UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
UCONN AFRICA NOTES
vol. 5, no 1 (January 26, 1998)
UPCOMING EVENTS AT UCONN:
Feb. 5.Talk.Dr. Eduardo Fuentes (Technical Advisor for Biodiversity, Global Environment Facility, UNDP).Financial Challenges to the Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Developing Countries.Dr. Fuentes is one of the leading conservation biologists in the world and plays an important role in disseminating United Nation money earmarked for environmental projects in Africa and elsewhere in the developing world.Dodd Center, 4 p.m.
UPCOMING EVENTS REGIONALLY:
Jan. 28.Talk.Andre du Toit (Univ. of Cape Town).Reflections on the Truth Commission, Violence, and the South African Transition.Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave., Yale Univ., New Haven.2:30- 3:30 p.m.
Jan. 29.Film.Guimba the Tyrant (Mali 1995). Luce Hall, Yale, free. 7 p.m.
Jan. 30.Talk.Ebrima Sall (CODESRIA).Peasants and Citizens: Community Organizaitons and Community Responses to the Challenges of Modernity in Rural Gambia.ISPS, 77 Prospect St., Yale U, New Haven.11:00 a.m.
Feb. 3. Kenda Mutongi (Williams).Dear Dolly's Advice:Youth
Courtship and Social Change in Africa, 1960-1970.Harvard
African Studies, Coolidge Hall, 1737 Cambridge St,
Cambridge.4:30 to 6:00 p.m. ____________________________________________________________________
CALL FOR PAPERS:Sixth Annual Graduate Student Research Conference on African Studies.Boston U., March 27-28, 1998.This is an interdisciplinary conference intended for students at all levels of their graduate careers.Abstracts due:February 15, 1998.Mail to:Grad Student Conference, African Studies Center, 270 Bay State Road,Boston, MA 02215.Or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.For info call Kevin Dunn:617-353-4040.
HUMANITIES RESIDENTIAL FELLOWSHIPS at the Insitutte for the Study of Gender in Africa, JSC African Studies Center, Box 951310, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1310.Faculty submissions for 1998-1999 fellowhips are due on Feb. 13, 1998.For further info contact the Institute:Tel: 310-825-3686; FAX: 310-206-2250; E-mail:email@example.com
CONFERENCE:AFRICA'S YOUTH: LOOKING TO THE FUTURE.African Studies Program, Ohio University. Keynote Speaker:Aslam Fataar, Univ. of the Western Cape, SA. Feb. 6-7, 1998.For info:Mr. Yoby Guindo, McCracken Hall, Ohio U., Athens OH 45701. E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
A new DISCUSSION LIST has been established by the JOURNAL OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN STUDIES.The URL is: http://www.mailbase.ac.uk/lists/jsas-open/
WORKSHOP:AFRICAN FILM AND VIDEO FOR TEACHING FRENCH, ENGLISH, AND SWAHILI LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE.March 12-14, 1998, Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans.The workshop will be focused on strengthening and improving undergraduate instruction and is sponsored by the African Studies Center at Michigan State U.There is no registration fee. For info write Carmela Garritano(E-mail:email@example.com) or John Metzler (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
UCONN AFRICA NOTES is published electronically each Monday during the academic year by the Center for Contemporary African Studies at the University of Connecticut. Anyone wishing to be on the mailing should send their E-mail address to Larry W. Bowman.
UCONN AFRICA NOTES will gladly list and publicize Africa-related actitivies occurring throughout Southern New England and disseminate other information of interest to the Africanist community.Items for inclusion in UCONN AFRICA NOTES should be sent directly toLarry W. Bowman, Director, CCAS, Dept. of Political Science, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269;FAX 860-486-3347 E-mail:email@example.com _________________________________________________________________
Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar
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