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* ACASA NEWSLETTER



NEWSLETTER OF THE ARTS COUNCIL
OF THE AFRICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION
NUMBER 13 FALL 1986


29th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AFRICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION
MADISON, WISCONSIN
October 30 to November 2, 1986


THIS YEAR'S ASA MEETING WILL BE BASED AT TWO HOTELS:


INN ON THE PARK HOTEL THE CONCOURSE HOTEL
22 SOUTH CARROLL STREET ONE WEST DAYTON
MADISON, WISCONSIN MADISON, WISCONSIN
53703 53703
(608) 257-8811 (608) 257-6000

Room rates of $68.00 for singles and doubles will apply
for-both hotels. All thirteen ACASA panels will be held
at the Inn on the Park Hotel, Lower Level 3. The final
program of ACASA panels is appended to this Newsletter.
Please note that this program supersedes the Preliminary
Program published in the recent ASA News, Vol. XIX, No
3, July/September 1986.


ACASA BUSINESS MEETING

The annual ACASA business meeting will be held on Friday,
October 31, 5:30 pm at Lower Level 3, Inn on the Park.
Please submit all ajenda items to either Arnold Rubin or
Doran Ross prior to the meeting.


BY-LAW REVISION

To add a measure of sophistication to ACASA's election
procedures the following By-law revisions have been developed
based on the By-laws of the College Art Association and
the African Studies Association. In addition to take advan-
tage of the heavy attendance at the Triennial Symposium
on African Art and the resultant low attendance in the
ASA meeting immediately preceding the Triennial, it is
proposed that the timing of elections and terms of office
O for the Board also be changed.

The following By-law revisions will be voted on at Madison:


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ARTICLE III: Structure changed to read:

The governing body of ACASA will be its Board of Directors,
consisting of eight Directors, a Secretary/Treasurer, and
the immediate Past President. The eight Directors and
the Secretary/Treasurer will serve three year terms. Four
Directors and the Secretary/Treasurer will be elected every
three years at the annual ACASA business meeting beginning
with that scheduled in conjunction with the ASA meetings
of 1987. The other four Directors will be elected at the
Triennial Symposium on African Art scheduled every three
years in the spring beginning with the 1989 Triennial.
Each Board of Directors newly constituted during the election
years will elect one of the Directors to serve as President
and one to serve as President pro tem for a term of approximately
one and one half years as defined by the interval between
the ASA election meeting and the Triennial election meeting.
The office of immediate Past President will extend over
this same period of time. The offices of President and
President pro tem will be filled by Directors entering
the second half of their terms.

During the transition from the old By-laws to the new,
officers elected at the 1986 Triennial would serve until
the 1987 ASA meetings (as originally planned) and those
elected at the 1986 ASA meeting would serve until the 1989
Triennial. The President elected in Madison would serve
until 1987 ASA.

ARTICLE VI: Elections changed to read:

New officers shall be nominated by the Board of Directors
at least two months prior to the election meetings with
the nominations set forth in the ACASA Newsletter preceding
those meetings. Officers may also be nominated by written
petition of: (a) ten or more members, filed with the Secretary/
Treasurer not less than twenty days prior to the Annual
Meeting or (b) twenty or more members filed with the Secretary/
Treasurer at the start of that session of the Annual Meeting
at which officers are to be elected. Candidates for Secretary/
Treasurer and Director do not have to be present at the
Annual Business Meeting in order to have their names placed
in nomination, but nominators must provide the presiding
officer with a written statement of such candidates' agreement
to being nominated and willingness to serve if elected.
Those nominees for Director and Secretary/Treasurer receiving
the highest number of votes will be considered to have
been elected. A runoff election will be held in case of
a tie vote. Vacancies occurring on the Board of Directors
through resignation will be filled by majority vote of
the Board of Directors, with a replacement elected at the
next Annual Business Meeting to fill out the remainder
of the term in question.


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Article VII: Meetings and Procedure

Add as third sentence: A Business Meeting and Elections
will also be held every three years at the Triennial Symposium
of African Art.

