JUA: Penn African Studies Bulletin (01/13/03)

JUA: Penn African Studies Bulletin (01/13/03)



January 21, 2003 Africa Health Group Susan Watkins "Talking about AIDS in Malawi" Time: 4:30PM Place: Biomedical Research Building II/III 253

January 31, 2003 10th Annual African Studies Consortium Workshop "War and Peace in Contemporary Africa" Time: 8:30AM-6:00PM Place: Terrace Room, Logan Hall For more information about the workshop and a complete schedule, please visit

February 25, 2003 Africa Health Group Alcinda Honwana "Healing and Post-War Reintegration in Mozambique and Angola" Time: 4:30PM Place: Biomedical Research Building II/III 253

March 25, 2003 Africa Health Group Steve Feierman "Local Strategies for AIDS Prevention in Rural Malawi" Time: 4:30 PM Place:TBA

April 29, 2003 Africa Health Group Kwaku-Ohene-Frempong, MD Title: TBA Time: 4:30PM Place: TBA


Prosperity through Empowerment" African Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Conference February 4-7, 2003 Johannesburg, South Africa The African Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Conference entitled "Prosperity through Empowerment" will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 4-7, 2003 and is organized by AMANITARE. AMANITARE, the African Partnership for Sexual and Reproductive Health and rights of Women and Girls, is a Pan-African ten-year initiative of RAINBOW (Research, Action and Information Network for the Bodily Integrity of Women). Its main aim is to build an influential social movement to institutionalise the recognition of African women and girls' sexual and reproductive health and rights as fundamental to their civil and human rights.

The aim of the conference is to create a unique forum for debate and creative strategising around gender and health in Africa by bringing together African Women's Health and Rights movement activists with policy makers, researchers, health care providers, youth representatives, and the media from all sub-regions of the African continent. For information visit E-mail:

15th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies July 14-18, 2003 Hamburg, Germany The 15th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies is organized by the University of Hamburg, Germany. The thematic focus will be on the humanities, with several sessions devoted to various aspects of archaeology, history, religion, languages, literature, arts, anthropology and social sciences (including law and politics).

For more information, contact: 15th ICES Organizing Committee Hamburg University Asia-Africa Institute Edmund-Siemers-allee 1, D-20146 Hamburg, Germany Fax: +49-40-42838-5675 E-mail: Website:


Liberian Studies Association 35th Annual Meeting March 27 - 29, 2003 Broome Community College, Binghamton, New York The Liberian Studies Association is welcoming paper submissions for its 35th Annual Meeting to be held at Broome Community College in Binghamton, New York on March 27-29, 2003. The intent is to facilitate year-around communication and efforts among interested parties. It is hoped that this will lead to annual reports of work accomplished being given at future meetings, rather than just "academic" papers. Some of the areas where such working groups might be productive include Liberia's Arts (including music) Health Natural Environment De-militarization, Rehabilitation, and Re-education of participants and victims of Liberia's conflicts Repatriation (of human an financial capital) Expatriate Affairs (including legal concerns) Education Liberia's Media Preservation and diffusion of Liberia's History and Media (Indiana archives: papers, newspapers, audio-tapes, photographs, etc.), and the funding and conversion of those materials to permanent digital form so that they can be made available throughout
Liberia at minimal cost Early maps of Liberia Indigenous Knowledge Systems; Development, and so forth. If you have ideas along these or other lines, contact those you think also might be interested in such an effort and then submit a proposal for an initial meeting. The idea is to add to our usual conference format a more long-term applied focus on the nation. For further information, contact: Dr. Gordon C. Thomasson P.O. Box 1017, Broome Community College (SUNY), Binghamton, NY 13902 Telephone: (607)778-5097. E-mail:

"Igbo Studies in the Twentieth Century: A Tribute to Simon Ottenberg." April 4-5, 2003 Ithaca, New York

Submission Deadline for Abstracts: January 15, 2003 The Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University is hosting an International Conference on Igbo Studies. The two-day conference is being organized to recognize the contributions of Simon Ottenberg to Igbo Studies. Professor Ottenberg is a leading scholar and a pioneer of modern Igbo studies. He has published extensively on the Igbo people, and has mentored many specialists in Igbo studies. Another aim of the conference is to bring together under one roof all the scholars interested in Igbo studies. It is also an effort to revisit all the endeavors made during the twentieth century to understand the Igbo society. More importantly, the conference will recognize the efforts being made by scholars to promote Igbo studies and will also examine the future directions of the field.

