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FIFTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2004

USEFUL INFORMATION

BOOKING FORM

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

 

The ASAI is delighted to announce its forthcoming annual

conference. The conference will be held in conjunction with INCORE, the centre for International Conflict Research (United Nations University and University of Ulster).

The 2004 ASAI conference will take place at the University of Ulster at Magee in Derry/Londonderry on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th December 2004.

The key conference theme is conflict and peace-building in Africa. Papers will also be presented on the themes of development in Africa and perspectives on Africa from history and literature.

Further information and booking forms are available from:

Shonagh Higgenbotham

INCORE

University of Ulster, Magee Campus,

Northland Road, Derry BT48 7JA,

Northern Ireland.

Fax: +44 0)28 71 375510 (048 71 375510 from RoI)

S.Higgenbotham@ulster.ac.uk

Special rates for students are available.

The African Studies Association of Ireland (ASAI) is an inter-disciplinary association which aims to advance African Studies in Ireland, particularly in Higher Education. Enquires about membership of the ASAI should be made to the Secretary, Dr Martin Lynn, m.lynn@qub.ac.uk

http://quis.qub.ac.uk/asai

African Studies Association of Ireland

FIFTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

University of Ulster, Magee Campus, Derry

Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th December 2004

USEFUL INFORMATION

Location & venues

The Magee campus is situated on a hillside overlooking the River Foyle in a mainly residential quarter of Londonderry near the city centre. Northern Ireland's second city is famous, amongst other things, for its walls, a symbol of the city's rich legacy of history and tradition.

The conference venues are the beautiful main 19th century building (“MD” block for MD108, Council Chamber), the Senior Common Room (red brick “MA” block next to the main building) and MG207 for the film screening (modern block to the lower left of MA, also containing students’ union).

Accommodation

Derry Visitor & Convention Bureau can supply details of accommodation and conference rates. Please contact Linda Neill. Online bookings are also available on the website. A range of accommodation is available from hostel-style (from £11 per night) and bed-and-breakfast through to 4-star hotel.

Derry Visitor & Convention Bureau
44 Foyle Street
Derry BT48 6AT
T:  +44 (0)28 7126 7284 (048 7126 7284 from RoI)
F:  +44 (0)28 7137 7992 (048 7137 7992 from RoI)
www.derryvisitor.com

Campus accommodation

It is also possible to book University accommodation, which is 5 minutes walk from the Main Building. At this time of year this is available in new self-catering flats at a cost of £20 per person per night. There are six (individually lockable) bedrooms in each flat. Each flat has a fully equipped kitchen and shops are close by. Please fill in the enclosed booking form if you wish to select this option.

 

Travel

By air

City of Derry Airport (LDY) www.cityofderryairport.com
All flights offer “budget” fares for bookings made well in advance

From Dublin & Glasgow: British Airways www.ba.com

From London Stansted & Luton: Ryanair www.ryanair.ie, EasyJet www.easyjet.com

From Manchester & Birmingham: Aer Arann www.aerarann.com

City of Derry airport is 7 miles from the city centre (taxi from Derry City airport costs £10-15, taxi share is possible). Bus connections from the airport run in the mornings and early afternoons and terminate at the bus station www.translink.co.uk

There are many other choices of flights into Belfast International (BFS) and Belfast City (BHD).

Direct buses from the Belfast airports to the Strand Road, Derry (8 minutes’ walk from Magee) are operated by Airporter www.Airporter.co.uk

By bus or train
www.translink.co.uk

Student, concession and special offer fares are available.

There are direct buses from Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Limerick and Galway and connecting services from all over Ireland. The bus station is a 15 minute walk from Magee. Alternatively, buses and black taxis pass Magee.

The train offers a slower journey from Belfast via Coleraine to Derry. The railway station is in the Waterside. There is a free bus to the bus station. Taxis cost about £3.50 to Magee

By taxi

 

Derry Taxis 71 260247
Delta Taxis 71 279999
Eglinton cars 71 811231

 

Rosemount cars 71 26676
Foyle Taxis 71 263905

By car and on foot

See campus and campus directions maps

Maps

Campus map:

www.ulst.ac.uk/information/location/mageemap.html

Campus directions:

www.ulst.ac.uk/information/location/mageecampus.html

Contact Details

Shonagh Higgenbotham

INCORE

University of Ulster, Magee Campus,

Northland Road, Derry BT48 7JA,

Northern Ireland.

Tel: +44 (0)28 71 375513 (048 71 375513 from RoI)

Fax: +44 0)28 71 375510 (048 71 375510 from RoI)

S.Higgenbotham@ulster.ac.uk


African Studies Association of Ireland

FIFTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

University of Ulster, Magee Campus, Derry

Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th December 2004

 

BOOKING FORM

Conference Fee

To cover: registration, buffet on the Friday, lunch on the Saturday, teas & coffees. There is no charge for the reception. The films are also free for conference participants.

Days 1 and 2:   Waged: £30/€43.50,    Students/Unwaged: £20/€29

1 day only:        Waged: £17/€24.50     Students/Unwaged: £11/€16    

Your details    (Title, name, organisation, email and areas of interest will be included in the conference pack unless you request otherwise)

Title:

Name:

Organisation:

Address:

Tel:

Email:

Main area(s) of research or interest in African Studies

Any specific dietary or access requirements:

 

 

 

 

Method of Payment   (Please tick and complete relevant section)

 

Cheque* - I enclose a cheque for £……/€...... to participate on the following days……………

 

Cash/Cheque* - I will pay at the door on the Saturday (available for day 2 only)

 *We accept sterling or euro cheques drawn on UK/Irish banks or bank drafts. They should be made payable to “African Studies Association of Ireland”

Campus accommodation

Please fill in attached accommodation form enclosing separate payment if you wish to opt for this.

