MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 04/07/98

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 04/07/98

Issue No. 12 - 1998
April 7, 1998
EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035
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AFRICANA EVENTS April 9, Thursday

"In Their Own Words: African Women in Higher Education" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis (Associate Professor of English, Western Michigan University) 12:00 noon, Spartan Room E & F, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

April 16, Thursday

"Production and Marketing of Traditional Medicines (Multi-medicine) in South Africa" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Dr. Ed Bbenkele (Assoc. Prof. of Marketing, Dept. of Business Administration, Univ. of Natal/Pietermaritzburg) 12:00 noon, Spartan Room A, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

April 23, Thursday

"Politics and Democratization in Angola: 1996-98" African Studies Center Brown Bag with William Rougle (Interpreter (Portuguese) for the U.S. State Department's Visitor Program,) 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

Shona, Summer Institute

SHONA 1998 Intensive Summer Institute will be held from June 22 to July 24, 1998 by the African Studies Center and the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages at Michigan State University. This five-week Intensive Summer Program in Shona will be preceded by a three-day workshop on Zimbabwean Culture, June 18-20.Three courses will be offered during the Institute: Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced Shona.The Shona Institute will be directed by Dr. Albert Natsa, Faculty, Department of Curriculum and Arts Education, University of Zimbabwe.

The three-day workshop is directed by Professor Tapera Chiwocha, former instructor in economic history at the University of Zimbabwe. Shona Intensive Summer Institute participants are strongly encouraged to attend this gratis workshop.

The MSU deadline for the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship to graduate students offered by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI of the Higher Education Act was February 13, 1998.Since awards may still be given if funds are still available, potential Shona Institute participants who need FLAS support should inquire for such awards from all the Title VIinstitutions-- FLAS funds from different institutions could be combined for a full award.For a list of institutions with potential FLAS awards, visit the web site: Or contact: Kim Rapp, African Studies Program, U of Wisconsin-Madison, (608) 262-4461 or e:mail at

For further information, contact: Dr.Yacob

Social Capital Interest

The Social Capital Interest Group at MSU will hold its conference on the theme, "Social Capital: An International Conference Bridging Disciplines, Policies, and Communities,"April 20-21, 1998, Kellogg Center, East Lansing, Michigan.For detailed information contact: 303B Agriculture Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824. Phone: 517-432-7034, fax: 517-432-2221, or e-mail:

Fall Course

Anthropology 491, Section 001; "Environmental and Social Change in Contemporary Africa" will be offered Fall semester 1998.This class is intended for students with some knowledge of Africa and an interest in the nexus between people and their environment.The class times are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:50 to 2:40.For more information about the course please contact: Prof. Bill Derman, Anthropology, 316 Baker Hall. Tel: 355-0208; E-mail:

Univ of Natal, South Africa Comprehensive webpage

University of Natal, South Africa. The Center for Cultural and Media Studies, University of Natal, Durban, has a comprehensive web page.The page lists courses, publications, thesis research, and carries articles of current interest, etc..The web page: address

Educational Travel to Africa, Cuba and Brazil

Educational Travel to Africa, Cuba and Brazil.The Association of African Studies Programs is accepting applications for Educational travel to Africa, Cuba and Brazil.The tours offer an intensive immersion and exposure to traditional and modern life.Applicants may select from several different itineraries and dates year round.African countries available include: Senegal, Ivory Coast, Mali, South Africa, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Gambia, Cameroon, Mozambique, and Namibia. Programs range from one to three weeks.For applications and information contact: Prof. Harold Rogers, president AASP, 19 S. LaSalle St., Suite #310, Chicago, IL 60603, or call (312) 443-0929.

Summer Cooperative African Language Institute (SCALI)

The Summer Cooperative African Language Institute (SCALI) will be held this year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) from June 15 - August 7, 1998.The Institute is a joint venture of a number of Title VI institutions which offers a wide variety of African language instruction on one central campus.This year the Institute will be offering Chichewa I, Chichewa II, Hausa I, Wolof II, Yoruba I and Zulu I and II.Each course is the equivalent of one full year of language instruction and costs $1800 regardless of residency or educational status.Participants will only be able to enroll in one course.The Institute will be complemented by an ongoing African film festival sponsored by the African Studies Program of the UW as well as numerous other educational and social events. All the latest information as well as online registration is available at website: more information or to have material sent to you, contact: Mark L. Lilleleht, Coordinator, SCALI; e-mail:; phone: 608-265-9151, and fax: 608-265-5851.


