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dele jgede, President
Bill Dewey, Past President
Kathy Cumow, Secretary-Treasurer
Daniel Avorgbedor, Editor
Kathleen Bickford,
Michael Harris
Polly Nooter Roberts

Directors Retiring at the ASA Meeting 1997
Jean Borgatti
Eugenia Herbert
Chris Mullen Kreamer
Rosalinde Wilcox
Membership Information (for residents of
North America, Europe, Asia)
Kathy Cumow, Secretary-Treasurer
Department of Art Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH 44115 USA
Telephone: (216) 687-2105
Fax: (216) 932-1315
E-mail: k.cumow@csuohio.edu

Annual dues are $35.00, payable in
January. Checks payable to "ACASA" and
sent to: Rosalinde Wilcox, 10520 Draper Ave.,
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Membership Information (for residents of
Africa &the Caribbean): Janet Stanley
National Museum of African Art Library
Smithsonian Institution MRC 708
Washington, DC 20560, USA
Tel.: (202)357-4600 Ext. 285
Fax: (202) 357-4879
E-mail: libem010@sivm.si.edu
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seeks Items of Interest for publianon. Our newsletter
reaches many who ate not able to attend meetings.
Unking our members via the newsletter Is, therefore,
ereal. Suggested news Items: you can send news of
members (|ob changes, new staff); activates (feldwodk,
twel, researh In process); confeten, es ehdibtoni;
lob openings; fellowship oppotuntties; new
ptbllcations. We are particularly eager to teelve
contributions from members In Africa. The next
AC ASnews/aetewill be Aprl 1997. Please submit
news items by March 17, 1997to: Daniel Avorgbedor,
110 Weigel Hall, School of Music, OSU, Columnus, OH 43210-1170
E-maill: avorgbedor.l@osu.edu
fax614-292-1102 tel 614-292-9441(0)

Artwork: Cartoons For "Fundraising" and
"Minutes" all bg courtesy oF ACAS President,
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Presidential Notes by dele jegede,
ACASA President K

3an Francisco was the city where it
Took place. I refer not to the 39th
SjAnnual Meeting of the African
1 Studies Association, obvious as
that was. Neither am I concerned with
the incredibly friendly weather, even
though the weatherman from one of the
TV stations provoked my ire by asking
that people should bundle up-that on a
gorgeous 50degree November
morning. For those from the Midwest,
people like me who find it difficult to
spare a smile without a practices test-
run lest our lips crack, people who
wonder what the use of ears are in the
winter because they tend to become
painfully stiff and stubborn, nothing
could be more scandalous than the
weather- man's exhortation. Our
amiable friend and colleague-the sharp,
tall one with an excusable allergy to
low ceilings and unusual doorways,
the meek, mean workaholic with a
professional commitment that recalls
your popular copper-top Duracell
commercial (he keeps going and going)
-Bill Dewey, retired at the completion
of his term as President. I thank my
colleagues who saw me fit to assume
the mantle of the office. My election as
President is at once a challenge and a
tremendous honor. I am pledged to a
smooth continuation of the excellent
tradition that my predecessors have
in this issue...
Presidential Notes................. 1
Fundraising 2
Minutes of San Francisco Meeting 3
Exhibitions 6
Call for Papers 7
Grants/FellowshipsInternships 9
Job Opportunities 10
Publications 11
Obituary 14

Since I took over from Bill Dewey, I
have received encouraging messages
of congratulations and sympathy. While
I thank those who have been kind
enough to congratulate me and alert me
to the task ahead, I am consoled by the
realization that I am not alone in this.
First, Bill Dewey will be around as Past
President to continue working with the
Board inimplementing the project that
he embarked upon at the beginning of
his tenure, that is the ACASA Triennial
at New Orleans. In this regard, we shall
be working with very dependable
colleagues: Bill Fagaly, Peggy
McDowell, Sarah Hollis and the
Davises. New Orleans will live to its
billing; fasten your seat belts please.
Second, I am pleased to formally
welcome four new Directors to the
ACASA Board: Daniel Avorgbedor,
Kathleen Bickford, Michael Harris and
Polly Nooter Roberts. San Francisco
was not only about change, but it was
also about continuity. The transition
was smooth and I am pleased to report
that ACASA's business continues apace.

You may have noticed that our official
information source, ACASA Newsletter,
now has a new editor, Daniel
Avorgbedor took over from Janet
Stanley, a household name amongst
members both here and in the Diaspora.
Fondly called lyalode ofD.C. (a Yoruba
alias that acknowledges her role as a
grand patron, especially to all our
Africa-based colleagues, academics and
artists), Janet Stanley is perhaps
ACASA's most utilized resource person.
In particular, she has become something
of an icon, and
deservedly so, for those of
our colleagues in the
Diaspora. Our gratitude
also goes to Rowland
Abiodun and Nii
Quarcoopome for their
contributions to ACASA.
Both of them retired in San
Francisco although we must
quickly note that they are not
tired. I have no doubt that

A C A S A newsletter

Sfl.fial orp s nn frian bi47 Deceer 1996
Vol 47 December 1996

they will respond to our entreaties and summons should the need

At the Business Meeting in San Francisco, one of the.major
initiatives that we have embarked upon is the Endowment and
Fundraising program Now that ASA has finally given us the
green light, we are poised to maximize the opportunity. The
Endowment and Fund Raising Committee which Roy Sieber has
graciously agreed to serve on with Jean Borgatti and others will
soon unveil its action plan. Meanwhile, let me plead with you to
please donate generously. For those of us who are gainfully
employed, please give us the opportunity to thank you for
donating $100; it does not have to be paid at once.

I am also delighted to report that since 1995 when Bill Dewey
initiated the first ACASA listserv, significant progress has been
made due largely to the efforts of Michael Conner and Ray
Silverman, who have successfully set up an editorial board which
is now functioning. The listserv is now H-AfrArts, following its
merger with Michigan State University's H-Net. ACASA's
website is indeed a dynamic platform with tremendous potential
for bringing members in contact with the wider academic and
creative communities the world over. Subscribers know how
indispensable a tool this site has been in moving essential
-discourse along a path of rapid response and counter-response, a
practice that traditional fora are not set up to meet. For a riveting
visit to ACASA's website, point your cursor at http://h-
net.msu.edulartswebl and click. One word of advice: please fill
up before you embark upon the visit;
it promises to be an enlightening journey.

Finally, I would like to implore our colleagues in Africa to avail
themselves of this particular opportunity to participate in
ACASA's programs by contributing.
The website, for example, has designed a platform specifically
for our African colleagues, particularly artists. Instructions
regarding how you can have place
your work on the site and make it accessible to the world are
available at the site. I would like to implore all our colleagues in
the Diaspora to join hands with us in taking ACASA to the third
millennium. Your ideas, thoughts and notes are solicited. Share
your programs or proposals with us and let us know if there are
news items that you consider worthy of sharing with your

LMembers are reminded that the
Jpril newsletterr mill publish
-ACJSAL membership directory
Only names with current membership
status. iLL be Listed.


GOAL-.: sso.oo bv199 2L Qo TO UNDERWRITE
We ask each member who is working to make a S 100 donation to the
ACASA endowment and triennial fund. If we do not support the fimdraising
effort, how can we expect corporations, foundations and individuals to do so?
Please consider sending us a donation within the next few weeks.


We need all our museum-linked members to help us develop a list of patrons
that we can approach with your help but in sudch a way that we do not
interfere with your local fundraising initiatives. Please send suggestions to
JBorgatti@aol.com or to my home address: 295 Maple Avenue, Shrewsbury,
MA 01545 by March 1. 1997. Contact me as well if you would like to serve
on this sub-committee.
The ASA program book costs approximately $4500-$5000 to print. They
sell ads :
full page [495] my suggested: [400]
half page [250] [275]
1/4 page [140] [150]
I will be sending out a letter to appropriate publishers and galleries to get a
response; our committee in New Orleans will also be involved.
Here, a committee to aid in the selection process and to set the parameters of
the program must be established. If you would like to be a part of this
committee, please contact me ASAP. Knowledge ofthe contemporary art
scene, knowledge ofthe print publishing process, contacts and knowledge
about foundation and institutional funding for such a program, knowledge of
contracts and obligations, and, not the least, marketing skills are the basis for
your participation on this committee. Tell me how you can contribute to the
process ofsettingthis up. Ideally, we will find institutional support and
foundation fundingto bring an artist in residence over for at least one
semester [or develop a set of institutions who will cooperate to support an
artist in residence for six week residencies]; the artist will be free to create a
design for ACASA's use [artist's fee, artist's proofs to be retained, etc. must
be established]; ACASA will bring the edition into being and market it. It is
my feeling that enough ofthe edition can be pre-sold to cover printing costs.
The committee needs to work this out.