Please return this booking form by 21st November 2004 to the address below. 

Shonagh Higgenbotham, INCORE

University of Ulster, Magee Campus

Northland Road, Derry BT48 7JA, Northern Ireland.

Tel: +44 (0)28 71 375513 (048 71 375513 from RoI)

Fax: +44 0)28 71 375510 (048 71 375510 from RoI)

S.Higgenbotham@ulster.ac.uk

African Studies Association of Ireland

FIFTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

University of Ulster, Magee Campus, Derry

Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th December 2004

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

Friday 3rd December

15:-15:30 adjacent to MD108

Registration and coffee/tea

15:30-15:45 MD108

Welcome addresses

Professor Gillian Robinson (Director of INCORE)

Professor Tom Fraser (Provost of Magee)

15:50 – 17:10 MD108

Dr Andy Storey, Centre for Development Studies, University College Dublin, Dark continents and laws of the jungle: Europe and Africa.

17:15-18:35 MD108

Dr Rachel Monaghan, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Ulster

Building Sustainable Peace? Informal Justice in Post-Apartheid South Africa

19:00 Mayor’s Parlour, The Guildhall

Mayor of the City’s wine reception for the ASAI conference

20:00 Senior Common Room, quiet room and bar room

Conference buffet

Music from Africa

Bar open

Saturday 4th December

9.30-9.55 adjacent to MD108

Coffee/tea

10.00-11:25 MD108

Keynote speech: Ms Wanjiru Ciru Mwaura (DFID)

Chair: Professor David Dickson, Trinity College Dublin and Chairman, ASAI.


11:30 – 12.55

Parallel sessions

MD108 Peace and conflict 1

Liam O’Hagan, Dept of Politics and International Studies, Queen’s University Belfast

A Drop In The Ocean? The Role of Humanitarian Organisations in Rwanda 1994-6

Mr Steve Williams, INCORE, University of Ulster

The Changing Role of Civil Society in Political Transition: The Experience of South Africa

Dr Alex Kasonde, Dept of Literature and Languages, University of Zambia

Ethnicity and Language in Western Zambia: Implications for Good Governance

 

Council Chamber Africa: Perspectives from History & Literature

Stefanie Dunning, Department of English, Miami University of Ohio

Our Sister Kills Joy: Africa, The Nation and Homosexuality

Kevin O'Sullivan, Department of Modern History, Trinity College Dublin

'A Pusillanimous Rhodesia Policy'? Irish Foreign Policy
and the Rhodesia Question

Amy Staniforth, University of Birmingham

Safari to the Past: Constructing Human Origins in East Africa

Dr Nancy Strow Sheley,

California State University, Long Beach

Telling Life Stories: The Power of the Personal Narrative to Express the Transformation of Self, Reflections on Rwanda

13:00 – 13:40 Senior Common Room, quiet room and bar room

Lunch, tea and coffee

13:30 – 14:10 MD108

AGM

14:15 – 15:40

Parallel sessions

MD108 Peace and conflict 2

Eoin Dillon, Centre for Development Studies, University College Dublin

'The historical roots of civil society in East Africa: a study of state formation and opposition in Tanzania

Anthony Jordan

Major, John Macbride & Sean Macbride in Africa

Dr Joseph BAMIDELE, Royal Holloway, University of London

Do Natural Resources Differ in Their Impacts on Conflict Intensity? Evidence from Sub-SaharanAfrica

 

Council Chamber Development and environmental issues

Dr Stefan Andreasson, School of Politics and International Studies,

Queen's University Belfast

Orientalism and African development studies: the ‘reductive repetition’ motif in theories of African underdevelopment

Mr Yaw Poku-Gyamfi, Federal Armed Forces University, Munich

Africa’s Challenge To Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS): A Tool For Sustainable Development?

Ned Lawton, Centre for Development Studies, University College Dublin

Good Governance: Building Blocks for Development?

Dr Christine Liddell, School of Psychology, University of Ulster

Indigenous beliefs and attitudes to AIDS precautions in a rural South African community

15:45 – 17:10 MD108

Dr Susan Drucker-Brown, University of Cambridge Mamprusi Kingship and dispute settlement (Ghana)

17:15 MD108 Close of Conference

Professor David Dickson, Trinity College Dublin and Chairman, ASAI.

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19:50 MG207

To coincide with the Conference, in conjunction with University of Ulster Cultural Development, there will also be a showing of African Films with introductions and an opportunity for informal discussion afterwards.

Burkina Faso (Burkina Faso 2002, 10 min.) directed by Idrissa Ouedraogo. Filtering the September 11th events through the lives of children in Burkina Faso (taken from 11/9/01 – September 11 “images that resist the absolutist designs of both Bush and Bin Laden” -Time Out).

The Battle of Algiers (Algeria/Italy 1965, 114 min.) directed by Pontecorvo

Classic film focusing on the guerrilla struggle against the French 1954-7 without glamorising the Algerians or caricaturing the French.

22:00 -23:00 Senior Common Room, quiet room & bar

Bar open