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ACASA IOarid lof rectors

Mary "Polly" Nooter Roberts, President
Vicki Rovine, Secretary-Treasurvr
Kathleen Bickford Berzock, Pi resident Pro-ter
Daniel Avorgbedor, Editor
dele jegede, Past President
Martha Anderson
Eli Bentor
Michael Harris
Betsy Cogger Rezelman
Directors Retiring at the 1999 A.S.-i ,\cltnng:
Daniel Avrgbedor
dele jegede
Kathleen Bickford Berzock
,Mchael Hams

Membership Information (for residents of North America,
Europe, Asia) Vicdi Rovine, ACASA Secrelary -Treasurer,
University of owa Museum of Art, 150 N. Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA
52242-1789
Email: victoria-rovine@uiowa..cdu
Annual dues are $35 00 (see memberstup nnrm in this issue),
payable in January. Checks are payable to "ACASA" and
sent to: Vicld Rovine, ACASA Secretary/Treasurer, Uniersity of
Iowa Museum of Art, 150 N. Ri erside Dr., lowa (:ity, IA 52242-1789

Membership Information (for residents of Africa & the
Caribbean):
Janet Stanley, National Museum of African An Library
Smithsonian institution MRC 708
Washington. DC 20560. USA
Tel.: (202)357-4600 Ext. 285
Fax: (202) 357-4879
E-mail: jstanley@ic.si.edu


The ACASA Newsletter is published
three times a year: April, August and
December. The newsletter seeks items
of interest for publication. You can
send news about job changes,
fieldwork, travel, new publications, etc.
The next ACASA newsletter will be in
April 1999. Please send news items by
March 17, 1999 to:
Daniel Avorgbedor, 110 Weigel Hall,
School of Music, OSU, Columbus, OH
43210-1170 USA
E-mail: avorgbedor. @osu.edu
fax 614-292-1102 tel.: 614-292-9441


'in this issueoc
iPresidential
Minutes--1998
Herskovits Aw
News from H-A;
Exhibitions
SConferences
iJobs, Interns
Noteworthy Pul
i... Of People
Obituary
,1998 Director


I ACASA NEWS


Presidential Notes es
by
Mary (Polly) Nooter Roberts, ACASA President

s we enter the final year of this millennium,
ACASA is evaluating its accomplishments,
mission, and goals. ACASA has two major
responsibilities. The first is to foster global awareness
and understanding of Africa and its rich and vibrant
artistic heritages through broadly accessible
educational outreach and museum programming. The
second is to encourage and support greater dialogue
and collaboration (i.e., research, conferences,
publications, and museum projects and exhibitions,
etc.) amongst those who share a commitment to the
study of African art, throughout Africa and its
diasporas. In the spirit of transcultural collegiality and
with a vision for broader international outreach,
ACASA has spearheaded a number of new initiatives
in the past several months, which were defined at the
most recent Chicago ASA Meetings from October 29
to November 1.

First Overseas Triennial: Virgin Islands 2001
The first concerns
Sthe decision to
otes 1 I hold the Triennial
4 2001 in the U.S.
ard 6 Virgin Islands.
frArts 6 ACASA received
7 an outstanding
9 proposal from Dr.
& Travels 10 Robert Nicholls
blications 12 and the University
and Places 13 of the Virgin
13 Islandsas the host
y: Addendum 14 1 institution to hold


A C I S A Newsletter

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Vol. 53 Decembet 1998






PWe&artW4I tfe. eowed.

the Triennial on St. ThgInas to coincide with Carnival
from April 25-29, 2001. As. the first and only
Historically Black College in the Caribbean, and as an
institution with a special commitment to fostering
knowledge and appreciation of Caribbean cultural
history, the University of the Virgin Islands is a most
appropriate host institution for this event. These dates
do not overlap with Easter or Passover. A Virgin
Islands Consortium has already been formed, and
sponsor letters from 8 institutions, corporations, and
arts and humanities councils demonstrate the
commitment on the part of consortium members to
help to support this event, financially and otherwise.

The decision to hold the Triennial in the Virgin Islands
is important. ACASA has had a long-standing
commitment to hold the Triennial Symposium in the
Caribbean and/or Africa, and this proposal allows us
to seize a rare opportunity, and to act on a critical
mission goal. ACASA has 491 members in Africa and
the Caribbean, as compared with 237 in the U.S. and
Europe. ACASA must demonstrate its commitment to
members around the globe, and this excellent proposal
offers that possibility. That the first Triennial of the
new millennium also will be the first overseas
Triennial makes this bid especially timely and
significant. We hope that this decision will be a step
toward holding the Triennial in Africa in the near
future, as other African Studies groups have recently
done in Senegal, Morocco and the Gambia with great
success.

CThe Virgin Islands Triennial will be modeled on the
ONew Orleans Triennial, the first self-sponsored
Triennial in ACASA's history, and will be held at a
major hotel on the island in relatively close proximity
to the primary Carnival sites. The 2001 Triennial
program will be formulated so that aspects of
Carnival will be interwoven into the program.
Saturday afternoon will be left open for the Adult
Parade, and Jouve (Greet the Dawn) takes place from
5 a.m.- 8 or 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, so that members
can attend the masquerade and still be back in time for
morning panels! Panels will be held all day Wed.,
Thurs., Fri., and Sat. morning, and the Awards
banquet will take place: on Saturday night against the
backdrop of fireworks over the harbor. Meanwhile, the
Carnival village will be ongoing, and such events as
the Calypso contest, Carnival Queen, Brassorama,
and the Steel Band contest will take place nightly at
the local stadium.


After presenting and discussing the details of the
proposal in terms of its budget, sponsorship, costs,
and dates, a vote was taken at the ACASA General
Business Meeting at the ASA Meetings in Chicago,
and the vote was unanimously in favor of holding the
Triennial in the Virgin Islands. This vote met the
expectations as they are currently defined by our by-
laws.

The ACASA Board of Directors and I wish to thank
Robert Nicholls, the University of the Virgin Islands,
and the Virgin Islands Consortium for consolidating
their efforts to make this excellent and groundbreaking
proposal. The Triennial will be at home in the rich
multicultural milieu of the Caribbean, and especially
in the festive and magical context of Carnival.

Ongoinq and New Committees
" CASA has formed several committees to prepare
for the 2001 Triennial, and more generally, to
extend and expand ACASA's roles in education,
outreach, fund-raising, professional membership, and
membership development. ACASA board members
will be calling upon ACASA members to assist with
these committees, to ensure the broadest possible
representation in the interest of our membership.

