African Studies Association of Ireland








African Studies Association of Ireland: 2003 Conference
6 December 2003
Level 6, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin


10.00        The Sutherland Centre foyer Registration and coffee

10.30        The Sutherland Centre Seminar Room
                Keynote Lecture
                Dr Ato Quayson (University of Cambridge) 'Itineraries of globalisation: Oxford Street, Accra'

11.30        The Sutherland Centre Seminar Room
                Plenary Session
                Denis Bates (University of Limerick)
                'Unheard voices: Reflections on Ethiopian oral poetry of drought, famine and God'

                Ide Corley (Tufts University and Trinity College Dublin)
                'The father's place: W.E.B. Du Bois, Pan-Africa and psychoanalyti c myth'

                Peter Kelly (Esras Ltd.)
                The RTE Radharc archive and Africa'

12.45        The Sutherland Centre foyer Lunch

1.30          The Sutherland Centre Seminar Room
                AGM of the Association

2.00-3.30   Parallel session A: 'Development stategies'
                The Sutherland Centre Seminar Room
                Caoimhe De Barra (Trocaire)
                'Poverty reduction strategy papers: Are the World Bank and the IMF delivering on promises?'

                Tara Shine (GDSI Ltd)
                'An economic evaluation of development alternatives for ephemeral wetlands in eastern Mauritania'

                Padraig Cannody (St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra)
                'The impact of economic globalization on Zimbabwe'

2.00-3.30  Parallel session B: 'Rural worlds'
                Level 6 Seminar Room, A. 009
                Elizabeth Tonkin (Queen's University, Belfast)
                'The making of oracles in west Aftica: A comparative history'

                Marc Schiltz (Queen's Uiriversity, Belfast)
                'Where is Ara now? Yoruba cosmology and today's spirits of mass destruction'

                David O'Kane (NUl Maynooth)
                'Kinship in an Eritrean highland village: The impact of war and land reform'

3.30         The Sutherland Centre foyer, Level 6
               Tea break

4.00         The Sutherland Centre Seminar Room
               Plenary Session
               Donal Lowry (Oxford Brookes University)
               "A fellowship of disaffection": Irish-Aftikaner relations from the South African War to apartheid'

5.00        Foyer outside Level 6 Seminar Room, A. 009
              Drinks reception

NOTE: The conference will take place on the new top floor of the TCD Arts Building. Access routes from the security desk at the Nassau Street entrance (by stairs and by lift) will be clearly marked. It is regretted that there is no car parking space on campus for visitors at present.