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ACASA NEWSLETTER


NEWSLETTER OF THE ARTS COUNCIL
OF THE AFRICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION
Number 10 Fall 1985

1985 ASA ANNUAL MEETINGS: HYATT REGENCY HOTEL, NEW ORLEANS
23-26 NOVEMBER 1985. The Provisional Program is attached
on a separate sheet.

The New Orleans Museum of Art has invited ACASA members to
a Cocktail Reception from 6:00 to 7:00 pm on Saturday,
November 23 which will precede a 7:00 9:00 pm Members's
Preview of two special exhibitions. The first "A Distinguished
Local Private Collection from Jacques-Louis David to David Smith;"
the second "The Campbell Museum Collection of Soup Tureens."

Charles and Kent Davis of the Davis Gallery in New Orleans have
invited ACASA members for Cocktails and "Supper by the bite"
at their 1845 plantation home in the middle of uptown New Orleans,
Sunday, November 24, 7:00 pm. Their address is:
904 Louisiana Avenue
New Orleans
(corner of Laurel & Louisiana)
(804) 897-0780
All ACASA members are warmly welcome



ANNUAL ACASA MEETING

With many ACASA members reserving their annual travel stipends for
the Triennial, the Board of Directors has voted to move the Annual
Meeting to the Triennial, thus there will be no ACASA Meeting at
ASA.


SEVENTH TRIENNIAL SYMPOSIUM ON AFRICAN ART AT UCLA MUSEUM OF
CULTURAL HISTORY, 2-6 APRIL 1986

To date 15 Thematic Panels, 2 Roundtables, and 2 General Panels
have been proposed. Please see attached Final Call for Papers
and the separate list of proposed panels and note deadlines. The
ACASA Triennial Program Committee will review the proposals and
finalize the program at the end of December which in turn will be
printed in the Winter ACASA Newsletter to be posted January 15, 1986.

Travel Stipends for the Triennial The ACASA Board of Directors
has voted to award four $250 travel stipends to graduate students
whose papers have been accepted for presentation at the Triennial.
To apply for these travel grants a simple letter of application is
required along with a letter of support from the student's advisor.









In addition, two $500 stipends are being offered to African scholars
participating in the Triennial. In addition to a letter of
application a resume should be included. The ACASA Triennial
Program Committee will determine the recipients of the travel
awards. Please send applications to Doran H. Ross at the Museum
of Cultural History.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

A new Journal of Cultures and Ideas is being published at Ife.
Please see attached page for editorial policy and Board as well as
the Table of Contents for the first issue.

A new book by Peter A. Mark titled A Cultural, Economic
and Religious History of the Basse Casamance Since 1500 has just
been published. Contents include "Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century
Trade Masking Traditions and Pre-Colonial Casamance History Early
Nineteenth Century Trade Pre-Colonial Diola Religion French
Administration and the Islamization of the Diola, 1890-1940 Change
and Continuity in Diola Thought and Ritual." The price is DM 36
and it can be ordered from: Franz Steiner Verlag
Wiesbaden GMBH
Postfach 347, D-7000 Stuttgart 1

or from the author: Peter Mark
L-ll, 700 Morreene Road
Durham, NC 27705

Also new is The Arts of the Benue to the Roots of Tradition by Francois
Neyt. Chapters include "The Benue State The Igala: Art at the
Service of Kingship? The Idoma: Art at the Service of the Sacred
- The Tiv: Art and the Cultural Mutations," 216 pages, $68.

To order: (specify English or French edition)
Librairie de Clerlande,
1, Allee de Clerlande B1340 Ottiginies (Belgium)

UCLA and the Universite du Benin are planning to host jointly a major
conference on the state of Togolese studies in Lome in the summer
of 1987. The papers of the successful 1984 Seminar/Workshop have
just been published and they intend to have a broader international
focus for the 1987 meeting. Interested scholars should communicate
with John Povey at the African Studies Center, UCLA, 405 Hilgard
Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90024, describing their own interest
and suggesting people who should be approached directly. *Warning*
It is unlikely that there will be funds for United States faculty
travel.