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O Minutes of the ACASA Board Meeting
Tuesday November 26 1996, 7:15 am 8:30 p.m., Pacific Concourse
A, Hyatt Embarcadero Center, 39th Annual Meeting of the African
Studies Association, San Francisco

Present: Bill Dewey (President), Jean Borgatti, dele jegede, Michael
Harris, Daniel Avorgbedor, Folly Nooter Roberts, Kathleen Bickford,
Rosalinde Wilcox (Acting Secretary).

1.0 Bill Dewey welcomed the new Board members

2.0 Election of the new President (Dewey) Motion: Wilcox nominated
dele jegede for ACASA Board President, seconded by Harris
2.1 delejegede was elected President unanimously.

3.0 Trienninl Symposium in New Orlearns (Dewey)
Local Arrangements
The Triennial has never been held in a hotel before, but always
affiliated with an institution or university, and also housed there.
ACASA will now adopt the ASA model. The primary advantage is
that we get the meeting rooms free. Visual equipment is still a
financial problem. We have already negotiated a large room for
general meetings and about 5 rooms for breakout sessions.
Program Committee
We need a Chair to take responsibility of the Program. We also need
one board member on each ofthe Committees as liaisons, including the
Local Arrangements Committee in New Orleans. One member of the
Local Arrangeements Committee should be on our Program

Panel participation: We must establish a statement of regulations
concerning panel participation that would discourage an excess of
chairing and presenting

3.1 It was agreed that the Program Committee determine the
regulations of participation, which will be posted in the Newsletter.

3.2 It was agreed that an outline of panel organization, paper
presentation, and paper deadlines for discussants, appear in the

33 It was agreed that because ofthe general interest in exhibiting
cultures, the Museum panel be integrated into the meeting.

3.4 It was agreed that Nooter Roberts serve as Program Committee
Coordinator. She suggested a general theme, "Expanding the
Boundaries of African Art History," which also includes the Diaspora.
This theme is conceptual, geographical, allows for contextualization,
and includes all the media (music and performance). She will write up
a paragraph, guidelines, and timetable.

Minutes of the ACASA Board Meeting. Tuesday November 26 1996

3.4 It was agreed that Harris and jegede deal with contemporary issues
and set up a committee.
Publications Award
3.5 It was agreed that Bickford Chair the Publication Award
Committee. The Committee will define the book categories. The four
member committee may have to expand to accommodate the new

3.5 It was agreed that the Publication Award Committee write a policy
proposal, circulate it for Board agreement, and then post it in the


Leadership Award
3.8 It was agreed that Wilcox and Eugenia Herbert serve as co-Chairs
on the Leadership Committee.

4.0 ASA 1997 Program Coordinntor (Dewey)
We need an ACASA program liaison for the next ASA in Columbus.
OH. The ASA liaison person is Barbara Lewis (Rutgers).

4.1 It was agreed that Avorgbedor be the ACASA program liaison to
ASA in Columbus

5.0 Fundraising and Endowment (Dewey)
5.1 It was agreed that Borgaui write up an print program outline for
the Newsletter, requesting assistance from people knowledgeable in
contemporary African art in conjunction with a series of limited
edition prints to be used for ACASA fundraising

5.2 It was agreed that jegede and Harris be part of the Fundraising and
Endowment Committee, focusing on the artist in residence program.

Other (Dewey)
Every six years the Triennial and the African Archaeologists meeting
(ASOFA) occurs at the same time. Because of this coincidence, a grant
is available through USIA which funds 14 Africans to both meetings.
This occurred in Los Angeles, Iowa and will coincide with New
Recommendation: A joint proposal has to be put together. Christopher
Koch is the ASA contact.

0 Minutes of the ACASA Business Meeting
Monday, 25 November 1996, 5:15 p.m. 7:15 p.m. Pacific
Concourse B, Hyatt Embarcadero Center, 39th Annual Meeting of the
African Studies Association, San Francisco

Bill Dewey opened the meeting and welcomed the participants. He
thanked the San Francisco Arrangements Committee, especially
Phyllis Bischof, Rosalind, Hackett and dele jegede who helped
coordinate the ACASA program, and Judith Bettleheim for local
arrangements outside of the meeting.

1.0 Secretary/Treasurer's Reports
Financial Report (submitted by Curnow, read by Dewey)
Income $8,128; Total expenditures $5.430 ASA Orlando, 3 issues
of the Newsletter and miscellaneous expenses. Total balance -
$23,841.60. A large portion of this balance is reserved to bring
Africans to the Triennial in 1998.

Membership (submitted by Curnow, read by Dewey)
Membership total as of October 8, 1996 276 paying members;
Regular 182, Special 75. Institutional 11. Lifetime 8.

2.0 Trienniel Symposium
Local Arrangements (Fagaly)
Bill Fagaly reported on the hotels he and Bill Dewey visited in
Summer 1996. The Triennial scheduled for April 8-12, 1998 will be
held at the Marriott Hotel located adjacent to the French Quarter. The
Local Arrangements Committee is in place. The featured exhibition
will be "The Sacred Ar of Haitian Voudoun." Other venues are
available for possible exhibits and performances.
Committee Organization (Dewey)
The Board is in the process of organizing committees for the Triennial.
Volunteers interested in a particular aspect or specific committees,
especially the Program Committee or other special activities should
contact dele jegede. Judith Bettleheim volunteered to organize a panel
on triangular issues ofAfrica/Caribbean/Southern US.

Book Award (Dewey)
Recommendation: To change the current book award from a single or
double author to include a second category of multiple authors or
edited volumes. Since there are no specific guidelines as to what
constitutes the "book". The Book Award Committee will define
specific rules. This is a non-voting issue, but the Board will consider
ideas and concerns.

2.1. It was agreed that the Book Award Committee define book
selection categories

3.0 Election of New Board Members (Dewey) Nominating
Committee for the 1996-1998 slate of candidates were: Roland
Abiodun, Maria Berns, Kathy Cumow, Bill Dewey, Patrick
McNaughton. Bill Dewey presented the nominees: Daniel Avorgbedor
(Ohio State University), Kathleen Bickford (Art Institute of Chicago),
Michael Harris (University ofNorth Carolina, Chapel Hill), Mary
Nooter Roberts (Getty/University of Iowa). Having received no other
nominations, this was the slate of candidates. The next election of
candidates will be held at the Triennial. The same procedure will be
followed. The Nominating Committee will name a group of
candidates, who will place a brief acceptance statement in the
Newsletter immediately preceding the Triennial.
3.1 Motion (Lisa Aronson) that the slate be accepted as read. Seconded
(Barbara Blackmun). The slate was elected unanimously.

Roland Abiodun, Nii Quarcoopome, and Janet Stanley left the Board.
Janet Stanley, Editor of the Newsletter for six years, was given a
standing ovation. Daniel Avorgbedor volunteered to take over the
editorship of the Newsletter.

ACASA's Newsletter distribution costs will increase because the
Smithsonian Institution will no longer handle domestic mailing, but
will continue African and Diaspora free membership mailings. The
raise in 1996 ACASA dues from $25 to $35 anticipated increased
postage costs.

4.0 Membership Survey (submitted by Wilcox, discussed by Dewey)
Triennial Symposium and related activities received the highest ratings.
Bringing African colleagues and graduate students to the Triennial also
received strong support. The next step is to raise the necessary funds
to make this mandate possible.