We invite papers on any aspect of Igbo studies-history, politics, anthropology, sociology, economics, religion, culture, gender, agriculture, urbanization, archaeology, art, architecture, literature, oral tradition, and so on. We will also welcome papers on the Nigerian-Biafran War and the sate of Igboland since then. The proceedings of the conference will be published with the title, "Igbo Studies in the Twentieth Century: A Tribute to Simon Ottenberg."

If you wish to participate in the two-day conference, please send an abstract limited to half a page to Don C. Ohadike at the address given below. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is January 15, 2003. The final draft of the actual paper should be ready by March 15 for distribution to the chair and discussant of the panel to which you will be assigned. The same conditions apply to those scholars who, for one reason or the other, will not be able to attend the conference but want their papers to be read and/or considered for publication.

All correspondents regarding this conference and the subsequent publication of the proceedings should be addressed to: Don C. Ohadike, Director Africana Studies and Research Center Cornell University 310 Triphammer Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850. E-mail Tel. 607 -255 - 0532

13th Annual Conference of the Pan African Anthropological Association Anthropology and the Contemporary Global Trends University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa June 29-July 4, 2003

Anthropologists as well as other social scientists should make a concerted effort to understand the underlying historical and cultural motivations that contribute to ethnic and religious conflicts so that they may assist in humankind's understanding of its existence and the need for cooperation in the global village. There is a challenge for social scientists to explore the sub-themes mentioned below. Indigenous Knowledge Systems Aids/HIV and Health Inequalities in Africa Gender and Development Issues Sport, Culture and Tourism The teaching of Anthropology and its future in the 21st century Ethnicity and Racism issues Perspectives on NEPAD and AU Poverty and Human Rights Research Ethics and Methodologies The Conference will be held at the University of Port Elizabeth in South Africa from June 29-July 4, 2003.

PAN AFRICAN ANTHROPOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (PAAA) University of Port Elizabeth PO Box 1600 Port Elizabeth 6000 South Africa Tel: 27 41 504 2185 Fax: 27 41 504 7425 Email:

David Mills, Anthropology Coordinator, C-SAP: Centre for learning and teaching Sociology, Anthropology and Politics, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, BIRMINGHAM B15 2TT Phone: 01865 793328 Fax 0121 414 7920 Email: Website:

"Towards an Africa without Borders: Unification and Fundamental Change" University of Wisconsin-Madison

Deadline for Abstracts: February 1, 2003, Deadline for Papers, May 1, 2003 We are interested in papers for a conference to be held at the University of Wisconsin. The conference is titled, "Towards an Africa without Borders: Unification and Fundamental Change". The purpose of the conference is to bring scholars, writers and political activists concerned with fundamental change together under one roof to discuss the future of Africa, the future of theoretical and practical approaches to change and the role of African languages and literature in the quest for African unification. The conference is open to all activists regardless of the specific locality of their struggle. The deadline for abstracts is February 1st and for the full papers May 1st, 2003.

We, the organizers are working under the following premises: That we are living in a world where the term globalization denotes the exploitation of labor, natural and human resources for the vast majority of the world's population. For that reason, struggle in Africa finds itself at the world stage. A local struggle must by necessity locate itself in the global struggle. The international arena has become the theater of change. Therefore, those serving change, whether as writers, historians, scholars, and/or political activists in and for Africa have to be willing to serve, in word and deed, contemporary struggles against continued marginalization. Thus, we are moving forward as members of a generation that seeks to step up to history and answer the call previous generations have hearkened to: that Africa should take control of its economic, political and cultural livelihood. It is time for our generation to answer Frantz Fanon's call to action: "Every generation must out of relative obscurity find it mission; fulfill or betray it." Anticipated key-note speakers include Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, Angela Davis, and Maina Wa Kinyatti.

