Wednesday, February 27, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: 620 Library Place, Program of African Studies, Conference Room, Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Group: Program of African Studies
Category: Lectures & Meetings
PAS Affiliates/Public Health in Africa Series
Health, Disease, and Healing in the Northern Great Lakes Region of Africa,ca.1500-1920: A Research Agenda
Neil Kodesh, History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Abstract: This presentation explores the ways in which a deep history of health, disease, and healing in precolonial East-Central Africa provides a novel perspective from which to examine the spread and reception of biomedicine in the region during the first two decades of twentieth century.
Bio: Neil Kodesh is an historian of Africa with a particular emphasis on the Great Lakes region. His research and teaching interests center on health and healing, historical anthropology, and methodologies for writing early African history. His first book, Beyond the Royal Gaze: Clanship and Public Healing in Buganda, won the 2011 Melville Herskovits Prize of the African Studies Association.