MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 12/02/03
Issue No. 14 Fall 2003
December 2, 2003
Weekly News from the AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY 100 INTERNATIONAL CENTER
EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035
For back issues, see archive <http://africa.msu.edu>
December 4, Thursday
"The Ongoing Crisis in Zimbabwe: Implications for Higher Education, Research and
Collaborative Research," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Bill Derman, Faculty
(Anthropology, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.
H-Swahili network on Swahili Language and
The H-Swahili network will strive to conduct its
business in Swahili and in English as the primary
languages on topical issues related to the use, teaching,
promotion and general advancement of the Swahili
language and culture, which is spoken by over 100
million people throughout East, Central and parts of
H-Net is 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, and is hosted by
Michigan State University. For more information about
H-Net, write to H-Net@H-net.msu.edu.
For information on joining H-Swahili, send a message
New Annotated Bibliographies
The Women and International Development (WID)
Program is pleased to announce the Website publication
of two new bibliographies regarding issues of critical
importance in the gender, development and globalization
arena today: "Gender and HIV/AIDS" and "Gender: Not
Just Women - Masculinity in a Global Perspective."
Please visit the WID Website
http://www.isp.msu.edu/wid/ and click on the
Annotated Bibliographies menu option under
Publications to view each.
Gender and HIV/AIDS
HIV/AIDS is a global epidemic. As of December 2002,
over 42 million people were living with HIV/AIDS, with
70% of those cases occurring in Sub-Saharan Africa
(UNAIDS 2002). Women are fast becoming the
predominant group infected and affected by HIV/AIDS;
in Sub-Saharan Africa, women have a higher number of
new HIV/AIDS cases than do men. Because HIV/AIDS
is growing among women, gendered perspectives and
research are needed to understand contexts of infection
and its effects on agriculture and other aspects of the
economy and society. The Gender and HIV/AIDS
bibliography is divided into two major sections. The
first, "Gender and Development," gives an overview
of literature concerning how HIV/AIDS has affected
land and water rights, agrarian livelihoods, and food and
nutrition, as well as how those issues may affect the
course of the disease. The second section,
"Empowerment, Vulnerability, Rights, and
Sexuality," focuses on constructions of gendered power
and risk as well as human rights and social justice. The
bibliography includes citations from many countries but
the major focus is Sub-Saharan Africa, the current epicenter.
- Not Just Women - Masculinity in a Global Perspective
While attention to the status of women in developing
countries has improved in recent years, the efforts of
most major development organizations to improve
women's status and access to resources have largely
been characterized as an "add women and stir"
approach. Because gender relations are a fundamental
dynamic of all societal change, pro-women policies
directed towards "women's issues" have not been
enough to improve the lives of women across the globe.
Recently a shift has occurred away from a focus solely
on women to an approach centering on gender relations
and critical analyses of men and masculinities. This
bibliography contains a collection of recent resources
that addresses masculinities in the context of
international development, including books, journal
articles, research monographs and Internet resources.
The theoretical, empirical, and political research offered
here holds significant policy implications for
development efforts aimed at improving the status and
well-being of women.
International School: Opportunity for Students to
Study in South Africa
The University of Natal offers a five (5) week
International School from June 25 - July 29, 2004.
The International School offers the experiences that
appropriately complement the institution's curriculum
while adding significant cultural dimensions to students'
life experiences. The program in 2004 will run at two
campuses: Durban & Pietermaritzburg. Students must
attend either Durban campus or Pietermaritzburg
Courses offered in 2004 at Durban campus are:
Culture & Diversity in the Rainbow Nation:
Overview of language policy & film in Modern South
Zulu language and Culture: Opportunity to
experience Zulu language, culture & History.
Service Learning: Community service; visit to
Courses offered at Pietermaritzburg Campus are:
Policy Issues & Community Service: Building
democracy through sharing of citizenship in a land, etc.
Turbulent Times: Kwa-Zulu Natal from earliest days
to the present.
Zulu Language, Art & Culture: Language, culture and
For more in-depth information on the International
School as well as the University of Natal, visit the web
site at: www.und.ac.za/und/is/index.html or contact the
Coordinator at Tel: +27-31-260-2677; Fax: +27-31-260-
2136; e-mail: email@example.com The application deadline is
April 15, 2004.
Eritrea: History and Culture of an African Nation
June 27 - July 19, 2004
This study abroad program is sponsored by the
University of Michigan - Flint, International and Global
The purpose of this study tour is to provide students
with firsthand learning experience of the history and
culture of an African nation. During their visit to
Eritrea, participants get the opportunity to see ancient
religious sites and commercial centers. By visiting
historical sites and museums, they will learn about the
Eritrean history and its contribution to human
civilization. They will learn about the struggle of the
Eritreans for national independence. They will study to
culture by interacting with the local people. On-site
lectures will reinforce the learning process.
A $100 enrollment fee is due by January 15, 2004. For
total tuition cost and program information, contact Dr.
