8.0169 Afritech '95 Electronic Conference and List (1/87)

Wed, 7 Sep 1994 16:44:56 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 8, No. 0169. Wednesday, 7 Sep 1994.

Date: Wed, 07 Sep 94 06:43:20 EDT
Subject: AFRITECH '95 List and Electronic Conference

This announcement has been posted to several lists; my apologies for
The AFRITECH List is now available for use by prospective registrants
for the AFRITECH '95 ELECTRONIC CONFERENCE. The List will serve as the
point of registration for the conference, keep prospective participants up
to date, and provide a forum for input into the development and administration
of the conference, scheduled for January 20-22, 1995. See Announcement
below for details on the conference and for joining the List.
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An Electronic International Conference, AFRITECH '95: AN ELECTRONIC
CONFERENCE - "Science, Technology, and African-Americans: Perspectives and
Issues for Cross Disciplinary Debate and Research," will be held
January 20-22, 1995. AFRITECH '95 will provide an opportunity for
participants to engage in two-and-a-half days of cross disciplinary debate
and discussion on a variety of topics related to technology and the African
American experience. Researchers, educators, and practitioners will be
able to interact with participants from around the world by signing on to
different discussion groups within the conference, from home or office.

This Conference is sponsored by the Planning Committee for the Mid-Year
Electronic Conference of the "Technology and the African-American Experience
Workshop Group." The First Annual International Workshop on "Technology and
the African-American Experience" was held last May 20-22, 1994, at Howard
University, Washington, DC. The Workshop was planned to bring together
those who were doing research, or interested in doing research on the
following topics:

Workplace Technology and Workers; Urban Infrastructure and
Transportation Engineering; Environmental Justice; Health and
Medicine; Engineering and Engineering Education; Computers,
Communication and Information Technologies; Inventors and
Inventing; Unexplored Research Frontiers in Technology;
Issues of Public Policy, Politics; and Government Involvement
with Technology.

The Mid-Year Electronic Conference will focus on these same topics
and registrants will be able to present papers and/or participate in the
conference at the following levels: Area Chair, Panel Chair, Panelist
or Discussant, Presenter of a Paper, or to just Attend.

The AFRITECH List will serve as the communication source keeping
prospective participants informed and up-to-date on the development of
panels for the conference, registration, and provide a forum for input
into the development and administration of the conference. Joining the
List will also establish a Preregistration list for participating in the
conference. Please feel free to notify your colleagues of this list and
invite them to subscribe. In addition to subscribing to the list,
participants will also need to decide ona preferred level of participation
for the electronic conference.

Papers, Abstracts and Levels of Participation should be submitted
according to the following deadline dates, after subscribing to the List:

Area and Panel Chairs: Committed by September 24, 1994
Presenters of Papers: Submit topics by October 7, 1994
Discussants (Panelists): Committed by October 7, 1994
Abstracts of Papers: Submitted by December 10, 1994
Other Attendees: Late Registration Ends, December 20, 1994.

To subscribe to the List and receive further details on both the
Conference and the List, send an e-mail message to:


with the message: SUBSCRIBE AFRITECH <your first name> <your last name>
as the only line in the body of the message (without the brackets).

If you have questions about the List of the Electronic Conference
send an e-mail message to Rosie L. Albritton (List-Owner and Chair of the
Planning Committee for the Electronic Conference) at RALBRIT@WAYNEST1 (or)
RALBRIT@CMS.CC.WAYNE.EDU, or see phone and FAX numbers listed below.

Rosie L. Albritton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Library & Information Science
Kresge Library 106
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan 48202-3939
Phone: (313) 577-6203 <RALBRIT@Waynest1.bitnet>
FAX: (313) 577-4172 <RALBRIT@cms.cc.wayne.edu>