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<firstname.lastname@example.org> "War and Peace in Contemporary Africa" Friday, January 31st, 2003 University of Pennsylvania Campus The African Studies Consortium (comprised of the University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore) is soliciting presentations that address War and Peace in Contemporary Africa. Given the complexities of conflict on the continent, we invite scholars and practitioners to explore this issue as creatively as possible. Submissions from the humanities and social sciences that examine this issue in ways that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries are especially welcome. The format will be structured in a way that reflects the content of submissions, we envision a combination of formal and informal panels and/or roundtables, and possibly sessions devoted to discussing current initiatives for peace in places such as Liberia, Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, etc. Part of the program will also be devoted to artistic, literary and musical representations of war and peace on the continent. Contributions by local Africans in the diaspora are especially welcome to contribute to this initiative. One of the goals of this year's workshop is to collect the papers/projects presented to produce an edited volume for possible publication. Anyone interested in being considered for inclusion in this volume will need to submit a relatively advanced draft of his/her project before the workshop. Abstracts should be submitted to Dr. Paul Kaiser by email (email@example.com) no later than November 30, 2002. For more information, please contact: Dr. Paul J. Kaiser Associate Director African Studies Center University of Pennsylvania Williams Hall 646 Philadelphia, PA 19104 tel: 215-898-6449 fax: 215-573-7379 email: firstname.lastname@example.org