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    ... Date: Mon, 05 Apr 1999 00:00:28 +0800 From: Peter Limb Subject: NEW AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES Dear Colleague, Please find enclosed
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      Date: Mon, 05 Apr 1999 00:00:28 +0800
      From: Peter Limb <plimb@...>
      Subject: NEW AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES

      Dear Colleague,

      Please find enclosed details of an inter-disciplinary conference on Africa.

      A wide range of distinguished international scholars will attend. Offers
      have been received from South Africa, Botswana, Uganda, Nigeria, Malawi,
      Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Tanzania, Namibia, Senegal,
      Cameroon, Kenya, and the US, UK, Canada, Belgium, France, The Netherlands,
      Finland, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Austria, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.

      Yours truly,

      Dr. Peter Limb
      Joint-Organizer
      'NEW AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES'
      University of Western Australia
      Email: <plimb@...>
      Fax: +61 08 9380 1012
      -----------------------------------

      INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON

      NEW AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES: AFRICA, AUSTRALASIA, & THE
      WIDER WORLD AT THE END OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

      PERTH, AUSTRALIA, 26-28 Nov. 1999

      22nd Annual & International Conference of the African Studies Association of
      Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP '99)

      Conference WEB site: http://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/ASCWA/conference99/

      CALL for PAPERS

      Taking place at the end of the 20th century, "The Age of Extremes," this
      international conference offers an excellent opportunity to look critically
      at the African encounter with the twentieth century and with the wider
      world. Occurring when the nature of African studies is itself under review,
      it is also a suitable time to take stock of the past and present study of
      Africa, and its future prospects.

      The conference will be held at St. George's College, University of Western
      Australia (UWA), Perth, from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th of November 1999. It
      will also constitute the 22nd Annual Conference of the African Studies
      Association of Australasia & the Pacific (AFSAAP), and be opened by the
      Vice-Chancellor of UWA, Professor Deryck Schreuder, himself a major
      contributor to African historiography and a past President of the Association.

      Papers are invited on any aspect of Africa, as well as on comparative
      approaches. The overall conference theme is broad, but there is ample room
      for specialized contributions, with papers reflecting the different
      disciplines and wide-ranging interests of academics, professionals, and
      postgraduates, as well as the wider diplomatic, government, aid/NGO, media,
      cultural, labour/business, and African communities.

      Conference panels confirmed or foreshadowed [this list is not exhaustive)

      African Art;
      African Churches;
      African History;
      African Literatures;
      African Studies: the Future;
      Africans in Australia/Australians in Africa;
      Agriculture and Agricultural Sustainability;
      Aid and Trade;
      Anti-Apartheid Movements;
      Anthropology;
      Archaeology, African and Comparative;
      Australasian-African Relations;
      Central Africa in Crisis;
      Cinema;
      Cultural Studies;
      Demographic Issues;
      Education;
      Environmental issues;
      Gender Issues;
      Globalization;
      Horn of Africa;
      Human Rights/Indigenous Rights;
      Indian Ocean Region: - Past, Present & Future;
      International Relations;
      Labour and Capital;
      Literary Genres and Oral Literature in Africa;
      Medicine, and Public Health;
      Media, Information, Libraries and Publishing;
      Military Conflict in Africa;
      Mining in Africa;
      Missions;
      Politics at the End of the 20th Century: African & Comparative
      Perspectives;
      Postcolonialisms;
      Reconciliation, Trauma, and Memory: Africa/comparative perspectives;
      Religions in Africa;
      Representations of Africa and the Wider World;
      The Sciences in Africa Today = L'Etat des sciences en Afrique;
      Settler societies compared;
      South African History and Historiography;
      Sport in Africa;
      The State: 'Rethinking the State' & 'The State & Democratization';
      Water Resources in Africa;
      West Africa;
      Writers Forum;
      Youth.

      Papers are welcome in any of these, or other pertinent areas.

      Note on funding: Financial assistance to speakers is limited and is not
      automatic upon acceptance of a paper. Please direct any enquiries to the
      organisers.