*The Triennial Program and Planning Committee:
Report from Committee Co-Chairs-
Martha Anderson (fanderson@alfred.edu), Eli Bentor
(bentore@appstate.edu), and Michael Harris
(OlonaMDH@aol.com):

This committee has begun to work on all aspects of
the organization of the next Triennial. We are in the
process of defining a theme and devising a schedule
for panel and paper proposals, plenary sessions and/or
a keynote address. Working together with the local
organizing committee in the Virgin Islands, we are
looking into package deals and group rates for all
members, and subsidies for graduate students and
scholars residing in Africa. The
committee welcomes suggestions from ACASA
members and will seek their help as needed. We will
keep members informed of developments, as we are
committed to making the Triennial both stimulating
and affordable.





Pwse de4di4 te,. coWrd.

Education and-Outreach Committee
Report from Committee Chair,
Betsy Cogger Rezelman (brez@vm.stlawu.edu):

C(he new Education and Outreach Committee will
Focus on creating expanded opportunities for
ACASA members and associates to profit from each
other's expertise and experiences in the field of
African arts. The committee will work to broaden the
range of groups, e.g. primary, secondary, and
university level teachers, who can benefit from
ACASA's considerable resources. Activities may take
the form of Triennial panels devoted to pedagogical
challenges and solutions, workshops for educators
from the Triennial host city, academically-onented
ACASA sponsored trips to Africa, and assistance with
curriculum development.

*Fund-raising and Endowment Committee
This committee chaired by dele jegede
(arjeged@ruby.indstate.edu), currently serving as
ACASA's Past President, will be working to maintain
the momentum of ACASA's fund-raising campaign,
which allowed the New Orleans Triennial to become
the first self-sponsored Triennial in ACASA's history.
The committee will be working to secure annual
giving, to raise funds for ACASA's endowment and
for the Triennial 2001. The committee will seek
funding for travel stipends to be awarded by a juried
selection committee to colleagues traveling from
Africa and to graduate students.

*ASA/CAA Liaison
Report from Committee Chair, Kathleen Bickford
Berzock (kbickford@artic.edu):
(he ASA/CAA liaison will help to facilitate
ACASA's participation in its parent organizations.
Specifically, the liaison will coordinate the submission
of proposals for ACASA's sponsored panels at ASA
and CAA annual meetings. The liaison also will help
ACASA members who might have inquiries regarding
ASA and CAA.

This year, Kathleen Bickford Berzock will serve as the
intermediary for the 2000 CAA meetings to be held in
New York, and Victoria Rovine (victoria-
rovine@uiowa.edu) will serve as ACASA's
representative on the ASA Program Committee for the
1999 meetings to be held in Philadelphia. Please do
not let the excitement of the forthcoming Triennial
prevent you from attending and giving papers at ASA


and CAA Meetings. Both ASA and CAA have
expressed their hope that ACASA will increase and
augment its presence at these meetings.

*By-law Committee The board moved to form a
committee that will formulate amendments to enable
us as an organization to take advantage of e-mail
capabilities for distributing information and voting-to
allow as broad a participation in deciding on major
issues as possible in the future, so that those who can't
attend the ASA or Triennial meetings can still cast
their votes.

eMembership Please see membership form printed
on the last page. Do not forget that all Triennial
participants must be ACASA members. If you wish to
become a member, please contact our
Secretary/Treasurer, Victoria Rovine (victoria-
rovine@uiowa.edu), for further information on how to
join.

*Newsletter
Report from Newsletter Editor: Daniel Avorgbedor
(avorgbedor. @osu.edu)
G7/ e are asking members to submit artwork that
LUcould be used as illustrations and for re-
designing the newsletter's logo. A call was once issued
for artwork that could be used to enhance the overall
visual appeal of the newsletter but no offers or
submissions were received. Cartoons, drawings, and
etchings that illustrate themes relevant to the content
and objectives of the newsletter will be considered (no
photographs, please). Please take this opportunity to
seriously reflect on how you could contribute toward
the progress of ACASA by responding to this call.
Send all items and suggestions to the President, Polly
(1510 Muscatine Ave., Iowa City, IA 52240).

One of the major sources of information for the
newsletter is the H-AfrArts website and the e-fonun.
Since not all subscribers have access to the online
information we are encouraging you to submit items
regarding research travels, grants, special projects.
courses, and resources of scholarly interest Our
African and Caribbean subscribers are particularly
encouraged to submit items about research, creative
works (at organizational and individual levels), and
news items originating in their regions.








PneaidMeUI ~sate.
*Nominating Committee: The Nominating
Committee for the 1999 elections to be held at the
"ASA Meetings in Philadelphia will include dele jegede
and Michael Harris. Two other individuals from the
ACASA membership will be selected to serve on this
committee to nominate four new incoming board
members.

(n behalf of the ACASA Board of Directors, I
want to wish all of you a HAPPY NEW YEAR,
wherever you may be. For those of you in cold
climates, when winter gets unbearable and seems as if
it will never end, just think of Carnival in the Virgin
Islands! As one of our members recently said, the only
down side is having to wait until 2001!


: I t e I

.ACASA Ecairf ^ieefth


.Sunday,
Present: Polly Nooter
Bickford, Eli Bentor,
Rezelman


1 November 1998,
Roberts, Vicki Rovine, Kathleen
Martha Anderson, Betsy Cogger


(7) oberts and Rovine reported that they had attended the
tJASA meeting for sponsored groups and discussed
ACASA's current business, (i.e., Robert Nicholls's
proposal for holding the 12th Triennial in the Virgin
Islands; Fund Raising and Endowment Committee; the
ASA/CAA Committee: the Education and Outreach
Committee. ASA desires a more central role for the arts
at ASA meetings and was very receptive to these new
initiatives. The Board then discussed each of these
initiatives.

At the 1999 ASA meetings in Philadelphia there will be
an art exhibition at a conununity college which will draw
from area collections, and ideas were solicited about how
best to utilize this exhibiuon. Bickford and Rovine will
solicit panel chairs who will then be responsible for
constructing their
panels. One topic of particular interest is the construction
of Africa in museum exhibitions. The topic is sufficiently
rich that it could be continued at future ASA meetings.
The format and make-up of this panel generated
considerable discussion. The Board stressed the
importance of representation at ASA meetings and
communication with the ASA board.