Guluma Gemeda, Dept. of Africana Studies, 346 French
Hall, Univ. of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI 48502-1950;
Tel: (810) 762-3353; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or
contact: Dr. Joseph Rahme, IGSP Director, History
Dept., 322 French Hall, Univ. of Michigan-Flint, Flint,
MI 48502-1950; Tel: (810) 762-3366; e-mail:
University of Georgia-Group Projects Abroad 2004
The Intensive Advanced Swahili Group Project Abroad
(Swahili GPA) for the summer of 2004, will be held in
Tanzania from June 19 to August 7, 2004.
The program will include travels to Museums, the
Rwanda UN Tribunal, cultural center, University of Dar
es Salaam, Zanziber, Bagamoyo and National Parks.
The program is funded by the U. S. Department of
Education to provide for instruction in
intensive/advanced Kiswahili language and culture.
The University of Georgia will remain the institution of
record for the 2004 GPA program. All communications
and questions about the program should be directed to
Dr. Lioba Moshi at her e-mail: email@example.com; Loretta
Davenport, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Amsale Abegaz,
All interested and eligible students are invited to apply
not later than January 30, 2004. Application forms can
be obtained from the African Studies Institute at UGA,
321 Holmes/Hunter Academic Bldg., Athens, GA 30602
or from the website: www.uga.edu/afrstu. On-line
submission is encouraged.
For MSU applicants, application forms are available
from Yacob Fisseha, Room 100, African Studies
Young Scholars' Symposium on Africa
Call for Papers
The Stanford Journal of International Law welcomes
papers from Young Scholars on any topic related to
Africa's development and/or its place on the world stage
that substantially touches upon either African,
comparative or international legal scholarship. The
authors of selected papers will be invited to present at
SJIL's Young Scholars' Symposium, taking place
March 12-13, 2004 at Stanford, and ONE selected paper
will be published in the Winter 2005 issue of the
Stanford Journal of International Law.
The Symposium will consist of several panel discussions
covering a broad array of legal topics. And while the
forum will highlight the works of young scholars, panel
discussions will include prominent academics and
practitioners whose works draw them to Africa and
Specific topics of interest include:
Democratic and Economic Transitions
Developments and Assessments of International Legal
Regional Conflict Resolution
AIDS, Health Policy and Intellectual Property Adjudication
Fundamentalism, Colonialism and Modernity
Proposals are due in electronic format to
email@example.com no later than December 15, 2003.
Please check the web site at
http://sjil.stanford.edu/YSS.htm for more information
about the Symposium, the opening keynote speaker
Adrien K. Wing '82, and paper guidelines and deadlines.
Or contact Ms. Ramírez, Submissions Chair at
firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: (650) 400-2734.
9th Annual Midwest Graduate Student Conference in
African Studies: Call for Papers
The MGSCAS has been revived and will convene at
Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois from April
2 - 4, 2004 under the theme of "Studying Africa in the
21st Century." This generation of scholars face
increasing pressure to transcend interdisciplinary
boundaries and create a connection between scholarly
research in diverse fields and the pressing concerns
faced by the continent today. With this trend in mind,
the MGSCAS will broaden it's invitation to graduate
students from all disciplines- from humanities and social
sciences to law, business, medicine, and journalism-
whose research interests touch on Africa, past and
present. Graduate students at all levels are encouraged
to submit paper abstracts or propose panels and
roundtables for the conference. Individually submitted
abstracts will be assigned to panels created by the
To propose a paper for presentation at the conference,
please send 2 hard copies of the following information:
Contact Information: Name, University, Department,
Address, Email, Phone, Special Needs
200 word abstract of paper and equipment needed
(overhead projector, slide projector, other)
$15 registration fee as a check or money order made
out to Northwestern University ($10 for Northwestern
To propose a panel or roundtable for the conference,
please send 2 hard copies of each of the following:
information for each participant, including contact
information, paper abstract and equipment list (for
panels), and $15 registration fee ($10 for Northwestern
list of participants in the panel or roundtable, panel or
roundtable theme, order of papers (for panels), and
discussant (for panels)
All information must be mailed to the following address
by January 16, 2004, Midwest Graduate Student
Conference in African Studies, Program of African
Studies, Northwestern University, 620 Library Place,
Evanston, IL 60208-4110. Direct questions to:
Assistant Professor - African Art History
University of Kansas
Teach four undergraduate and graduate courses per
year in African art history and culture, and possibly
participate in the introductory art history surveys.
Guide research of graduate students and supervise
dissertations in African art history and culture.
Conduct own research program.
Provide service to the departments of Art History and
African/African-American Studies and to the university,
including advising undergraduate and graduate students,
committee membership and participation in university governance.
Specialization in African art history
College or university teaching experience
Record of scholarly publication and professional activity
To apply, please send a letter of application; CV; names,
addresses, phone and fax numbers, and email addresses
of three references to: Linda Stone-Ferrier, Chair,
History of Art Department, The University of Kansas,
Lawrence, KS 66045. For further information, contact
Maud Morris, History of Art Department, The
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045; Tel: (785)
864-4713; e-mail: email@example.com. Position is contingent
on final budgetary approval. Interviews will begin
January 9, 2004, and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Kansas is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar