Symposium: "A Contested Resource: Oil in Africa"
Friday, March 22, 2013
Center for the Study of Global Change, 201 N. Indiana Ave, 1:00-4:15pm
Presented by The African Studies Program, Indiana University, Bloomington and the Indiana Consortium for International Programs.
|1:00pm||Welcome by Samuel Obeng, Director, African Studies Program and Karen DeGrange, Executive Director, ICIP|
|1:15-2:45pm||Moderator: Beth Buggenhagen, Indiana University Department of Anthropology|
|“Dead letters: Grievances and the domestication of disputes in the oilfield region of Chad”||Lori Leonard, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University|
|“Mythic Oil: Corporations, Protests and the Politics of Claim-Making in Nigeria”||Omolade Adunbi, Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan|
|3:00-4:15pm||Discussant and Moderator: Osita Afoaku, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs|
|“Banishing the resource curse: What Ghana needs for its new petroleum sector”||Kwamina Panford, Department of African-American Studies, Northeastern University|
African Studies Program Fall Reception
October 12, 2012
IMU University Club - Faculty Room
Faculty, students, and friends of the Program are cordially invited to enjoy food and conversation. Brief remarks by Director Samuel Obeng.
“Axe of Vengeance” – Ghanaian Film Posters and Film Viewing Culture
August 24-September 15, 2012
Grunwald Gallery of Art, IU Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts
Exhibition of hand painted posters created to advertise Hollywood, Bollywood, Kung Fu, Nollywood and Ghanaian films circulating in Ghana during the 1980s and 1990s. The exhibit features a recreation of the traditional cinematic space, reproducing key aspects of the original viewing experience where visitors can view the films Isaka Boys, Secret Adventure, The Snake Girl and Oganigwe.
|September 9, 6:30pm||Black is Black: Mama Mia, screening at IU Cinema|
|September 15, 9:30pm||Oganigwe, screening at IU Cinema|
Organizers: Marissa Moorman (History) and Betsy Stirratt (Grundwald Gallery)
Sponsors: College of Arts & Sciences Themester, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Department of History, African Studies Program, and Black Film Center/Archive at IU.
“African Cultural Production and the Challenges of Digital Technology”
April 6, 2012
Woodburn Hall 218 – morning / IMU Distinguished Alumni Room
This multi-disciplinary, day-long, seminar constitutes the first phase of a larger project on New African Media and Literary Initiatives. The morning session brings into conversation invited participants Miriam Conteh-Morgan (Ohio State University), Stacy Hardy (Chimurenga, South Africa), Sean Jacobs (New School for Social Research), Patrice Nganang (SUNY Stony Brook) with respondents Julie Bobay (IU Wells Library), Jason Jackson (IU Folklore and Ethnomusicology), Premesh Lalu (University of the Western Cape, South Africa), and Marissa Moorman (IU History). In the afternoon, IU graduate students Steffan Horowitz (African Studies), Samantha Merritt (Informatics), and Adrien Pouille (Comparative Literature) engage the presenters. A general discussion follows both the morning and afternoon sessions.
Seminar organizers: Akin Adesokan (Comparative Literature), Beth Buggenhagen (Anthropology), Marion Frank-Wilson (Wells Library), Marissa Moorman (History), and Maria Grosz-Ngaté (African Studies).
Sponsors: African Studies Program, Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, Comparative Literature Department, IU Libraries, Department of History.
New Directions in African Cinema – Film Series
7:00pm, Black Film Center/Archive, Wells Library
A series of shorts and feature films produced by young Africans living on the continent and abroad, followed by discussion.
March 8, 2012 “African/American?: First Generation Africans in America
me broni ba by Akosua Adoma Owusu (Ghana/US)
African Booty Scratcher by Nikyatu Jusu (Nigeria/US)
Bronx Princess by Yoni Brook and Musa Syeed (Ghana/US)
March 22, 2012 “Sci-Fi Flicks: Alien Invasions, Post-Apocalyptic Life”
Pumzi by Wanuri Kahiu (Kenya)
Alive in Joburg by Neill Blomkamp (South Africa)
March 29, 2012 “African Action: Shoot ‘em up! Get the Girl!”
Viva Riva! By Djo Tunda Wa Munga (DRC)
Organizers: Graduate Students Steffan Horowitz (African Studies) and Nzinga Kendall (American Studies)
“African Lens: Photojournalism of Africa by Africans”
October 7-27, 2011
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, Bloomington
An exhibition of photographs by Jacob Otieno (Kenya) and Djibril Sy (Senegal).
October 20, 5:00pm - Welcome of the artists and kick-off of the African Studies Program’s 50th Anniversary Celebration in the Gallery; followed by a reception at the Uptown Café.
Organizers: Eileen Julien (Comparative Literature) and James Kelly (School of Journalism)
Sponsors: African Studies Program, School of Journalism, Office of the Provost, IU Art Museum, Project on African Expressive Traditions, Center for Integrative Photographic Studies.
Sembene: The Making of African Cinema
October 16, 2011
5:00pm, Black Film Center/Archive, Wells Library
Screening of this documentary by Manthia Diawara and Ngugi wa Thiong’o to mark the African Studies Program’s 50th anniversary.
Organizers: Graduate Students in African Studies (GSAS)
African Studies @ 50
October 21, 2011
4:00pm, Radio-TV Building 251
Distinguished Alumni Lecture I – Mary Jo Arnoldi (Smithsonian Institution)
“From Timbuktu to the National Mall: Performing the Malian Nation on an International Stage”
Distinguished Alumni Lecture II – Manthia Diawara (New York University)
“African Cultural Studies between Film and Literature”
7:15pm Reception in the IU Art Museum, with music by Afro Hoosier International
October 22, 2011
1:30pm, IMU State Room West
“50 Years of African Studies at IU”
Panel discussion with former Directors Patrick O’Meara, Brian Winchester, and John Hanson, and the current Director Samuel Obeng. Moderator: Patrick McNaughton (Art History)
“African Studies: Meanings and Futures”
Panel discussion with graduate students Brittany Sheldon (Art History), Hassan Wahab (Political Science), and Katherine Wiley (Anthropology). Moderator: Patrick McNaughton (Art History)
4:00pm Reception in the IMU University Club – Presidents’ Room, with music by Kwesi Brown
Sponsors: African Studies Program, Graduate Students in African Studies, IUSA, College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Vice President for International Affairs, Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs.