ASW Conference Spring 2019: Schedule

University of Chicago Committee on African Studies Conference

Bodies, Landscapes, Memory in and Beyond the Continent

April 12th, 2019 at Wilder House, University of Chicago


9:30am: Breakfast

10:15-10:30am: Opening Remarks. Jennifer Cole (Comparative Human Development)

10:30-12pm: Panel 1, Memories and Landscapes

  • John Cropper (University of Chicago): Dream of the Future? Renewable Energy in Colonial Senegal
  • Matthew Knisley (University of Chicago): Indigenous Archaeologies of Colonial Memory
  • Zoë Berman (University of Chicago): On Memory Work and Rwanda’s Post-Genocide Generation
  • Discussant: François Richard (Anthropology)

12pm: Lunch (Wilder House)

2:00pm: Keynote. Zoë Crossland (Columbia University): The Bodies of the State: Rice, Cattle and Statecraft in Highland Madagascar

3:15: Coffee Break

3:30-5:00pm: Panel 3, Bodies

  • Zebulon Dingley (University of Rochester): Burying People and Burying Things in South Coast, Kenya
  • Angela Epifano (University of Chicago): The Curious Case of Doctor Maclaud: Baga Art in Paris
  • Discussant: Damien Droney (Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge)

5:00pm: Closing Remarks. Jennifer Cole (Comparative Human Development)