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Spring 2019 Friday Colloquium Series

Fridays | 10:30am-noon | GISB GA 1112

February 1

Contemporary Concerns on Artmaking in Senegal: A dialogue with Ibrahima Thiam and Joseph L.Underwood

Ibrahima Thiam
Photographer, Senegal

Joseph L. Underwood
Assistant Professor of
Art History,
Kent State University

February 8

Antagonism about an Ebola vaccine trial in Ghana: What's the media got to do with it?

Dr. Esi Thompson
Assistant Professor,
The Media School,
Indiana University

February 15

Thinking Photo-ethnography: Approaches to the Still Image

Dr. Daniel J. Hoffman
Department of Anthropology,
University of Washington

February 22

Publish Your Book: A Workshop for Scholars

Dee Mortensen
Editorial Director,
IU Press

Ashante Thomas
Assistant Acquiring Editor,
IU Press

March 1


Dr. Betsey Brada
Visiting Scholar,
Kellogg Institute for International Studies,
University of Notre Dame,
and Assistant Professor,
Anthropology Department,
Reed College

March 8

Performance Practice of African Art Songs in Nairobi

Sylvester Makobi
Ph. D. Student,
Jacobs School of Music,
Indiana University

March 15

No Colloquium (Spring Break)

March 22


March 29

From the Studio to Black Magazines: Portraiture in the Pages of BingoMagazine in 1950s Senegal

Dr. Beth Buggenhagen
Associate Professor,
Department of Anthropology,
Indiana University

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Fall 2018 Friday Colloquium Series

Fridays | 10:30am-noon | SGIS GA 3067

September 21

Navigating the African Studies Research Landscape at Indiana University: New and Continuing Library and Archival Resources for 2018-2019

Mireille Djenno
African Studies Librarian, Assistant Librarian, IU Libraries

September 28

Machiavellian Strategies for Researching and Writing in Africa

Dr. Barry Morton
(Ph. D., Indiana University, 1996)
Historical Researcher, Sir Ketumile Masire Foundation, Gaborone, Botswana; Research Fellow, Department of History, University of South Africa, Pretoria

October 5

Fall Break: No Colloquium

October 12

Re-emerging infectious diseases of Public Health Importance – A perspective from Sub-Saharan Africa

Karo Omodior
Assistant Professor
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies
School of Public Health

October 19

Russia's Scramble for Africa
Co-sponsored by the IU Russian & East European Institute (REEI)

Tamás Gerocs
Junior Research Fellow at the Institute of World Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Visiting Scholar, IU Department of Sociology

October 26

Yoruba Names: Language as a Sociocultural Mirror

Dr. Taiwo Ehineni
Ph. D., Linguistics, Indiana University; Associate Instructor-Yoruba, African Studies Program

November 2

Resources and Techniques for Integrating Maps into your Research

Theresa Quill
IU Libraries
Social Sciences Librarian, Assistant Librarian, Government Information, Maps and Microform Services

November 9

"You Have Your Heroes, We Have Ours:" Negotiating Social Status and Asserting Autonomy in Post-emancipation Mauritania

Khaled Esseissah
Ph. D. Candidate
IU Department of History