We are calling for papers that address but not limited to the following topics: Feminism and Pan-Africanism/ Feminist critique of Pan-Africanism African American and African relationships in political struggles The future of change in Africa Latin American and African connections in political struggle Globalization and the struggle against neocolonialism Racism, imperialism and literary expression Pan-Africanism and political struggles - historical and contemporary African unification The Congo and Pan Africanism Palestine: What does it mean to the Political activist in Africa and America? The African Writer and Language Art in social change: visual, dramatic, literary, musical African and African diaspora connections North African and Sub-Saharan African connections Native American and African American historical relationship

You can email abstracts to or or send them to the following address: Towards an Africa without Borders Department of African Languages and Literature University of Wisconsin 1414 Van Hise 1212 Linden Drive Madison, Wisconsin 53715 For more information, please contact Mukoma Wa Ngugi at 608-251-6136 or visit our website

International Conference on the Development of Women in South Africa Broadening and Strengthening Gender Relations in the 21st Century July 2-4, 2003 Alice, South Africa

Submission Deadline for Abstracts: February 28, 2003 Vukani Makhosikazi Sekunjalo--Women arise! Now is the time! The Bisho Conference, which will be held at the University of Fort Hare Alice July 2-4, 2003, is a collaboration between the Gender Forum of the University of Fort Hare Alice, the Office of the Status of Women, the Bisho Commission on Gender Equality and Office of the Premier Special Program.

Women remain the poorest in every country in the world. Poverty prevents women in rural areas, in the slums of the cities from developing. The way to empowerment is through the ending of poverty. Almost all our disabilities stem from our lack of money, which leads to independence. Lack of independence makes women vulnerable to abuse. Violence against women and children is rife in South Africa as well as in other parts of the world. The incidence of rape in South Africa is amongst the highest in the world. Not only women, but also small children suffer this abomination. The scourge of HIV/AIDS has impinged on women to an enormous degree. They are carrying the burden of this pandemic. Not only are young women dying and leaving their children behind in destitution, but they also are caring for their men and children who are afflicted. The HIV/AIDS pandemic has exacerbated violence against women and children. The widespread mythology that infants can cure them has led men to violate the youngest of babies. Many young women do not have the power to insist on protection when having sex and get infected. Women are abused in the most violent ways. Schools are not immune from the horrendous consequences of violence where it has reached unacceptable levels. These are realities, which none of us can us can deny.

The purpose of the conference is to create a forum where women worldwide will have the opportunity to share experiences and ideas. We need to identify how to break the bondages of poverty, exploitation and violence against women and children. It will provide a non-threatening space to facilitate appropriate and creative but practical strategies to eradicate all forms of violence against women and children. The conference seeks to empower and capacitate women and girls to be vocal in breaking the silence and demanding their rights. The organizers of this conference aspire to attracting girls and women from all sections, categories, cultures, religious formations, as well as across the South African borders. Youth are also encouraged to participate at this workshop to present their ideas, perspectives and suggestions to identify workable strategies to fight this evil.

Proposals for presentations should focus on the conference theme and following sub-themes, which serve as guidelines, but not an exhausted list: Women and poverty: gendering economics and politics Rural development: building and infrastructure in rural areas and empowering women Exploring violence: the abuse of women, men and children Carrying the burden of HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and other infectious diseases Gendering education: from nursery to tertiary. Gendering the work place: unionizing women, measuring and valuing unwaged work Gendering social institutions: religion, marriage and cultural institutions Educating the girl child Gender mentoring

The format of the papers and abstracts should preferably conform to the requirements of: The South African Journal of Psychology: instruction to authors (which is based on publication Manual of the American Psychology Association) or The South African Journal of Higher Education: Guidelines and conditions. Should a presenter have her/his own journal or publication of her/his choice either than the above, such information and format of the publisher should be forwarded to the conference secretariat prior to presentation. No changes to the titles of presentations and abstracts will be considered after formal acceptance thereof. Abstracts for papers should include the title of the paper and 200- 400 words that describe the purpose, overview (results) and conclusion of the paper. Abstracts for workshops should be a maximum length of 400 words. Please describe the purpose, outline, techniques to be used and maximum number of participants to attend. Abstracts for posters should include the title of the poster and a 200-400-word description of the theme of the poster. The deadline for submission of all abstracts (paper, poster &workshop) should is February 28, 2003. Full papers are due by the end of April 2003.