The deadline for submitting proposals to CAA for an
ACASA board sponsored panel for 2000 may have passed:
Bickford will look into this. The Board pursued the


possible format and make-up of a panel devoted to the use
of museum collections and electronic/computer media for
the teaching of African arts.

ACASA has need for a booklet, similar to that published
by CAA, on graduate programs in African Arts. It could
be linked to H-AfrArts and Chris Roy's CD-ROM. Bentor
volunteered to initiate this project. A secondary and long
term goal is also to gain knowledge about undergraduate
education, programs, offerings and strengths in this field.

The Board reviewed the need to revise the ACASA by-
laws as expressed by those present at Saturday's general
ACASA meeting. Issues raised by the members included
updating the by-laws to reflect working committee
structure, voting methods and quorem requirements and
the amendment process itself. Revision of the by-laws is a
long-term process and needs to be overseen by someone
with a long history of involvement in the organization and
a familiarity with organizational structure and rules.
Various names were discussed and Roberts will approach
these individuals.

The Board expressed its delight at both the thoroughness
of Nicholls's Triennial proposal and the enthusiasm it
received from the membership. The calendar, the logistics
of organizing the triennial, the delegation of
responsibilities and the length and dates of the conference
occupied considerable board time. Anderson will work on
the program itself and Bentor will deal with practical
issues like charter flights. Regular communication and
cooperation with Nicholls's steering committee, which
should be formed soon, is essential for a successful
Triennial. A person with regular access to Washington is
needed to work on a USIA grant to help fund the
participation of colleagues from Africa. Roberts will work
on this.
Submitted by Betsy Cogger Rezelman 4 I

/Friday, 30 October 1998.
Present: NMartna Anderson, Eli Bentor, Kathleen Bickford
Berzock, Jean Borgatti, Michael Connor, dele jegede,
Polly Nooter Roberts, Vicki Rovine, Betsy Rezelman
Absent: Daniel Avorgbedor, Michael Harris

3(lie meeting was opened by Polly Nooter Roberts. It
Jwas agreed to postpone passing the minutes for the
4/9/98 meeting and a discussion of the by-laws until the
board meeting on 11/1/98.

Treasurer's report: It was agreed to move endowment
money to a separate account. Due to the heavy work load
of the secretary/treasurer position, it was agreed to have
board members volunteer to take minutes at board
meetings.







Wr&te4, oeaM .

1998 Triennial Reports- The 1998 New Orleans Triennial
was praised for being the first self-supporting ACASA
Triennial; Bill Fagaly and dele jegede were praised for
S their-excellent work on the Triennial. Polly Nooter
Roberts informed the board that most of the 1998
Triennial reports have been submitted. Polly is preparing
a detailed Triennial Planner that will help with the
planning of future Triennials. The book award committee
also submitted a notebook with advice and documents to
help future book award committees.

Triennial 2001: Polly Nooter Roberts has discussed the
Triennial with several possible US venues but has not
received favorable responses.

hCTe Virgin Islands proposal submitted by Robert
0Nicholls was discussed and praised for its
thoroughness. Approximately $25,000 in funding has
already secured. There is a great deal of regional support
for the conference. Proposed dates: April 25th-29th, to
coincide with the 2nd week of Carnival. It was agreed that
we should see this as an opportunity to interweave
Carnival into the program. It was confirmed that these
dates do not conflict with Easter or Passover.

Hotel rates and airfares were discussed. Concern was
voiced over the ability of African colleagues and graduate
students to attend and it was agreed to look into raising
extra funds for this purpose. It was agreed to look into
possible charters and group rates from Miami or
elsewhere, and to seek a USIA grant for bringing African
colleagues to the meeting.

As an ongoing effort to have more advanced planning for
Triennials, it was agreed to vote on the site of the
Triennial at the General Business Meeting (11/1/98).

Eli Bentor and Martha Anderson volunteered to co-chair
program committee for the 2001 Triennial. Michael
Harris will also be asked to serve as chair, and a
musicologist and a Caribbean specialist will be asked to
participate on the committee. Robert Nicholls will be
asked to form an on site planning committee. It was
agreed to wait to form leadership and book award
committees until next ASA.

Fund Raising and Endowment: dele jegede agreed to form
a committee for a summer fund raiser. Board members
discussed the need to encourage annual giving.

Formation of new committees and liaisons: Kathleen
Bickford Berzock will serve as the ASA/CAA liaison to
serve as an intermediary in organizing ACASA Sponsored
panels.


Betsy Rezelman will chair the Education and Outreach
Committee, lo make ACASA better known to non-
specialists. dele jegede, with the help of Michael Harris,
will chair the ACASA Board Nominating Committee; 4
new board members will be elected at the next ASA
meeting.

Other Business: It was reported that the book distribution
continues with the excellent guidance of Janet Stanley.

An ICOM committee was discussed. It was agreed that
ACASA's needs would be better served by appointing an
ACASA liaison to ICOM to keep ACASA members
updated. A liaison who is an ACASA member will be
sought.

It was reported that H-AfrArts membership is now at 341
with members from 24 countries, including 4 African
countries. Jean Borgatti is a new editor for the List.

The newsletter was discussed.
SSubmitted by Kathleen Bickford Berzock



MEWClI-lEr CURATOR N W.AlM[L tOI
: ,Ul U' Atl)S ,* *: VI ,




n behalf of the Arts Council of the African
Studies Association, I wish to extend hearty
congratulations to Dr. David A. Binkley as the
newly appointed Chief Curator of the Smithsonian
Institution's National Museum of African Art in
Washington, D.C. This is wonderful news! David's
strong background in African art-with a
concentration on central African art and culture-as
well as his many accomplishments as curator and
department head of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and
the Americas at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas
City over the last thirteen years, will be a great asset
to the NMAfA as it steps into the new millennium.
David has done superb field research among Kuba
peoples in the Democratic Republic of Congo,
conducted with Dr. Patricia Darish, a leading scholar
of Kuba textile arts. We look forward to the many
contributions that David' will undoubtedly bring to the
NMAfA, and more broadly, to the entire African art
community. Congratulations, David!









stbut not least, David and Pat Darish also have
ojust recently become the proud parents of two
handsome young twin boys, Evan and Marc, who are
certain to bring much joy and exuberance to the
museum atmosphere! DOUBLE Felicitationsg
SPolly Nooter Roberts, President, ACASA 4


The African studies Asscciatkon
,HerskovitsAward, 1998 -

Sam pleased to announce that at the African Studies
Meetings held in Chicago from Oct. 29th Nov. 1st,
the Herskovits Award was awarded to SUSAN
VOGEL for BAULE: African Art/Western Eyes (Yale
University Press, 1997). This rich and textured book
conveys the depth and breadth of Baule aesthetic
experience based on twenty-five years of field research
and friendship between Susan Vogel and many Baule
individuals who are represented in her book.

