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13th Greater New York Area African History Workshop (GNYAAHW)

Friday, April 05, 2019, 08:30am - 05:00pm

 
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13th Greater New York Area African History Workshop

April 5, 2019

At Princeton University

Location: A71 Simpson

(across from Robertson Hall/Woodrow Wilson School fountain,

Washington Rd/Prospect Ave)

PROGRAM

 

9:00–9:30 | Coffee & Welcome

9:30–11:15 | Panel I: (Re-)Education

Chair: Emmanuel Kreike (Princeton University)

  • Elisa Prosperetti (Princeton University), “L’Aventure 46: Educational Insurgency in Côte d’Ivoire and the Shadow of the Nation”
  • Chambi Chachage (Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies), “Engendering Entrepreneurs: Africanization and Business Education in Tanzania”
  • Ray Thornton (Princeton University), “From Dustbin Boys to Skilled Computer Language ‘experts’:” computer literacy education and the structural adjustment of the self in 1980s Kenya
  • Benedito Machava (Princeton Society of Fellows), “Reeducation Camps and the Carceral Regime in Socialist Mozambique”
  • Alexandra Antohin (George Washington University), “Precarious Heritage: Tensions between Tourism and Preservation in Ethiopia”

 

11:15–11:30 | Coffee & Tea

11:30–1:00 | Panel II: Intimacies

Chair: Gregory Mann (Columbia University)

  • Luz Colpa (Columbia University), “Looking for Love: An Affective Analysis of Transnational and Interethnic Marriage in the Dakar Civil Marriage Registry, 1951”
  • Barbara Cooper (Rutgers University) “Historicizing Paternity”
  • Kim Worthington (Princeton University), “A strange intimacy: how the reading of a forbidden memoir reshaped South Africa’s national narrative”
  • Robby Zeinstra (Princeton University), “Interspecies communication and collaboration in Zimbabwe’s guerrilla war”

1:00–1:45 | Lunch

1:45–3:15 | Panel III: Transcontinental Solidarity & Imperial Antagonism

Chair: Jacob Dlamini (Princeton University)

  • David Kofi Amponsah (University of Pennsylvania), “Enchanted Geography: India in the West African Popular Imagination”
  • Ruodi Duan (Harvard University), “Fashioning a Vernacular of Solidarity: Beijing, Dar es Salaam, and Zanzibar, 1960–1966”
  • Jeremy Rich (Marywood University), “An African Jerusalem Found and Lost: Ecumenical Christians, Foreign Aid, and the Kimbanguist Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 1965–1974”
  • Wendy Belcher (Princeton University), “Early Pan-African Projects: New Perspectives on the Ethiopian Fourteenth-Century Text of the Kebra Nagast”

3:15-3:30 | Coffee & Tea

3:30–5:00 | Panel IV: Health and Healing

Chair: Cymone Fourshey (Bucknell University)

  • Devon Golaszewski (Columbia University), “‘Volunteerism’ and Rural Health in Mali, 1965–1980”
  • Vincenza Mazzeo (Johns Hopkins University), “The Battle for ‘Pap Smears’ in SPEAK Magazine: Health as Liberation in South Africa, 1982–1994”
  • Conor Wilkinson (Columbia University), “A Social History of Plant and Insect Use among Great Lakes Bantu Speakers”
  • Kathryn Blair (Yale University), “Rottenness at the Foundation: The Trial of Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo, King of the Zulu”

 5:00-6:00 | Closing & Reception

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Format panels: 15 minutes for each individual speaker and 30 minutes for questions and discussion at the end of each panel. Because we have a full program, the allotted time for speakers and discussion will be strictly managed.

 

Local organizers: Emmanuel Kreike, Elisa Prosperetti, Ray Thornton, Tim Waldron, Kim Worthington, and Robby Zeinstra. For inquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sponsors: African Studies Program, Princeton University & Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS)

DIRECTIONS: see http://m.princeton.edu/map/

Transport: Parking is limited at Princeton. For parking and transport: https://transportation.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/TT-Park-F2017-Final%5B1%5D.pdf

Location: Princeton University