UConn Africa Notes, 1 Feb 1999

UConn Africa Notes, 1 Feb 1999


Feb. 1 Film. Keita (Burkina Faso, 1995). Monteith 143, free, 6:00 pm.

Feb. 8. Film. Sambizanga (Angola/Congo, 1972). Monteith 143, free, 6:00 pm.

Feb. 9 Performance. Babatunde Olatunji, Nigerian-born master drummer. Jorgenson Auditorium, 8:00 pm. For tickets: 860-486-4226.

Feb. 9. Talk. Luis Chavez (TechnoServe). Technoserve, Economic Development and Globalization: The Next 30 Years. South Campus 'A' Building, Room 113, 3:00 pm.


Feb. 5. Talk. J. Lorand Matory (Harvard). Entrepreneurs of Nationhood: The Roots and the Routes of the Yoruba Nation. Luce Hall, Yale, 34 Hillhouse, 4:00 pm.

Feb. 6. Film. Quand Les Etoiles Rencontrent la Mer (When the Stars Meet the Sea), Madagascar, 1996. Luce Hall, Yale, free 7:00 pm.

Feb. 8. Talk. Wayne Madsen (Boston U). Port-Mogadishu U.S. Covert Military Operations in Africa. ASC, BU, 270 Bay State Rd, noon-1:30 pm.

Feb. 10. Talk. Steven Feierman (U. Penn). Explanation, Uncertainty, and Medicine in Eastern Africa: The Colonial Aftermath. Luce Hall, Yale, 4:00 pm.

Feb. 11. Talk. Henry Bernstein (SOAS, U. London). Ghana's Drug Economy: A Preliminary Analysis. Luce Hall, Yale, 4:00 pm.

Feb. 12. Talk. Henry Bernstein (SOAS, U. London). The Rise and Fall of King Maize on the South African Highveld, or the Boys from Bothaville. Inst. for Social and Policy Studies, Yale, 77 Prospect, 11 am. to 1 pm. ____________________________________________________________________________ ___

SUMMER INSTITUTE. The NEH and the Univ. of Arkansas at Montecello invite applications for a NEH Summer Institute on Islam in Africa to be held July 3-August 6, 1999. The Institute is for 30 educators teaching grades 7-12. For info: Professor Richard Corby, POBox 3619 UAM, Monticello AR 71656. TEL: 870-460-1047; E-mail:

SUMMER INSTITUTE. The NEH and Central Michigan announce a Summer Seminar for school teachers on Writing Africa: Chinua Achebe, Joyce Cary, Joseph Conrad, and Wole Soyinka, from July 5-August 6, 1999. For info: Maureen Eke, Dept. of English, Central Michigan U., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859. TEL: 517-774-2662; E-mail:

SUMMER INSTITUTE. The Teaching of Africa, July 5-16, 1999, at Yale University. For info: Piers-African Studies, Yale Center for Int'l Studies, P. O. Box 208206, New Haven, CT 06520-8206. TEL: 203-432-3438; E-mail:

CALL FOR PAPERS. New York African Studies Association, 23rd Annual Conference, April 16-18, 1999. For info: Dr. Anna Marie Evans, Global Living and Learning Center, Oswego State U., Oswego, NY 13126. TEL: 315-341-2655;


Social Challenges and Consequences of Ecological Change in Africa, April 30-May 3, 1999, Univ. of Minnesota. Application Deadline, Feb. 15, 1999. For info: David Henrikson, E-mail:

Social and Biological Science for Agricultural Development, June 13-25, 1999, Univ. of Wisconsin. Application deadline, March 15, 1999. For info: Sharon Kemp, TEL 608-262-5545; E-mail:; Website:

Health, Culture, and Development, May 19-23, Emory Univ. Applicaton deadline, March 15, 1999.For info: Becky Baldwin, E-mail:; website:

Health and Population Issues in Africa, Johns Hopkins U. Application deadline April 30, 1999. For info: Dr. Henry Mosley, School of Public Health. E-mail:

JOB. Executive Director, African Studies Assocation. Apply to: Ms. Karen P. Bryant, Assistant to the Executive Director, African Studies Association, 132 George St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1400. Questions should be directed to Jack Parson, Chair of the Search Committee, Tel: 843-953-7662; E-mail:

CALL FOR PAPERS/CONFERENCE. Health and Society in Africa, Berkeley-Stanford Joint Center for African Studies, April 24, 1999. For info: Christine Capper, TEL: 650-723-0295; E-mail:

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. AFRICA UPDATE, an online and hardcopy quarterly newsletter, invites submissions. For info: Professor Gloria Emeagwali, Dept. of History, Central Connecticut State Univ., New Britain, CT 06050. TEL: 860-832-2815. Website:

EXHIBIT. Baule: African Art/Western Eyes, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave, Washington, DC, Feb. 7-May 9, 1999. ____________________________________________________________________________ ___

UCONN AFRICA NOTES is published electronically each Monday morning during the academic year by the Center for Contemporary African Studies at the University of Connecticut. Anyone wishing to be on the mailing list should send their e-mail address to Larry W. Bowman. We will happily list and publicize Africa-related activities occurring throughout Southern New England. Send info directly to Larry W. Bowman, Director, CCAS, Dept. of Political Science, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269; TEL: 860-486-3355; FAX: 860-486-3347; E-mail: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Date: Mon, 1 Feb 1999 10:34:38 -0500 From: Larry Bowman <BOWMAN@UCONNVM.UCONN.EDU> Subject: UCONN AFRICA NOTES

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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