ASW Schedule 2019-2020

Please note: All events will be held at 5.30pm at Foster Hall Room 107 unless otherwise indicated.

Fall 2019 

October 15th: 
Emily Lynn Osborn (Professor of History, The University of Chicago)

Title: “On the Anthropocene and History in a Small Place in West Africa”
Discussant: Matthew Knisley (PhD Student in Anthropology)

October 22nd: 

Zoë Berman (PhD Student in Comparative Human Development).
Title: “Intergenerational Memory Practices in Post-Genocide Rwanda”
Discussant: Perry Wong (PhD Student in Anthropology)

November 5th:

Distinguished Lecture
Jody Benjamin (Professor of History, University of California, Riverside)
Title: “Dress Codes: Cloth, Mobility and Self-Fashioning in Western Africa During the Age of Revolutions”
Location: Franke Institute of the Humanities

November 12th:
Hlonipha Mokoena (Professor of History, Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, South Africa).
Lecture in conjunction with the Smart Museum Exhibition,
Meleko Mogosi: Bread, Butter, and Power (on view from October 19th – December 29th)
Location: The Smart Museum of Art

 December 3rd:
Johanna Pacyga (PhD Student in Anthropology).
Title: “African Habits: Vocation & Daily Life at the Convent of Saint Joseph”
Discussant: Gregory Valdespino (PhD Student in History)

If you have questions about the workshop or need assistance in order to attend or access materials, please refer to the ASW Canvas site or email