Article VIII: Membership

Change to make dues payable by 1 January instead of 1 October.

Article IX: Amendment of By-Laws

Such changes must then be endorsed by 2/3 of the Regular
and Special members who respond through a mail ballot conducted
by the Secretary/Treasurer as soon as possible after the
Board of Directors Meeting or Annual Business Meeting in
question.




ANNOUNCEMENTS

LECTURES

In conjunction with the ASA meetings in Madison, John Picton
will be arriving in the USA on Thursday, October 30 and
must return to London on Thursday, November 6. He is being
invited to speak at the Visual and Performing Arts seminar
at the African Studies Center, Boston University, on Tuesday,
4 November, and has expressed an interest in making a visit
to New York. Any colleague who wishes to arrange a visiting
lecture/seminar by him on Monday, November 3, or Wednesday,
November 5 (preferably in the New York/Washington area)
should contact him directly or phone Sidney Kasfir at
603/643-2960 (eves) or 603/646--2722 (MWF) as soon as possible.


PHOTOGRAPHS OF CAMEROON: THE PAUL GEBAUER COLLECTION

An exhibition of twenty color photographs selected from
the Paul Gebauer bequest of over 11,000 photographs in
The Photograph Study Collection of The Robert Goldwater
Library. The photographs are cibachrome prints made from
his original slides.

As a missionary living with his family in Cameroon, West
Africa, beginning in 1935 for nearly thirty years, Gebauer
photographed the traditional arts and culture of the people
he lived with.



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The photographs include views of architecture showing carved
houseposts"and doorframes in Bali and Nsungli, beaded elephant
masks in Dschang, Mambila shrines with carved and painted
guardian figures, as well as portraits of friends, rulers
(fons) and their courts and views of daily life. Publications
by and about Gebauer and his collections of art and photographs
will also be on display.

PHOTOGRAPHS OF CAMEROON opens September 16, 1986. It is
on view during library hours, Mezzanine level, the Michael
C. Rockefeller Wing, through January 1987. The exhibition
was organized by Virginia-lee Webb.


BARBADOS MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Barbados Museum and Historical Society is planning
a temporary African heritage exhibit for this fall, to
be followed by a small but permanent gallery of Caribbean
African Heritage. The Museum is in the final stages of
a National Development Plan and a gallery of African history,
culture and art is deemed important for serving the Barbadian
public.

The Museum seeks donations of publications and loans for
gifts of photographic or audio-visual materials for the
purpose of an exhibit exploring the West African origins
of Black Caribbean Peoples. We are also hoping to establish
working relationships with institutions and individuals
interested in pursuing research or education in this area
of knowledge.

The Barbados Museum and Historical Society
St. Ann's Garrison,
Barbados, W.I.
Telephone 427-0201 or 436-1956


AFRICAN CHILDREN'S MASQUERADES

Priscilla Hinckley is interested in receiving information
(including photos) concerning "African Children's Masquerades"
in preparation for possible conference. Dr. Pricilla B.
Hinckley, African Studies Center, Boston University, 270
Bay State Road, Boston, Massachusetts, 02215.


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FOUR DAN SCULPTORS


New Exhibition: "Four Dan Sculptors: Continuity and Change"
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California 94118
Guest Curator: Barbara C. Johnson
Opening date: September 20, 1986
Closing date: February 1, 1987
After which: Honolulu Academy of Arts (March and April,
exact dates not firm)

This exhibition includes the work of four Liberian Dan
sculptors three wood-carvers of consecutive generations
(the first taught the other two the techniques of wood
carving); and a figurative brass-caster who cast in the
1920s and 1930s. There are 45 objects in the exhibition,
all traditional pieces and including masks, feast ladles,
game boards, wooden figures, brass objects and jewelry,
and brass figures in daily genre scenes.


CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART

Freida High, Professor of African and Afro-American Art
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has received a
Sabbatical to serve as curator for an exhibition of contemporary
African art which is expected to open in Madison in 1988.
The exhibition proposes to address the synthesis of the
African continuum and Western technology. She is interested
in identifying additional collectors (individual and institutional)
and contemporary African artists who reside in the United
States. Information about collections and African artists
in Europe would also be welcomed. Pleased send information
to Freida High, Department of Afro-American Studies, University
of Wisconsin, 4219 Humanities Building, Madison, Wisconsin
53706.


WE MASQUERADES

An article based on Monni Adams' recent research among
the We (Guere) in western Ivory Coast, entitled "Questions
of Identity" is scheduled to appear in Arts d'Afrique Noire,
early 1987 in French with illustrations. It concerns the
masked festivals of the We (Guere) specifically the clues
by which spectators recognize and react to different masqueraders,
how one becomes the porter of a mask and the attitudes
toward the porter. If anyone would like the English version,
a copy can be obtained by sending $3.00 (that covers postage)
to Dr. Monni Adams, Peabody Museum, Harvard University,
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138.


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SOUTHERN AFRICAN MEDIA CENTER


From the Southern Africa Media Center, two new releases:
WITNESS TO APARTHEID describes the apartheid regime's terrifying
trampling of human rights. The widely praised film enables
every American to "enter" the townships and meet the school
children who face daily the guns, tear gas, and bullwhips
of the police forces. At a time when the South African
government has imposed Orwellian restrictions on the media,
this film's shocking expose of systematic torture and police
brutality will shake the conscience of the most quiescent.
It is an ideal vehicle for introducing the uninformed to
the enormity of apartheid and to move even the apathetic
to support the freedom movement. New York Times columnist
Anthony Lewis writes, "My words (cannot) reproduce what
one sees in Witness to Apartheid. It is a brave and powerful
piece of journalism."

The Center's second new release, WINNIE AND NELSON MANDELA,
offers a moving portrait of the two most prominent South
African freedom fighters whose lives personify the black
majority's long and arduous struggle for human dignity.
The film captures the emergence of Winnie Mandela as a
determined and inspiring.leader since her husband's imprisonment
more than 20 years ago. According to Pulitzer Prize-winning
writer Alice Walker, this film "will bruise your heart,
dampen you cheeks, and strengthen your soul."

For further information write to: The Southern Africa
Media Center, 630 Natoma Street, San Francisco, California,
94103. (415) 621-6196


POSITION OPEN

THE BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART. Assistant Curator in The
Arts of Africa, the Americas, and Oceania. Salary $16,900.
EOE. Effective Immediately.

Collection research, cataloguing, preparation of exhibitions,
lectures, public service.

Expertise required in one of the following, in order of
preference: Native American, Oceanic, Pre-Columbian, African.
MA in art history/anthropology & minimum 2 years museum
experience or equivalent academic/administrative background.

Reply to Frederick Lamp, Curator, The Baltimore Museum
of Art, Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218.



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NEW PUBLICATIONS

Radiance from the Waters: Ideals of Feminine Beauty in
Mende Art by Sylvia Ardyn Boone, New Haven, Yale University
Press, 1986, 282 pages, 92 b & w ills., $35.00.

Vigango Commemorative Sculpture of the Mijikenda of Kenya
by Ernie Wolfe III, David Parkin and Roy Sieber, Williamstown,
Mass. Williams College Museum of Art, 1986, 80 pages, 35
b & w ills., 25 color plates. Available from: Turkana,
1655 Sawtelle, Los Angeles, Ca. 90025, $17.50 postpaid.

Expressions of Cameroon Art: The Franklin Collection by
Tamara Northern with contributions by Valerie Franklin,
Suzanne Munchnic, Jill Salmons. Los Angeles, Rembrandt
Press 1986, 80 pages, 79 b & w ills. 10 color plates.
Available from: Bookstore, Los Angeles County Museum of
Natural History, 900 Exposition Blvd., L.A., Ca. 90007,
$21.62 postpaid.