5.0 Fundraising and Endowments (Borgatti)
Goals have been set to raise $20,000 between now and the 1997 ASA
meeting, and add $30,000 to that by the Triennial in 1998. Roy Sieber
accepted Honorary Fundraising Chair to help us approach the private
and corporate sectors. The short term goal is to fund the Triennial.
The long term goal is the fund African colleagues to the Triennial.
Selling advertisements would fund the Triennial program. A long term
strategy is to produce a series of limited edition prints. People
knowledgeable in contemporary African art to assist in developing a
list of possible candidates and areas are being sought.

Dewey emphasized the need for personal commitment. Each member
could donate the price o ftwo dinners. The policy is not yet
determined, but we do not have enough money for the next Triennial.
The Committee is still unformalized

6.0 H-AfrArts (Connors)
Michael Connors reported on the status of H-AfrArts. Currently H-
AfrArts has over 200 subscribers, including 58 ACASA members.
Sixteen countries are represented.

7.0 Textbook Project (Blackmun) Barbara Blackmun reported for
Monica Blackmun-Visona that the African art textbook is in its final
edit, and they are working toward a 1997 publication date.

8.0 Announcements
Newsletter Avorgbedor is considering putting the Newsletter on line
instead of waiting for the hard copy, thereby saving paper and
postage. General discussion concerned the availability of the
Membership Directory to nonmembers, the possibility of password
protecting certain areas for members only, taking the Directory out of
the Newsletter.
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; contact Elizabeth
Rankin Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC Curatorial Assistant in
Oceanic art. Brooklyn Museum. contact William Slegman.

Upcoming Conferences and Panels
CAA ACASA Panel in New York, Feb. 12-15, 1997, Eli Bentor,
Chair, Michael Harris, Discussant, "Images of Africa in African
American Art". Roslyn Walker is chairing an oper panel on African
American art.

CAA ACASA Panel in Toronto, Feb. 25-28, 1998, Kathleen
Bickford, Chair, "Africa and the Diaspora: Shaping Discourse about
Art in a Post-Colonial World" Proposals must be received by April
10, 1997.

University of Iowa PASALA Stanley and Graduate Student
Symposium, March 14. 15; Diaspora on both sides of the Atlantic is
the general theme. Sixth Annual PASALA Graduate Student
Symposium March 16, 1997. Deadline for proposals is December 31,

40th Annual Meeting of the ASA in Columbus, OH, Nov. 12-15,
1997. The theme for the ASA Columbus meeting is "An anniversary
assessment: 40th Birthday, looking forward and back."
ACASA Panel Proposal: Don Addison (University of Oregon): Music
of Nigeria;. Sylvester Ogbechie: Western Igbo Arts; Eli Bentor:
Teaching African Art (panel or roundtable in conjunction with
forthcoming textbooks).

O Minutes of the ACASA Board Meeting
Sunday 24, November 1996, 7:15 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Pacific Concourse
A Hyatt Embarcadero Center. 39th Annual Meeting of the African
Studies Association, San Francisco

Present: Board Members, Bill Dewey (President). Jean Borgatti. dele
jegede, Janet Stanley, Nii O. Quarcoopome, Christine Mullen
Kreamer, Rosalinde Wilcox (Acting Secretary); Invited Guests, Ray
Silverman, Michael Conner, Bill Fagaly.

1.0 H-AfrArts listserve and Web Page (Silverman, Conner)
The Board was informed o fthe history and current situation of H-
AfrArts, and what can be expected from H-AfrArts in the future. An
Editorial Board of Ray Silverman and Michael Conner as General
Editors; Jean Borgatti interim ACASA Board Representative; Eli
Bentor, Book Review Editor; Olu Oguibe, dele jegede, Contemporary
African Art Editors; Eric Charry, Music Editor has been established.

All web site discussions are being archived, enabling people who do
not receive the discussion list to long onto the website at any time and
review the discussions. Eventually this will constitute a permanent
searchable data base. Ideas under consideration include exhibition and
CD ROM reviews, forums for discussing ethics, pedagogy, a chat
room for real-time/on-line seminars, and an art theft watch image data
base of stolen African antiquities.

Silverman and Conner requested (1) Board assistance to promote
listserve and the web site. Proposed (Silverman, Conner): (2) A

permanent representative of the ACASA Board to serve as a conduit
to H-AfrArts, and (3) A relationship be established between H-
AfrArts and the ACASA Newsletter to coordinate the two efforts.

Recommendation (Dewey): A permanent ACASA Board representative
to H-AfrArts be established. In addition, the ACASA Newsletter
editor will serve as a liaison to ensure when and if overlap is

1.1 It was agreed that the Board endorse the efforts of H-AfrArts. The
Board also suggested that at present we have an ACASA Board
representative on the H-AfrArts Editorial Board with the Newsletter
editor as the liaison between ACASA and H-AfrArts. In the future, an
ACASA Board member and the Newsletter editor will be the official
ACASA representatives on the H-AfrArts Editorial Board.

2.0 Triennial Report (Fagaly)
The Triennial Symposium will be held in New Orleans, scheduled by
general membership: vote for Easter weekend, April 8-12 1998, at the
Marriott Hotel. The museum program would be on Wednesday, April
8 with program meetings starting on Thursday April 9.
Program Committee (Dewey)
Panels will be worked out at the next ASA meeting which is in
Columbus, Ohio Nov. 12-15, 1997.
Fundraising Committee (Dewey)
Costs for the Triennial are different than in the past because we are
holding the meeting at a hotel. The main costs are the audio visual
equipment, and the program. The last Triennial cost $46,000 without
the program. ASA has given ACASA permission to do fundraising for
our own endowment. A major goal is to have a fundraising committee
with their primary goal to raise endowment money. Part of that money
would be for the Triennial. Borgatti recommended a series of editions
of original prints which involves coordinating money to bring an
African artist to the US as an artist in residence program ACASA can
pre-sell at least half of the edition
Recommendation (Dewey)
ACASA begin two fundraising fronts: (l)the artist in residence print
proposal, and (2) Efforts that concentrate on the ACASA membership.
It was agreed that Borgatti head the Fundraising Committee which will
come up with a plan to start raising money before the next ASA

3.0 Membership Survey (Wilcox)
At the time of the ASA meeting, 189 members had responded. They
voted on a list of initiatives from low to high priority. Respondents
were generally supportive of what we are doing. The Triennial and
related activities, and the Newsletter were the most strongly endorsed,
while electronic initiatives were the least important.

3.1 It was agreed that the Membership Survey approved of an
Endowment. The Board proposed that Dewey and Roland Abiodun
assist Borgatti on the Fundraising Committee. Roy Sieber will be
asked to serve as the honorary head of the fundraising effort. An
immediate goal was set at $20,000 by the next ASA meeting, with an
additional $30,000 by the Triennial.
.Wmit4d by Rosalinde Wilcox
(Acting Secretary)


* Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford.

The showing of the Special Exhibition 'Stories from South Africa'
(announced in the previous issue of the Newsletter) at the
Museum's Balfour Building has been extended until Easter 1997.
Unfortunately, the component display 'Shamanic Art of the San
People' has had to be dismantled. It has been possible, however,
to expand the 'Art for Sale' display to incorporate the seven early
nineteenth-century leather dolls from South Africa that were lent
to the South African National Gallery in Cape Town for its
recent exhibition 'Miscast: Negotiating Khoisan History and
Material Culture'.

The Museum now has an up-and-running web site at
http://units.ox.ac.uk/departments/prm This contains general
information about the Museum and its work. As yet, there is
little African material on the site, although there is a brief
illustrated announcement about the South African exhibition (see
above), as well as (in 'Pitt Rivers News') a brief piece on the
Museum's earlier 'Kuba Textiles' exhibition (which includes an
illustrated account of the Kongo cushion-cover that featured in
that exhibition and in the Royal Academy's 'Africa' exhibition).

Inquiries about any of the above, or about the Museum's African
collections in general, should be addressed to: Jeremy Coote,
Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, UK;
phone: 44 1865 270929; fax: 44 1865 270943; e-mail:
Jeremy Coote, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford OX1 3PP; phone
01865 270929; fax 01865 270943

E Exhibition of Landscapes from South Africa

The Joseloff Gallery at the University of Hartford will be the
exclusive site in the Northeast of the first major exhibition of
South African art seen in this country since Nelson Mandela's
new Government of National Unity was established. A broad
interpretation of landscape, from the 19th century to the present
time, is the theme of this exhibition.

