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<announce@H-NET.MSU.EDU> CFP: NEW AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES: AFRICA, AUSTRALASIA, & THE WIDER WORLD AT THE END OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. PERTH, AUSTRALIA, 26-28 Nov. 1999 1ST CALL for PAPERS ------------------- Taking place at the end of the 20th century, "The Age of Extremes," this international conference offers an excellent opportunity to look critically at the African encounter with the twentieth century and with the wider world, including Australasia. A conference web page is at http://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/ASCWA/conference99/ The conference will be held at St. George's College, University of Western Australia, Perth, from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th of November 1999. It will also constitute the 22nd Annual Conference of the African Studies Association of Australasia & the Pacific (AFSAAP), and be opened by the Vice-Chancellor of UWA, Professor Deryck Schreuder, himself a major contributor to African historiography and a past President of the Association. Papers are invited on any aspect of Africa, as well as on comparative approaches, including Australian Studies. The overall conference theme is broad, but there is ample room for specialized contributions, with papers reflecting the different disciplines and wide-ranging interests of academics, professionals, and postgraduates, as well as the wider diplomatic, government, aid/NGO, media, cultural, labour/business, and African communities. Conference sessions/panels foreshadowed include [this list is not exhaustive]: Australasian-African Historical Relations; Reconciliation and Memory: African & Australasian comparative perspectives; Human Rights/Indigenous Rights; Cultural studies; Gender Issues; Settler societies compared; Missions [both historical and literary aspects]; Representations of Africa and the Wider World; Art; [and African-Aboriginal art compared]; Churches/Church History; Cinema studies; Demographic studies; Literatures; Media, Information, and Publishing; Central Africa in Crisis; History and Politics of the Anti-Apartheid Movements; Australian Mining Companies in Late-Twentieth Century Africa; State and Democratisation; History and Historiography; Labour and Capital in Africa; Military Conflict in Africa; Water Resources. Papers are welcome in any of these areas, but also in OTHER disciplines & topics. RELATED EVENTS: * a Gallery exhibition of comparative Aboriginal-African Arts * a Festival of films from Southern Africa (organized by Martin Mhando) * the play "Birthdays are not for Dying" by Nigerian dramatist Femi Osofisan * an official Nyungar Aboriginal welcome * a Public Forum on common problems confronting black peoples * visits to local Aboriginal communities * book sellers' displays, and book launches [in the Art Gallery] * The annual African Studies Postgraduate Workshop will be held November 25th LOCATION DETAILS The Mediterranean climate of Perth in November is warm and sunny (similar to Cape Town or California). Perth is a single flight away from Africa. It is a modern city of a million people, well served by efficient transport, telecommunication, and tourist facilities. The comfortable venue, right on the picturesque Swan River, is convenient to major transport, cultural, and education centres, only five minutes from the city centre. The venue itself may be viewed at: http://cygnus.uwa.edu.au/~stgadmin/ Further information will be progressively released on the Web at http://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/ASCWA/conference99/ For further information please contact either of the co-organisers: ------------------------------------------- Professor Cherry Gertzel School of Social Sciences and Asian Languages, Curtin University of Technology' GPO Box U1987, Perth, W.A. 6845.AUSTRALIA. e-mail:<email@example.com> Tel (h) +61 08-9299-7418 or ------------------------------------------- Dr. Peter Limb, University of Western Australia. Nedlands, W.A. 6907, AUSTRALIA E-mail<firstname.lastname@example.org> Tel: +61 08 9380 2348 Fax: +61 08 9380 1012 ------------------------------------------