New appointment Henry Drewal has been awarded an Andrew W. Mellon
Fellowship for research in the Department of Primitive Art, The
Metropolitan Museum of Art, for the 1985-1986 academic year. For







this coming year he can be reached through the Department of
O Primitive Art at the Met.


EXHIBITIONS

American Museum of Natural History
"The Art of Cameroon"
through October 15

Birmingham Museum of Art
"Igbo Arts: Community and Cosmos"
January 5 March 2, 1986

Center for African Art, New York City
"Sets Series and Ensembles in African Art"
through October 20
"Art of the Guro, Ivory Coast"
November 27 February 23, 1986

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
"Tribal Traditions of Kenya"
through October 30

Dayton Art Institute
"African Metal Implements"
October 12 November 10

Denver Museum of Natural History
"West African Images"
December 1 January 31, 1986

Heard Museum, Phoenix
"Animal, Bird, and Myth in African Art"
through October 13

J.B. Speed Art Museum, Lexington, Kentucky
"African Art"
through March 1, 1986

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth
"Praise Poems: The Katherine White Collection of African Art"
through November 24

Musee Barbier-Muller, Geneva
"Ancestral Art of Gabon"
through 1985

Museum of Cultural History, UCLA
"I Am Not Myself: The Art of African Masquerade"
through December 15

Museum fur Volkerkunde, Frankfurt
"Before the Guns Came: Traditional Weapons in Africa"
through April 30, 1986






ACASA NEWSLETTER


S Please send announcements of new appointments and awards, job listings,
new exhibitions and publications, symposia, etc. to:

Doran H. Ross
Museum of Cultural History
55A Haines Hall
University of California
Los Angeles, California 90024

Material for the Winter Newsletter is due December 15 with the mailing
to take place January 15.

Attachments: Provisional ASA Program
Triennial Call for Papers, Programs, Panels
Journal of Cultures and Ideas information sheet






















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PROVISIONAL LIST OF ART-RELATED PANELS/PAPERS
1985 ASA Meeting, Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Orleans
23-26 November 1985


Sunday 24 November
9-11 am
ART AND CELEBRATIONS (Versailles)
Chair: Joanne B. Eicher
Fred T. Smith: "A Tallensi Agricultural Celebration"
Elisha Renne: "Kalabari Funerals and Pelete Bite as
Key Symbols"
Joanne B. Eicher, Katherine Daly, Tonye V. Erekosima:
"The Art of Celebration in a Kalabari Centenary"

1-3 pm
ART OF SOUTHEASTERN AFRICA (Versailles)
Chair: William J. Dewey
William J. Dewey: "Shona Traditional Artists"
Carolee Grant Kennedy: "Zulu Art and Society"
Diane Pelrine: "Zaramo Art of Tanzania"
George Mvenge: "The Role of the Shona Spirit-Medium
with Reference to Material Culture"

3-5 pm
CLOTH AND HISTORY (Versailles)
Co-Chairs: Lisa Aronson, Jean Hay
Lisa Aronson: "Cloth as Historical Documentation in
Southeastern Nigeria"
Jean Hay: "Colonial Policy and Textile Production:
A Comparative Study"
Phyllis Martin: "Cloth as Currency in West-Central
Africa"

Monday 25 November

9-11 am
RECENT RESEARCH ON AFRICAN ART (Versailles)
Chair: Jean Borgatti
Peter Mark: "The Hecquard Drawings and Watercolors
(1850-1) in the Frobenius Institut"
Eugenia Shanklin: "Animal Symbols, Human Notions:
The Symbolic Meaning of Animals
Kom Art"
Barbara Johnson: "Continuity and Change: Four Dan
Sculptors of Liberia"

