UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
THE TUESDAY BULLETIN
Issue No. 6 Fall 2001
October 2, 2001
Weekly News from the AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY 100 INTERNATIONAL CENTER EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035
For back issues, see archive <http://www.isp.msu.edu/AfricanStudies>
October 4, Thursday
"National Development and Health Issues in Zimbabwe," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Rose J. Ndlovu, Chairperson (Dept. of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, Univ. of Zimbabwe), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.
October 9, Tuesday
"Popular Responses to Democratic Reforms in Africa," CASID/WID Seminar with Professor Michael Bratton, Faculty (Political Science and African Studies, MSU), 4:00 p.m., Room N472 Detroit College of Law.
October 11, Thursday
"Reassessing The Zimbabwean Revolution," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Professor Bill Derman, Faculty (Anthropology, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.
Global Focus 2001
The MSU Office of International Studies and Programs, in cooperation with the MSU Alumni Association, announces the third annual international photography competition for MSU student, faculty, staff, and alumni. Full details can be found on the Web site at http://www.isp.msu.edu/photocontest/2001/.Questions or concerns about the competition can be directed to Jay Rodman at email: email@example.com; or to Francoise St. Onge at 355-2350. This year's submission deadline is Friday, October 5, 2001.
Visions in Action
Visions in action is a non-profit organization that offers nine-week, six-month and one-year volunteer positions in five African countries and Mexico.
There are still spaces available to anyone interested in pursuing volunteer work in Africa or in gaining practical experience in the field of international development. Spaces are available in programs departing in January to Zimbabwe and South Africa. The application deadline is November 1, 2001. For more details, visit the site at: http://www.visionsinaction.org or call (202) 625-7402.
Directory for African Women Students & Scholars
A directory of Fellowships, Scholarships and Grants available to African Women Students and Scholars can be found at: http://www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/ Memorial/grants/trippcov.htm
African Studies Association Annual Meeting 2001 November 15-18, 2001- Houston, Texas
The African Studies Association (ASA), 2001 theme is: Africa and the African Diaspora: Past, Present, Future.
African studies has for too long remained captive to the area studies paradigm that first shaped the academic construction of the African studies field in the 1950s. One of the several consequences of this situation has been the artificial separation of African Studies from studies of the African Diaspora. To be sure, not all scholars of Africa have abided by these distinctions, but by and large these divisions have held center stage with the exception of those programs that specifically defined themselves as either Black Studies or Pan-African Studies. Renewed popular and scholarly interest in the African Diaspora makes this an opportune moment for members of the African Studies Association to re- examine its place in the study of Africa. At the same time, the Association believes this also to be an occasion to emphasize the issue of Africa's significance for the study of the African Diaspora. By focusing on this theme the Association does not, however, intend to ignore specifically African topics. Indeed, Diaspora studies is seen as complementing what Africanists who focus on processes and issues in Africa do and have done historically. In short, the goal is to encourage dialogue.
Hotel: The headquarters hotel is the Houston Hyatt Regency Hotel. Please contact the hotel directly to make reservations: Houston Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1200 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 77002; Toll free: 800- 233-1234; Telephone:(713)-654-1234; Fax: (713)-951- 0934. Mention the African Studies Association to receive the discount rates for Single, Double, Triple, or Quadruple Rooms.
Travel:Please use the African Studies Association travel
agency, Association Travel Concepts (ATC). For reservations,
please contact ATC: Association Travel Concepts, Telephone:
800-458-9383; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This
year Continental and United are the preferred airlines.
Mention the African Studies Association, to ensure
low fares. For general information, contact the African
Studies Association staff at email@example.com,
or Michelle Peterson, the ASA Annual Meeting Coordinator,
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 15:23:51 -0400
From: MSU African Studies Center <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Tuesday Bulletin No. 6
Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar
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