Marshall Sahlins, “The Atemporal Dimensions of History: In the Old Kongo Kingdom, For Example.”

The Occasional African Studies Workshop presents

Marshall Sahlins

Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and of Social Sciences in the College

“The Atemporal Dimensions of History: In the Old Kongo Kingdom, For Example.”

Special Guest Discussants: 

Professor Ralph A. Austen (Department of History) & 

Professor Cécile Fromont (Department of Art History)

Thursday, March 3 at 4:30 pm in Pick 319

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To receive a copy of the paper, please email the coordinator at emccullugh@uchicago.edu.  Regular attendees can download the paper via the ASW Chalk site.

Persons that require assistance to attend should contact Erin McCullugh at emccullugh@uchicago.edu

Marshall Sahlins is the Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and of Social Sciences in the College, is presently doing research focused on the intersection of culture and history, especially as those play out in early-modern Pacific societies. He recently published a book of his anthropological and political essays ranging from the 60s through the 90s, and is working on two others: a set of studies in history and historiography and a multi-volume work on “The Polynesian War,” a history of the great Fijian War, 1843-1855. From time to time he drops these ethnographic particularities for high-flying cultural theory.