For more information or to submit abstracts, please contact: Ms L.N.Mlisa Conference Chairperson Acting Director: Student Counseling University of Fort Hare P/BAG X1314 Alice 5700 Tel: +2740 6022279/ 6022010 Fax: +2740 6531007 / 6022010 Email: Mobile: +2783 494 0433

Ms Hazel Hloma Conference Secretary Oliver Tambo Human Rights Center University of Fort Hare P/BAG X1314 Alice 5700 Tel: +2740 6022544 Fax: +2740 6022544 Email: Mobile: +2783 3640 900 Closing date for registration is January 31, 2003.

Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA) Program of African Studies at Northwestern University Third Annual ISITA Colloquium: Muslim/Christian Encounters in Africa May 22-25, 2003

Deadline for Abstracts: March 1, 2003 The Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa will hold a colloquium on May 22-25, 2003, devoted to scholarship on the interactions between Muslims and Christians in Africa, past and present. Recent inter-religious conflicts in Africa suggest a decline in tolerance between Muslims and Christians. Violence has erupted in Nigeria and Tanzania, for example, over the imposition of Islamic law and codes of conduct, hardening cleavages between Muslim- and Christian-dominated areas. This is symptomatic of the growing importance of religion in the public arena.

In North Africa and the Horn, Christians and Muslims have a long history of mostly peaceful interaction dating back to the earliest spread of Islam in the seventh century. In sub-Saharan Africa, encounters between the two religions came at different times, the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries along the coast and after the eighteenth century in the interior regions. Under colonial rule, European administrations pursued a wide variety of religious policies, in some places promoting the rise of an educated Christian elite (e.g. Kenya and Tanzania) and in others protecting the powerful Islamic polities against Christian encroachment (Northern Nigeria and Northern Sudan). Presently, theological traditions, changes in demographic patterns, the growth of religious militancy, and global religious trends have become important factors in the struggle of individuals to make sense of political turmoil, economic disparity, and social upheaval. In the Sudan, such interaction has resulted in a decades-long civil war. In Nigeria, religious interaction ranges from extreme intolerance in some Northern states to easy peaceful coexistence in the Southwestern states. In Senegal, where Islam has been a strong influence since the eleventh century, ecumenicalism prevails. In many other parts of the continent, Muslims and Christians interact with relatively little friction, and it is not uncommon to find members of the same family following different religious paths. Possible topics for colloquium papers are the following: The role of Islam and/or Christianity in public life in Africa The role of international religious organizations in Africa Religion in civil society Conversion to/from Islam/Christianity Intermarriage between Muslims and Christians Human rights and religious law (sharia in Nigeria, for instance) Life histories and/or biographies of Muslim or Christian theologians, clerics, intellectuals, or philosophers

Interested scholars are invited to submit paper abstracts of not more than 300 words, along with their curriculum vitae by 1 March 2003. As funds and space are limited, ISITA is able to accept only a small number of submissions and provide partial travel support for a few participants; others are urged to seek their own funding.

Materials may be emailed to or sent to Rebecca Shereikis ISITA Coordinator Program of African Studies Northwestern University 620 Library Place Evanston, Illinois 60208-4110

CALLS FOR ARTICLES Journal of African Law Special Issue: "Africa and the WTO"

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2003 The launch of the Doha round of multilateral trade negotiations at the World Trade Organisation's ministerial meeting in Qatar has serious implications for Africa's participation in the multilateral trading system. The new round of trade talks are to focus on a wide range of issues including antidumping, dispute settlement, electronic commerce, subsidies, technology transfer, and regional trading arrangements. The outcome of the negotiations will affect considerably the future growth and development of Africa's economies. It is for this reason that the Journal of African Law invites papers to be considered for publication in a special issue on "Africa and the WTO" to be published in 2003. The deadline is January 31, 2003.

Papers should be original and should cover any of the items being negotiated by the parties. Specifically, the Journal would like to receive papers that deal with the broader organizational issues such as the dispute settlement mechanism, the participation of African countries in the Committees established under the various agreements, the relationship between African regional organizations and the WTO, and the implementation of WTO obligations at the national level.

