Fall 2019


October 15th

Emily Lynn Osborn

Professor of History, The University of Chicago
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
“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
“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

Location: The Smart Museum of ArtLecture in conjunction with the Smart Museum Exhibition Meleko Mogosi: Bread, Butter, and Power (on view from October 19th – December 29th)


December 3rd

Johanna Pacyga
PhD Student in Anthropology
“African Habits: Vocation & Daily Life at the Convent of Saint Joseph”

Discussant: Gregory Valdespino (PhD Student in History)


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