EXHIBITIONS

African-American Institute, New York City
"Mother and Child in African Sculpture"
October 21, 1986-February 28, 1987

Center for African Art, New York City
"The Essential Gourd"
November 19, 1986-March 1, 1987

Denver Art Museum
"Patterns of Life: African Adornment"
until January 15, 1987

de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco
"Four Dan Sculptors"
until February 1, 1987

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
"Ancestral Art of Gabon" (from the Barbier-Mueller Museum,
Geneva)
until March 22, 1987

Madison Art Center, Wisconsin
"African Masterpieces from Munich"
January 23-March 22, 1987

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
"A Human Ideal in African Art: Bamana Figurative Sculpture"
until March 1, 1987

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Saint Louis Art Museum
"Zulu Beadwork"
until February 16, 1987

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
"The Arts of Africa"
until February 1987

University of Florida, Gainesville
"Power Concealed, Power Revealed: The Art of Africa"
January 9-February 13, 1987


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Please send information about publications,
exhibitions, symposia, research, dissertations,
travel, visitors, etc., for inclusion in the
ACASA Newsletter to the newly elected
Secretary/Treasurer.


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ACASA MEMBERSHIP
1986
ADDENDA & ADDRESS



Lisa Aronson
Department of Art
Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-0851

Pierre Ayamine-Anguilet
B.P. 13375
Libreville, GABON

The Barbados Museum and
Historical Society
St. Ann's
The Garrison, St. Michael
Barbados, WEST INDIES

Marla C. Berns
156 South Martel
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Suzanne Preston Blier
435 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10025

Rene A. Bravmann
School of Art
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

Jacqueline Chanda
8731 Imperial Highway #1
Downey, CA 90242

Daniel J. Crowley
Department of Anthropology
University of California
Davis, CA 95616

* EAC Newsletter
c/o Ethel Tracy
Newsletter Editor
2472 Casitas Avenue
Altadena, CA 91001


:P ROSTER

;S CHANGES*



Elizabeth Evanoff
39 Roque Moras #4
Mill Valley, CA 94941

* Fondation Dapper
Attn: Christiane Falgayrettes
50, Avenue Victor Hugo
75116 Paris
FRANCE

Charles Louis Frankel
Gulliver's Travel
3625 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA 94118

Barry Hecht, M.D.
8412 Bradley Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20817


Della Jenkins
711 Bolton #201
Goleta, CA 93117


Mory Kaba
African Art Connection
1311 N. Orange Drive #5
Hollywood, CA 90028

Mary Hunt Kahlenberg
1424 N. Ogden Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Sidney Kasfir
6 Dorrance Place
Hanover, NH 03755

* Christine Mullen Kreamer
2570 Madison Road #19
Cincinnati, OH 45208

Library of Congress
Exchange & Gift Division
American-British Exchange
10 First Street, S.E.
Washington, DC 20540


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* Peter Mark
Department of Art History
Wesleyan University
Middleton, CT 06457

Musee National des Arts et
Traditions du Gabon
University Omar Bongo
B.P. 4018
Libreville, GABON

Museum of African Art Branch Library
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC 20560
Attn: Lucien Rossignol

E. Nii Quarcoopome
Department of Archaeology
Box 3 (ACCRA)
University of Ghana
Legon, GHANA
WEST AFRICA

* Hamman Tukur Saad
Department of Architecture
Ahmadu Bello University
Zaria, NIGERIA

* Elizabeth Ann Schneider
376 Melville Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Catherine A. Scott
P.O. Box 1114
Venice, CA 90291

Eugenia Shanklin
11 Arreton Road
Princeton, NJ 08540

Freida High Tesfagiorgis
University of Wisconsin
Dept. of Afro-American Studies
Rm. 4219 Humanities Building
455 North Park St.
Madison, WI 53706


University Research Library
Serials Department
University of California
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Catherine Vogel
P.O. Box 37011
Birnam Park
2015 Johannesburg
SOUTH AFRICA


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FINAL ACASA PANELS PROGRAM

SNB. This supersedes the 1986 ASA Annual Meeting Preliminary
Program published in ASA News, Volume XIX, July/September
1986, Number 3

29th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association
Inn on the Park
Concourse Hotel, Madison, Wisconsin
October 30 November 2, 1986


