The spring meeting approaches quickly. A schedule and hotel information follow.
11:00 am: Address by TransAfrica President Randall Robinson. McKnight Hall, Cone University Center. Please park in the visitor lot beside the Cone Center.
3:00-4:00 pm: SASASAAS seminar: Contemporary Southern African Writers. Cone Center, Room 110.
3:30-5:00 pm: "Trade or Aid?" Panel on President Clinton's African trade initiative, sponsored by UNCC Political Science department and the Charlotte World Affairs Council. Cone Center, Room 112.
5:00-6:00 pm: Day with Africa Reception, sponsored by Political Science honor society. SERSAS members welcome. Cone Center 210.
6:00-8:00 pm: SASASAAS dinner with guest Mark Mathabane. SERSAS members are welcome to attend; cost is $20 to be paid on arrival to John Flower. RSVP to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cone Center, Room 210.
7-10 pm: SERSAS opening reception (SASASAAS members are welcome) in 100 Fretwell (parking in visitor's lot, Parking Deck C). Jam session for those bringing their instruments!
8:30-9am: Coffee and pastries at Cone Center.
9:00-10:30 am: Panel 1: "Writing the South African Experience," Mark Mathabane talks about his work, followed by discussion with SERSAS and SASASAAS participants. Cone Center Room 112. Sponsored by SASASAAS.
10:30-11 am: Coffee break.
11:00-12:30: Panel 2: Missions, Sacred and Secular. Cone Center Room 112
12:30-1:30 pm: Lunch, and informal presentations by winners of student African studies essay contest
1:30-3:00 pm: Panel 3: Development and Democratization. Cone Center Room 112
A block of rooms has been set aside at a nearby hotel for SERSAS and SASASAAS travelers. Those who choose this option should make their reservations by March 29 at the:
The rate is $59.95 for a double room and $66.95 for a single room with a king-sized bed. The hotel provides a breakfast buffet for guests. Please mention SERSAS when you make the reservation.
There are plenty of other hotels in Charlotte, including the following near the university:
Comfort Inn Fairfield Inn I-85 and Sugar Creek Rd. 5414 N. I-85 (at Sugar Creek Rd.) 598-0007 596-2999 Hampton Inn University Place Hilton at University Place 8419 N. Tryon St. WT Harris at JM Keynes Drive 548-0905 547-7444 Howard Johnson Red Roof Inn University Place 6426 N. Tryon St. 1-85 and Sugar Creek Rd. 596-0042 1-800-843-7663
John Edwin Mason
Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903
email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Anthropology and Sociology
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC 28732
Jonathan T. Reynolds
Department of History
Salisbury, NC 28144
First Online Edition: 20 March 1999
Last Revised: 16 April 2001