The book presents Baule "art" on its own terms and
through the categories and attributes that Baule people
assign to objects, while acknowledging what these objects
have become m Western artistic contexts. Themes of
\ision and visuality predominate, and extend our
understanding of alternative ways of seeing and
experiencing things and performances. BAULE explores
the dialectics of seeing and knowing, and the aesthetic
tension produced through the restricted display of objects.
As Kalou Yao explains, "The less you dance it the more
people appreciate it. If you see it every day, you will not
think it is beautiful any more" (Kami 1996 in Vogel
1997-138). Also, in questioning why Baule have no
category or noun for "art," Vogel demonstrates that art is a
verb: "in Africa art changes things," and, as an active
agent, art works are modifiers "of personal
lives,...modifiers of moral and physical struggle,...and
modifiers of the drabness of daily experience" (p.292).

This is the first time that the Herskovits Award has been
offered to an African art history book associated with an
exhibition, and it symbolizes the ways that African art is
becoming recognized more broadly across diverse
humanities disciplines. As Susan Vogel stated in her
remarks at the ASA Awards Ceremony, this award is
really for our entire field. We extend congratulations to
Susan for this triumphant achievement.

The related exhibition, which has received outstanding'
reviews as well, is currently on view in New York City at
The Museum for African Art, to be followed by a venue at


the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African
Art in Washington, D.C.

The Herskovits Award is presented annually for the best
scholarly work on Africa published in English in the
previous year and distributed in U.S. Edited collections,
new editions of previously published works,
bibliographies, dictionaries and works of fiction are not
eligible.

The 1998 finalists were:

[1] Beidelman, T.O. The Cool Knife: Imagery of
Gender, Sexuality, and Moral Education in Kaguru
Initiation Ritual. Smithsonian Institution Press.

[2] Barry, Boubacar. Senegambia and the Atlantic Slave
Trade. Cambridge University Press.

13] Comaroff, John L. & Jean. Of Revelation and
Revolution: The Dialectics of Modernity on a South
African Frontier, Vol 2. University of Chicago Press.

[4] Cooper, Barbara M. Marriage in Maradi: Gender
and Culture in a Hausa Society in Niger, 1900-1989.
Heinemann.

151 Oyewumi, Oyeronke. The Invention of Women:
Making an African Sense of Western Gender
Discourses. University of Minnesota Press.

16] Vogel, Susan M. Baule: African Art./Western Eyes.
Yale University Press.

Submitted by Mary Nooter Roberts





News from H-Afrarts
ACASA/H-AfrArts Report, Chicago ASA '98
[Full-text version of this report can be made available
at the H-AfArts website: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/
-artsweb]

A s of the last H-AfrArts report to the Board (Triennial
'in April 1998), three new editors have joined our
team. Jean Borgatti successfully completed her training
as a Moderating Editor, Frank Gunderson (AfriMuse)
was appointed to replaced Eric Charry as Music Editor,
and Lea-Ann Bigelow has volunteered to expand and
manage the H-AfrArts Internet Resource page.








A new feature of our website was unveiled in August the
"What Is It?: Questions and Attributions" page. This is
an interactive web page. The isitor is provided
information on the provenance of an artwork, and is
encouraged to submit his/her thoughts on the work. All
visitors are able to view the informed comments of others.
At the end of each two month period, the images and
comment log are moted to a discussion log archive where
they can be easily accessed as an information resource.
The first object under consideration on the "What Is It?"
page led to a vigorous, provocative discussion about what
consututed Tourist Art and the appropriate use of this
term in contemporary African art lustory.

H-AfrArts is also pressing forward with two new H-Africa
Network initiatives: The publication of an Africa Network
E-Journal, and die fonnation of an African Arts Cultural
Exchange and Touring Network (in cooperation with the
Kennedy Center and the African Performance
Clearinghouse). We look forward to working closely with
the ACASA Education Coirunittee on both of these.
0 Submitted by Michael Connor <


EXH IB IT IO NS

N JAN. 27 MARCH 27, 1999 A Sense of Wonder:
African Art from the Faletti Family Collection at
The Museum for African Art, New York. This
traveling exhibition was organized by the Phoenix Art
Museum and features an outstanding collection. The
accompanying book. co-authoded by Mary Nooter
Roberts and Allen F. Roberts. addresses cross-
cultural aesthetics and the impact of art on everyday
life.

* NOV 4, 1998 exCHANGE: Art from Southern
Africa around 1900 is being held. in Vienna on the
occasion of the conference of ministers from the South
African Development Community (SADC), under the
auspices of Austria's EU presidency. An
accompanying exhibition presents 140 selected objects
from the collections of the Museun fOr V6lkerkunde,
representing the following countries: Angola,
Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Malawi, Zambia,
Mozambique, D.R. Congo, and Tanzania. The
exhibition is accompanied by a 160-page bilingual
(German/English) catalog. Price: ATS 190. Museum
ffir V61kerkunde, A-1014 Vienna. Tel.: 43-1-53430).


FEB. 14 JULY 4, 1999 Wrapped in Pride:
Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity,
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. This traveling
exhibition of approximately 700 objects traces the roots of
kente in Ghana and Togo, and its widespread use in
Africa as garment and ceremonial cloth. It also explores
kente as a meaningful document of dress, art and identity
in American cultures, specifically within African-
American communities in the. United States. The
exhibition was organized by the UCLA Fowler Museum of
Cultural History and the Newark Museum in New Jersey,
and was co-curated by Doran H. Ross, director of the
Fowler Museum, and Anne Spencer, curator of the
Newark Museum.

* MARCH 21 JUNE 20, 1999 Sokari Douglas
Camp: Church Ede, A Tribute to her Father will
be on view at the National Museum of African
Art-Smithsonian. Sokari Douglas Camp (b.1958)
has sculpted works in steel that evoke memories of her
youth in southeastern Nigeria. In 1984, on the death of
her father, she created Church Ede, a monumental
kinetic sculpture reminiscent of a Kalabari funeral
bed, as a tribute to her father. Three additional works
by Douglas Camp will also be on view in the pavilion.