THURSDAY MORNING 30 OCTOBER

Panel I 8:30-10:30 (Lower level 3: Inn on the Park)
APPROACHES TO ART PATRONAGE IN AFRICA

Chairpersons: Judith Perani (Ohio University)
Norma Wolff (Iowa State University)

Panelists: Norma Wolff (Iowa State University)
"Theoretical Approaches to the Study of
Patron-Artist Transactions in African
Societies"

Judith Perani (Ohio University)
"The Roles and Contributions of
African Patrons"

Barbara Frank (Wooster College)
"Continuity, Change and Reciprocity: Artists
and Patrons in the Western Sudan"

Discussant: TBA


Panel II 10:30-12:30 (Lower Level 3: Inn on the Park)
INTIMATE OBJECTS: SNUFF, TOBACCO, AND HEMP PARAPHERNALIA
IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN AFRICA

Chairperson: Michael W. Conner (Indiana University)

Panelists: Bill Dewey (Indiana University)
"Shona Snuffbottles"

Carolee Kennedy (University of California,
Los Angeles)
"Zulu Stone Hemp Pipes and Snuff Paraphernalia"

Roslyn A. Walker (National Museum of African
Art)
"Chokwe Tobacco Mortars"

Michael W. Conner (Indiana University)
"Nguni Snuff Containers: The Marriage Ceremony"


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THURSDAY AFTERNOON 30 OCTOBER

Panel III 1:30-3:30 (Lower Level 3: Inn on the Park)
CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART

Chairperson: John Povey (University of California,
Los Angeles)

Panelists: Elizabeth Schneider (Stanford University)
"Malangatana: Artist of the Revolution"

Jean Kennedy (California College of Arts
and Crafts)
"Modern Art from Ethiopia"

Amin Nour
"The Development of a Sudanese Artist"

Yusuf Grillo
"Art Education and the Continuing Tradition"

Freida High Tesfagiorgis (University of Wisconsin)
"The Dynamics of Culture and Politics in
Contemporary African Art"

Discussant: Peter Mark (Wesleyan University)


Panel IV 3:30-5:30 (Lower Level 3: Inn on the Park)
ACASA MUSEOLOGY IN WEST AFRICA ROUNDTABLE

Chairperson: Enid Schildkrout (American Museum of
Natural History)

Participants: Victoria Ebin (Brooklyn Museum)

Mary Kujawski (University of Michigan)

Philip Ravenhill (West African Museums Project)

Doran H. Ross (UCLA Museum of Cultural History)

Jerome Vogel (Parsons School of Design)

Susan Vogel (The Center for African Art)

Roslyn A. Walker (National Museum of African
Art)





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FRIDAY MORNING 31 OCTOBER

Panel V 8:30-10:30 (Lower Level 3: Inn on the Park)
WOMEN'S FUNERALS AS PERFORMANCE A

Chairperson: Christraud Geary (National Museum of African
Art)

Panelists: Pamela Blakely (Brigham Young University)
"Escort Others and So Shall You Be Escorted"

Christraud Geary (National Museum of African
Art)
"Burying 'mothers of crops:' Funerals of
Prominent Women in Weh (Cameroon Grassfields)"

Mikelle Smith Omari (California State University,
Long Beach)
"Women's Funerals in Candomble"

Discussant: Robin Poyner (University of Florida)


Panel VI 10:30-12:30 (Lower Level 3: Inn on the Park)
WOMEN'S FUNERALS AS PERFORMANCE B

Chairperson: Christraud Geary (National Museum of African
Art)

Panelists: John W. Nunley (The St. Louis Art Museum)
"Beautiful Women Mourning Beautiful Women
in Sisala Funerary Traditions"

Fred T. Smith (Kent State University)
"Art and Performance in Frafra Female Funerals"

Christine Mullen Kreamer (Cincinnati Art
Museum)
"Honoring the Female Dead: Mortuary Rituals
for Women Among the Moba of Northern Togo"

Discussant: Robin Poyner (University of Florida)










