African Studies Workshop

Unless otherwise noted, ASW meetings take place from 5:30 to 7 at Wilder House, located at 5811 South Kenwood Avenue. 

Autumn Term

October 6: Fall Welcome Event with Cécile Fromont (Department of Art History, University of Chicago)

October 20: Maura Capps (PhD Candidate, Department of History), “Spurning the Trekboer Cowboy: Negotiating Grain, Grass, and Granger in the Cape Colony, 1801-1819.” Discussant John Cropper

*Special Date & Location* Thursday, November 5: Special Joint Workshop with the Interdisciplinary Archaeology Workshop featuring Dr. Susan Kus (Rhodes College, Anthropology and Sociology), “Relentless Dance and Taunting Verse: Body, Emotion and Gender in the 'Art' and 'Theatre' of Warfare in Pre-colonial Madagascar.”  TIme and location: Haskell Hall 315 at 4:30 p.m

December 1: Zebulon Dingley (PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology)

Winter Term

January 26: Lesley Braun (Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Comparative Human Development)

February 9: Stacy Pape (PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology)

February 23: African Studies Distinguished Lecture Series with Dr. Christopher Steiner (Department of Art History, Connecticut College)

*Special Time and Location* Thursday, March 3: Occasional African Studies Workshop with Marshall Sahlins, “The Atemporal Dimensions of History: In the Old Kongo Kingdom, For Example.” Time and place TBA. 

March 8: Mary Robertson (PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology)

Spring Term

April 5: Erin Moore (PhD Candidate, Department of Comparative Human Development)

April 19: African Studies Distinguished Lecturer with James Smith (Department of Anthropology, University of California-Davis)

*Special time and location* April 27: James Robinson (University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy), TBA, joint sponsored with Comparative Politics Workshop. 5 - 7 PM, location TBA.

May 3: African Studies Distinguished Workshop with James Ferguson (Department of Anthropology, Stanford University)

*Special Event* Thursday and Friday, May 5-6: Gender | Publics | Panics in the Global South. Keynote Speakers: Saida Hodžić
 (Anthropology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Cornell University) and Paul Amar (Global and International Studies Program, University of California, Santa Barbara). Wilder House, This conference is being organized by Erin Moore, Sneha Annavarapu, and Camille Roussel, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

May 17: Jorge Campos-Téllez (PhD Student, Department of Anthropology) 

May 31: Elizabeth Fretwell (PhD Candidate, Department of History)