FEB. 7 MAY 9, 1999 National Museum of
African Art, Washington, D.C. Baule: African 7
ArtlWestern Eyes. This exhibition, which is
organized by the Yale University Art Gallery in
cooperation with the Museum for African Art,
represents more than 150 works. Susan Mullin Vogel
is the curator. Visit the National Museum of African
Art's website at: http://www.si.eduLnmafa.

a MARCH 27 AUG. 15, 1999 Heritage of
Peace and Reconciliation opened at the Nairobi
National Museum. This exhibition is a result of four
years of learning experiences focusing on Eastern
Africa's "Cultures of Peace" by a team led by Sultan
Somjee of the division of Ethnography, National
Museums of Kenya. Over 200 artifacts, which refer to
a diversity of reconciliation rituals and events among
pastoralist groups of Eastern Africa, are supported by
texts, photographs, slides, and videos. The exhibit is
accompanied by the publication, Honey and Heifer.
Grasses, Milk and Water. A Heritage of Diversity
and Reconciliation. For details, contact:
biodive@tt.gn.apc.org. Tel. (02)742131/4.

* Chokwe! Art and Initiation Among Chokwe and
Related Peoples A travelling exhibition that opened






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at the Birmingham (Alabama) Museum of Art, and
that will travel to Baltimore and Minneapolis, with an
accompanying book by Manuel Jordan, the curator
(see entry under Notewothy Publications).


.ART ONTHE INTERNET



blThe Art Msienm Network (AMN): .
http./www.excalendar.net has created a WEB site
for locating information on current exhibitions.
Current African related exhibitions in the major
museums can be quickly identified by simply, using
the keyword Africa in your search

Living Tradition in Africa and the Americas:
The Legacy of Melville J. and Frances
Herskovits. This Northwestern University
exhibition is closed but can be viewed online at
http:. .vw. library)nimvu. edu.africana 'herskovits.
This site is to become the cornerstone of the
NWU's Program of African Studies project to
make the entire Herskovits collection accessible
to users of the World Wide Web.

A recent exhibition on contemporary African art
in Washington D C. is available online at
http:, earthhues. worldspace. com. This exhibition
features artists from Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya and
South Africa. The site selections include essays from
Sylvester Ogbechie, Acha Debela, and John Peffer.

EArtistry of African Masks: An Exhibition
Text: Geraldine Parker Exhibition Design: Joseph
Akpan (http:, 'www.noknuseumn.org e.xhibitartistry/,
art_intro.html). Items include 20 masks from different
parts of Africa. Harlemm network provides a voice
and place for the Afrocentric community; it also helps
individuals with free personal homepages. For details,
contact: info@hlarlemm.com; or, Joseph Akpan, The
Harlemm Network P.O. Box 995. East Brunswick, NJ
08816-0995.

The University of Iowa Museum of Art's African
art exhibitions can be accessed online through the H-
AfrArts web site: http:.. h-net2.msu.cdu. -artsweb.
exhibitions 'index hml.


* The following three e-exhibitions focus on
figures and masks from the Julio SILVA
Collection. Julio Silva is an Argentinian painter,
sculptor, and African art collector who has been
living in Paris since 1955. All of these works are
for sale. For additional information contact
Olivier SILVA (Julio's son) at
oliviersilva@usa.net. Mr. Silva manages the
Collection under the trade name of Koroli
Associates.

*The Kaka Exhibition (Western Cameroon, in
the Mbem area, south of Mambila territory)
http:, 'home. all. ne.jp/red,'koroli/Kaka
* Mbole Lilwa Society Exhibition
http:,?home. alt.ne.jpred 'koroli,/Mbole
*Congo Art in the Julio Silva Collection.
Tribal and African Art Online
http:.* home. alt. ne.jp/redkoroli.

*The Julio's Silva's son, Olivier, has also founded a
Tribal African Art Club on Yahoo (Yahoo clubs,
these are interactive sites that provide free chat and
bullet board around specific topics. Visit the Tribal
African Art Club members page at:
http: .Kclubs.yahoo. com,'clubs/africantribalart.

* Source Africa currently features selections from
the famous Douglas Fraser collection of African
sculpture: http:,'ivww.vsourceafrica.com/index.html
and http:. //www. sourceafrica. comnaffineart. htm

Source Africa was created to provide visitors with the
most complete and up to date information about
Africa. African countries, safari adventures, travel
planning, business opportunities, current news,
international trade, and unique African products, etc.

* There is a new website dedicated to the Arts of
Ethiopia- www.h-net.msu.edu/--etoc. Suggestions
should be sent to Ray Silverman at
bonduku@pilot.msu.edu (H-AfrArts Editor &
Webmaster).

* Kingdoms of the Medieval Sudan
http:,".www.xla edu'-jrolondo.'Kingdoms
An important academic site authored by Jonathan
Rotondo-McCord, Associate Professor of History,
Faculty-in-Residence, Center for the Advancement of






ErxhL Iions, contd

Teaching Xavier University of Louisiana and Ms.
Gayna Stevens-Credle, CAT Instructional Software
Designer

Kingdoms of the Medieval Sudan," is an electronic
exploration of the history of the African states of
Songhay, Kanem-Boru, and Hausaland.
"Kingdoms" is a component of "Sacred and Secular in
the African Americas," an electronic project devoted
to the African American humanities, and produced at
Xavier University of Louisiana with the generous
support of the Andrew Mellon Foundation. This site
provides a narrative historical overview of Mali,
Songhay, Kanem-Boru, and Hausaland before the
modern era, a hyperlinked glossary with
pronunciation, and interactive self-tests on the history
of these regions. The text is also accompanied by the
photographs of Lucy Johnson.

The unique glossary links embedded in the text of this
site make heavy use of JavaScript; the recommended
browser is Netscape Navigator (version 4.0 or higher),
with Java and JavaScript enabled.

Traditional Zulu Beadwork An exhibition with
text by Hilgard Stanley Schoeman, an expert on
beadwork from the South African Nguni people. This
site aims at exploring most major aspects of
traditional Zulu beadwork design. For more
information, contact Dr. H S. Schoeman
(stan@marques.co.za), or write to P.O. Box 666,
Randburg 2125, South Africa.





CONFERENCES

FEB. 7-11, 1999 "Igniting the Edge: Forging
New Geographies, Categories and Identities," the
Women's Caucus for Art 1999 National Conference,
will be held in Los Angeles. Papers, panels,
exhibitions, and workshops will be presented by
artists and scholars. For details, contact:: WCA, PO
Box 1498, Canal St. Station, New York, NY 10013.

