The Tuesday Blletin Issue No. 15, Spring 1999

The Tuesday Blletin Issue No. 15, Spring 1999

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April 21, Wednesday

"The Role of Educators in Societies in Transition: The Experience from Zimbabwe, South Africa and Mozambique." Public lecture with Dr. K. Peter Dzimbo, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Distance Education (Univ. of Zimbabwe), 12:00 1:30 p.m., 116-H, Erickson Hall. Sponsored by the African Education Research Group (AERG), College of Education.

April 21, Wednesday

African Media Program Brown Bag Film Series: 12:00 2:00p.m., Room 201, International Center. Featured Film: "Flame," 1996, (90 min): Flame, an Ingrid Sinclair film, is a moving tribute to women fighters in the Zimbabwean liberation struggle.

April 22, Thursday

"Democratic Transition in Zambia: Civil Society and the Political Basis of Group Membership." African Studies Center Brown Bag with Kimberly Ludwig, Advanced PhD Graduate Student (Dept. of Political Science, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.


Course Announcements Summer Course, 1999 "Field Data Collection and Analysis in Developing Countries," (AEC 874) is a three credit course that will be offered in the summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. at C106 Wells Hall. This is a course in theory and practice of survey research designed for graduate students who plan to carry out research in the U.S. or a developing country. The mode of the course will be class discussions and lectures supplemented by guest lectures, and weekly computer lab sessions where students will learn SPSS. For more information contact: Professor Richard H. Bernsten, office telephone: (517) 355-3449; home telephone: (517) 351-5063; Fax: (517) 432-1800, email:

Fall 1999 Political Science 392-2

The Department of Political Science is offering "Women and Politics: An International Perspective." The focus of the course is to study women and politics in comparative, feminist and crosscultural (western and nonwestern) perspectives in Africa, Latin America, Asia and West Indies. Classes are Monday and Wednesday, room 207 Berkey Hall, 3:00 - 4:50 p.m. For further details, contact the instructor, Chandra Mudaliar at 432-3670.

Fall 1999 Anthropology 431

"Gender, Environment and Development," is the title of this course being offered to upper level undergraduate and graduate students. This seminar examines the relationship among processes of

environmental change, development and gender differentiation in contemporary anthropological and

other social science literature. Course content includes readings on Africa, Latin America, Asia and the U.S. Meeting time and place is Tuesday, 6:00 - 8:50 p.m., room 321 Baker Hall. For further information contact the instructor: Dr. Anne Ferguson, Dept. of Anthropology, 353-5040; e-mail:

Graduate Student Conference in African Studies

4th Annual Midwest Graduate Student Conference in African Studies to be held at Michigan State University, September 10-12, 1999. (See Conferences for details).


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The 30th Annual Conference on African Linguistics will be held July 25, 1999 at the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign. The theme of the conference is "Comparative Africana Linguistics and Linguistic Theory." Papers are invited in all areas of linguistics, especially the issue of the application of current linguistic theories to the analysis of multilingual data, including dialects of given languages. Five copies of a half-page abstract should be sent to: The Conference Organizers, 30th ACAL at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. For more information contact: Professor Eyamba G. Bokamba, Department of Linguistics, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Suite 4088 FLB, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801; Email: The deadline for abstracts is May 28, 1999.

4th Annual Midwest Graduate Student Conference in African Studies

The MSU graduate students in African Studies and the African Studies Center invite graduate students to the 4th Annual Midwest Graduate Student Conference in African Studies. The conference will be held on September 10-12 at Michigan State University. Graduate papers in any field, at any level are accepted. This is an interdisciplinary conference meant to provide graduate students from all over the country, especially those from the Midwest, with an opportunity to present their work in a collegial and friendly atmosphere. There will also be forums addressing current issues of interest among graduate students in African Studies. Short abstracts not exceeding one half-page, single-spaced, title page with the name of the author(s), institutional affiliation, address, phone number and/ email address should be submitted by April 15, 1999. Completed papers will be due to panel discussants by August 23, 1999. For submission of abstracts and more information about registration and accommodation write to: 4th Annual Graduate Student Conference, African Studies Center, Michigan State University, 100 International Center, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035. Further queries may be directed to: Tim Carmichael, mrtim@mail.h, Ghislaine Lydon, lydon@mail.h, or Manelisi Genge,


Thami Mnyele Scholarship

The Thami Mnyele Foundation invites applications for two scholarships to African Artists. Applicants

must consider the creation of art as a profession, have completed a fine arts training at a university or college, or should have been working seriously at a community art center for several years. At least ten slides or other photographic documentation, any publication of the work, a written statement describing interest and motivation for working in the Netherlands, and a proposal for the intended activities during the stay at the studio must be sent with the application form to: Thami Mnyele Stichting, Postbus 10768, 1001 ET Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The application is open to artists from all African countries. Application deadline for academic year 2000 is August 1, 1999.


International Summer Program, Nairobi, Kenya

Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 10:23:01 -0400 From: MSU African Studies Center <> Subject: Tuesday Bulletin No. 15

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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