Proposed papers should be sent to: The Editors, Journal of African Law Faculty of Law and Social Sciences Department of Law, School of Oriental and African Studies Thornhaugh Street Russell Square LONDON WC1H 0XG United Kingdom Full instructions are available at


Facing Global Capital, Finding Human Security: A Gendered Critique Rockefeller Humanities Fellowship Program The National Council for Research on Women (NCRW) Center for the Study of Women and Society at the Graduate Center of CUNY

Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2003 Rockefeller Humanities Fellowship Program, The National Council for Research on Women (NCRW) and the Center for the Study of Women and Society at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York announce a Rockefeller-funded Humanities Fellowship Program, Facing Global Capital, Finding Human Security: A Gendered Critique. Fellowships are available for 2003/2004 to selected activists, academics and policymakers. This interdisciplinary program explores the uses of a human security framework for identifying non-discriminatory, sustainable policies for women and girls, drawing into dialogue critical theories in the humanities and social sciences, and discourses of policymakers and activists.

For more information and application forms visit the web site at: and Applications for 2003/2004 are due January 31, 2003.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2003-2004 Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict

Deadline for Applications: February 1, 2003 The Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at the University of Pennsylvania seeks a PhD in the social sciences with experience using both quantitative and qualitative measures, good writing skills, and field experience in at east one developing country. The Fellow will be placed with the Evaluation and Policy Analysis Unit of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva, Switzerland. Understanding of refugee issues and humanitarian operations would therefore be an advantage. The Fellow will be expected to contribute to UNHCR research, evaluation and policy analysis projects, with an opportunity to pursue one personal research project. The Fellow will also be expected to contribute to the development of a new Masters program at the Asch Center. Fellowship support will be about $40,000 (U.S.) and a second year of support may be possible. Applications accepted until 1 February 2003, notification by 15February, placement as early as June 2003 and negotiable.

Inquiries and applications to Dr. Clark McCauley Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict University of Pennsylvania St. Leonard's Court, Suite 305 3819-33 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF)

Deadline for Applications: February 1, 2003 The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund was established in 1981 to honor the late Margaret McNamara and her commitment to the well being of women and children in developing countries. The purpose of the grand is to support the education of women from developing countries who are committed to improving the lives of women and children in their home countries. Previous grant recipients studies agriculture, architecture and urban planning, civil engineering, education, forestry, journalism, nursing, nutrition, pediatrics, public administration, public health, social sciences and social work.

Applicants must be women who are already living in the United States and enrollment in the program for which they will use the grant. The MMMF does not provide pre-enrollment funding, even if the candidate has received notification of acceptance. The MMMF awards up to six grants of about $11,000 each year; they are not renewable. Application forms are currently available through January 31, 2003. The deadline for completed applications is February 1, 2003. Recipients are notified by May 1.

To be eligible, a woman applying for and MMMF grant must meet ALL of the following criteria: She must have a record of service to women and/or children in her country She must reside in the United States at the time she submits the application She must already be enrolled in the accredited U.S. educational institution where she will use the grant and remain enrolled during the entire year of the grant She must use the grant to continue to study for her degree She must be a national of a developing country that is currently eligible to borrow from the World Bank and cannot be a U.S. Green Card holder She must intend to return to a developing country in about two years She must demonstrate financial need She must be 25 years old by December 31, 2002 She must not be related to any World Bank Group staff member or his or her spouse

Students who meet ALL criteria may request an application by email, fax or letter or by visiting the MMMF website: and click on the link to Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund. Please refer to the Country Eligibility List or write to MMMF, World Bank Group Volunteer Services 1818 H Street NW MSN H2-204 Washington, DC 20433 Tel: (202) 473-8751 Fax: (202) 522-3142 Email:

2003-2004 Post-Doctoral Fellowship Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture University of Chicago

Deadline for Applications: February 17, 2003 The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago invites applications for the 2003-2004 post-doctoral fellowship to begin September 29, 2003. Qualified candidates from all disciplines who have their Ph.D. are encouraged to apply.

The goal of the fellowship is to support the work of an outstanding scholar whose research focuses on the study of race or ethnicity by allowing the fellow to devote his or her full energies to the further development of their research agenda. The fellowship carries a stipend of $35,000 and a travel and research budget of $2,500. The fellow will be provided with office space and a computer at the Center and full access to University libraries and other facilities. Awardees will be expected to be in full-time residence during the academic year beginning September 29, 2003, present his or her work at one of the Reproduction of Race and Racial Ideologies Workshop meetings and actively participate in the workshop and other activities sponsoredby the Race Center. There will be no teaching responsibilities.

