Monday, January 31, 2011

Maghan Keita Lunch Seminar 2/11

Friday, 2/11 at 12 PM marks our second lunch seminar of the semester. Maghan Keita will be joining us, Professor of History and Director of the Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies at Villanova University. His research areas include African, African-American, European, and World Histories; Political Economy; and Development Studies.

His two essays -- "Missing Chapters in Afro-Medievalism, or What the Bookstore Hid" and "Power and Beauty: The Pleasures and Dangers of Blackness in Medieval and Renaissance Representations" -- are available for circulation. A light lunch will be served. The seminar will be held in Rome Hall 771 (801 22nd St. NW).

Please RSVP to me [lduckert@gwu.edu] if you wish to attend. I have listed several of his publications below. Much more information about Professor Keita may be found at his Villanova homepage.

We hope to see you on the 11th!

Conceptualizing/Re-conceptualizing Africa: The Construction of African Historical Identity, Editor, (Leiden: Brill, 2002)

Riddling the Sphinx. Race, the Writing of history, and America's Culture Wars (New York: Oxford University Press)

"The African Contribution to Western Civilization," The Pan-Africanist Journal ( 1998).

"Deconstructing the Classical Age: Africa and the Unity of the Mediterranean World," The Journal of Negro History, LXXIX, 2 (Spring 1994).

"Linking Pre-Colonial Africa and Pre-Columbian America: the Implications and the Impact on Old World/New World Scholarship," in N. Sudarkasa, ed., The African-American Experience: a Multidisciplinary Approach, (New York: Harper Collins, 1994)

"Deconstruction and Reconstruction: Africa and Medieval and Renaissance History," The Medieval Feminist Newsletter, 16 (Fall 1993).

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