MARCH 14-21, 1999 The 5th International
Conference on Word and Image Studies,
sponsored by the Association of Word and Image
Studies, will be held at Scripps College. For


information: Peter de Voogd, IAWIS, Imoversoteot
Utrecht, English Dept., Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht, The
Netherlands; http://www let. ruu.nl/scholar_assocs/ iawis/
index.html.

a MARCH 26 28, 1999 CROSSCURRENTS:
Art and Power in East Africa at The University of
Iowa Museum of Art. "CROSSCURRENTS" will
be held in conjunction with the opening at The
University of Iowa Museum of Art of "Kilengi:
African Art from the Bareiss Collection," an
exhibition curated by Christopher Roy. Labelle
Prussin will offer a keynote talk, and a broad range of
international scholars will discuss east African
sculpture, music, popular culture, healing arts, iron
arts, diaspora culture, and related topics. All sessions
are open to the public. A Sunday colloquium will
bring graduate students interested in African
expression from around the U.S. These activities are
sponsored by A Project for Advanced Study of Art
and Life in Africa (PASALA), The University of Iowa
Museum of Art, and the Ul African Studies Program.
Questions may be addressed to the conference
organizers, William Dewey (william-
dewey@uiowa.edu), or Victoria Rovine (victoria-
rovine@uiowa.edu).

* APRIL 15-17, 1999 Technology, Art and
Culture is the theme for the Second Annual
International conference on Women, which takes place
in Columbus, Ohio. The conference will examine
performance and visual arts, physical and electronic
art, critical commentaries on art making and
documentation, application of technology, etc.
Technology, Art and Culture is presented by African
Women Global Network (AWOGNet), The Center for
African Studies, and The Ohio State University
(http:/,'www.osu.edu/'org/cnvognet); Technology, Art
and Culture APRIL 15-17, 1999, Fawcett Center
Hotel and Conference Center, 2400 Olentangy River
Road, Columbus. OH 43210-1027; tel. 800-637-
2316/614-292-32238. All abstracts must be received
by January 8, 1999.

* JULY 15-17, 1999 Encounters with
Photography: Photographing People in Southern
Africa, 1860 to 1999 will be held at the University
of Cape Town, in association with the South African
Museum (Cape Town). Papers and discussions will
focus on Colonial Encounters (Elizabeth Edwards,
keynote speaker), Aesthetic and Commercial






onrence.s, contd.

Encounters (Christopher Pinney, keynote speaker),
Documemary Encounters (Martha Rosier, keynote
speaker). and Curatorial Encounters (Christaud
Geary, keynote speaker). For proposal and paper
inquiries, contact: Prof. M. Godby, History of Art
Department. University of Cape Town, Private Bag,
Rondcbosch, 7700 SOUTH AFRICA;
michael(rrbeailie.uct.ac.za

m JUNE 1-4, 2000 Black Women in Africa
and the African Diaspora: Identity, Culture and
Politics. The Afro-American Studies and
Research Program at the University of Illinois,
Urbana-Champaign will host an international and
interdisciplinary conference on Black Women in
Africa and the African Diaspora. Paper proposals
are sought from the following areas: art and
culture, education, health, politics, and religion.
Send a one-page paper abstract and/or panel
proposal by AUGUST 15, 1999 to Professor
Alice Deck, BWAAD Conference Chair, Afro-
American Studies and Research Program,
University of Illinois, 1201 W. Nevada St.,
Urbana, IL 61801 (217-333-7781,
a-de "'@uiuc.edu).

OCTOBER [TBA], 1999 Whither Bantu
Studies: Investigations of an African Identity is
the theme of an interdisciplinary symposium
organized by the Department of Art History and
Archaeology at the University of Maryland, College
Park. Proposals are welcome from professionals and
graduate students in anthropology. archaeology,
history, art history, and linguistics. Send abstracts by
June 30, 1999. Symposium proceedings will be
published. Contact: Ekpo Eyo, Department of Art
History and Archaeology, University of Maryland,
College Park. Art/Sociology Bldg., College Park, MD
20742; tel. 301-314-1485; fax: 301-314-9652.

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J 0 B S/I N T E R N S

The most recent College Art Association Careers Bulletin
(December 1998) contains 26 job postings that list
either African or non-Western art as a first or secondary
irnterestl Here is a selection of those listings:


* ART HISTORIAN Boston University. Assistant
Professor. Renewable tenure-track. Start September
1999. PhD required. Teach undergraduate and
graduate students African art and architecture. An
interest in participating in the Museum Studies
Program is highly desirable. Applications and three
letters of recommendation should be sent to Professor
Jonathon Ribner, Chairman, African Search
Committee, Art History Department, Boston
University, 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 302,
Boston, MA 02215, A/D: Jan. 25th, 1999. AA/EOE.
AC-INT.

* VISITING ASSISTANT/ ASSOCIATE
PROFESSOR IN AFRICAN ART University of
South Florida. One year appointment with possible
renewal for the following academic year. Salary and
benefits commensurate with experience. Teach
graduate (MA)/undergraduate courses, including
introductory African Art Survey. Desirable secondary
interest in African Diaspora. This position is part of
the Stuart Golding Endowed Chair in African Art.
Candidate will be expected to advise on program
development. Some participation in MA thesis, orals
and departmental committees. Requirements: PhD by
July 1999, teaching experience, and demonstrable
commitment to scholarship. Send CV, writing sample,
and three references with names/addresses/phone
numbers to Bradley Nickels, Search Chair, Art
Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
33620-7350. SASE. nickels@satie.arts. usf.edu
Deadline: Jan. 11, 1999.

* AFRICAN ART HISTORY James Madison
Umuversity. Renewable term appointment. PhD, two
years teaching experience, and a strong secondary
area in African-American, Women's Studies, or
Islamic art preferred. Position is offered available
pending funding. Applications: Interested candidates
should send a letter of application (indicate whether
attending the 1999 CAA conference), resume, copies
of transcripts, examples of scholarly work, and the






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names, addresses and phone numbers of three
references to Chair, Art History Search Committee,
School of Art and Art History, James Madison
University, MSC 7101, Harrisonburg, VA 22807.
Review of candidates begins January 15, 1999 and
will continue until the position is filled.