The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC) at the University of Chicago is committed to moving the study of race and ethnicity beyond the black/white paradigm. The work of faculty affiliated with the Center explores different processes of racialization experienced within groups as well as across groups in sites as diverse as North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Asian Pacific, and Europe. We are especially interested in work that highlights the intersection of race and ethnicity with other identities such as gender, class, sexuality and nationality, and interrogates social and identity cleavages within racialized communities.

Applicants for the 2003-2004 academic year are required to have a Ph.D. currently and to send

1) Description of the project(s) that will be undertaken over the course of the fellowship year (3-5 pages). 2) Writing sample, which may be a published or un-published work (not to exceed 30 pages). 3) Curriculum vitae. 4) Three letters of recommendation under separate cover.

Complete applications must be received at the address below by February 17, 2003 for full consideration. Awards will be announced by March 31, 2003. For additional information call (773) 702-8063 or e-mail

Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture The University of Chicago Attention: Postdoctoral Fellowship Selection Committee 5733 S. University Chicago, Illinois 60637

SCALI 2003 Fellowship

Deadline for Applications: March 7, 2003 University of Illinois Center for African Studies invites applications for the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for African Language for the summer term, 2003. The Center for African Studies at the University of Illinois, pending funding from the US Department of Education, works in conjunction with other African Studies units nationwide to offer African language courses during the summer.

For details on applying for the SCALI 2003 program, contact FLAS Committee Center for African Studies 210 International Studies Building 910 S. Fifth Street Champaign, IL 61820

Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2003 The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education is a program that enables students who have limited financial means to participate in study abroad opportunities worldwide. The program provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. citizen undergraduate students at two-and four-year institutions to pursue semester or academic-year long study opportunities in other countries. To be eligible, students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application and cannot be studying abroad in a country currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning.For more information, application deadlines and the online application, please access the Gilman Program web site at . For travel in Fall 2003, the deadline for applications is April 15, 2003.

West African Research Center Travel Grant Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2003 The West African Research Center in Dakar, Senegal is offering travel bursaries of up to $2500 to West African scholars and graduate students. These funds may be used to:

1) Attend and read papers at academic conferences relevant to the applicant's field of research 2) Visit libraries that contain resources necessary to the applicant's current academic work 3) Travel to research site.

Applications consist of the following: A description (6 double-spaced pages max) of applicant's research and how the travel is relevant to his work. CV with research and teaching record when applicable An abstract of the paper to be read and a letter of acceptance to the conference A description of the collections to be consulted and their significance to the research

The deadline for travel between July 1, 2003 and December 31, 2003 is March 15, 2003.

Submit applications to: West African Research Center/ Centre de Recherche Ouest Africaine, B.P. 5456 (Fann Residence), Rue E x Leon G. Damas, Dakar Senegal Telephone: 221-865-22-77 Fax: 221-824-20-58 Website: http://www.warc-croa


Volunteer Positions in South African or Central American Libraries Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2003 Spend the summer of 2003 helping communities gain access to the information they need to build a better future as part of the Inform the World Library Skills Exchange (ITW). ITW volunteers provide hands-on assistance and training to rural librarians in South Africa, Honduras and Guatemala. The program is a unique opportunity to share your skills while experiencing another culture. If you love libraries and have a sense of adventure, join us for this exciting service project! The World Library Partnership (WLP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building global understanding by promoting literacy, learning and access to information. Visit our website at for more information. WLP invites librarians, library school students, teachers, IT professionals and others who love libraries to apply. Conversational Spanish is a requirement for the Central America program. Fluency in English is required for the South Africa program. The ITW volunteers will conduct practical service projects in libraries in rural South Africa and Central America.

Central America Honduras - June 25-July 23, 2003 Guatemala - July 2-July 30, 2003

South Africa Limpopo Province - July 15-August 15 Kwa Zulu Natal Province - July 22-August 22, 2003

The application for the various ITW 2003 programs can be found at our website along with more detailed information about each program. The Application Deadline is January 31, 2003.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. For the South Africa programs contact Maggie Hite at and for the Central America programs contact Mary Alice McCarthy at or give us a call at 919/479-0163.