Panoramas of Passage: Changing Landscapes of South Africa
presents works by 82 South African artists. The earliest piece
in the exhibition is an engraving dated 1729, while
approximately half of the work was produced by artists presently
living and working in South Africa.

The exhibition opens January 24and runs through March 3, 1997.
There will be an opening reception on January24 from 6-8 pm.
The Joseloff Gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Tuesday
through Friday, and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
All events are free and open to the public.

Among the 100 works on display are stone rubbings, paintings,
drawings, watercolors, lithography, wood sculpture, photographs
and videos. Works by generations of artists from diverse
backgrounds reflect the multi-racial aspect of this country and
tell a complex story of a painful past and an optimistic future.
Approximately one-half of the exhibition consists of work
produced during the past two decades.

lE tHfT

Panoramas of Passage was organized jointly by Meridian
International Center in Washington, D.C. and the University of
Witwatersrand Art Galleries in Johannesburg. It is presented in
the United States in cooperation with the Embassy of South
Africa. A full color catalogue is available.

Special Programs: Wednesday, February 5 at 4:30 pm in Wilde
Auditorium there will be a panel discussion titled South Africa
Belongs to all its People. Panelists will include Sandra Klopper
(Art History, University of Cape Town), Diana Wylie (History,
Boston University) Paul Stopforth (Artist, School of the Museum
of Fine Arts, Tufts University) Harold Sandstrom (Political
Science, University of Hartford) Topics of individual talks will
be posted later. For more information or to schedule gallery tours
of the exhibition call 860-768-4089.

Curators: Clive van den Berg, Jessica Dubow, and others.

* The Ubrary of the Museum of Moder Art has begun a new
initiative to increase its holdings relating to contemporary art
and artists of Africa and the African Diaspora and is now seeking
materials from artists, scholars, critics, et al, which might be
useful to the international community of art historians, critics
and students who use MoMA's Library. Types of materials of
particular interest include books, catalogs, press clippings,
videos, etc.

If you have any materials you would like to contribute to this
project please contact the Project Coordinator, John Gray at:
African/African Diaspora Acquisitions Project Museum of
Modem Art Library, 11 W. 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019 e-mail: jgray@interportnet

Earth and Fire: Traditional and Modem
Ceramics of Zambia

In November Grazyna Zaucha (and the late Stephen
Williams) opened an exhibition titled, opened "Earth and Fire:
Traditional and modem ceramics of Zambia". This is the second
exhibition in a series on Zambian art. Next year's theme will
focus on painting and sculpture in Zambia.

A multi-media travelling exhibition to be titled "Across the
Waters" (40 years after the resettlement of
the Valley Tonga people of Zambia and Zimbabwe) is also
under preparation. Grazyna is interesting in bringing the
exhibition to the U.S. and suggestions on possible sites or
institutions that might be interested in hosting this project should
be forwarded to to Grazyna at cmcc@zamnet.zm (Choma
Museum and Crafts Centre, Choma, Southern Province, Zambia.
Tel.: +260-32-2039 fax: +260-32-20352

Ordinary Objects, Extraordinary People
This exhibition, mounted by Sultan Somjee (National Museums
of Kenya) is currently traveling around North America. The
exhibition is sponsored by the Mennonite Central Committee of
USA and Canada, and is the outcome of Somjee's three-year
"Culture and Community Development" project among the
pastoralists of Kenya.

The display comprises some 200 artefacts of 8 pastoralist groups
(Pokot, Turkana, Gabra, Maasai, Samburu, Rendille, Somali.,and
Borana). Ordinary Objects, Extraordinary People is booked for
the next three years in various locations in the U.S. and Canada
since it opened in September, 1995.

u BAPMAF Highlife Photo Exhibition and Museum

The Bokoor African Popular Music Archives Foundation
(BAPMAF) announces its Highlife Photo Exhibition. Materials
include over 100 photographs, rare documents, posters, record
sleeves, as well as over 400 hours of recorded music.

BAPMAF was established in 1990 by Dr. John Collins, King
Bruce, KooNimo, E.T. Mensah, Jimmy Beckley, and others.
BAPMAF is located at Bokoor House, Music Studio, Mile 8,
Accra-Nsawam Road, Ghana.


S11th Triennial Symposium on African Art

The theme for the 11th Triennial symposium on African
Art to be held in New Orleans in April, 1998, is
topics are solicited and should reflect and explore the new
methodologies, theories, and fields/sites of research that
will impact and expand the boundaries of African art
studies in the 21st Century. Panel suggestions must be
submitted by MARCH 1, 1997. Proposals will be listed in
the next newsletter along with the first call for papers.
Triennial participants will be allowed to serve in on role
only, with the exception of panel organizers, who may
serve as chairs and also present papers on their own
panels. Please send panel proposals to: Polly Nooter
Roberts, Program Chair for the Triennial, 1510
Muscatine Avenue, Iowa city, IA 52240, or by fax at

Don Addison, University of Oregon and Johnston Njoku,
West Kentucky University are organizing a panel session
on Igbo music at next year's ASA meeting in Columbus,
Ohio. Interested persons should contact Don or Johnson,
or: Steven Friedson, College of Music, University of North
Texas, Denton, TX 76203 E-mail: friedson@scs.unt.edu.
Cynthia Schmidt, 209 S. Eyberg Avenue, Treynor, IA
51575 tel. (712)487-3735. E-mail:Redschmidt@aol.com

* ACASA sponsored panel for 86th CAR Conference,
Toronto, Feb. 25-28, 1998
Africa and the Diaspora: Shaping Discourse about Art in a Post.
Colonial World
Panel Chair. Kathleen E. Bickford. Assistant Curator for African
Art, The Art Institute of Chicago.

The appropriate language with which to discuss the art of Africa
and the African Diaspora is a slippery issue that has grown in
importance in the post-colonial epoque. In many ways the art
world has not kept up with postcolonial realities-including a
global economy, global politics, and a growing global
awareness-and their impact on the production and perception of
African and African Diasporic art today. Indeed, the most
common appellations called upon in discussions of such art (i.e.,
"traditional," "popular," "tourist," "contemporary") do little to
suggest the range of objects created by artists of African descent
or the complexity of contexts within which such objects act.
This multidisciplinary panel will critique and broaden the
discourse specifically about late twentieth century art from
Africa and its Diaspora. Paper topics may include: artists and art
in.society; individual artists and their work; mediums,
techniques, and means of art production; art training, art
markets; art audiences; art selection, collection, and display; the
roles of art curators and educators.

Proposals must be recieved by April 10 1997. Please send
proposals to Kathleen Bickford at:

Department of African and Amerindian Art, The Art Institute of
Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603-6110


The International Centre for African Music and Dance,
the African Music Caucus, and the University of Michigan
(Ann Arbor) are hosting a conference on the above theme,
April 3-5, 1997 at Ann Arbor. Deadline for abstracts has
been extended to January 31, 1997. Please submit
abstracts to: Sam Cronk, Ethnomusicology Lab, School of
Music, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-
2085 tel.: (313)936-1443; or, Steven Friedson, College of
Music, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 76203 E-
mail: friedson@scs.unt.edu; or, Cynthia Schmidt, 209 S.
Eyberg Avenue, Treynor, IA 51575 tel. (712)487-3735. E-

* International Symposium on West Africa and
the Global Challenge, June 22-28, 1997. Dakar,

The West African Research Association, Ralph J. Bunche
International Affairs Center of Howard University, and the
Smithsonian Institution-Center for Folldife Programs and
Cultural Studies are co-sponsoring this symposium. The
West African Research Association and Center invite
faculty, researchers and graduate students involved in the

study of West Africa, the Americas and the Caribbean to
submit proposals for organized panels and individual
presentations-To allow participants to better plan their
visit to Senegal and West Africa, the symposium panels
will be organized in three categories and grouped into
three-day sessions through the week. Topics will be
interdiscipoinary and please submit abstracts (500 words
max.) and pre-registration fees by December 15, 1996 to:
WARC, BP 6228, Dakar Etoile, Senegal. tel. 221-21.47.70
fax; 221-22.08.48. Registration fees: $50/$60 (member/
nonmember); $75/$45 (nonmember/student).
After December 15: $65/45(member/nonmember)
$85/$55 (nonmember/student)

P A S A L A 3: The Project for Advanced Study of Art and
Life in Africa (The University Of Iowa Sixth Annual
Graduate Student Symposium)

The Project for Advanced Study of Art and Life in Africa at
The University of Iowa invites submissions for its Sixth Annual
PASALA Graduate Student Symposium to be held March 16,
1997. It is open to graduate students focusing on art and material
culture in Africa. The purpose of this symposium is for students
to present and discuss their own research on topics pertaining to
the expressive culture of Africa in a scholarly forum. Prior to the
symposium The University of Iowa will be hosting the Stanley
Conference on the arts of the Diaspora, March 14-15, 1997.
Participants of the graduate conference are encouraged to attend
the Stanley Conference.

