UConn Africa Notes, Vol. 6, No. 12 (Nov. 30, 1998)

UConn Africa Notes, Vol. 6, No. 12 (Nov. 30, 1998)

UCONN AFRICA NOTES vol. 6, no. 12 (November 30, 1998)


Nov. 30. Film. Xala (Senegal, 1974). Monteith 143, free, 6:00 pm.

Dec. 4. Kwanzaa Festival at the African-American Cultural Center. At 5:00 pm, Dr. Maulana Karenga, the founder and creator of Kwanzaa will speak, followed by dinner. The Voices of Freedom will also perform. Dinner reservations must be made by Dec. 1, 1998. For info: TEL: 860-486-3433.

Dec. 5. Kwanzaa Festival continued. Various Cultural Workshops: Gospel Music, Movement and Song for Children, African Arts Marketplace, Story Telling, Drumming Workshop, 1-5 pm; Dinner with guest speaker, Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu, 6:00 pm. African-American Cultural Center.

Dec. 7. Film. Clandestine (Cameroon, 1996). Monteith 143, 6:00 pm.


Dec. 1. Talk. Steve Feierman (U. Penn.) Explanation, Uncertainty, and Medicine in Eastern Africa: The Colonial Aftermath. Coolidge Hall, Harvard U, 1737 Cambridge Str. 4:30-6:00 pm.

Dec. 3. Talk. Shula Marks (SOAS, London). "We are Men Nursing Men": Gender and Nursing on the South African Rand Mines. Coolidge hall, Harvard U, 1737 Cambridge St. 12:30-2:00 pm.

Dec.4. Film. Taafe Fanga (Mali, 1997). BU School of Management, 595 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 6:00 pm, free.

Dec. 7. Talk. Beth Pratt (Boston U) Changing Maasai Childhoods: School, Farming and Money in Monduli Juu, Tanzania. ASC, Boston U, 270 Bay State Road, Boston. noon-1:30 pm.

Dec. 8. Xolela Mangcu (Visiting Scholar, Kennedy School). African Renaissance in South Africa. Coolidge Hall, Harvard U, 1737 Cambridge St., 4-6 pm.

Dec. 14. Talk. Yusufu Lawi (Boston U). Across Local Ecological Zones: Changing Patterns in Human Utilization of Local Environmental Variations on the Mbulu Plateau, North Central Tanzania, 1900-1990. ASC, BU, 270 Bay State Road, Boston. noon-1:30 pm. ____________________________________________________________________________ ___

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: The Dept. of Art History and Archaeology, Univ. of Maryland, invite abstracts for a symposium, Whither Bantu Studies: Investigations of an African Identity. The symposium will be held in October 1999. Professionals and graduate students working in anthropology, archaeology, history, arts history and linguistics are particularly encouraged to apply. For info: Ekpo Eyo, Dept. of Art History, U. Maryland, Art/Sociology Building, College Park, MD 207432. TEL: 301-314-9652.

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Development Society of Southern Africa requests paper proposals for its biannual conference, April 7-8, 1999, in Johannesburg. To submit proposals or request further info contact: Development Society of SA (DSSA), Box 11607, 0121 Queenswood, South Africa. FAX: 27-21-329-0031; E-mail:

AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT DISSERTATION WORKSHOP PROGRAM FOR 1998-1999. The following dissertation workshops are open to African graduate students studying in American or Canadian universities. Participants expenses are fully covered by the university sponsoring the workshop through a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. Students interested in applying for a workshop should contact the host university directly:

Jan 27-31, 1999. Queen's University, Kingston Ontario. Research for African Development: Equity, Security, and Sustainability.

Feb. 3-7, 1999. U. Cal, Berkeley. African Development: Prospects, Practices, and Policies

April 30-May 3, 1999. Univ. of Minnesota. Social Challenges and Consequences of Ecological Change in Africa.

May 1999. Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Health and Population Issues in Africa.

May 10-14, 1999. Universite de Quebec a Montreal. Conceptualiser la Recherche pour le Developpement: Enjeux Theoriques, Methodologiques et Pratiques.

May 19-23, 1999. Emory University. Health, Culture, and Development.

June 13-15, 1999. Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison. Social and Biological Science for Agricultural Development.

THE FOLLOWING THREE SUMMER 1999 AFRICAN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS, sponsored by the Association of African Studies Programs and the US Dept. of Educaton have been announced:

(1) INTENSIVE ADVANCED KISWAHILI IN TANZANIA. June 21-August 13, 1999 in Dar-es-Salaam and Zanzibar. The course will be directed by the Univ. of Pennsylvania. An on-line applications can be found at: Or contact: Dr. Alwiya Omar, TEL: 215-898-6971; or Lynette Loose, TEL: 215-898-3883

(2) ZULU IN SOUTH AFRICA, June 17-August 14, 1999. Contact: Dr. Sandra Sanneh, Program in African Languages, Yale U, Box 206891, New Haven, CT 06520. TEL: 203-432-1179; FAX: 203-432-2102; E-mail:

(3) YORUBA IN NIGERIA, June 13-August 11, 1999. Contact: Dr.Paul Kotey, Center for African Studies, 427 Grinter Hall, U. Florida, Box 115560, Gainesville, FL 32611-5560. E-mail:

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: (1) Health Officer/Liberia; (2) Health Coordinator/Sudan; (3) Project Manager/Mauritania; (4) Health Manager/ Sierra Leone; (5) Research and Planning Manager/Chad. All jobs are with World Vision Internatonal. For info: International Recruiting, World Vision Federal Way, P. O. Box 9716, Federal Way, WA 98063. FAX: 253-815-3245; E-mail: intljobs@wvus.

TWO JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE AFRICA FUND: (1) Director of Administration; and, (2) Coordinator of Religious Network on Africa. For full job descriptions see web page: ______________________________________________________________________________

UCONN AFRICA NOTES is published electronically each Monday morning during the academic year by the Center for Contemporary African Studies at the University of Connecticut. Anyone wishing to be on the mailing list should send their e-mail address to Larry W. Bowman. We will happily list and publicize Africa-related activities occurring throughout Southern New England. Send info directly to Larry W. Bowman, Director, CCAS, Dept. of Political Science, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, Ct 06269. TEL: 860-486-3355; FAX: 860-486-3347; E-mail:

Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 10:57:25 -0500 From: Larry Bowman <BOWMAN@UCONNVM.UCONN.EDU> Subject: UCONN AFRICAN NOTES

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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