[Mansa-l] Lisbon panel up-dates

David Conrad basitigi@sbcglobal.net
Thu, 4 Oct 2007 14:03:14 -0700


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  MANSAdenw:

As I did my final reading of Newsletter 61 before taking it over to =20
Kinko's for printing, I noticed that the first item on the list of =20
7th International Conference deadlines was October 1 for panel =20
organizers to send out their calls for papers. True to laid-back =20
MANSA tradition and flexibility nobody pays much attention to my =20
conference deadlines, which is our normal way of doing things. The =20
October 1 deadline was to get everyone's attention, and I'm grateful =20
for the responses so far (see below). Before I printed out the =20
deadlines, I altered the one on panels to November 1. Below are the =20
two most recent panel submissions with paper titles, and below those, =20=

the previous panel title submissions.

I hope to see many of you at ASA (possibly also in New Haven the =20
following week), and will perhaps receive some new submissions there.

On October 27 I leave for Burkina Faso to meet a PBS production crew =20
that will be filming in Mali for a segment of a program called =20
"Travels to the Edge with Art Wolfe," but I'll check my e-mail while =20
I'm in Mali and will be home on November 12 & will give you another =20
7th Conference update shortly after that, as well as my Africa =20
itinerary from November 26 to March 20.

As you see below, we now have six panel submissions, a good start for =20=

now. Please go ahead with your organizing and contacting potential =20
panelists.

PANELS

Kristina Van Dyke: Pots and Pieces: Constructing a pre-19th century =20
art history in Mali

Material evidence of pre-19th century communities in Mali exists in =20
pottery, terra cotta sculptures, metal work, wooden sculpture and =20
other fragments.  Systematic investigations of this material, most of =20=

which emerged through the market as opposed to excavations, could =20
yield insights into the periods of the great trading empires of =20
Ghana, Mali, and Songhay.   Put into dialogue with oral, written, and =20=

archaeological evidence, these objects could push the timeline of art =20=

history back by centuries in the region as well.  This panel invites =20
papers that explore the politics of this corpus as well as =20
interpretations of it.

Kristina Van Dyke, Assembling and organizing the corpus of Malian =20
terra cottas (working title)

Marc Ghysels, CT scanning of Malian terra cottas (working title)

Alain Person, Exploring the interpretive possibilities of Malian =20
terra cottas (working title)



Emily Burrell: Local Histories of Independence in Mali

Jeremy Berndt, Northwestern University
Emily Burrill, University of Kentucky
Brandon County and Ryan Skinner, Columbia University (co-presenters)
Bruce Hall, SUNY-Buffalo

While Mali gained independence from French colonial rule on September =20=

22, 1960, this moment of national independence is but one face of a =20
larger history of struggles for autonomy in the territory that became =20=

the Republic of Mali. This panel considers "independence" as a multi-=20
valent term to be applied to many different expressions of choice, =20
agency, and self-worth in four different towns and regions of Mali. =20
The post-World War II period to the early post-colonial period in =20
French Soudan/Mali witnessed a variety of struggles to redefine =20
relationships of servility and the meanings of race and religious =20
identity; access to education and knowledge; mobility and control =20
over social and physical space; and gendered, generational control =20
over labor and adherent rights to marry. While many of these =20
struggles for independence and reform held currency in the political =20
discourse of nationalism =96 particularly that of the US-RDA which =20
became the party of national independence=96 they were very much rooted =20=

in the localized power dynamics of everyday life. The four papers =20
that comprise the panel also present different perspectives on Malian =20=

identity and the meanings of citizenship and community, as each paper =20=

explores a distinct Malian locale and the intricacies of =20
relationships and struggle on the ground.

Valentine Vydrine: =93Mande Languages and Linguistics"

Rod McIntosh: =93Mande Landscapes of Power: Reconstructing power-rich =20=

localities and corridors through time."

Elisabeth den Otter: =93Bozo/Somono fishermen: language, economics, =20
crafts and culture.=94

Donald Wright: "Mande Peoples and the Atlantic World, and Vice Versa."





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text-autospace:none"><FONT class=3D"Apple-style-span" size=3D"4"><SPAN =
class=3D"Apple-style-span" style=3D"font-size: 13.3333px;">As I did my =
final reading of Newsletter 61 before taking it over to Kinko's for =
printing, I noticed that the first item on the list of 7th International =
Conference deadlines was October 1 for panel organizers to send out =
their calls for papers. True to laid-back MANSA tradition and =
flexibility nobody pays much attention to my conference deadlines, which =
is our normal way of doing things. The October 1 deadline was to get =
everyone's attention, and I'm grateful for the responses so far (see =
below).=A0Before I printed out the deadlines, I altered the one on =
panels to November 1. Below are the two most recent panel submissions =
with paper titles, and below those, the previous panel title =
submissions.</SPAN></FONT></P><P class=3D"MsoNormal" =
style=3D"mso-pagination:none;mso-layout-grid-align:none; =
text-autospace:none"><FONT class=3D"Apple-style-span" size=3D"4"><SPAN =
class=3D"Apple-style-span" style=3D"font-size: 13.3333px;">I hope to see =
many of you at ASA (possibly also in New Haven the following week), and =
will perhaps receive some new submissions there.</SPAN></FONT></P><P =
class=3D"MsoNormal" =
style=3D"mso-pagination:none;mso-layout-grid-align:none; =
text-autospace:none"><FONT class=3D"Apple-style-span" size=3D"4"><SPAN =
class=3D"Apple-style-span" style=3D"font-size: 13.3333px;">On October 27 =
I leave for Burkina Faso to meet a PBS production crew that will be =
filming in Mali for a segment of a program called "Travels to the Edge =
with Art Wolfe," but I'll check my e-mail while I'm in Mali and will be =
home on November 12 &amp; will give you another 7th Conference update =
shortly after that, as well as my Africa itinerary from November 26 to =
March 20.</SPAN></FONT></P><P class=3D"MsoNormal" =
style=3D"mso-pagination:none;mso-layout-grid-align:none; =
text-autospace:none"><FONT class=3D"Apple-style-span" size=3D"4"><SPAN =
class=3D"Apple-style-span" style=3D"font-size: 13.3333px;">As you see =
below, we now have six panel submissions, a good start for now. Please =
go ahead with your organizing and contacting potential =
panelists.</SPAN></FONT></P><P class=3D"MsoNormal" =
style=3D"mso-pagination:none;mso-layout-grid-align:none; =
text-autospace:none"><SPAN style=3D""><FONT class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
size=3D"4"><SPAN class=3D"Apple-style-span" style=3D"font-size: =
13.3333px;">PANELS</SPAN></FONT><O:P></O:P></SPAN></P><P =
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336.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none"><SPAN =
style=3D""><FONT class=3D"Apple-style-span" size=3D"4"><SPAN =
class=3D"Apple-style-span" style=3D"font-size: 13.3333px;"><B>Kristina =
Van Dyke: Pots and Pieces: Constructing a pre-19th century art history =
in Mali</B></SPAN></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=3D"MsoNormal" =
style=3D"mso-pagination:none;tab-stops:28.0pt 56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt =
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class=3D"Apple-style-span" size=3D"4"><SPAN class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
style=3D"font-size: 13.3333px;">Material evidence of pre-19th century =
communities in Mali exists in pottery, terra cotta sculptures, metal =
work, wooden sculpture and other fragments.</SPAN></FONT><SPAN =
style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes"><FONT class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
size=3D"4"><SPAN class=3D"Apple-style-span" style=3D"font-size: =
13.3333px;">=A0 </SPAN></FONT></SPAN><FONT class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
size=3D"4"><SPAN class=3D"Apple-style-span" style=3D"font-size: =
13.3333px;">Systematic investigations of this material, most of which =
emerged through the market as opposed to excavations, could yield =
insights into the periods of the great trading empires of Ghana, Mali, =