1-3 pm
PROXEMICS: SPATIAL RELATIONSHIPS IN THE STUDY OF
AFRICAN ART (PART I) (Versailles)
Chair: Christine Mullen Kreamer
Martha G. Anderson: "Water, Bush and Village: Concepts
of Space among the Central Ijo
(Nigeria)"
Thomas D. Blakeley: "Proxemic Aspects of Performance
Events and Sociopolitical Organization
in Hemba Villages (Zaire)"
Kris L. Hardin: "Space, Dance and the Production of
Aesthetic Experience (Kono, Sierra Leone)"







3-5 pm
PROXEMICS: SPATIAL RELATIONSHIPS IN THE STUDY OF AFRICAN
* ART (PART II) (Versailles)
Chair: Christine Mullen Kreamer
Jean Borgatti: "Spatial Contexts of Olimi Festival
Masquerades of the Okpella (Nigeria)"
Christine Mullen Kreamer: "Spatial Dimensions of Moba
Initiation Rites (Northern Togo)"
Discussant: Ivan Karp

Tuesday 26 November

11 am 1 pm
RECENT RESEARCH ON AFRICAN ART AND RITUAL
Chair: Simon Ottenberg
Simon Ottenberg: "Transvestism and Male Assertiveness in the
Boy's Pre-Initiation Rites of the Limba
of Sierra Leone"
Adria LaViolette: "The Dynamics of Artisan Production in Jenne,
Mali and Implications for Prehistory"
Mikelle Smith Omari: "The Power of Yemoja: The Changing Image
of an African Goddess in the Diaspora"

OTHER PANELS/PAPERS OF INTEREST INCLUDE:

Sunday 24 November

1-3 pm
THE FRONTIERS OF THE KONG DYULA (Magnolia)
Philip L. Ravenhill: "Kong as an Historical Focal Point
for Bronzecasing"
Discussant: Anita Glaze

Tuesday 26 November

11 am 1 pm
THE HISTORICAL RECONSTRUCTION OF KONGO CULTURE: FOCUS ON THE
NINETEENTH CENTURY (Elmwood)
Wyatt MacGaffey: "Kongo Critique of Kongo Arts"

(ROUNDTABLE) DEEP SAHELIAN CIVILIZATION (PART II):
CULTURAL EVIDENCE (Burgundy B)
Panelist: Patrick McNaughton

** NB The above program is the most current and reflects changes
not seen in the preliminary program published in the ASA
News, Vol. XVIII, No. 3, July/September, 1985.




Final Call for Panels and Papers


SEVENTH

TRIENNIAL SYMPOSIUM

ON TRADITIONAL

AFRICAN ART

University of California, Los Angeles April 2-6, 1986

Sponsored by
UCLA Museum of Cultural History
African Arts
UCLA African Studies Center
African Studies Association
Art History area of the
UCLA Department of Design, Art, and Art History
Center for African and African-American Studies,
Atlanta University
0 Host Chairmen: Doran H. Ross and Arnold Rubin

Panels will be limited to four papers and a discussant; individual
papers will be restricted to twenty minutes. Panel and paper pro-
posals shall be juried by a committee from the Arts Council of the
African Studies Association. The deadline for a Panel proposal is
1 November 1985. The deadline for a Paper proposal is 15 December
1985. Program will be announced to ACASA members 15 February 1986.
Please submit one-page single-spaced abstracts
for panels and/or papers to:
Triennial
Museum of Cultural History
University of California
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024

FOUR EXHIBITIONS ARE PLANNED TO RUN CONCURRENTLY:
"The Mother and Child in African Sculpture"
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
"Kuba Raffia Textiles: Dressing for the Next Life"
UCLA Frederick S. Wight Art Gallery
S "The Essential Gourd: Its Art and History in Northeastern Nigeria"
UCLA Museum of Cultural History
"Spectacular Vernacular: African Desert Architecture"
UCLA Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning






PROPOSED PANELS FOR THE SEVENTH TRIENNIAL SYMPOSIUM ON AFRICAN ART


Please contact the listed Chairperson for participation in their
respective panels and send a second copy of your paper proposal
to: Doran H. Ross
Triennial
Museum of Cultural History
University of California, Los Angeles
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90024

General Panels: Paper proposals for general/recent research
panels should also be sent to this address.


