Spring Conference 2019: Bodies, Landscapes, Memory in and Beyond the Continent

University of Chicago Committee on African Studies Conference

Bodies, Landscapes, Memory in and Beyond the Continent

April 12th, 2019 at Wilder House, University of Chicago

9:30am: Breakfast

10:15-10:30am: Opening Remarks. Jennifer Cole (Comparative Human Development)

10:30-12pm: Panel 1, Memories and Landscapes

  • John Cropper (University of Chicago): Dream of the Future? Renewable Energy in Colonial Senegal
  • Matthew Knisley (University of Chicago): Indigenous Archaeologies of Colonial Memory
  • Zoë Berman (University of Chicago): On Memory Work and Rwanda’s Post-Genocide Generation
  • Discussant: François Richard (Anthropology)

12pm: Lunch (Wilder House)

2:00pm: Keynote. Zoë Crossland (Columbia University): The Bodies of the State: Rice, Cattle and Statecraft in Highland Madagascar

3:15: Coffee Break

3:30-5:00pm: Panel 3, Bodies

  • Zebulon Dingley (University of Rochester): Burying People and Burying Things in South Coast, Kenya
  • Angela Epifano (University of Chicago): The Curious Case of Doctor Maclaud: Baga Art in Paris
  • Discussant: Damien Droney (Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge)

5:00pm: Closing Remarks. Jennifer Cole (Comparative Human Development)

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