The Fulbright-Hays Summer Group Project Abroad for Zulu Durban, South Africa June 18-August 7, 2003

Deadline for Applications: February 1, 2003 The Program in African Languages and The Council on African Studies at Yale University under the sponsorship of The Association of African Studies Programs and The African Language Teachers' Association invite applications for the Summer Group Project Abroad in South Africa 2003 for Intermediate and Advanced students of Zulu. Participants will meet in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, for Orientation and then move to the Pietermaritzburg campus of the University of Natal for Part One of the program. They will live on campus and receive intensive Zulu instruction from Zulu faculty led by Professor Msawakhe Hlengwa and Ms Mary Gordon. Each afternoon participants will have tutorial sessions with Zulu language student tutors that will include excursions into Pietermaritzburg and surrounding areas. There will be regular site visits to places of significance to Zulu history and contemporary life in KwaZulu-Natal, and participation in ceremonies and cultural events. In Part Two participants will move to southern KwaZulu-Natal for home stays. They will stay with Zulu families and join in family activities. During this period they will undertake mini-research projects. In Part Three of the program participants will again leave campus to stay with urban families in the Pietermaritzburg suburb of Imbali. They will return to the University of Natal campus for examinations, and will then leave for a final weekend of debriefing in the Drakensberg mountains before departure.

The project is open to US graduate students and undergraduates who have successfully completed at least two semesters or equivalent of isiZulu, isiXhosa, siSwati, or siNdebele language study. The program will be directed by Sandra Sanneh, Director Yale Program in African Languages in affiliation with University of Natal - Pietermaritzburg. Participants will pay their own air travel costs to and from New York, and a fee to cover tuition and administration costs. Other expenses will be met by the program. See the application packet for further details Sandra Sanneh Yale Program in African Languages P.O. Box 208206 New Haven, CT 06520-8206 Tel: (203) 432-1179 Fax: (203) 432-5963 Email:

Application packets available from Title VI Resource Centers for African Studies and from: Lora M. LeMosy Senior Administrative Assistant Council on African Studies Yale University PO Box 208206 New Haven, CT 06520-8206 Tel: (203) 432-3436 Fax: (203) 432-5963 Email: For more information, please visit

A Study of Akan and Ga Cultures in Ghana GPA Short Term Seminar (Pending Funding) June 18-August 1, 2003

Deadline for Applications: February 10, 2003 U.S. Dept. of Education Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA), Center for African Studies, University of Florida and the Office of International Studies and Programs, University of Florida are sponsoring a GPA Short-term Seminar. It will be A Study of Akan and Ga Cultures in Accra Ghana from June 18-August 1, 2003. Group departure will be from Gainesville, Florida and the group will return to Orlando. The program participants will all travel together; there are no exceptions.

Eligibility: Citizen, national, or permanent resident of U.S. Elementary or secondary school teacher (Priority 1) Four- and two-year college faculty of area studies (Priority 2) Experienced educator responsible for planning, conducting, or supervising programs in area studies (Priority 2) Graduate student (Advanced Akan or Ga graduate students only) (Priority 3) Demonstration of career commitment to area studies No previous visitation/residency for 12 months or more in Akan or Ga area in Ghana Must possess a valid passport (obtain a passport immediately) Proof of health insurance (emergency and non-emergency)

There is a program fee of $650 but the GPA Short-term Seminar Financial Support will cover group airfare to and from Accra, Ghana, accommodation (double occupancy) in Ghana, food in Ghana, culture instruction, field trips and instructional materials.

There will be mandatory orientations at the University of Florida 2 days prior to departure and also in Accra Go to for an application in Acrobat PDF format. For additional information contact: Dr. Paul A. Kotey, Director, Akan and Ga Short-term Seminar University of Florida Center for African Studies 427 Grinter Hall P.O. Box 115560 Gainesville, FL 32611-5560 Phone No: 352-392-7015 or 392-2183 E-mail:

University of Natal International School Deadline for Applications: March 31, 2003 The University of Natal is offering an intensive 5 week International School Program from June 23 - August 1, 2003. This program presents an opportunity to study in KwaZulu-Natal, the most populous and diverse province in South Africa. Students get the opportunity to learn Culture and Diversity, Service Learning and Zulu Language and Culture at the Durban campus. The Pietermaritzburg campus offers Zulu language, Art and culture, community service and policy issues, and Turbulent Times: A history of KwaZulu-Natal from days to present. It integrates theory and practice through site visits as well as hands on experience with multi-media learning. Students earn credits through continuous assessment and an exam at the end of the program. For more details about the program, please visit the site:

Applications close on March 31, 2003. Inquiries may also be directed to Dr. Catherine Ndinda, Ph.D., Coordinator International School Rick Turner SU Building, 4th Floor Room 412 University of Natal 4041, Durban SOUTH AFRICA Tel: +27-31-260-2677 Fax: +27-31-260-2136 E-mail:

Cross Cultural Collaborative, Inc.