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FRIDAY AFTERNOON 31 OCTOBER

Panel VII 1:30-3:30 (Lower Level 3: Inn on the Park)
RECENT RESEARCH ON AFRICAN ART HISTORY

Chairperson: Allen F. Roberts (Albion College and
University of Michigan)

Panelists: Mary Kujawski (University of Michigan)
"Tracking an Unidentified Object: The Case
of a Bamana(?) Shamanic Costume"

Allen F. Roberts (Albion College and
University of Michigan)
"Crooks' Crooks: Dogon Yo Dommolo and the
Origin of Culture"

Joseph Nevadomsky (University of Benin, Nigeria)
"Bronze Cocks and Wooden Hens In Benin Art"

Moyo Okediji (University of Ife)
"The Frozen Plumage: Stasis in Yoruba Avian
Mythography"


Panel VIII 3:30-5:30 (Lower Level 3: Inn on the Park)
RECENT RESEARCH ON AFRICAN ART

Chairperson: Martha Anderson (Alfred University)

Panelists: Jean M. Borgatti (Clark University)
"Northern Edo Brass and Iron Work"

Martha Anderson (Alfred University)
"The Funeral of an Ijo Shrine Priest"

Susan O. Michelman (University of Minnesota)
"Kalabari Male and Female Aesthetics: A
Comparative Visual Analysis"

Peter Mark (Wesleyan University)
"History and Function of the Diola Ejumba Mask"

Discussant: TBA


Panel IX
ACASA BUSINESS

Chairperson:


5:30 6:30 (Lower Level 3: Inn on the Park)
MEETING

Arnold Rubin, President
Arts Council of the African Studies Association


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SATURDAY MORNING 1 NOVEMBER

Panel X 8:30-10:30 (Lower Level 3: Inn on the Park)
IMAGING THE SPIRIT

Chairperson: Jean M. Borgatti (Clark University)

Panelists: Dolores Yonker (California State University,
Northridge)
"Icons of the Invisible: Portraying the Vodou
in Haiti"

Jacqueline Chanda (Sorbonne University)
"Color Symbolizing Spiritual Imagery among the
Ndembu-Lunda"

Ray Silverman (University of California,
Santa Cruz)
"Dress for Success: Adorning the Gods of
the Akan"

Marilyn Houlberg (School of the Art Insitute
of Chicago)
"The King of Thunder: Sound and Symbol in Shango
Imagery"

Discussant: Bob Soppelsa (Washburn University)


Panel XI
SCULPTURE OF

Chairperson:


Panelists:














Discussant:


10:30-12:30 (Lower Level 3: Inn on the Park)
THE BENUE RIVER VALLEY, NORTHERN NIGERIA

Arnold Rubin (University of California,
Los Angeles)

Sidney Littlefield Kasfir (Dartmouth College)
"Royal Masks and the Iconology of Sacred
Kingship in Southern Idoma"

Marla Berns (University of California,
Los Angeles)
"Elegant Relief: Ga'anda Scarification as a
Conceptual Paradigm"

Arnold Rubin (University of California,
Los Angeles)
"Yokes, Siamese Twins, and the Elusive Eloyi:
Some Conundra in the Study of Benue Valley
Sculpture"

Susan Vogel (The Center for African Art)
John Picton (School of Oriental and African Studies)


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SATURDAY AFTERNOON 1 NOVEMBER

Panel XII 1:30-3:30 (Lower Level 3: Inn on the Park)
METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES IN AFRICAN ART
Session A: CASE STUDIES IN METHOD


Chairperson: Sidney Littlefield Kasfir (Dartmouth College)

Panelist: James Fernandez (University of Chicago)
"The Problems of Collection and Classification:
Fang Masks"

Rene Bravmann (University of Washington)
"Declensions of the Divine: A Sufi-Inspired Text
and Textile from Early 19th Century Kumase"

Peter Weil (University of Delaware)
"Theoretical and Methodological Problems
with Public Art Forms: A Senegambian Mask"

Susan Blier (Columbia University)
"Politics and Power in Batamnaleba Architecture:
The Question of Legal Fiction"

