Virginia State College will host the 4th Annual Conference of the Middle States African Studies Association entitled, "Legacy of Empire: War, Famine and Poverty in Africa and the Diaspora." The conference will be held May 1-3, 2003.
Abstracts for papers, and panel proposals of 200 words will be accepted until March 14, 2003 from all disciplines, however, priority will be given to the following: Indigenous Knowledge Systems; Historical Legacy; Racialism, Ethnicity, Religion; Traditional Literature and Restoration; Diaspora Studies and Pan- Africanism; Africa, Caribbean, Latin American International Relationships; Linguistic Transformation; Environmentalism; Militarism and Foreign Policy; and Cold War Politics and Independence. Abstracts may be submitted by mail, fax, or e-mail to: Dr. Stuart McGehee, Chair, Department of History, 307 Hill Hall, West Virginia State College, Institute, WV 25112-1000.
African Studies Association 46th Annual Meeting October
30-November 2, 2003 - CFP The 46th Annual Meeting of
the African Studies Association is Oct 30 - Nov 2,
2003, at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, MA. "Youthful
Africa in the 21st Century" is the theme of the
conference. Professor Peter D. Little of the University
is the National Program Chair.
Proposals and accompanying membership and pre- registration fees are due in the ASA Executive Office postmarked by Friday, March 31, 2003. Incomplete proposals will not be forwarded for review!
Further details are available at the website: http://www.africanstudies.org/asa_papercallguide200 3.html.
AFRICAN CULTURE WEEK March 26 - 29, 2003 Theme: Still in Question
March 26th (Wednesday) 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Know Africa:
Discussion about home
countries; what it was like coming over here; VENDORS selling African artifacts. (12-5) in the International Center Lobby. Location: International Center
March 27th (Thursday) 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Discussion
Panel: Youth Development
Location: McDonel Kiva
March 28th (Friday) 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Guest Speaker:
Topic: Social & Economic Development in Africa; Refreshments will be provided Location: McDonel Kiva
March 29th (Saturday) 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. - Dinner Banquet
& Gala Night
Location: Eastern High School
Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar
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