* HISTORIAN/ASSISTANT CURATOR, African/
Oceanic Art, University of Colorado at
Denver/Denver Art Museum. University of Denver
and the Denver Art Museum seek an art historian for
a position to be shared by these two institutions. The
Art Historian/Assistant Curator will be a tenure-line
faculty member employed at UCD, teaching three
courses per year in the Visual Arts Department.
Additional responsibilities will include department and
university committee assignments. The Art
Historian/Assistant Curator will also spend two days
a week, year round, at the Denver Art Museum,
researching and refining the museum's collection of
approximately 2,000 objects of African and Oceanic
Art, orgauzing permanent and temporary exhibitions,
and developing active community outreach and
relationships with potential donors. Candidates must
have a PhD in Art History, full-time teaching
experience in the arts of Africa or Oceanic art, and a
minimum of two years museum curatorial experience
with these collections. Salary competitive; starting
date August 1999. Candidates should send a detailed
letter of application, CV and three letters of
recommendation to Dr. Karen Mathews, Chair, Art
History/Assistant Curator Search Committee,
Department of Visual Arts, University of Colorado at
Denver. Campus Box 177, P.O. Box 173364, Denver,
CO 80217-3364. Review of applications will begin on
January 1, 1999 and will continue until the position is
filled.

* The ART HISTORY Department at the University
of California. Santa Cruz, invites applications for a
visiting appointment for 1999-2000 academic year to
teach introductory and advanced undergraduate
courses in the visual cultures of Africa and/or the
African Diaspora. The Art History faculty are
committed to the investigation of visual culture from a
wide range of theoretical perspectives.

Lecturer or appropriate visiting professorial title (for
someone currently employed in professorial title at
another institution). PhD or ABD in relevant field
required; university-level teaching experience


preferred. Salary commensurate with qualifications
and experience.

Teach full academic year beginning fall quarter 1999.
Possibility of reappointment contingent upon funding.
Application must be received by 5:00 pm, 1/11/99. A
complete application should include: letter of
application (if ABD. please address the progress of
your dissertation), cv, writing sample (published
article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter),
descriptions of three proposed courses (one large
introductory level course, one advanced lecture
course, and one seminar). Arrange for three letters of
recommendation to be sent by deadline to: Africa
Search Committee (# T98-12), Art History
Department, Porter Faculty Services, University of
California, Santa Cruz CA 95064. UCSC is an
affirmative action and equal opportunity employer;
women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

0 The Program of African Studies at Northwestern
University seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-
track position in the study of AFRICAN THOUGHT
with a primary disciplinary focus in PHILOSOPHY
OR RELIGION. Appointment begins September I,
1999. A letter of application, curriculum vitae,
writing samples, and complete contact information for
three referees should be sent to the Chair, PAS
Religion/Philosophy Search, Program of African
Studies, Northwestern University, 620 Library Place,
Evanston, IL 60208-4110

a Tenure-track position at rank of Assistant Professor
in Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green
State University (Bowling Green, Ohio) beginning
Fall 1999. See the H-Net Job Guide
(http:.. www. matrix. msu. edu.gobs/) for job description
and details.

/Job listings are available onlinen
at
hjobs@h-net.msu.edu, or:
http://www.matrix.msu.edu/jobs

a Work Travel Study AFRICA CUBA BRAZIL
Positions are available for interns volunteers -
project directors leaders guides. Study abroad,
field study, internships, workcamps, and multi-
disciplinary projects (academic credits). Multiple trips
year-round all 4 seasons; to 7 weeks m duration.






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Send your mailing address to abc@starmail.com. For
applications & brochures, go to websites:
http:",-/ v.freeyellow coni.'members2..africaln-
diaspordindex.html OR: http:./irvw. igc.org oca.

DREW IN WEST AFRICA is a unique summer
study program in Cote d'lvoire \which allows
participants to explore the rich cultural and artistic
traditions of West Africa. Under the directorship of
Jerry Vogel, the program includes courses in African
culture and history of African art and architecture.
Students are able to work directly with African artists
in their villages and workshops in the areas of
ceramics, fibers, and metals. Program dates: July 10
to August 7, 1999. Cost: $4,150 (includes 8 credit
tuition, air fare, lodging and some meals). Deadline:
April 1, 1998. For further information, contact:
Drew in West Africa, African-American/ African
Studies, Drew University, Madison, NJ, 07940, SA.
Telephone: (973) 408-3383. Email. ppeek(@drew.edu.


NOTEWORTHY
PUB LI CATIONS

GALEMBO, Phyllis. Vodou: Visions and Voices of Haiti
Berkeley: Ten Speed Press.. 1998[800-841-bookl; 44pp.,
$19.95

[GALERIE FRED JAHN] Makishi lya Zambia: Masks
from Zambia. Munich: Galerie Fred Jaln. [D-80539
Minchen. Germany] 372pp. 188 illus. 17 maps, bib.:
text in English and German. Hardcover in slipcase. DMv
198 + postage; discount available.

JORDAN, Manuel & Mary Villadsen. Crosscurrents of
Culture : Arts of Africa and the Americas in Alabama
Collections. Birmingham. AL: Birmingham Museum of
Art, 1997., 120 pp. Catalog of an exlubition held at the
Birmingham Museum of Art, May 18-Aug. 31. 1997.

JORDAN, Manuel, ed. Chokwe! Art and Initiation
among the Chokwe and Related Peoples Munich and
New York : Prestel, 1998; 191pp. Published on the
occasion of the exhibition organized by the Birminghamn
Museum of Art, Birmingham, Ala. (Nov. i, 1998-Jan. 3,
1999).

NUSSBAUM. Stan, ed. The Wisdom of African
Proverbs. Colorado Springs: Tutmose Family &


Community Services, 1998. $125. [Tutmose Family &
Community Services, 1205 Shasta Drive, colorado
Springs, CO 80910; TutmoseFCS@aol.com;
http:.mv.'w maaatinus.com/tfcsweb; tel. 719-473-6566]
A CD collection of 27,000 proverbs from over 26 different
African languages; a bibliography of over 800 African
proverb collections; a bibliography of 279 research articles
on African proverbs; 35 previously unpublished essays on
the study and use of proverbs; 42 maps showing the status
of proverb collecting in each language (over 1200
languages total); a directory and classification of over
1500 African languages, including variant names,
dialects, population and location; biographical directory of
66 proverb collectors and researchers.