and Songhay.</SPAN></FONT><SPAN style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes"><FONT =
class=3D"Apple-style-span" size=3D"4"><SPAN class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
style=3D"font-size: 13.3333px;">=A0=A0 </SPAN></FONT></SPAN><FONT =
class=3D"Apple-style-span" size=3D"4"><SPAN class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
style=3D"font-size: 13.3333px;">Put into dialogue with oral, written, =
and archaeological evidence, these objects could push the timeline of =
art history back by centuries in the region as well.</SPAN></FONT><SPAN =
style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes"><FONT class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
size=3D"4"><SPAN class=3D"Apple-style-span" style=3D"font-size: =
13.3333px;">=A0 </SPAN></FONT></SPAN><FONT class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
size=3D"4"><SPAN class=3D"Apple-style-span" style=3D"font-size: =
13.3333px;">This panel invites papers that explore the politics of this =
corpus as well as interpretations of it.</SPAN></FONT></SPAN></P><P =
class=3D"MsoNormal" style=3D"mso-pagination:none;tab-stops:28.0pt 56.0pt =
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336.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none"><SPAN =
style=3D""><FONT class=3D"Apple-style-span" size=3D"4"><SPAN =
class=3D"Apple-style-span" style=3D"font-size: 13.3333px;">Kristina Van =
Dyke, Assembling and organizing the corpus of Malian terra cottas =
(working title)</SPAN></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=3D"MsoNormal" =
style=3D"mso-pagination:none;tab-stops:28.0pt 56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt =
140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt; =
mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none"><SPAN style=3D""><FONT =
class=3D"Apple-style-span" size=3D"4"><SPAN class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
style=3D"font-size: 13.3333px;">Marc Ghysels, CT scanning of Malian =
terra cottas (working title)</SPAN></FONT><O:P></O:P></SPAN></P><P =
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336.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none"><SPAN =
style=3D""><FONT class=3D"Apple-style-span" size=3D"4"><SPAN =
class=3D"Apple-style-span" style=3D"font-size: 13.3333px;"><SPAN =
style=3D"">Alain Person, Exploring the interpretive possibilities of =
Malian terra cottas (working title)</SPAN></SPAN></FONT></SPAN></P><P =
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84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt =
336.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none"><FONT =
class=3D"Apple-style-span" size=3D"4"><SPAN class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
style=3D"font-size: 13.3333px;"><BR =
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none;text-autospace:none"><SPAN style=3D""><FONT =
class=3D"Apple-style-span" size=3D"4"><SPAN class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
style=3D"font-size: 13.3333px;"><B>Emily Burrell: Local Histories of =
Independence in Mali</B></SPAN></FONT><O:P></O:P></SPAN></P><DIV =
class=3D"MsoNormal"><SPAN style=3D""><FONT class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
size=3D"4"><SPAN class=3D"Apple-style-span" style=3D"font-size: =
13.3333px;">Jeremy Berndt, Northwestern =
University</SPAN></FONT><O:P></O:P></SPAN></DIV><DIV =
class=3D"MsoNormal"><SPAN style=3D""><FONT class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
size=3D"4"><SPAN class=3D"Apple-style-span" style=3D"font-size: =
13.3333px;">Emily Burrill, University of =
Kentucky</SPAN></FONT><O:P></O:P></SPAN></DIV><DIV =
class=3D"MsoNormal"><SPAN style=3D""><FONT class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
size=3D"4"><SPAN class=3D"Apple-style-span" style=3D"font-size: =
13.3333px;">Brandon County and Ryan Skinner, Columbia University =
(co-presenters)</SPAN></FONT><O:P></O:P></SPAN></DIV><DIV =
class=3D"MsoNormal"><SPAN style=3D""><FONT class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
size=3D"4"><SPAN class=3D"Apple-style-span" style=3D"font-size: =