"Children's Masquerades in Africa"
Chair: David A. Binkley
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

"Portraiture in African Art"
Chair: Jean M. Borgatti
295 Maple Avenue
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts 01545

"African Musical Instruments"
Chair: Marie-Therese Brincard
African-American Institute
833 United Nations Plaza
New York, New York 10017

"The Public Face of Secret Societies"
Chair: Jeanne Cannizzo
267 Major Street
Toronto, Ontario
CANADA M5s 2L5

"The Anti-Aesthetic in African Art"
Chair: Herbert M. Cole
Department of Art History
University of California
Santa Barbara, California 93106

"Arts of Kuba and Related Peoples"
Chair: Patricia J. Darish
715 East llth Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47401

"The Arts of the Kalabari Ijaw"
Chair: Joanne B. Eicher
University of Minnesota
240 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108




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"Ritual Arts
Chair:


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"Arts of the
Chair:


"The Arts of
Chair:





"African and
Chair:





"Traditional
Chair:


of the Akan"
Ray Silverman
P.O. Box 95128
Seattle, Washington 98145

Swahili Coast"
Nancy Nooter
5020 Linnean Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20008

Northern Nigeria Reconsidered"
Arnold G. Rubin
Art History Department
University of California
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90024

Afro-American Tourist Arts"
Jehanne Teilhet
Visual Arts Department
Mandeville Center
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California 92093

Arts of Southern Africa"
Catherine Vogel
39 Wolfgang Avenue, Norwood
2192 Johannesburg
SOUTH AFRICA


"Aesthetic Concepts in African Art"
Chair: William J. Dewey with Christine Mullen Kreamer
3322 Valleyview Drive
Bloomington, Indiana 47401


"Performance
Chair:





"Arts of the
Chair:



Roundtable:
Chair:



Roundtable:
Chair:


*


in African Art: Context and Criticism"
Judith Bettelheim
San Francisco State University
Art Department
1600 Holloway
San Francisco, California 94132

Casamance-Bissagos Complex"
Peter Mark
L-l1, Morreene Road
Durham, NC 27705

"Museums and Museology in Africa"
Merrick Posnansky
19010 Los Alimos
Northridge, California 91326

"African Art and Twentieth Century Western Art"
Susan Vogel
The Center for African Art
54 East 68th Street
New York, New York 10021










ANNOUNCEMENT OF A NEW JOURNAL OF CULTURES & IDEAS
ANNOUNCEMENT OF A NEW JOURNAL OF CULTURES & IDEAS


Published twice a year by
ALADA STUDY CIRCLE OF NIGERIA.
University of Ire, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.


EDITORIAL BOARD
Iditurin-COef:
Aknsola Akiwowo

Editors:
Rowland Abiodun
M. Akin. Makinde

Business Fditor:
Olufemi Morakinyo

Review Editor:
Oyin Ogunba

Advisory Board:
Professor Wande Abimbola
Professor T. A. Lambo
Professor Ojetunji Abuyade
Professor Wole Soymka
Professor J. F. Ajayi
Prolcssor Claude Ake
Professor Adam Baike
generall Olusegun Obasanjo
Dr. T. Aksnola Aguda
Piolfssor E. U. isien Udom
Professor E. A. Afigbo
Professor B. O. Osuntokun
Professor A. Bolaji Akinyemi
Professor Anouar Abdel-Malek

Regional Editors:
U.S.A.
Professor Gene Blocker
Professor R. Farris Thompson
Professor Mazizi Kunene
Professor H. Drewal

CANADA
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EUROPE
Professor J. Y. Peel
Professor Ulli Bier
Professor Georges Ballandier


ASIA
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Business Manager:
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Deputy Bursar,
University of Ire,
lie-Irfe,
Nigeria.


Editorial Consultants:
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Professor J. H. Kwabena Nkeita
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Professor Oladejo Okediji
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Professor Akin Isola.


JOURNAL OF CULTURES & IDEAS (JCI)
A Transdiciplinary Journal

The Journal of Cultures and Ideas is published twice a year (in
June and December). It welcomes unsolicited articles of high standard
from any discipline. Preference would normally be given to articles
which deal with ideas and concepts from an area of non-Western
cultures and science. Articles dealing with comparative analysis of
Western and non-Western ideas and concepts are welcome. Also
welcome are reports of researches which embody transdisciplinary
studies either in their objectives, methodologies or analyses leading to
useful exchanges among various disciplines and cultures.
Subscription rates (per copy)


Nigeria
Individuals N10.00
Institutions N15.00


Individuals
Institutions


Other African
Countries
N12.50
N17.50


Europe, USA &
Canada
N15.00
N20.00


India &
West Indies
N15.00
N20.00


USSR, Japan &
China
N17.50
N22.50


All subscriptions from outside Nigeria include postage. Within Nigeria
add NO.50 postage per copy.
The maximum length of manuscripts is 20 double-spaced typed pages
of 8W" x 11". Two copies of the manuscript should be submitted to
the Editor-in-Chief. Manuscripts will not be returned unless sufficient
postage (or international coupons) is sent along with them.
Review articles should be sent to the Review Editor. All subscriptions
are to be forwarded to the Business Editor.


Editorin-Chief:
Akinsola Akiwowo
Department of Sociology/
Anthropology,
University of Ife,
Ile-Ife, Nigeria.


Review Editor:
Oyin Ogunba
Department of Literature
in English,
University of Ife,
Ile-Ife, Nigeria.


Business Editor:
Olufemi Morakmnyo,
Department of Psychiatry & Mental llealth,
University of Ife,
Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

1983, Alada Study Circle of Nigeria.
Printed and bound in Nigeria by: Omo-Odumosu Printing Press,
16, Mutairu St, Pedro-Shomolu, Postal Address: 5, Kadara Lane,
Ebute-Metta, Lagos, Nigeria.


JOURNAL OF CULTURES AND IDEAS
Volume 1, No. 1 December, 1983,


Pages
I IV


EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION

PART ONE


1. Wande Abimbola, IFA AS A BODY OF KNOWLEDGE
AND AS AN ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE .1- 11

2. Rowland Abiodun, IDENTITY AND THE ARTISTIC
PROCESS IN YORUBA AESTHETIC CONCEPT
OF IWA .. .. 13-30

3. Moses Akin Makinde, IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL
AND THE YORUBA THEORY OF SEVEN
HEAVENS (ORUN MEJE) .. 31 -59

4. Olufemi Morakinvo. THE AYANMO MYTH AND
MENTAL HEALTH CARE IN WEST AFRICA 61- 92

5. Albert Q. McGee, SOME MATHEMATICAL OBSER-
VATIONS ON IFA .. .. .. .. 95-114

PART TWO
6. Rodolfo Stavenhagen, THE ETHNIC QUESTION AND
THE SOCIAL SCIENCES .... 115 132

7. Ekong E. Ekong, THE CONCEPTS OF METAMOR-
PHOSIS AND METEMPSYCHOSIS IN IBIBIO
SOCIETY .. .. .. .. .. 133-137

8. Akinsola Akiwowo, UNDERSTANDING INTERPRE-
TATIVE SOCIOLOGY IN THE LIGHT OF THE
ORIKIOF ORUNMILA .. .. 139-157


PART THREE
BOOK REVIEWS

1. A Textbook of Art For Junior Secondary Schools, by
Irein Wangboje ..

2. Luckless Heads (Glucklose Kopfe) by Ulli Beier ..

3. Max Weber on Capitalism, Bureaucracy and Religion, ed.
Stanizlav Andreski .


About the Contributors ..


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163-165


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