Meeting on "African Cultural Astronomy" in
The First Workshop on Theories, Methods, and Future
African Cultural Astronomy
March 27- April1, 2006
Cape Coast, Ghana
Cultural Astronomy is an interdisciplinary research
encompasses the many relationships between humans
and the sky including
archaeoastronomy, ethnoastronomy, history of astronomy,
astronomy has inspired humanistic expressions.
The Edward Bouchet Abdus Salaam Institute, the
National Society of Black Physicist, the
University of Nigeria, and the University of Cape
Coast announce the
first workshop on the cultural astronomy of Africa.
Call for Papers and Indication of Interest
The organizers are seeking abstracts for presentations
on the latest
research results and reports of projects in progress.
be less than 500 words and should clearly state
hypothesis, method of data collection, and major
results. We are
interested in literary studies, artistic analysis,
archaeological, and anthropological research.
Abstracts can be written
in any language, but a translation into English
should be included.
Abstracts are due December 1^st , 2005, with notification
by January 1^st , 2006. If you are interested
in attending the workshop
please send an email to Dr. Holbrook, email@example.com
Cape Coast, Ghana, and the March 29^th Eclipse
This workshop coincides with the total solar eclipse
directly over Cape Coast, Ghana, on March 29th.
Viewing the eclipse will
be the focus of March 29^th , a celestial event
that has been
acknowledged in a variety of ways in African cultures.
Cape Coast is
famous for its beaches, resorts, slave castles,
and their university.
Cape Coast is within an hour of the Kakum animal
reserve with its seven
suspension bridges in the treetops that allow
visitors to view the
animals below. Ghana is an English speaking country.
Visas are required
for travel for United States and most other citizens.
Abstracts should be mailed or faxed to:
Dr. Jarita Holbrook
Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology
Haury Anthropology Building Room 316
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721-0030
Emailed Submissions will be accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Email attachments will not be opened, please
send the abstract as part of the email in plain text format.