MSU Tuesday Bulletin,9/29/98

MSU Tuesday Bulletin,9/29/98

T-H-E T-U-E-S-D-A-Y B-U-L-L-E-T-I-N Issue No. 5, Fall - 1998
September 29, 1998
Weekly News from the AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY - 100 INTERNATIONAL CENTER EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035 For back issues, see archive http//



September 29, Tuesday

"The First Five Years and the Mandela Legacy,o/oo Libraries, Computing and Technology and African Studies Center colloquium with The Honorable Ahmed M. Kathrada (Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Counsellor to the President of South Africa) 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., North Conference Room, MSU Library. For further details contact: Laurie Hudson, Libraries, Computing and Technology, (517) 353-0722.

October 1, Thursday

"Ox-Powered Farming as a Development Tool for Madagascar,o/oo African Studies Center Brown Bag with Richard Roosenberg (Executive Director, Tillers International), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.

October 1, Thursday

"Agricultural Extension in the World Bank's Technology Enhancement Program for Rural Development: Controversies on Methods, and Needs for Better Linkages to Research.o/oo Agricultural Economics Seminar with Jock Anderson (World Bank), 3:30 - 5:00 in Room 8, Agricultural Hall. For more details, contact Patricia Norris, Dept. of Ag. Economics, 353-7856, or Tom Reardon, Dept. of Resource Development, 432- 4129.


FREE: Book Fair/BBQ

"Making this House a Home and Building a Familyo/oo is the theme for the Book Fair/BBQ sponsored by the Brody Black Caucus and Minority Aides. The event will be held on Sunday, October 25 from 4:00 to 7:00 in the Brody Courtyard, East Lansing. The objective of the event is to get a minimum of 200 people to donate books towards a worthy cause, literacy. Children's books from Africa are especially welcome. This will be the first Brody-wide Black Caucus and Minority Aide event ever held. The main aim is to develop a unity within Brody that would be very closely related to the theme and by bringing it into the East Lansing community, Brody will begin in "building a familyo/oo within the outside community and Michigan State University.

Without social events such as this one that seek to alleviate community problems such as literacy, positive growth in our communities will be stunted. For further details, contact Regina Mallett at 355-0719.

International Conference

The International Conference: "Academic Partnerships with South Africans for Mutual Capacity Building,o/oo presented by MSU is to be held October 18-21, 1998. (See CONFERENCES for details).

Women and International Development (WID) WID has published their Winter/Spring 1998 and Fall 1998 Bulletins. Topics covered in the Bulletins include; Articles, Audiovisuals, Bibliographies, Book Reviews, Conferences, Grants and other issues related to women and international development. For further information regarding the bulletin or WID, contact Anne Ferguson or Jennifer Dahnke at (517) 353-5040. You can also send e-mail messages to:


International Opportunities Clearinghouse The International Opportunities Clearinghouse offers information on publications, regional or topical information packs, and research and referral services. These resources can assist in identifying opportunities for international internships in Africa, Asia and Latin America, help you evaluate the program and assess what kind of program or organization may be right for you. For more information contact: Wendy Phillips, Overseas Development Network, 333 Valencia Street, Suite 101, San Francisco, CA 94103; (415) 431-4204 or E-mail: ODN@IGC.ORG

The Peace Corps

"The Pros and Cons of the Peace Corpso/oo is the title of an updated edition of a book which provides insights into the Peace Corp for those who want to learn more about it before applying. It is a compilation of articles and interviews by former Peace Corps volunteers and is available >from the national office of the Overseas Development Network For more information and to place an order write to: Overseas Development Network, 333 Valencia Street, Suite 101, San Francisco, CA 94103; Tel: (415) 431-4204; Fax: (415) 431-5953; E-mail:; Web: http:/


Art Symposium, October 2 & 3, 1998

The Saint Louis Art Museum announces a symposium on "The Art of Central Africao/oo to be held on October 2 & 3, 1998. The major sessions of the symposium will cover three main topics, "The Bantu Migration and Expansion, Making and Masking Art and Changing/Traveling Icons: Central African Art in Popular Cultures.o/oo For more information contact: Daniel A Reich, Department Head of Adult Public Programs, Forest Park, 1 Fine Arts Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1380; Telephone: (314) 721 0072 ext. 285; Fax: (314) 721 4911; E-mail:

African Music Conference, October 16-20, 1998

The 1998 African Music Conference will be held on October 16-20, 1998 in St Louis, Missouri. The theme of the conference is "Ancestral Music and Instruments - Ancient and Modern Adaptation of African Musical Styles and Instruments.o/oo Although the registration deadline was September 18, 1998, there are still provisions for late registration. For further details and information on the conference or late registration call: (314) 652-6800 or Fax: (314) 652-6444.