ROBERTS, Mary Nooter. Facing Africa: The African
Art Collection of The Toledo Musseum of Art. Toledo:
The Toledo Museum of Art Publications, 1998 [P.O. Box
1013, Toledo, OH 43620-1013; tel.: 419-255-8000;
publications@toledomuseum.org]; 68pp., 55 ills.; $11.95
+ $3 shipping. 24 works by African artists are presented

ROSS, Doran H. Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente
and African American Identity. Los Angeles: UCLA
Fowler Museum of Cultural History. The first
comprehensive volume on the subject of kente cloth, and
the second in a higld) anticipated series dedicated to non-
Western textile studies. For more information, call (310)
825-4361.

> The Art and Life in Africa Project at the University
of Iowa announces the completion of its interactive CD-
ROM program, which consists of chapters, essays.
enthographies, countries information, bibliography, and
images and media catalogues. Chapter titles include "Key
Moments in Life," "Human Abundance," "Art and
Education," "Governance and Social Order," "Death and
the Ancestors," Cultural Exchange," among others. The
program is based on images of art objects from the Stanley
Collection at The University of Iowa, the collections at the
Indiana University Museum of Art, the Fowler Museum of
Cultural History at UCLA, the Seattle Art Museum, The
Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts,
and others. Images of objects are supplemented by field
photos by prominent American, European, and African
scholars.

The CD-ROM includes 36 essays, 10,000 images of 600
objects, 750 field photographs and over 1400 pages of
text. There are also video clips of art being used in
performance, and several samples of African music
provided by the Archives of Traditional Music at Indiana
University. A fully searchable Index and Slide Show
Maker permits teachers to assemble objects, text, videos,
and music to create their own presentations.
http:./'w.l' uiowa. edu,'-africarl.







/ucalion, contd.

CD-ROM price: $50; teacher's guide: $10 (tlis will also
be available for free electronically on our web site); S/H:
$5 for 1-4 copies, $10 for-5+ copies. Order 10 or more
CDs and receive a 20% discount (brings the cost down to
$40/CD). Send check, money rder, or University/School
Purchase order to: Art and Life in Africa Project, 100
Oakdale Campus, Rm N151 OH, The University of Iowa,
Iowa City, IA 52242-5000, Attn: Order Department (tel.:
319-335-4098; fax: 319-335-4097)

>The journal, AFRICA TODAY, has just moved to
Indiana University where a team of Africanists in the
humanities and social sciences will serve as editors. A
new part of the journal will be articles on music, dance,
and the arts. Interested persons who wish to submit an
article should send a double-spaced manuscript and a disk
in Word or Word Perfect. Articles that treats aspects of
the arts in diaspora, refugee situations, or expatriate
settlements are appropriate for a special issue under
consideration. Send submissions to Ruth M. Stone,
Professor and Chair. Co-Editor, Africa Today, Folklore
Institute, Indiana University. 504 N. Fess, Bloomington,
IN 47405. Tel." 812-855-0398; Fax: 812-855-4008.

> A new journal called Oculus: Journal for the
History of Art (Indiana University) will consider article
submissions. Send papers and disks to OCULUS: Journal
for the History of Art. Indiana University Henry
Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Department of the
History of Art, Room 132, Bloomington, IN 47405.
Visit our website at: htlp.:,'Aivw.fa indiana.edui--oculus.



...OF PEOPLE & PLACES

[We encourage members to send news items about
grants, jobs, research, etc.]

AFRICAN SUNSHINE PRODUCTIONS is a new
multi-purpose organization that seeks to enhance the
promotion and understanding of African and
Caribbean art, music, dance and culture in the
Benelux and Europe in general. The organization also
serves as booking agent for a number of musical and
performing acts. Bands and genres represented include
traditional African music, Merenge, Soul, Afrobeats,
Reggae, etc. For details, visit:
http-. 'thetreeO u'www. cistron. nl..asp/english.
Gal deBoer,ulthm. hm.

JOHN TOKPABERE AGBERIA has completed a
dissertation on "lphri Sculptures as Icon and Image


of Religious Worship Among the Urhobo People of
Nigeria. (Faculty of the Humanities, University of
Port Harcourt, Nigeria).

* VENDA SOUND ARCHIVE-Jaco Kruger (Dept.
of Music, Potchefstroom University, Potchefstroom
2520; tel.: 018-299 1705 (w) 018-294 3319 (h); fax:
018-299 1707) and his students maintain a personal
Venda sound archive comprising materials gathered
(between 1983 and 1994) among the Tshivenda-
speaking people living in the Northern Province of
South Africa.

* EMMANUEL ARINZE, the Chair of the West
African Museums Programme and President of the
Commonwealth Museums Association as well as
former Director of the Commission for Museums and
Monuments in Nigeria, will be delivering a paper at
Emory on February 20. He would like to spend a week
or so in the USA, particularly on the West Coast and
in Washington D.C. or New York. He will be
available for lectures, meetings, etc. during the week
of February 13-18. For details, contact Elizabeth
Hornor at the Carlos Museum (404-727-6118;
ehornor@emory.edu).



OBITUARY
O B I T U A R V J

m Carleton Hodge [1917-1998]
Wednesday, 9 September, 1998
Carleton Hodge, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics
was one of the original members of the African
Studies faculty and served as the director of the
Intensive Language Training Center in the late 1960s.
He helped to develop Indiana University's African
Studies Program as one of the major centers in the
world. He was well respected by colleagues and
students, both as a scholar and as a caring and
concerned person. After his retirement, he continued
to be active in the Linguistic Society and with the
African Studies Program.

* Pepe Kalle ("L'elephant de I'Afrique)
30 November, 1998
The legendary musician and co-founder and leader of
the band Empire Bakuba, passed away in a Kinshasa
clinic after suffering from a heart attack.
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Univ. of.Missouri-Kansas City
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The Arts Council of the African Studies Association

JanLary 1 1998

Dear ACASA member.

With the new year comes our annual request for your ACASA membership renewal. In order to be in the
April directory, your dues must arrive by mid-March, but later arrivals will be listed in subsequent addenda
and receive back issues. Please complete the information below and submit with a check or money order
made out to ACASA. All payments must be in U S dollars Members outside the U S may also pay with
postal orders

Your membership will include the April directory issue of the ACASA newsletter, as well as August and
December issues, and you will support our continuing efforts to increase communication and collaboration
with our African and African Diaspora colleagues You will also receive first-hand information about
ACASA-sponsored programs for the 1998 ASA Annual Meeting and 1998 Eleventh Triennial Symposium
of African Art in New Orleans. Thank you for your continued participation and support

Yours truly,


Vicki Rovine
ACASA SecretarylTreasurer
University of Iowa Museum of Art
150 N. Riverside Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52242-1789




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