2007-2008 Events

Spring 2008 Schedule of Events

  • Wednesday, April 16–206 Ingraham Hall, Noon, Dr. Beverley Peart Anderson, Ph.D., Sociology, Chicago State University, will present African Retentions and Western Institutions in Jamaica: The Fate of Friendly Societies”.
  • Monday, April 14–206 Ingraham Hall, Noon, Marc Hertzman, Ph.D. Student, History, will present “Samba Beyond the Diaspora? The Meeting of Postcolonial and Atlantic Worlds in Brazil’s Early Music Industry”.
  • Wednesday, March 12–206 Ingraham Hall, Noon, Naaborko Sackeyfio, Ph.D. Student, History, will present a chapter from her dissertation entitled “Succession Disputes and Stool Affairs: James Town, Accra and the Decade of Turmoil, 1940-1950”.
  • Wednesday, March 5th–206 Ingraham Hall, Noon, Ikuko Asaka Race, Ph.D. Student, History will present “Labor, and Climate: Former Slaves’ Migration from Canada to the Post-Emancipation West Indies”.
  • Friday and Saturday, February 29 and March 1–Pyle Center, “Knowledge and Empire Conference” http://www.btcs.wisc.edu/knowledgeandempire.htm.
  • Thursday, February 14–104 Van Hise Hall, 4:00-6:30 p.m., Professor David Simo will screen and lead discussion of Le Malentendu Colonial (Jean-Marie Téno, 2005)
  • Wednesday, February 13–1418 Van Hise Hall, 6:30 p.m. Professor David Simo, Professor and Head of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Civilizations, University of Yaoundé, Cameroon, will present “Introduction of German Law and Legislation in the German Protectorate Cameroon”.


Fall 2007 Schedule of Events

  • Wednesday, November 14–Symposium, 206 Ingraham Hall, Noon: “Looking at Martin Luther King, Jr. Portraits”, by Dr. Gelsy Verna, Professor of Art, UW-Madison.
  • UW-Madison Postcolonial, Migration and Transnational Studies (Part of Worldwide Universities Network International Network in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies), International Conference on Diaspora and Cosmopolitanism, June 20-21, 2008, Madison, Wisconsin. Visit the website at www.africa.wisc.edu/postcolonial/.
  • Friday, August 10–The 6th Annual Distinguished African Lecture Series: Dr. Kwame Dawes, Louise Fry Scudder Professor, Distinguished Poet in Residence and Director of the South Carolina Poetry Initiative at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Dawes addresses the topic, “Influence of the African Diaspora on American Arts and Culture“. Red Gym, 7 p.m. To hear Jean Feraca’s interview with Professor Dawes go to  http://www.wpr.org/hereonearth/archive_070808k.cfm and click on the red “Listen” button.
  • Beginning September 16th and continuing until November 11th–“Afro-Cuba at the Crossroads: Arts, Culture, History.” organized by Art History professor, Henry Drewal.
  • Wednesday, September 26–Symposium, 206 Ingraham Hall, Noon: “Domingos Alvares and the Politics of Public Healing in Dahomey, Brazil and Portugal, 1710-1750”,  by Dr. James H. Sweet, Associate Professor of History, UW-Madison.