Call For Papers:

The Sixth Annual African Studies Consortium Workshop will be held at the University of Pennsylvania, October 2, 1998.This workshop is sponsored by University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges. The choice of this year's theme, "Communicating Africa," was inspired by recent discussions about Africa as presented in the Western media.While this topic deserves further reflection by both journalists and scholars, the workshop organizers invite paper presenters to explore the various ways--historic and contemporary--that Africa is portrayed and portrays itself, not only through the mass media but also through political, religious, and artistic forms and channels. The deadline for volunteering a paper is April 15, 1998.

Please provide the following information:--paper abstract and title--your address, phone, FAX number, and e-mail address.Send to:Workshop Committee African Studies Center, 642 Williams Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305. Or e-mail Lynette Loose at:, Program Coordinator, Tel:215-898-3883; Fax: 215-573-8130.

Colloquium on African Language and Linguists (CALL)

The 28th Colloquium on African Languages and Linguists (CALL) is to be held at Leiden University, the Netherlands, from August 31 - September 2, 1998. Papers and research reports on any topic concerning African languages and linguistics are welcome.Please register for attending this colloquium before June 8, 1998.For more information contact: Gerrit J. Dimmendaal, P.O. 9515; 2300 RA Leiden - NL, Nederland; phone: 071-527-22-45, fax: 071-527-26-15, e-mail: GJDimmendaal@rulcri.LeidenUniv.NL.

World Archaeological Congress (WAC)

Call For Symposium and Workshop Convenors Call for Papers and Posters: World Archaeological Congress 4 will be held in Cape Town: January 10 - 14, 1999

The World Archaeological Congress (WAC), was inaugurated at its first congress in Southampton in 1986, and last met in New Delhi in 1994.Its conferences and inter-congresses have continued to develop the global dimension of archaeology and the social role that archaeologists play as interpreters of the past.WAC was formed in opposition to apartheid, highlighting the relationship between the study of the past and the politics of the present.

The theme of the conference is "Global Archaeology at the Turn of the Millennium."It will be structured around three broad themes: time; archaeology in a global context, and the future. The closing date for submission of abstracts and symposium is April 30, 1998.

For further information or to deliver a paper, organize a symposium or workshop, present a poster or screen a film on an archaeological topic, demonstrate an archaeology-related computer program or multimedia product, or rent exhibition space at the Congress, please contact the Congress Secretariat: Carolyn Ackermann, WAC4 Congress Secretariat, PO Box 44503, Claremont 7735 South Africa; Tel: +27 (21) 762 8600, Fax: +27 (21) 762 8606, e-mail:, Website:


The South-South exchange programme for research on the history of development (SEPHIS) offers doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships under the sub-themes of"The Forging of Nationhood & The Contest over Citizenship, Ethnicity and History" and "Equity, Exclusion and Liberalization."Applications for the fellowships must include: a research proposal (maximum of 4 pages prefaced by an abstract of 100 words) presenting the research problem and research methodology (including the sources to be examined), reviewing the relevant literature and indicating the relevance of the research to one or both of the Sephis themes; an academic curriculum vitae; a letter testifying to institutional affiliation; a reference's report (report sheets can be obtained from the Sephis secretariat or via Sephis World Wide Web site); a budget; and a timetable.

Applicants for PhD grants should include a letter of recommendation by their thesis advisor and those for post-doctoral grants should include an indication of the form of publication (book, article, etc) and a copy of the PhD certificate.Applicants for PhD grants must be enrolled at a university in the South and be supported by their institutions.The applications must be received before April 30, 1998.The applications and requests about the grants program should be sent to: Sephis Grants Programme; International Institute of Social History (IISG); Cruquiusweg 31, 1019 AT Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Phone: +3120-463-63-95, fax: +3120-463-63-85, email:, website:

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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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