African Studies Seminars 2019-2020

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September 19, 4:15-5:30 Julie MacArthur (University of Toronto), "Prosecuting a Prophet: Justice, Psychiatry, and Rebellion in Colonial Kenya."

October 17, 3:00-6:00 WORKSHOP: NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE STUDY OF RELIGION Co-sponsored by the Department of Religion

  • David Amponsah (University of Pennsylvania), '"Indian Juju': West African World War II Soldiers and the Transmission of Popular Religious Ideas."
  • Lauren Jarvis (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill), "Where They Gathered: Land, Mobility, and Custom in a South African Church."
  • Butch Ware (University of California, Santa Barbara), "Visionaries: Second Sight & Social Change in Islamic West Africa."

November 14, 4:15-5:30 Stephanie Santana (University of California, Los Angeles), “The Malawian Short Story on Trial: Realizing Form in the Malawi News." Co-sponsored by the Department of English.

December 5-7, CONFERENCE: ARCHIVAL LIVES, located at Emory Conference Center

February 6, 4:15-5:30 Yolanda Covington-Ward (University of Pittsburgh), "Prophetism as a Counterpoint to Pentecostalism: The Continued Relevance of the Past in African Initiated Churches in Congo."

February 7, LEGAL STUDIES WORKSHOP: SOVEREIGNTY, LAW, AND EMANCIPATION IN THE SOUTH ATLANTIC, 1850-1900

March 19, 4:15-5:30 Carina Ray (Brandeis University), "From 'Hazeline Snow' to 'Nku Cream': A Prehistory of Skin Bleaching in Ghana."

April 9, 4:15-5:30 Cajetan Iheka (Yale University), “Spatial Networks, Toxic Ecoscapes, and (In)visible Labors in African Ecomedia." Co-sponsored by the Department of English

 

 

A note about the art on the poster: Gerhard Marx (gerhardmarx.co.za) is a South African artist. Marx disrupts and fragments existing cartographies, using the logic of collage to construct new spatial imaginaries that favours the migrant and the hybrid.