CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

Fifth International Conference on Mande Studies
Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden (The Netherlands) 17 - 21 June, 2002

Organized in co-operation with:

Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde
Netherlands Foundation for Scientific Research NWO
Research School CNWS
African Studies Centre, Leiden
Universiteit Leiden Fund
Brill publishers
Bremer Stiftung für Sozialantropologische Forschung

MONDAY

8:30 - 9:30 REGISTRATION (Museum Entrance, Steenstraat 1, Leiden)

9:30 - 10:00 OPENING SESSION
David Conrad: Welcome and introductions
Jan Jansen: Opening remarks
Kassim Kone: Opening remarks
David Conrad: Opening remarks

10:30 - 12:30
MALI UNDER MODIBO KEITA (Conference Room)
Co-Chairs: Greg Mann, Columbia University and Baz Lecocq, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Presenters:
Daouda Gary, Université de Paris VII
Mali socialiste et les migrants maliens, 1960-1968
Doulaye Konaté, Université du Mali
Fer de lance?: Les mouvements de jeunesse sous le régime de Modibo Keita
Seydou Camara, Institut des Sciences Humaines, Bamako
Un homme politique aux dimensions multiples: Modibo Keita (1960-1968)
Nicholas Hopkins, American University, Cairo
Mande politics: Kita in the Modibo Keita era
Discussant: Pierre Boilley, Université de Paris I

13:30 - 14:45
THE POLITICS OF DECENTRALIZATION AMONG THE MANDE AND THEIR NEIGHBORS (Conference Room)
Chair: Clemens Zobel, Centre d'Études africaines, EHESS
Presenters:
Françoise Bourdarias, Université de Tours
La ville mange la terre. Décentralisation et redéfinition des pouvoirs aux confins de Bamako
Félix Y. Koné, Institut des Sciences Humaines, Bamako
Le poids de l'histoire dans la communalité
Clemens Zobel, Centre d'Études africaines, EHESS
La postérité du centralisme dans les communes des monts Mandingues

15:00 - 16:30
THE POLITICS OF DECENTRALIZATION AMONG THE MANDE AND THEIR NEIGHBORS
(continued)
Bah Diakité, Institut des Sciences Humaines, Bamako
L'Avénement du multipartisme et de la décentralisation dans les
communautés rurales du cercle de Kolondiéba (Mali): actions, réactions et perspectives
Ishmael Barry, Université de Conakry
Les relations entre le Fuuta Jaloo et les Manden-fu de Basse Guinée depuis Talansan
Andreas Massing, Europafric
Mande diaspora: Mande interactions with their Eastern neighbors,
Mole-Dagbani and Voltaic speakers (Burkina, Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana)

TUESDAY

9:00 - 10:30
MUSIC AND NARRATIVE IN MANDE ORAL TRADITION (Conference Room)
Chair: Maladho Baldé, Université de Conakry
Presenters:
Namankoumba Kouyaté, Guinéen Embassy, Berlin
La relation entre les instruments de musique et la pédagogie traditionelle au Manding
Mojca Pi_kor, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, Zagreb, Croatia
Is a log becoming a crocodile after all? - The encounter of griot and non-griot female musicians in the music life of today's Gambia
Maladho Baldé, Université de Conakry
The 'epic of Almami Bokar Biro'
Brahima Camara, Université du Mali
La femme dans les chansons de Siramori Jabaté

10:45 - 12:30
MANDE GENDER STUDIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY (Conference Room)
Chair: Barbara Hoffman, Cleveland State University
Presenters:
Kirsten Langeveld, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
Jola masks do not exist: towards a new definition of masks
Marloes Janson, Universiteit Leiden
Research in transit: the link between two neglected groups of women,
jalimusoolu and finamusoolu
Kassim Koné, State University of New York at Cortland
When male becomes female and female becomes male in Mande
Claudia Roth, Universität Zurich
Local social security, old age, and gender in Bobo-Dioulasso
Ismaila Samba Traore, Editions Saheliennes, Bamako
Femmes, Fadenya et Pauvreté au Mali

13:00 - 14:30
GRIOTS FROM WEST TO EAST (Conference Room)
Chairs: John Johnson, Indiana University and Thomas Hale, Pennsylvania
State University
Presenters:
Stephen Belcher, independent scholar
The mythologies of Mande hunters
John Johnson, Indiana University
Using Mande and Somali oral performance to suggest a new model for oral
poetic composition
Ralph Austen, University of Chicago
Domesticity and sexuality in oral narrative: a comparison of Mande and
Haya 'epics'
Thomas Hale, Pennsylvania State University
Griots in the New World: did they arrive prior to the 20th century?

