SERSAS, the Southeastern Regional Seminar in African Studies is pleased to announce the program for its Fall 2001 conference, to be held at East Carolina University, host institution of the SERSAS web site and caretaker of a major African art collection, on October 12th and 13th. Visit ECU's African Studies Committee and ECU's online African Art Collection.
The conference hotel for SERSAS is the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 203 SW Greenville Blvd., Greenville, North Carolina 27834, (252) 355-8300. SERSAS room rates are $55.50 per night for singles, $60.50 for doubles. Room rates include a full breakfast buffet (hence the extra charge for doubles). Reservations must be made by September 28 to guarantee these rates. Identify yourself as a SERSAS member to receive this special rate. Twenty rooms have been reserved. The Ramada has a shuttle that travels between the hotel and Greenville's airport. Guests should call the hotel when they arrive, and also let the hotel know when they need to get back to the airport. As of 20 September, the Ramada Inn states the cost is $10 per trip. If you need transportation between the Ramada Inn and the conference (it is too far to walk) on Friday before 7 pm and after 11 pm, and on Saturday before 8 am and after 5 pm, email Ken Wilburn at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange free transport. For additional information on directions and lodging, please visit the SERSAS website at http://www.ecu.edu/african/sersas/Fall2001Information.htm.
SERSAS takes great pride in providing a friendly and collegial atmosphere which facilitates the open exchange of scholarly perspectives. Faculty are encouraged to bring graduate and undergraduate students as a means of introducing them to the workings of an academic conference.
Note that parking will be plentiful, free, and located to the right of Mendenhall on the campus map. Avoid parking in metered or handicapped spaces. Find Ken Wilburn as soon as you arrive to receive your parking permit. Should you receive a ticket in the meantime, give it to Ken Wilburn to resolve.
Saturday, October 13th: Room 244, Mendenhall Student Center. See the map and parking information above.
8:30-8:45: Welcome, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Dr. Robert J. Thompson
8:45-10:15: Panel 1--Reconciling Colonial Impositions with Postcolonial Realities
Nonso Okereafoezeke (Department of Criminal Justice, Western Carolina University): Chair and Discussant.
10:30-11:45: Panel 2--Toward Increased, Lasting Development: Changing Responsibilities in African Societies
Jonathan Reynolds (Department of History, Northern Kentucky University): Chair and Discussant.
11:45-12:30: Business Meeting (walk over to the African art exhibition room, Gray Gallery)
12:30-1:45: Lunch (walk back to Room 244, Mendenhall Student Center)
1:45-3:00: Panel 3--Political and Economic Regeneration in Africa
This panel has been cancelled due to visa issues at the US Embassy in Nigeria.
Youssou N'Dour and the Super Etoile's You Africa documentary of their West African tour (1994) will be shown in Hendrix Theater, Mendenhall. Discussion led by Leslie Omoruyi.
Leslie Omoruyi (Department of Political Science, East Carolina University): Chair and Discussant.
3:15-5:00: Roundtable Discussion on Reparations
5:00: Conference Adjourns
Bloxton House, Ledonia Wright Cultural Center
Department of Geography
Department of History
Department of Planning
Department of Political Science
The Division of Student Life
Institute for Historical and Cultural Research
Mendenhall Student Center
Office of International Affairs
School of Business
School of Industry and Technology
The Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University School of Art
Join SERSAS/Renew Dues:
Email James W. Brown, Treasurer or see him at the conference.
First Online Edition: 18 September 2001
Last Revised: 8 November 2001