13.3333px;">Bruce Hall, =
SUNY-Buffalo</SPAN></FONT><O:P></O:P></SPAN></DIV><DIV =
class=3D"MsoNormal"><SPAN style=3D""><FONT class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
size=3D"4"><SPAN class=3D"Apple-style-span" style=3D"font-size: =
13.3333px;">=A0</SPAN></FONT><O:P></O:P></SPAN></DIV><DIV =
class=3D"MsoNormal"><SPAN style=3D""><FONT class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
size=3D"4"><SPAN class=3D"Apple-style-span" style=3D"font-size: =
13.3333px;">While Mali gained independence from French colonial rule on =
September 22, 1960, this moment of national independence is but one face =
of a larger history of struggles for autonomy in the territory that =
became the Republic of Mali. This panel considers "independence" as a =
multi-valent term to be applied to many different expressions of choice, =
agency, and self-worth in four different towns and regions of Mali. The =
post-World War II period to the early post-colonial period in French =
Soudan/Mali witnessed a variety of struggles to redefine relationships =
of servility and the meanings of race and religious identity; access to =
education and knowledge; mobility and control over social and physical =
space; and gendered, generational control over labor and adherent rights =
to marry. While many of these struggles for independence and reform held =
currency in the political discourse of nationalism =96 particularly that =
of the US-RDA which became the party of national independence=96 they =
were very much rooted in the localized power dynamics of everyday life. =
The four papers that comprise the panel also present different =
perspectives on Malian identity and the meanings of citizenship and =
community, as each paper explores a distinct Malian locale and the =
intricacies of relationships and struggle on the =
ground.</SPAN></FONT><SPAN style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes"><FONT =
class=3D"Apple-style-span" size=3D"4"><SPAN class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
style=3D"font-size: 13.3333px;">=A0 =
</SPAN></FONT></SPAN><O:P></O:P></SPAN></DIV><DIV =
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none;text-autospace:none"><SPAN style=3D""><FONT =
class=3D"Apple-style-span" size=3D"4"><SPAN class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
style=3D"font-size: 13.3333px;"><B>Valentine Vydrine: =93Mande Languages =
and Linguistics"</B></SPAN></FONT><O:P></O:P></SPAN></P><P =
class=3D"MsoNormal" =
style=3D"margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none;mso-layout-grid-align: =
none;text-autospace:none"><SPAN style=3D""><FONT =
class=3D"Apple-style-span" size=3D"4"><SPAN class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
style=3D"font-size: 13.3333px;"><B>Rod McIntosh: =
=93</B></SPAN></FONT><SPAN style=3D""><FONT class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
size=3D"4"><SPAN class=3D"Apple-style-span" style=3D"font-size: =
13.3333px;"><B>Mande Landscapes of Power: Reconstructing power-rich =
localities and corridors through =
time."</B></SPAN></FONT><O:P></O:P></SPAN></SPAN></P><P =
class=3D"MsoNormal" =
style=3D"margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none;mso-layout-grid-align: =
none;text-autospace:none"><SPAN style=3D""><FONT =
class=3D"Apple-style-span" size=3D"4"><SPAN class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
style=3D"font-size: 13.3333px;"><B>Elisabeth den Otter: =93Bozo/Somono =
fishermen: language, economics, crafts and culture.=94 =
=A0</B></SPAN></FONT><O:P></O:P></SPAN></P><P class=3D"MsoNormal" =
style=3D"margin-bottom:12.0pt;mso-pagination:none;mso-layout-grid-align: =
none;text-autospace:none"><SPAN style=3D""><FONT =
class=3D"Apple-style-span" size=3D"4"><SPAN class=3D"Apple-style-span" =
style=3D"font-size: 13.3333px;"><B>Donald Wright: "Mande Peoples and the =
Atlantic World, and Vice Versa</B></SPAN></FONT></SPAN><SPAN =
style=3D""><FONT class=3D"Apple-style-span" size=3D"4"><SPAN =
class=3D"Apple-style-span" style=3D"font-size: =
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