14:45 - 17:00
HERITAGE CULTUREL ET SOCIETE AU MALI (Conference Room)
Chair: Rogier Bedaux, Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden
Presenters:
Samuel Sidibe, Musée Nationale du Mali
Le rôle des musées dans la préservation de l'héritage culturel
Klena Sanogo, Institut des Sciences Humaines, Bamako
Préservation de l'héritage culturel et recherches scientifiques
Boubacar Diaby, Mission Culturelle de Djenne
L'apport de la sensibilisation dans la préservation des biens culturels
Annette Schmidt, Rijksmuseum voor Volkendkunde, Leiden, Cristiana Panella,
Universiteit Leiden
Fouilles archéologiques et pillage illicite dans le Delta intérieur du Niger
Kevin McDonald, University College, London, Katherine Manning, University
College, London
Longterm subsistance change at Dia (Mali)
Daouda Keita, Université du Mali
Fouilles archéologiques dans une ville vivante: Dia

14:45 - 17:00
ART AMONG THE MANDE AND THEIR NEIGHBORS (Boerhaave Room) Chair: David
Conrad, State University of New York at Oswego
Presenters:
Christian Højbjerg, Danish Institute for Advanced Studies, Copenhagen
The art of Loma masking in times of peace and war
Peter Weil, University of Delaware
Kankurang and Zimba: commodification of masks and ritual performance in urban Gambia
Henrike Florusbosch, University of Michigan
The way of the clay: Mande potters and cosmology
Marie-Yvonne Curtis, Independent Scholar, Conakry
Influences mandingues dans l'art de la cote de Guinee
Fredrick Lamp, Baltimore Museum of Art
The pouring out: the final procession of Bondo women_s initiation
Kristina Van Dyk, Harvard University
Beyond monument lies empire: mapping Songhay space in 16th century Mali
Trevor Marchand, SOAS, University of London
Crafting expertise: a study of technical, artistic and social knowledge amongst masons in Djenne

WEDNESDAY

9:00 - 10:15
THE BACKGROUND AND PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF RESEARCH AT THREE TRADING SITES ON THE RIO PONGO (Conference Room)
Chair: Victoria Coifman, University of Minnesota
Presenters:
Aboubacar Touré, Université de Conakry
Farenghia selon les traditions orales; état de la recherche
Maladho S. Baldé, Université de Conakry
Trois mois de recherche au Rio-Pongo: constat, impact et perspectives
Victoria B. Coifman, University of Minnesota
The context of the project: cooperative effort for research into the past

10:30 - 12:30
MANDE LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS (Conference Room)
Chair: Valentin Vydrine, Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography - Russian
Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg
Presenters:
Maria Luisa Ciminelli, Instituto Italiano per l'Africa e l'Orient, Rome and Dielimakan Diabate, Ministeriat d'Education du Mali
Vocabulary and metaphors of nyama in Beledugu
Gérard Dumestre, INALCO, Paris
Une matière nouvelle ? l'école malienne : la grammaire du bambara
Dmitry Idiatov, St. Petersburg State University
Kinship Terminology of Tura (South Mande)
Frederike Liupke, Max Planck Institut for Psycholinguistics, Katholieke
Universiteit Nijmegen
Classes of verbs in the Jallonke of Futa-Jallon
Valentin Vydrine, Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography - Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg
The Kakabe (Futa-Jallon) and their language

13:15 - 14:30
WARI MATTERS: MEANINGS AND MODALITIES OF MONEY IN THE MANDE WORLD
(Conference Room)
Co-chairs: Stephen Wooten and Jan Jansen
Presenters:
Walter van Beek, Universiteit Utrecht
Walking wallets: Dogon culture as a tourist commodity
Sabine Luning, Universiteit Leiden
What money can and cannot buy: economic and ritual exchanges in
Maane,Burkina Faso
Dorothea Schulz, Freie Universität, Berlin
The other side of the coin: the commodification of occultism in Urban Mali

