African Studies Center
University of Pennsylvania


Seventh Annual African Studies Workshop, 03/24/00

Guidelines for Volunteered Papers

The seventh annual African Studies workshop organized by the Penn, Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Consortium will be held March 24th 2000, at the University of Pennsylvania. The theme of this years workshop, "Human Rights in Africa," may be explored in various perspectives: historical, political, anthropological, social, legal, demographic, and medical.

Session Titles:
                        African Human Rights
                        The Politics of Human Rights
                        Health & Human Rights in Africa
                        Literature, Film, and Human Rights
                        The Impact of Human Rights Violations on the Population of Africa

Papers may address sub-themes as they relate to Africa including:

Each paper will be presented for 10 to 15 minutes. At the conclusion of the panel, there will be a brief commentary and a longer audience discussion. Papers will be circulated to commentators and panel chairs in advance.

The deadline for volunteering a paper is extended to January 3, 2000. Please provide the following information:

Send abstract to:

                          Human Rights Workshop Committee
                          African Studies Center
                          645 Williams Hall
                         University of Pennsylvania
                         Philadelphia, Pa. 19104-6305

Or e-mail to
The aim of the annual Consortium workshop is to take advantage of the proximity of the many distinguished Africanist scholars in the region to further intellectual development as well as the presentation and production of knowledge about Africa. Please inform your colleagues who may not be on the mailing list and encourage them to submit a paper abstract or attend the sessions. Presented papers will be published electronically, with authors permission, at

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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