Students interested in participating should submit a one-page
typewritten abstract and a cover letter (complete with name,
institutional affiliation, address, and telephone number) for a
thirty minute presentation. All proposals must be postmarked by
December 31, 1996. Candidates will be notified by January 31,
1997. Papers must be submitted by February 30, 1997. Travel
scholarships will be available on a competitive basis. Meals and
modest accommodations will be provided while in Iowa City.

Please direct. abstracts and inquiries to:

PASALA, Graduate Student Symposium School of Art and Art
History, E-100 Art Building, The University of Iowa Iowa
City, IA 52242 (319)335-1777

A conference on visual representations in and of Africa

Yale University, Feb. 14th, 15th and 16th, 1997. The Henry
Luce Building Auditorium

Organizers: Paul Landau and Deborah Kaspin
Papers include the following: Representation and Possession in
Central Africa (Bennetta Jules-Rosette ,University of California
at San Diego); Interrogating Modernity: Representation and
Reappropriation in Zairian Popular Painting and Tourist Art
(Bogumil Jewsiewicki ,Universite Laval, Canada); Belgian
Colony and the Representations ofPolitics: (Western) Modernity
andChristian Tradition in the Political Culture of the African

Working Class (Nancy Rose, Hunt University of Arizona); Tintin
au Congo and its Colonial and Post-Colonial Reformulations

(Enid Schildkrout, American Museum of Natural History, New
York); Mangbetu Sculptural Art and the Texts ofHerb Lang, and

* Mapping African America
Liverpool 24-27 April 1997

The world of African America extended throughout the northern,
central, southern and insular parts of the American continent
The 1997 CAAR conference, "Mapping African America," to
be held in Liverpool, England, 24-27 April, takes the creation of
world as a single object of study, tracing significant routes
and contacts, building comparisons and contrasts.

The conference brings together three areas with common
whose students too infrequently enter into dialogue with each
other: African American Studies, with its almost exclusive focus
on the United States; Caribbean Studies which-in Britain and
the United States-tends to limit itself to the English-speaking
Caribbean; and Latin American Studies, which has begun in
recentyears to pay much more attention to the African diaspora
northern South America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, as
well as in Brazil.

The conference will include workshops, panel discussions,
readings by writers, films, and an excursion to the permanent
exhibition on the slave trade at Liverpool's Maritime Museum.

We are inviting proposals for workshops and papers that examine
some aspect of the world of African America. We encourage
proposals that have a comparative and/or interdisciplinary
focus. We would also welcome proposals that deal with the
teaching of African American Studies as well as proposals that
focus on the city of Liverpool as a leading slave port. Workshop
proposals should have open slots so the conference committee
add participants.

One page proposals should be submitted to Professor Maria
Diedrich, the President of CAAR, at the address below by 15
January 1997. Prof. Dr. Maria Diedrich
Englisches Seminar/Amerikanistik
Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat, Johannisstr. 12-20
D-48143 Munster GERMANY
Tel.: +49 251-83 4296 Fax: +49 251-83 4652 e-mail:
diedri@uni-muenster.de visit CAARs Home Page at:


The Scientific Council on Problems of African countries,
Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences and

the Russian Association of Africanists will convene the Seventh
All-Russia Conference of Africanists onthe subject "Africa in
Changing World", October 1-3, 1997.

During three days besides two plenary sessions the work of the
conference is planned in the following panels: ECONOMICS:,
Please address all enquiries to: Dr. Yuri Ilyin, Executive
Secretary, Conference Organising Committee, Institute for
African Studies, 30/1 Spiridonovka Str., Moscow, 103001,
Tel: 7(095)290-60-25 (Dr.Y.llyin);7(095)290-27-52
(Intemational Department) Fax: 7(095)202-07-86 E-mail:

* Zimbabwean Music Festival 1997
May 16-18 1997 Victoria BC

Announcing the 6th Annual Zimbabwean Music Festival to be
held May 16, 17, 18 1997 in Victoria, B.C., Canada. This 3-
day festival will include up-lifting concerts for the whole family
and hands-on workshops in marimba, mbira, chipendani,
dancing. singing, drumming and instrument building.
For those travelling from out of town, this festival precedes
Seattle's Folklife Festival May 23-26 and Vancouver's
International Children's Festival May 27-June 1, making May in
the Pacific Northwest a worthwhile musical destination. For
more information, contact: Zimbabwean Music Festival 1997
1921 Femwood Road victoria, B.C. V8T 2Y6 CANADA
Phone: (250) 384-1997 Fax: (250) 388-5258
Email: zmf97@islandnet.com

Latin American/Latino(A) Art Research in the
University Museum Context
Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships are available for 1997-
98. Completed application and all supporting materials
must be postmarked by January 31, 1997. Fellowships will
be announced April 15. For applications and further
information, please write to: Dr. Mar Carmen Ramirez,
Curator of Latin American Art, The Archer M. Huntington
Art Gallery, the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
78712-1205, or call 512-471-7324 (fax: 512-471-7023).

* The Art Institute of Chicago is accepting applications
for two 2-year MacArthur Foundation Fellowships,
designed to foster personal and professional growth for
students considering a museum career. The Fellows will
receive on-the-job training in one curatorial area,
encompassing the care and maintenance of collections; the
creation, development and installation of exhibitions; the
research, preparation and presentation of educational
materials; and departmental administrative procedures.
Fellows will interact with other museum departments
through ongoing work and special projects.

The fellowships extend from October 1, 1997 to September
30, 1999, and include salary plus benefits, travel expenses
for academic projects and study materials. Applicants must
have strong academic records reflecting an interest in art
history and share our commitment to enhancing diversity
within the museum environment. B.A. degree minimum,
M.A. preferred. Students of diverse backgrounds are
encouraged to apply.

Send a 1-page cover letter summarizing your interest;
resume and official transcripts; 2 letters of
recommendation should be submitted independently by
referees, to: Kim Kruskop, Coordinator of Internship
Programs, the Art Institute of chicago, MC/MAN, 111
South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60603-6110.
Applications must be received by March 31,1997.


* DREW IN WEST AFRICA is a unique summer study
program in C6te d'Ivoire 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 Africa 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 are: July 20 to August 17, 1997. Program
cost: $4,150 (includes 8-credit tuition, air fare, lodging and some
meals). Application deadline: April 1, 1997. For further
information and application form, contact: Drew In West Africa,
African-American/African Studies Program, Drew University,
Madison, NJ, 07940, UDA; tel. (201)408-3013; or Philip M.
Peek (201)408-3383 or email: ppeek@drew.edu


O Distinguished visiting Professorship in Studio Art
St. Lawrence University seeks to appoint as visiting Dana
Professor for one to two years a distinguished artist who
can help develop the community's interests and
involvements in the arts as a vehicle for the expression o
international and multicultural issues and concerns.A
practing artist whose work deals with issues of his/her
ethnic heritage and is informed by significant experience of
Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America or Asia is preferred.
Teaching assignment will be four courses per year. Letter
of application and r6sum6 including the names, addresses
and phone numbers of at least three referees should be sent
to: Betsy Cogger Rezelman, Dana Search Chair, St.
Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617. Review of
candidate material will begin on January 31, 1997. SLU's
homepage is at http://www.stlawu.edu

@ Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts,
Boston-Visual and Critical Studies
Regular Full-time Lecturer, beginning Sept. 1997. Salary
competitive, full benefits. All faculty appointments are as
Lecturer (non-tenure track), with unlimited possibility of
annual renewal. Four courses/yr (2/2). PhD, ABD or
MFA required. (Non-studio) teaching experience beyond
TA level desirable. Specialization in non-western art
(excluding Asian) including African, Art of the Americas
or Pacific, Native-American. Strong second area of
competence: Open. Applicants whose interests and
expertise could also contribute to expanding the curriculum
in Afro-American. Chicano or Asian-American art and
culture will be given particular consideration. Ability to be
successful at teaching students from underrepresented
groups preferred. Review of applications will begin
January 18, 1997.
Interviews at CAA Feb. meetings in New York by prior
appt. Application must include: cv (including all courses
taught), names & addresses of 3 referees, sample syllabi,
cover letter describing interest in teaching artists.

