MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 01/22/02

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 01/22/02

EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035 For back issues, see archive <>




January 24, Thursday

"Decentralized Environmental Management in Uganda: Reflections on the IUCN Kabarole District Experience," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Ellen Bassett, Assistant Professor, Urban and Regional Planning Program (Geography, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.

January 30, Wednesday

MSU Study Abroad Fair, Second Floor, MSU Union, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. For further details about the Study Abroad Fair contact the Study Abroad Office, 109 International Center; tel: 353-8920; or visit the website at:

January 31, Thursday

"Language Policy in African Education: A Comparative Perspective," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Dr. Joe Lauer, Africana Librarian and International Collections Coordinator (Library, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.


2002 Study Abroad Fair

The MSU Office of Study Abroad is having their Spring Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, January 30, 2002. The Fair will give participants the opportunity to get to know the program Professors; Network with former participants; See artifacts, photos, slides and videotapes; Speak with College academic advisers and financial aid representatives; and Win prizes. The Study Abroad Fair will be on the Second Floor of the MSU Union, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. For further details about the Study Abroad Fair contact the Study Abroad Office, 109 International Center; tel: 353-8920; or visit the website at:


2002 NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers

"Writing Africa: Comparative African and European Palavers and Perspectives," is the title of this five-week seminar to be held June 24-July 26, 2002. The submission deadline is March 1, 2002.

For specific details contact Professor Maureen N. Eke, Department of English, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859; Tel: (989) 774-2660; Fax: (989) 774-1271; email:

African Studies Association(ASA) Calendar

Following are the deadlines for January - April 2002. For detailed information about ASA awards, annual meeting, and membership, visit the web site at:

JANUARY January 15. Graduate Student Prize deadline for written submissions.

January 15. Conover-Porter Award deadline.

FEBRUARY February 15. Distinguished Africanist Award nomination packets are due.

MARCH March 15. Annual Meeting Proposals due. The Annual Meeting is December 5-8, 2002 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.

March 15. International Visitors Award Applications due. Applicants must also submit Annual Meeting proposals by March 15.

March 31. 2002 Membership renewal deadline. Membership is based on a calendar year. Please remember to renew your membership by March 15, 2002 to ensure continued delivery of your publications.

APRIL April 30. Children's Africana Book Awards nominations are due.

All Around The African World Museum Lansing, Michigan

From January 2 to February 10, 2002 the African World Museum presents it's first Artist in Residence and African Handicrafts exhibit. Artist include Master Carver Nii, Amartey Laryea, AAT& C Company Ltd., of the "Y" Junction in Aburi, Ghana, West Africa.

Artwork and Carving demonstrations will also be available. For information and scheduling call: (517) 484-7480. The All Around The African World Museum is located on Shepard Street, East of Pennsylvania Street and East Main Street.

15th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies July 14-18, 2003, Hamburg, Germany

Call for preliminary registration

The 15th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies is going to be hosted July 14 through July 18 by Hamburg University in 2003. Thematic focus lies in humanities, with several sessions devoted to various aspects of archeology, history, religion, languages, literature, arts, anthropology and social sciences (including law and politics). Those interested in participation are kindly asked to register their addresses with the Organizing Committee. More information is available at: Or write to the Organizing Committee at: 15th ICES organizing committee, Hamburg University, Asia-Africa Institute, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, D-20146 Hamburg, GERMANY; Fax: +49-40-42838-5675; email:


Research Fellowship on African Youth in a Global Age

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), in partnership with South Africa's National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), is pleased to announce this year's program for research and training on African Youth in a Global Age. The theme for this year is African Youth, Civil Society and the NGO Sector. Applications are invited from junior researchers, whether academics, practitioners, or independent researchers. The fellowship includes support for field research and participation in pre- and post-field work workshops. Approximately eight research fellowships will be awarded this year. Funding for this year's program is provided by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa and the NRF.

Fellows will attend a five-day orientation workshop prior to research (in September 2002), receive a research grant of up to $10,000 USD for their field research, and attend a final workshop at the conclusion of their fieldwork.

African researchers based in the region who hold at least a Masters degree and who are no more than five years beyond a Ph.D. are eligible for this program. While the principal purpose of the program is to support junior researchers and practitioners based in an African institution, a few fellowships are also available to Ph.D. candidates who seek field research funding for their dissertations based in other regions.

Applications should include a research agenda (not more than 10 pages long), 2 letters of reference (required), one letter of support from an NGO (optional), graduate level academic transcripts, a detailed budget, a one page abstract, summarizing your research agenda, and a comprehensive curriculum vitae.

Please consult the website at, or contact the SSRC for more information prior to submitting an application. All questions should be directed to, or to Funmi Vogt at 212-377-2700 ext. 452. Applications will be accepted in English, French, and Portuguese. However, workshops will be conducted in English. All applicants must be conversational in English.

Completed applications should be mailed to: Social Science Research Council, Africa Program, 810 7th Avenue; 31st Floor, New York, NY 10019; Tel: 212- 377-2700 ext. 452; Fax: 212-377-2727; Email:

Applicants from South Africa should send applications to: The Manager, Socio-Political Impact of Globalization: The Challenge for South Africa, National Research Foundation, P.O.Box 2600, PRETORIA, 0001. Applications are due no later than Tuesday April 2nd, 2002. Fellows will be notified in July, 2002.


Anglophone African Literature One-Year Term Position - Ohio University

The Department of English and the African Studies Program at Ohio University invite applications for a joint appointment one-year term position, academic year 2002-2003, in Anglophone African literature. The University is looking for a dynamic and independent scholar who combines theoretical imagination with literary and cultural sensitivity and clear evidence of outstanding teaching ability. Ph.D. in hand by September 1, 2002 preferred. The successful candidate will teach two courses per academic quarter for a total of four courses in the Department of English and two courses in the African Studies Program. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Send letter of application, C.V., three current letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of no more than twenty pages to Kenneth Daley, Chair, ATTN: African Literature Search, Department of English, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2002 and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will also take place at the African Literature Association conference in San Diego from April 3-7, 2002. Women and other minorities are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Further information about Ohio University may be found at the university's web site:


Message-Id: <> Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 14:31:11 -0500 From: MSU African Studies Center <> Subject: Tuesday Bulletin, No. 3

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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