Studies in Contemporary Africa

  • Founded
    1956
  • Seminar Number
    435

The seminar provides a lively forum for historians and social scientists engaged in the advanced study of Sub-Saharan Africa. Faculty and visiting scholars from Columbia University and neighboring institutions actively participate in the monthly evening sessions. Seminar discussions often focus on theoretical and comparative approaches to the study of colonial and contemporary states, processes in political mobilization and leadership, the impact of the international community, and the roles of gender and cultural identities.


Chairs
Professor Abosede George
ageorge@barnard.edu

Professor Hlonipha A. Mokoena
ham2101@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Titilola Halimat Somotan
ths2122@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

09/18/2014 Faculty House
6:00 PM
Rationalizing Chronic Disease in Young Nations: Cancer, Aging and Experts in India and South Africa (1940-50s)
Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, Columbia University




10/16/2014 Faculty House
6:00 PM
The 'Crisis' of History in West Africa and the Problem of the Historical Fact: 1975-1985.
Sean Hanretta, Northwestern University
Abstract




11/06/2014 Knox Hall Room 207
6:00 PM
Yinka Shonibare and the Other Victorians.
Chika Okeke-Agulu, Princeton University
Abstract




11/18/2014 Faculty House
6:00 PM
Women’s Internationalism and the Politics of Nation-Building in Early Independent Ghana
Naaborko Sackeyfio-Lenoch, Dartmouth College
Abstract