Discussants: Jan Vansina (University of Wisconsin)
Tamara Northern (Dartmouth)

Panel XIII 3:30-5:30 (Lower Level 3: Inn on the Park)
METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES IN AFRICAN ART
Session B: DISCUSSION-METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES

Chairperson: Sidney Littlefield Kasfir (Dartmouth College)

Opening Remarks: John Picton (School of Oriental and African
Studies)
"The Art Historian as Ventriloquist: or, Do
Images Really Talk"

Discussants: Simon Ottenberg (University of Washington)
Christopher Roy (University of Iowa)
Jan Vansina (University of Wisconsin)
Tamara Northern (Hood Museum, Dartmouth College)









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All panels organized by ACASA are being held Lower Level 3,
Inn on the Park. The following panels held elsewhere may
also be 6f interest to ACASA members.


THURSDAY MORNII

Panel A
BELIEF SYSTEMS

Chairperson:

Panelists:




















Discussant:


IG 30 OCTOBER

3:30-5:30 pm (Lower Level 1: Inn on the Park)
IN IVORY COAST

Ellen Suthers (University of Virginia)

Monni Adams (Harvard University)
"Formal Public Titles for We (Guere) Women"

Alma Gottlieb (University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign)
"Changing the Calendar: Economics and Religious
Innovation Among the Beng of Ivory Coast"

Robert Launay (Northwestern University)
"Dimensions of Islam Among the Dyula"

Carol Spindel (University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign)
"Senufo Aesthetics: Craft as Part of an Artistic
System"

Ellen Suthers (University of Virginia)
"Perception, Knowledge, and Divination in Djimini
Society"

Ariane Deluz (Laboratoire d'Anthropologie Sociale)


SATURDAY MORNING 1 NOVEMBER

Panel B 8:30-12:30 (Director III: Concourse)
AFRICAN TECHNOLOGICAL VISIONS: INDIGENOUS METAL WORKING ON
FILM AND VIDEO


Chairpersons:


Panelists:


Candice Goucher (Portland State University)
Eugenia Herbert (Mount Holyoke College)

Candice Goucher, Eugenia Herbert, and Carlyn
Saltman, "The Blooms of Banjeli: Technology
and Gender in African Ironworking"

Murray Armor, "Making 'One Hoe for Kalabo'"

Ray Silverman, "Akan Brasscasting"

Tim Garrard, "Frafra Brasscasting"


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Eugenia Herbert & Carlyn Saltman, "Lost
Wax Casting in Cameroon"

Nicole Echard, "Making Iron the Old Way"

Schmidt & Donald Avery, "Buhaya Iron Smelting"

Patrick McNaughton, "Bamana Iron Smithing"

Judith Todd, "Dimi Iron Smelting"


Panel C 10:30 am 12:30 pm (Executive: Concourse)
VAI TOMBO: MUSIC AND DANCE OF LIBERIA

Videotape: Vai Tombo: Music and Dance of Liberia

Discussant: Lester P. Monts (University of California,
Santa Barbara)


Panel D 10:30 am 12:30 pm (Director I, Concourse)
ATTITUDE AND ART

Chairperson: TBA

Panelists: J. 0. Olapade (University of Ife)
"The Relationship Between University Students'
Orientation to Art Criticism and Their Critical
Evaluation of Works of Art"

Joseph T. Gallagher (State University College-
Fredonia)
"Henry Morton Stanley, I Presume"

Roger Gocking (Mercy College)
"The Origins of European Attitudes Towards
Africans: Changing Perspectives"


SATURDAY AFTERNOON 1 NOVEMBER

Panel E 3:30 pm 5:30 pm (Hall of Wisconsin: Inn on
the Park)
RESEARCH OVERVIEW SESSION: THE POPULAR ARTS IN AFRICA

Sponsored by the Joint Committee on African Studies of the
American Council of Learned Societies and the Social Science
Research Council.

Chairperson:
Review Paper: Karin Barber (University of Birmingham)


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