South African Historical Society, Cape Town The Department of History at the University of >Western Cape will host a biennial conference of the South African Historical Society, in Cape Town, South Africa. It is scheduled to take place in July 1999. The theme of the conference is "secrecy, lies and historyo/oo examined through multi disciplinary approaches. For more details contact: Martin Legassick, Conference Organizer, History Department, UWC, Bellville 7535, South Africa; e-mail:

International Conference

"Academic Partnerships with South Africans for >Mutual Capacity Buildingo/oo is the title of the International Conference to be held October 18-21, 1998. The conference is presented by MSU in collaboration with Historically Disadvantaged Institutions Forum, Committee on Technikon Principals, and South African Universities' Vice Chancellor's Association. The conference is limited to 250 participants from universities, educational associations, donors, and government agencies from South Africa, Europe, and North America. In their papers, speakers will identify major issues of higher education in South Africa and how they can be addressed through linkages with partner institutions. The conference will be held at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA. For further details regarding the conference and registration, please contact the organizers at: 426 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1034; Phone: (517) 353-6676; Fax: (517) 353-6393; e-mail:, webpage: http//

Call for Papers

A conference on "Comparative Imperial and Post-Colonial Historical Studieso/oo will be held at Michigan State University on February 12 - 14, 1999. The conference seeks to combine traditional historical approaches with more contemporary methods used by scholars across disciplines. Abstracts and panel proposals of 250-500 words are invited from students and young faculty.

The deadline is October 31, 1998. Papers should explore various aspects of human interaction within political, economic and/or cultural contexts. Full texts of accepted papers will be due by January 15, 1999. Topics for consideration include: servitude, migration, medicine/medical history, intellectual movements/history, literature (comparative), state formation and expansion, foreign policy (comparative), domination and resistance, colonization and decolonization, women and states/law, missionaries and/ religious change and methodologies.

To send abstracts or requests for more information contact: Nicholas M Creary, Department of History, 312 Morrill Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1036; e-mail:


Residential Fellowships -Univ of Notre Dame The Kellogg Institute for International studies offers six residential fellowships for one or two semesters at the University of Notre Dame for the 1999 -2000 academic year. The candidates must have a P h D in social sciences or history. The areas of study include, democratization and the quality of democracy, paths to development, religion and the Catholic church, social movements and organized civil society and public policies for social justice. Applications must be sent by November 16, 1998. For further information contact: Gabriela Mossi, at; Fax: (219) 631-6717.


The American Institute for Study Abroad

The American Institute for Study Abroad (AIFS) announces the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, study program. Applicants must have completed the first sophomore semester at an American university. Deadlines are April 1 for the July - November and full academic year terms, October 15 for the February - June term. Late applications will be accepted subject to space availability and will entail a fee. Application forms can be obtained by calling 800 727-2437 or by downloading from htpp:/ For more information, write to AIFS College Division, 102 Greenwhich Avenue, CT 06830, or call 800 727-2437, or Website: <>


Academic Program Coordinator

The James S. Coleman African Studies Center at UCLA invites applications from qualified persons for the position of Program Coordinator. A Ph.D. in African Studies or a related field is preferred, an MA is required. Candidates should have demonstrated expertise in the following areas: strong proposal writing skills for seeking federal and foundation grants; experience in outreach program development; editorial skills; and excellent organizational and communication skills. Professional contacts with African universities, public institutions, scholars and policymakers are highly desired. Review of applications will begin October 15, 1998 and continue until position is filled. Send cover letter, resume/CV, three references and salary requirements to: Edmond J Keller, Director, James S. Coleman African Studies Center, University of California, Los Angeles, P O Box 951310, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1310; Fax: (310) 206-2250.Lisa Beckum African Studies Center Michigan State University 100 International Center East Lansing, MI 48824-1035 Phone: (517) 353-1700 Fax: (517) 432-1209

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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