Send to: Visual & Critical Studies Search, Human
Resources, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 230 The
Fenway, Boston, MA 02115.
Department of Art and Design
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 29733
Title: Art Historian with specialty in Africa or the
Americas. Ability to teach aesthetics/art criticism or art
history methodology desirable.
Major Responsibilities: Teach art history surveys and
undergraduate courses in Africa and the Americas for BFA
art and design students and BA in art history majors.
Also, teach MFA studio and MA art education graduate
students in area of expertise.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in art history preferred, or ABD
acceptable. Evidence of excellence in teaching required.
Employment Conditions: A nine-month, tenure-track
appointment as assistant professor rank. Salary will

commensurate with qualifications.
Position Availability: August 15, 1997
Closing Date for Submission of Application: January 15,
Application Procedures: Individuals wishing to apply for
thisposition should send curriculum vitae, official academic
transcripts, samples of recent publications or dissertation
abstracts, and three confidential letters of recommendation
from qualified professionals to: Chair, Art Historian
Search Committee, c/o Jerry Walden, Chair
Department of Art and Design
Winthrop University Rock Hill, SC 29733


from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria,) is looking
for a sabbatical placementin a university art history
department in the United States for the year 1997.
Interested institutions should contact him at: Department of
Fine Arts, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State,
Nigeria. Tel.: 234-69-50017; fax: 234-60-32508.

*M. OLADIPO FOWOWE (PhD, Art Education), senior
lecturer in art and art education. University of Benin,
Nigeria, is seeking a teaching position in an art department
of any U.S. university or college for a 1-year sabbatical
leave beginning from the Fall of 1997. Contact address:
Department of Fine & Applied Arts, University of Benin,
P.M.B. 1154, Benin City, Nigeria.

....of people and places.....

* CORY MICOTS has been named Curator of Art at the
Albany Museum of Art in Albany, GA. Ms. Micots
received her dual Masters degree in History and Art
History with a specialization in African art from Cleveland
State University under the tutelage of Dr. Kathy Curnow
Nasara. Formerly she assisted Dr. Sidney Littlefield Kasfir
with the William S. Arnett Collection of African art
recently acquired by the Michael C. Carlos Museum on the
campus of Emory University in Atlanta, GA. The Albany
Museum of Art is the largest museum in Southwest
Georgia with over 1,600 objects, half of which are

* The Art Illustration Centre, Ibadan, Nigeria,
announces "the first Intensive Experimental Plastic Arts
School" offering correspondence vocational programs in art
education in Africa." The Centre, an independent
institution, was founded in 1983. For further information,
contact: Dr. Emmanuel Gbajavi, Art Illustration Centre,
NW4/259 Idioro Ekotedo, Ibadan, Nigeria.



ARNOLDI, Mary Jo; Christaud Geary, Krsi Harding, eds. African Material Culture. Bloomingtcn:
Indiana University Press, 1996; 369pp.
AUSTEN, Ralph A. The Elusive Epic: Performance, Text and History in the Oral Narrative of
Jeld Njamb6 (Cameroon Coast). Available from ASA; $20
CHAMBERT, Chirstian. Strategies for Surviva-Now! [a selection of texts presented at the
International Association of Art Critics Congress in Stockholm and Malm6, 1994]
Stockholm: Swedish Art Critics Associatioi Press, 1996.. 407pp.; $29

COURTNEY-CLARKE, Margaret. Imazighen: The vanishing Traditions of Berber Women.
New York: Clarkson Potter Publishers, 1996; 192pp.
DAVIS, Denys and Algotsson Shame. The spirit of African Design. New York: Clarkson Potter
Publishers, 1996; 176pp.
ELLEH. Nnamdi African Architecture: Evolution and Transformation-The First
Illustrated Guide. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1996. $75
FABIAN, Johannes. Remembering the Present: Painting and Popular Hisstory in Zaire. I:
the History of Zaiare as Painted; II: All was Lost: Ethnographic Essays on
Tshibumba's History of Zaire. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1996;
FAKEYE, Olonade Lamidi. A Retrospective Exhibition and Autobiography.
Published in cojunction with the exhibition "Lamidi Olcmade Fakeye: A
Retrospective Exhibitica," October 1 November 22, 1996. Holland, MI: DePree Art
Center and Gallery, 1996; 229pp, $20
GRINKER, Roy Richard and Christopher Steiner, ed. Perspectives on Africa: A Reader in
Culture, History and Representation. Oxford: Blackwelll, 1997. 60; 763pp.
HORTON. Mark. Shanga: The Archaeology of a Muslim Trading Community on the Coast of
East Africa. London: British Institute of Easten Africa, 1996. Its Memoirs, no. 14
ISBN 1- 872566-09X 60
KALILU. Rom R.C. African Art: Definition, Froms and Styles. $13
KALILU, Rom R.C. Cultism on the Nigerian Campus: Perspectives from Art and History.
$5 (above two titles are available from the author's agent: David Oladimeji Adigun
Adedokun 1028E 222 ST.., Brox, NY 10469)
Celebration of Kings and Commoners-Amagugu Kazulu: Amakhosi
Nabantukazana: Umgubho wezinto ezihambisana namasiko amaZulu.
Kwazulu: Kwazulu Cultural Musseum and the Local History Museums 1996; $64
LAMP, Frederick. Art of the Baga: A Drama of Cultural Reinvention.
New York: Museum of African Art, 1996; 267pp.
LAUREAU, Annette and Jeffrey Schultz, eds. Journeys through Ethnography: Realistic Accounts
of Feldwok. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. 260pp.
LEHUARD, Raoul. Arts Bat&k6. Amouville, France: Editicns Arts d'Afrique Noire.
LIPP, Thorolf. Adire: Indigo Textiles amongst the Yoruba (a film) TMT Film-und
Femsehproduktia, 1995. 45 minutes. color. Videocassette. PAL (also available
in NTSC). Available from: TMT Film-Femsehen-Multimedia Gmbh, Siegfriedstrasse
la, D-95444 Bayreuth, Germany. Fax: 0921-75993-18. e-mail: info@tnt.de No
price listed
MUSEU NACIONAL DE ARTE. Objective linha aberta: Yexhibition., 1-8 Dezembro de
1994; $34.50
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"Skulptur in Westafrika: Masken und Figure aus Burkina Faso," in Burkina Faso aus dem
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[H-AfrArts searchable digest]

[has classified sections on art, art for sale, etc.]

sas.upqn.edu/African Studies/Home_Page/ASA_
Meu.html [ASA homepage]

[editor's homepage with important links

*The National Museum of African Art Library
online catalog is now available cn the SIRIS
website: http://www.siris.si.edu]

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The following suggestions for citations of Intenet sources in history and the
historically based humanities are derived from the essential principles of
academic citation in Kate L Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term
Papers, Theses, and Dissertation s, 5th ed. (Chicago, University of Chicago
Press, 1987). I have also draw upco suggestions from some of the works
listed below. The guide has been improved by the the students of my
Historical Methods classes at East Tennessee State University and my fellow
H-AFRICA editors whom I thank for their assistance.

Since the Intenet is an evolving institution, this guide is not intended to be
definitive. Corrections, additions, comments, suggestions, and citicisms are
therefore welcome. Please address them to the author at:

When the need for revisions and updates become apparent, new versions of
the guide will be issued.

