Colloquium Monday Sept. 19: Ann Stahl

Community members in Banda, Ghana examine posters of archaeological research into their history.

Making history in Banda. Anthropological visions of Africa’s past 

Ann Stahl, Professor & Chair, Department of Anthropology , University of Victoria  

  Monday Sept. 19, 2011

11:30 MAC D103

In a 2001 book Making history in Banda. Anthropological visions of Africa’s past I worked toward the dual goals of bringing to view the processes of history making in the present at the same time as illuminating something of the character of the ‘lived past’ in contexts when Banda villagers were participating in shifting global networks. Though I have long shared research results with local authorities, in summer 2011 I endeavoured to broaden community outreach around our research project  by producing a series of posters intended to communicate project results to local communities. In this seminar I describe those outreach activities, their reception, and their implications for making history in Banda, 2011.

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