14:45 - 17:00
WARI MATTERS: MEANINGS AND MODALITIES OF MONEY IN THE MANDE WORLD (continued)
Presenters:
Ed van Hoven, Universiteit Leiden
Marabouts and their business: the New Economy of the Sufi orders (Senegal)
Nienke Muurling, University van Amsterdam
Those with money and those without are not the same: income and distribution strategies of a jelimuso in Bamako
Stephen Wooten, University of Oregon
'Maidens, Meals and Money' revisited: a contemporary perspective on capitalism and the domestic community in the Mande world
Dolores Koenig, American University
Everyday uses of money in the rural hinterland around Kita, Mali
Jan Jansen, Universiteit Leiden
Mamadi Bitiki / Mohammed's Shop - A narrative on money and moralities in Mande

14:45 - 17:00
EDUCATIONAL CHOICES IN MANDE (Boerhaave Room)
Chair: Anneke Breedveld, Universiteit Leiden
Presenters:
Ingse Skattum, Klassisk og romansk inst., Universitetet i Oslo
L'introduction des langues nationales dans le système éducatif au Mali:
objectifs et conséquences de la réforme
Louis Brenner, SOAS, University of London
The parameters of 'choice': how muslim parents decide where (or whether) to send their children to 'school'
Aboubacar Touré, Université de Conakry
Les écoles coraniques du Moria, une autre dimension de la culture mandingue
Marie Miran SOAS, University of London
African Mullahs: the development of Shi'a Islam in contemporary Côte d'Ivoire
Dinie Bouman, Universiteit Leiden
The contemporary role of Arabic in Mali: how and why do people in Mali learn and use Arabic?
Anneke Breedveld, Universiteit Leiden
The rejection of basic education in Mali

THURSDAY

9:00 - 10:15
THE MANDE IN THE ATLANTIC WORLD (Conference Room)
Chair: Donald R. Wright, State University of New York at Cortland
Presenters:
James Jones, West Chester University
The Dakar-Niger railroad and the Soudanese connection to the Atlantic
World, 1904-1960
Peter Mark, Wesleyan University
Seventeenth-Century Luso-African architecture in Brazil
Donald Wright, State University of New York at Cortland
Mande history from the bottom up, at home and abroad: debt peonage around
the Greater Atlantic World

10:30 - 12:30
MOVEMENT AND CHANGE IN PRE-COLONIAL STATES AND RITUAL INSTITUTIONS OF
MANDE (Conference Room)
Chair: Paulo Fernando de Moraes Farias, CWAS, Birmingham University
Presenters:
Carlos Lopes, United Nations D??P
Historically defined space and conflict: the case of Kaabunke and the
Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Casamance Region
Mamadou Dian Cherif Diallo, Université de Conakry
Portée et limites du système repressif de l'ancienne société mandingue
Noemie Arazi, Institute of Archaeology, London
Islam and alternative religious practices during the Second Millennium AD in the Inland Niger Delta of Mali
Tal Tamari, CNRS, Paris
The influence of Islam on the Komo
Paulo Fernando de Moraes Farias, CWAS, Birmingham University
Mali's expansion South of Gao and ‘Ali Kulun_ as a figment of the chroniclers' imagination
Paul Folmer, Universiteit Leiden
Analysis and feedback of plan-sequence video-observations on Manding marriage rituals in Wuli (Senegal)

13:15 - 14:30
CULTURAL POLITICS AND HISTORICAL MEMORIES IN THE MANDE WORLD (Conference
Room)
Co-chairs: Alice Bellagamba, Universita degli Studi del Piemonte
Orientale, and Rosa De Jorio, University of North Florida
Presenters:
Mary Jo Arnoldi, Smithsonian Institute
Public culture in the service of nationalism: festivals, museums and monuments in postcolonial Mali
Alice Bellagamba, Universita degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale
Politics and memory in postcolonial Gambia
Samou Camara, Istituto Italiano per l'Africa e l'Oriente
Erasing archaelogical sites: the politics of memory in Mali
Ferdinand de Jong, University of East Anglia
Art in Senegal: the salvage paradigm revisited