" Bibliographic Citations

Basic citation components and punctuation

Author's Last Name, First Name. [author's intemet address, if available].
"Title of Work" or "title line of message." In "Title of Complete Work" or
title of list/site as appropriate. [intemrt address]. Date, if available.

The samples below indicate how citations of particular electronic sources
might be made.

1. Listserv Messages
Walsh, Gretcen. [gwalsh@acsbu.edu]. "REPLY: Using African
newspapers in teaming InH-AFRICA [h-africa@msu.edu]. 18October

2. World Wide Web
Limb, Peter. "Relationships between Labour & African Nationalist/
Liberation Movements in Southem Africa." [http://neal.astateu.
edu/history/worldhistory/arcives/limb-Lhtml]. May 1992.

3. FTP Site
Heinric, Gregor. [100303.100@compuserve.com]. "Where There Is
Beauty, There is Hope: Sau Tome e Principe."
[ftp.s.ubc.ca/pub/local/FAQ/africa/gm/saoep.txt]. July 1994.

4. Gopher Site
"Democratic Party Platform, 1860." [wiretap.spies.com Wiretap Online
Library/civic & Historical/Political Platforms of the U.S.] 18 June 1860.

Kirsheablatt-Gimblett, Barbara. "Making Difference." [gopher.uicedu
The Researcher/ History/H-Net/H-Amstdy (America Studies) /Essays &
Discussions About Ameican Studies]. 20 July 1995.

5. Usenet Group Messages
Dell. Thomas. [dell@wiretap.spies.com]. "[EDTECH] EMG: Sacred Texts
(Networked Electrnic Versions)." In [aleteext]. 4 February 1993.
Legg, Scnya. [legg@harquebus.cgd.ucar.edu]. "African history book list."
In [soc.culture.african]. 5 September 1994.

6. E-mail Messages
Page, Mel. [pagem@etsuartseast-ten-st.edu]. "African dance...and
Malawi." Private e-mail message to Masankho Banda, [mbanda@igc.
apc.org]. 28 November 1994.

Footnote and Endnote Citations
Basic citation components and punctuation Author's First name and Last
name, [author's intemet address, if available], "Title of Work" or titlee line of
message," in "Title of Complete Work" or title of lis/site as appropriate,
[intemet address], date if available.

The examples below indicate how citations of particular electric sources
might be made.

1. Listserv Messages
Gretchen Walsh, [gwalst@acs.bu.edu], "REPLY: Using African newspapers
in teaching," in H-AFRICA, [h-africa@msu.edu], 18 October 1995.

2. World Wide Web
Peter Limb, "Relationships between Labour & African
Nationalist/Liberaticn Movements in Souther Africa,"
history/ world_history/arcives/limb-lhtml], May 1992.

3. FTP Site
Gregor Heinrich, [100303.100@compuserve.com], "Where There Is Beauty,
There is Hope: Sao Tome e Principe," [ftp.cs.ubc.ca/pub/
local/FAQ/african/ge/saoep.txt], July 1994.

Sonya Legg, [legg@harquebus.cgd.ucar.edu], "African history book list." in
[soc.culture african], 5 September 1994.

4. Gopher Site
"Democratic Party Platform, 1860," [wiretap.spies.com Wiretap Online
Library/civic & Historical/Political Platforms of the U.S.], 18 June 1860.

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, "Making Difference," [gopher.uic.edu The
Researcher/Hisory/H-Net/H-Amstdy (American Studies)/Essays &
Discussions About American Studies], 20 July 1995.

5. Usenet Group Messages
Thomas Dell, [dell@wiretap.spies.com] "[EDTECH] EMG: Sacred Texas
(Networked Electronic Versions)," in [alt.eext], 4 February 1993.

6. E-Mail Messages
Mel Page, [pagem@esuarts.east-tenn-s.edu], "African dance...ad Malawi."
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November 1994.

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Fashion Theory: The Journal of Body, Dress & Culture is published by Berg Publishers, and is edited
by Dr. Valerie Steele, coordinator of special projects at the museum of the Fashion Institute of
Tedmology. The first issue, which is due in March, will focus on African dress and history of Afro,
Chinese foot-binding, etc.

The Nigerian Field is a semi-annual publication by The Nigerian Field Society. The magazine
covers a wide range of topics. Overseas subscription is 10 for individuals, and 20 for insttituions. A
special issue, Igbo Ukwu, is available for 5 (domestic = N200). Write to: The Editor, The Nigerian
Field, P.O. Box 30385, Secretariat P.O., Ibadan, NIGERIA.

....useful t.o.c.
SNKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art 4 (Spring 1996)

Editors Letter [Olu Uguibe], p. 9
Geoffrey Jacques, "Complicated Simplicy: the Work of Stanley Whitney," pp. 10-11
Kendall Geers, "The Prose of a Can Artist," pp. 12-13
Okwui Enwezor, "The Ruined City: Desolation, Rapture, and Georges Adeagbo," pp. 14-17
Frank Bowling/ Okwui Enwezor and Olu Oguibe, "Frank Bowling: a Conversation," pp. 18-23,72
Octavio Zaya, "On Three Counts I am an Outsider: the Work of Rotimi Fani-Kayode," pp. 24-29, 72
Olabisi Silva, "Africa 95: Cultural Celebration or Colonialism?," pp. 30-35
Oladele Ajiboye Bamgboye, "Portfolio," 36-39
Margo U. Timm, "Inversin of the Printed Image: Namibian Perspectives of John Muafangejo," 40-44
Gordo Bleach, "Sight Reading/Space Clearing: Africa and the Curious Case of North America," pp.
T. K. Biaya, "Popular African Painting as Social Drama in the Western Media: the Case of Zaire,"
pp. 50-53
Santu Mofokeng, "The Black Photo Album/Look at me: 1890-1900s," pp. 54-57
Chika Okeke, "Evidencing Selfhood," pp. 58-59
Octavio Zaya, "Trading Plots: the Work of Marc Latamie," pp. 60-63
Coco Fusco, "Carrie Mac Weems," pp. 64-65

Robert Cmodoa, "Mayibuye-Jacobsmn Gallery and "On the Road-Delfma Studio Trust, Landon"
Carl Hazlewood, "Colin Chase-June Kelly Gallery, New York"
Chika Okeke, "AKA's Tenth Annual Exdibition-Bona Gallery, Enugu and Didi Museum, Lagos"
Carl E. Hazlewood, "John Muafangejo-Contemporary African Art Gallery, New York"
Robert Condn, "Modem Life-Alijira Center for Contemporary Art, and Newark Museum"
Liz Willis, "El Anatsui-October Gallery, Landm"
Olu Oguibe, "Chris Ofili-Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York"

7 Third Text, 35 (Summer 1996)

Denis Ekpo, "How Africa Misunderstood the West: the failure of
anti-west radicalism and postmodemity" pp. 3-13
Robin M. Chandler, "Xenmphobes, Visual Terrorism and the African
Subject" pp. 15-28
John Roberts, "Mad for it!: Philisnism the everyday, and the new British art" pp. 29-42

Okwui Enwezor, "Social Grace: the work ofLoma Simpscn" pp. 43-58
Clement Page, "Jana Sterbak:' want you to feel the way I do'
pp. 59-68
Olu Oguibe, "El Anatsui: in the public space" pp. 69-77
Kristian Romare, "Collector Agents from the Peripheries" pp. 79-87

Cristina Freire, "Focusing Symbolic Territories: 'Novas Travessias: New Directios in Brazilian
Photographer's Gallery] pp. 89-91
Andrew Dewdney, "Deliberate Acts of Cultural Transition"
[Bristol: Watershed Media Centre] pp. 92-95
Paul Usherwood, "Private View"[Bowes Museum] pp. 95-98
Godfried Dmnkor, Revelations: Faisal Abdu'Allah and Clive

Allen" [Nottingham Trent University]

pp. 98-101
Angela Dimitrakaki, "The Unthinkable is the
Unknowable: ten years after Chemobyl" ILondon:
Camerawork] pp. 101-103
Everlyn Nicodemus, "From Exclusion to Framin