      Titles due 15 June; abstracts by 31 August, to either of the co-organisers:

      Professor Cherry Gertzel (OVERSEAS IN AFRICA APRIL 8-MAY 16)
      School of Social Sciences and Asian Languages,
      Curtin University of Technology'
      GPO Box U1987, Perth, W.A. 6845.AUSTRALIA.
      E-mail: gertzel@...
      Tel (h) +61 08-9299-7418

      or

      Dr. Peter Limb (OVERSEAS IN AFRICA JULY 8-AUGUST 5)
      Reid Library,
      University of Western Australia.
      Nedlands, W.A. 6907, AUSTRALIA
      E-mail: plimb@...
      Tel: +61 08 9380 2348
      Fax: +61 08 9380 1012

      RELATED EVENTS:

      * A Gallery exhibition of comparative Aboriginal-African Arts
      * A Festival of films from Southern Africa
      * The play "Birthdays are not for Dying" by Nigerian Femi Osofisan
      * A Nyungar Aboriginal welcome
      * A Public Forum on common problems confronting black peoples
      * Book sellers' displays, and book launches [in the Art Gallery]
      * The annual African Studies Postgraduate Workshop: November 25th
      * Official Australian war-artist George Gittoes [Somalia, Rwanda,
      Mozambique and Western Sahara] has agreed to deliver an address on
      the role of the artist in depicting people in conflict in Africa

      LOCATION DETAILS

      The Mediterranean climate of Perth Western Australia in November is warm and
      sunny (similar to Cape Town or California). Perth is a single flight away
      from Africa. It is a modern city of a million people, well served by
      efficient transport, telecommunication, and tourist facilities. Lonely
      Planet's Destination Perth gives useful travel info. See also Your Guide to
      Perth and Fremantle. Other CULTURAL events in Perth.

      St George's College, University of Western Australia, offers a comfortable
      venue right on the picturesque Swan River. It is convenient to major
      transport, cultural and education centres only 5 minutes from the city centre.
      _______________________________________________

      REGISTRATION

      Please either use the electronic registration form on the web page

      http://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/ASCWA/conference99/confregistration99.html

      or else print the below form, complete and return with payment by 31 August to:

      Dr. Peter Limb, AFSAAP '99
      Reid Library,
      University of Western Australia.
      Nedlands, W.A. 6907, AUSTRALIA
      E-mail: plimb@...
      Fax: +61 08 9380 1012

      AFSAAP '99 REGISTRATION FORM
      Surname: _______________________________________________________

      Given name: ____________________________________ Title: ______

      Address for correspondence: ___________________________________

      __________________________________________________________________

      Postcode: _______ Town/City: ____________ State: _______________

      Country: ___________________________________________________________

      Institution: _______________________________________________________

      Department: _________________________________________________________

      Telephone: ___________________ Facsimile: ________________________

      E-mail address: _____________________________________________________


      REGISTRATION FEE (in Australian dollars: A$1= ca. US$0.60c)

      $80 full rate ($30 daily rate)
      $35 student/concession-card holder ($12 daily rate)
      $ 5 postgraduate workshop, Nov. 25

      Morning and Afternoon teas are included; Lunch is not.

      If attending for a single day please indicate which:
      [__] p/grad w'shop 25 Nov [__] Frid 26 Nov [__] Sat 27 Nov [__] Sun 28 Nov

      Conference Dinner: Please indicate if you wish to
      attend the Conference Dinner (which is not included in the above charges)

      [__] Conference Dinner $35.00

      Total amount enclosed $_____


      CONFERENCE ACCOMMODATION

      Cheap, comfortable accommodation is available right at the venue (The
      conference takes place during UWA vacations).

      St George's College
      Mounts Bay Road
      Crawley, WA 6009
      Web site: http://cygnus.uwa.edu.au/~stgadmin/
      E-mail: stgconf@...

      For futher Accommodation details see:
      http://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/ASCWA/conference99/accomodation.html

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