14:45 - 17:00
CULTURAL POLITICS AND HISTORICAL MEMORIES IN THE MANDE WORLD (continued)
Presenters:
Rosa De Jorio, University of North Florida
Remembering or forgetting colonialism? The struggle over colonial monuments in Mali
Claude Fay, EHESS, Paris
Mémoires identitaires et territoriales locales, constructions idéologiques nationales (Mali)
Maria Grosz-Ngaté, Indiana University
Performance, memory, and politics in the construction of muslim identity and community
Mohamed Saidou N'Daou, Chicago State University
Pre-colonial Sangalan: learning history without the storytellers
Odile Goerg, Université Paris-VII
En appeler aux grands ancêtres: les formes de légitimation du statut de chef de quartier dans le Conakry colonial
Discussant:
Sarah C. Brett-Smith, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

FRIDAY

9:00 - 10:30
THE MANDE AND THEIR NEIGHBORS: INTERACTIONS BETWEEN MANDE-SPEAKING GROUPS AND THEIR ATLANTIC-SPEAKING NEIGHBORS (Conference Room)
Chair: Edda Fields:
Presenters:
Allen Howard, Rutgers University
Mande traders in the Sierra Leone-Guinea-Liberia region: strategies, networks and knowledge for integrating African and Atlantic economies
Walter Hawthorne, Ohio University
Slave profiles: gender ratio and age differences among captives produced by interior state-based and coastal decentralized societies on the Upper Guinea Coast in the mid-19th century
David Skinner, University of Santa Clara
Mande participation in the Ma Ba 'jihad'
Edda Fields, Carnegie Mellon University
Historical linguistics and oral tradition: agricultural specialization and migration in Guinea's Rio Nuñez and Rio Pongo regions

10:45 - 12:45
CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL AND MILITARY CONFLICT IN THE MANDEN (Conference Room)
Co-chairs: Mirjam de Bruijn and Han van Dijk
Presenters:
Sten Hagberg, Uppsala University
'Each bird is sitting in its own tree': authority and violence of the hunters' association Benkadi in Western Burkina Faso
Jeanne Toungara, Howard University
Jagassa! Mande political mobilization and the 2000 electoral crisis in Côte d'Ivoire
Bala Saho, Gambia National Museum
Conflict resolution and prevention at village and community level in the Gambia
Barbara Lewis, Rutgers University
Land, labor, and the presidential succession in Côte d'Ivoire: Mande migrants in the Ivoirian Cocoa belt
Herve Jezequel, Centre d'Etudes Africaines, Paris
Souffler le chaud et le froid, vers une pérennisation des violences en Guinée forestière?
Mirjam de Bruijn and Han van Dijk, African Studies Centre, Leiden
Resources and conflict in the Manden

13:30 - 15:30
CONTEXTUALIZING COLONIAL ECONOMIES IN WEST AFRICA (Conference Room)
Chair: Mamadou Diawara, Point Sud, Bamako
Presenters:
Catherine Bogosian, University of Pennsylvania
Delicate arrangements: negotiating work and obligation in forced labor camps in the French Soudan
Isaie Dougnon, Universität Bayreuth and Point Sud, Bamako
Economies coloniales, éconmies paysannes et stratégies migratoires
(XIXe-XXe siècles)
Brahima Diakon, Universität Bayreuth and Point Sud, Bamako
Coping with modernity: West African handicraft and agrarian machinism in the extension scheme of the Office du Niger (20th century)
Monica van Beusecom, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
The idea of 'community' in nationalist and French colonial development ideology, 1940s-1960
Mamadou Diawara, Point Sud, Bamako
Imperial France coping with the reality of the field in the Soudan français (19th century)
Bouréma Kansaye, Point Sud, Bamako
Des paysans face à la modernité: passer de l'agriculture à la pêche à l'Office du Niger

15:45 - 16:00
Film: Un bateau laboratoire: le Mannogo
(a 1986 film [15 minutes] by Blaise Calame and Jean-Dominique Lajoux presenting images of a1956 expedition which was inspired by Marcel Griaule)

Mande music by
Namankoumba Kouyaté (bala)
Clemens Zobel (kora)

HIERWILDE DAVIDNOGIETS


Department of History, York University,  Toronto, Canada
Email: nigerian@yorku.ca
Fax: (416) 650-8173