Borders': Bomem: Ter Dilft Cultural Center] pp. 104-107

TYDSKRIF VIR KULTUURGESKIEDENIS Vol./Jg. 10, No./Nr. 2, November 1996

Matilda Burden Zersinge ea Umsingm in die Afrikaanse volkslied (Zersingen and Umsinge in the
Afrikaans folk song)
Sdhalk le Roux Presedente vir die Kaapse moskee U: oorsprong van die gebou as historiese teks
(Precedent for the Cape mosque II: origins for the building as historical text)
S.J. Jooste, Die musikante van die Wurttembergse Kaapregiment (1787-1791)
(The musicians of the Wurttemberg Cape Regiment (1787-1791)
H.F. Heese, Die Duitse "Hulfsvereine" en die Berlynse Sendinggmootskap in die Klein Karoo en
Suid-Kaapland (The German support groups and the Berlin Missionary Society in the
Little Karoo and Southem Cape)
L.A Changuin Die lewe in die Groenpuntkrygsgevangekamp tydens die Anglo-Boereoolog, 1899-
1902 (Life in the Green Point prisoner-of-war camp during the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-
Jeanne van Eeden The influence of Arts and Crafts ideology in South Africa (Die invloed van "Arts
and Crafts"-ideologie in Suid-Afrika)
Cecilia Kruger. The Zaoderwater Italian Prisoners of War 1941-1947: Fifty years down the line (Die
Zonderwater Italiaanse krygsgevangenes: vyftigjaar later)
Olwen Jacobs & Heinrid van der Mescat, Hennie Joubert (1926-1986) se leerjare: "Die gawes van
vlyt endeeglikheid" (The informative years of Hanie Joubert (1926-1986): "The gifts
of diligence and thoroughness"
Sandra Markgraaf, Die invloed van omgewingsfaktore op h papierversameling (The
influence of environmental conditions an a paper collection)

' AFRICAN ARTS 29/3 (Summer 1996)
[Special Issue: africa95]

John Pictn, "africa95 and the Royal Academy" 22
Tom Phillips, "Africa: the Art of a Cont'ient" 24
Clementine Deliss, "Returing the Curve: atrica95, Tmq,
and "Seven Stories" 36
Christopher Spring, Julie Hudson, Jhn Mack, Nigel Barley,
"africa95 at the Museum of Mankind" 48
Cyprien Tokoudagba, [Portfolio] 62

Doran H. Ross, "First Word" 1

Africa: The Art of a Continent, ed. Tom Phillips
reviewed by Olu Oguibe 12
Seven Stories about Modern Art in Africa, ed. Clmeatine Deliss
reviewed by Philip L Ravenhill 15
The Art of African Textiles: Technology, Tradition and Lurex, ed. by John
Pictan reviewed by Victoria L. Rovine 19
Khaled Ben Slimane: The Brush Dances and the Ink Sings, by Rose Issa
Play and Display: Steel Masquerades from Top to Toe: Sculpture by Sokari
Douglas Camp. by Robin Horton and Sue Hubbard
On the Road: Works by Ten Southern African Artists, text by Ivor Powell
Vital: Three Contemporary African Artists: Cyprien Tokoudagba, Touhami
Ennadre, Farid Belkahia reviewed by Mary Nooter Roberts 90
African Metal Work, reviewedby Raymond A. Silverman 93
What is African Art?: A Resource Pack for Africa95, reviewed by Betsy D. Quick 94

Dialogue [letters] 18

"In Memoriam: Sylvia H. Williams" 20
Robert Farris Thompson, Roy Sieber, Roslyn Adele Walker, David C. Driskell,
Gavin Jantjes

Recent Exhibitims

Africa: the Art of a Continent, Royal Academy of Arts, London
reviewed by Roy Sieber 68

The Art of African Textiles: Tehnology, Tradidon
and Lurex, Barbican
Gallery, London
reviewed by Kathleea E. Bickford 73

Display and Modesty: North African Textiles, and
Secular and Sacred: Ethiopian Textiles. Museum of
Mankind, London
reviewed by John Pictoa 76

African Metalwork, Crafts Council Gallery, London
reviewed by Christopher Spring 78

Boris va Braudhitsh, ed. "Masken und
Meditationen: Expressionismus und Religiositat in
Skulptur Burkina Fasos und dem Spatwerk Alexej
von Jawleoskys," Kunsthaus Kaujbeuren, .19. Mai-
21.Juli 1996. 108pp.

X-post from H-Africa


] Ujo 8Eqtlsau, 1931-1996
The reknown Nigerian painter and
printmaker Uzo Egonu, a giant in
contemporary African art, passed away on
August 14, 1996. He is fondly remembered
for his numerous exhibits, and his call for
African art to be taken seriously as
ethnographic art.

S l1olh;amlnaent Amtin
Africa's most widely recognized news
photographer and our finest nature
photographer, the Kenyan Mohammed
Amin was one of the victims of the
Ethiopian Airliner disaster. It was Amin's
photographs that brought the horrors of the
Ethiopian famine to the world, and his
archives in Kenya are a vast wealth of
material in his



[printed version of the web material posted by H-
AfrArts editors]

s Happy New Year. It has been six months since H-AfrArts was
founded and we thought we'd take this opportunity to report on
our progress to date and to tell you about some of our plans for
the future.

First, we are pleased to report that the Board of the Arts
Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA) met in
November in San Francisco at the 38th Annual African Studies
Meeting and designated H-AfrArts as ACASA's official presence
on the Internet. This was the mandate we had been waiting for
and now we are ready to move ahead, continuing to work on
already existing projects and beginning to plan a number of new
initiatives. We would also like to report that H-Net, the
organization that serves as a co-sponsor for H-AfrArts, was
recently awarded the prestigious "James Harvey Robinson Prize"
for the "most outstanding contribution to the teaching and learning
of history in any field" by the American History Association. The
award really underscores the important role that the Internet has
come to play in education, as well as the
impact that H-Net has had on teaching and scholarship in the short
time that it has been in existence. We are very pleased to be part
of the H-Net network.

Please remember our WWW site located at:
In addition to offering an easy means for subscribing (and
unsubscribing) to the H-AfrArts discussion list, the site offers
information about ACASA, H-Net, and H-AfrArts. There are
short biographies for each of our editors and instructions on how
to become a member of ACASA. There also are logs (an archive)
of all of the messages that have been posted to the list.

There is an exhibitions section of the WWW site that offers
previews to future and current museum and gallery exhibitions. By
the way, there is a standing invitation to curators to post brief
exhibition previews in our exhibitions section. These previews are
limited to 150 words of text and 3 graphic images. The text
should offer a brief description of the exhibition, as well as basic
information about the location of the museum or gallery, dates of
exhibit, hours that the museum/gallery is open, and the name,
address (both e-mail and snail-mail) of someone to contact for
more information. If you cannot supply digitized images we will
be happy to digitize hardcopy images for you. In posting an
exhibition preview, you will be asked submit a copyright
authorization statement that we have prepared and will send at
your request.

There is also a section on the H-AfrArts Web site that offers a
listing of Internet resources that may be of interest to students of
African expressive culture. By the way, if you come across a Web
site that you feel should be included in the list please send us the
address (URL).

Plans for the future include an archive of book, exhibition, and
CD ROM reviews that have been posted to the H-AfrArts
discussion list. Two of our editors, Olu Oguibe and dele jegede,
are formulating plans for an on-line image/database of
African artists. We also would like to develop forums for
dealing with issues of ethics in field of African expressive
culture studies and the teaching (pedagogy) of African
expressive culture in schools and universities.

Finally, we would like to emphasize that H-AfrArts is YOUR
discussion list and Web site and its success relies on the quality of
the queries, responses, and information that YOU post to it. If you
have ideas or concerns please send them to us. We feel that H-
AfrArts has tremendous potential to serve as a major arena for the
exchange of ideas. We look forward to your participation and
contributions. All the best for the new year.

ray silverman & michael conner
editors, h-afrarts

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5 ROSLYN A. WALKER is New Director of
Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art.
Smithsonian Walker, who was senior curator of the
African Art Museum, succeeds Sylvia H. Williams,
who died unexpectedly in February 1996. She
assumes her duties as director immediately. Patricia
L. Fiske has served as acting director. She will
resume her position as assistant director. MEMBERS

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