NEWSLETIER OF THE ARTS COUNCIL
OF THE AFRICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION
Number 4 (Fall 1983)
The second Annual Meeting of ACASA will be held on Wednesday 7 December, 5
7 pm in the Beacon Hill Room (402), Park Plaza Hotel, Boston. President
pro tem Paula Ben Amos will chair the meeting. The Board Meeting will be
held earlier that day, details to be arranged; members of the Board who
will be attending the meeting should contact Paula in Boston for time and
place. "Past President" Merrick Posnansky has agreed to fill in for
Secretary/Treasurer Rubin, who by then should be basking on the beach at
The main business of the Annual Meeting will be organizing ACASA input for
next year's ASA meeting in Los Angeles, and for the following year's
Triennial (also in Los Angeles.) Proposals for additions to the agenda
should be communicated to Chair. Ben-Amos as soon as possible; her address
is included in the list of members distributed with ACASA Newsletter No.
The full schedule of the African Studies Association convention will appear
in the September December issue of the ASA News, which will be mailed to
all members of ASA. Members of ACASA (whether or not members of ASA) do
not have to be registered for the ASA convention in order to attend the
ACASA meeting, but must register for the ASA convention if attending any of
the panels. The following is a list of art-related panels culled from the
Preliminary Program: (C = Chair.)
ART AND TRADE C: Lisa Aronson
THE ARTS OF DIVINATION Cs: Suzanne Blier, Elward Lifschitz
FUNERARY ART AND RITUAL C: Fred Smith
OPEN FRONTIERS: A RECONSIDERATION C: Jean Borgatti
MADE IDBDXLGY IN ART C: Patrick McNaughton
National Center of Afro-American Artists, Museum (20 Nov. 22 Jan):
Contemporary African Arts; Selected Works from the Museum's Permanent
African-American Master Artists-in-Residence Department, Northeastern Univ.
(Dec.): Recent Works by African and Afro-American Artists.
Community Art Gallery, Univ. of Mass., Boston Campus: Yoruba Pre sence: The
United States and Brazil.
During the week of 5 Dec., Tozzer Library, Harvard's Anthropology library
will be open to persons attending the ASA Annual Meeting: Mon. Thurs.
9-9, Fri. 9-5, Sat. Sun. 1-5 (show ASA registration receipt or badge,
CALL FOR PAPERS: "The Artist and the Workshop in Traditional Africa," Third
Symposium on African Art, Univeristy of Iowa School of Art and Art History,
January 1985. DEADLINE 1 JANUARY 1984. Presentations will be limited to
one-half hour. Proposals from scholars in any discipline will be
considered, but the focus must be art-historical. Papers must not have
been presented or published previously, and must be based on research in
Africa. Send a one-page, single-spaced abstract to: Professor Christopher
Roy, School of Art & Art History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242
(319) 353-4434. Abstracts will be considered by a panel of scholars, and
those papers which are selected for presentation will be published
following the conference in "Iowa Studies in African Art."
African Arts is instituting a column called Research Notes, short articles
addressing a specific aspect of research: an important new finding that
requires immediate dissemination; data that may be peripheral to the
writer's area of study but critical to another researcher; interesting
field observations that cannot be expanded into a full-fledged article.
Essential black and white illustrations only. Deadlines: for February 1984
issue, 15 October 1983; for May issue, 15 January; for August issue, 15
April; for November issue, 15 July. Submissions to AFRICAN ARTS, AFRICAN
STUDIES CENTER, BUNCHE HALL, UCLA, 405 HILGARD AVE., LOS ANGELES, CA
INDIAN OCEAN NEWSLEITER: A multi-disciplinary newsletter dealing with news
and notes from scholars and artists with an interest in the region; appears
twice a year for a nominal subscription. (In 1981, 400 individual and
institutional subscribers in 36 countries.) Information: Dr. Kenneth
McPherson, Editor, Centre for Asian Studies, University of Western
Australia, Nedlands 6009, Western Australia.
COMMONWEALTH AND COLONIAL HISTORY NEWSLETTER: Work in progress or recently
published, and notes of interest to scholars in the field -- definition of
which is intended to be broad and left to contributors/participants.
Information: Luke Trainor, Editor, History Department, University of
Canterbury, Private Bag, Christchurch, New Zealand. broadly defined,broad
and left to the participants.
SOUTH-EAST ASIAN STUDIES NEWSLETTER: Reports of conferences, seminars,
meetings; notes on archival materials, fieldwork. Information: John
Villiers/ M. Rajaretnam, Editors, British Institute in South-East Asia,
B-5, International Building, Orchard Rd., Singapore 0923.
Director, South-East Asia
From Monni Adams: Postage for manuscripts, reprints, etc. between
non-profit institutions is only 35 cents for the first pound, and 12 cents
for each additional pound -- check with your local post office.
PLEASE SEND INFORMATION ABOUT PUBLICATIONS, EXHIBITIONS, SYMPOSIA,
RESEARCH, DISSERTATIONS, TRAVEL, VISITORS, ETC. FOR INCLUSION IN THE ACASA