Cross Cultural Collaborative, Inc. (CCC) is an educational non-profit organization that promotes cultural exchange and understanding. It is a research center and meeting place for exhibits, community based art workshops, performances, conferences, classes, and other activities to promote cultural awareness and appreciation. Their goal is to bring people together from different cultures where they can get to know each other through the language of art.

Workshops are held at the center, located next to the ocean in a suburb of Accra. CCC, Inc. has a Ghanaian staff, resident manager and is in a gated community with clinics and hospitals nearby. CCC, Inc. invites scholars from all over the world to work with Ghanaians on collaborations that range from mosaic walls to documentary films. To learn more about this program, contact Ellie Schimelman, Director 45 Auburn St. Brookline, MA 02466 Telephone: (617) 277-0482


Northwestern Univeristy: Library Bibliographer of Africana Established in 1954, the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University is the largest separate library devoted to African studies in existence. With holdings of about 286,000 volumes and 2800 current serials, the Herskovits Library's collections are strongest for Africa south of the Sahara. Although a separate library, the Herskovits Library is an integral component of Northwestern University Library. The Herskovits Library is closely linked with the curricular and research programs of Northwestern University's Program of African Studies. Established in 1948 by Melville J. Herskovits, the Program of African Studies is one of the earliest interdisciplinary centers of its kind and serves as the academic, administrative and social center of the University's Africanist community. Further information about the Herskovits Library is available from its website,

MLS from an ALA accredited library school or an advanced degree in an Africa-related social sciences or humanities discipline, three years of successful library or equivalent experience including collection development experience, effective skills in both oral and written communication, education and experience that provides for a clear understanding of research and scholarly communication in African studies, competence in French and familiarity with publishing in Africa, the African book trade and Africana vendors. Competence in an African language, Portuguese or written Arabic are strongly desired as are experience and interest in electronic formats and digital technologies.

For more information about this position, please email Peter Devlin at

To apply, please letter of application and resume, including names of three references, to Peter J. Devlin Personnel Librarian Northwestern University Library 1935 Sheridan Road Evanston, Illinois 60208-2300 Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.

University of Louisville: Tenure Track Assistant Professor Deadline for Applications: January 15, 2003 The Department of Pan-African Studies and the Division of Humanities seek a scholar with a research and teaching specialization in the philosophical, cultural and spiritual heritage of African Americans, Africa and the African Diaspora. Ph.D. required. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor. The candidate selected will be jointly appointed in the Department of Pan-African Studies and the Division of Humanities, with the primary appointment in Pan-African Studies. The normal teaching expectation is five courses per academic year in the required area of specialization. Because both Pan-African Studies and Humanities offer Master of Arts programs, and Humanities will soon offer a Ph.D. program, the successful candidate will offer at least one course on the graduate level. As a tenured track appointment, the position also carries with it the expectation of an active research program. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applicants and nominees on January 15, 2003.

All applicants and nominees must provide the Search Committee with current curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a copy of their transcript and a sample of current work. All materials should be sent to: Chairperson, Search Committee Department of Pan-African Studies University of Louisville Louisville, Kentucky 40292.

The University of Louisville is a metropolitan institution with over 20,000 students, a broad range of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and the most racially diverse student population in Kentucky. The University is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate against persons because of race, religion, sex, age or handicapping condition. Persons of color and women are encouraged to apply.

Amherst College: Visiting Assistant Professor Deadline: January 15, 2003 Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1600 students and 165 faculty members Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium. For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary
teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research.

The Department of Political Science seeks applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics for the academic year 2003-2004. Candidates with expertise in Asia, Africa or the Middle East, who are trained in critical and inter-disciplinary approaches to the study of gender, nationalism, ethnic politics, social movements, human rights and globalization are particularly encouraged to apply. This position requires teaching two courses a semester and supervising senior honors theses.

Applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and a writing sample, should be submitted by January 15th to Kristin Bumiller, Chair Department of Political Science Amherst College Amherst, MA 01002

Amherst College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply.

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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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