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Global Timbuktu - Meanings and Narratives of Resistance in Africa and the Americas
Friday, March 24, 2017, 10:00am - 06:00pm
Contact Center for African Studies - 848.445.6638

global timbuktu flyerIn the early 1800s Free African Americans and emancipated slaves adopted the name Tombouctou for their towns, linking their own struggle for freedom and equality with the prestige of the medieval town, a center of Islamic scholarship and African accomplishment.  Meet with scholars and researchers from Mali, South Africa, the United States.  Learn about the history, archaeology, and significance of the sites in the U.S. and Mali, West Africa.  Join them for an in-depth visit to Timbuctoo, New Jersey.

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Discovering Global Timbuktu in New JerseyDreaming of Timbuctoo

 NJ Settlements

 Dreaming of Timbuctoo Exhibit

A Traveler from Timbuktu





Location Rutgers - Alexander Library Teleconference Lecture Hall


Fall CAS Party
28 Sep 2017
06:00PM - 09:00PM
CAS Executive Committee Meeting
13 Oct 2017
20th Anniversary Celebration
26 Oct 2017
12:00PM - 06:00PM
CAS Member Meeting
30 Oct 2017
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Visit of 2 ASA Presidential Fellows: Dina Adhiambo Ligaga and Ngusekela Mona Mwakalinga
08 Nov 2017
08:00AM - 05:00PM
Poésies - Politiques / Poetries - Politics: An Interdisciplinary Symposium
09 Nov 2017
09:00AM - 08:00PM
African Studies Association 60th Annual Meeting
16 Nov 2017
08:00AM - 10:00PM
Future of African Studies Colloquium
08 Dec 2017
09:00AM - 06:00PM

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Lucy Stone Hall
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8045
Phone: 848.445.6638
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