Northwestern University

Thu 6:00 PM


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When: Thursday, March 5, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  

Where: 620 Library Place, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Program of African Studies   847.491.7323

Group: Program of African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings



Marcos Almeida (History),"Uprooting Living Trees:Enslavement in the Lower Congo during the Age of Second Slavery (Ca. 1811-Ca.1850)."

Sarah Westwood (History),"Out with the Old?: Syncretic Military Practices of the Civil Defense forces and the Revolutionary United Front in Sierra Leone's 1991-2002 Civil War."

The Africa Seminar (AfriSem) provides an interdisciplinary and area-defined setting for graduate students studying Africa. AfriSem is a forum for works-in-progress by graduate students, Northwestern faculty, and visitors. It provides opportunities to develop, present, and draw advice on papers and research proposals and invites guest speakers to address special topics.

It is open to graduate students (and advanced undergraduates by permission) from any discipline, department, or school of Northwestern, at whatever stage of completion of their graduate program. Graduate students are encouraged to participate in AfriSem throughout their graduate years.

AfriSem meets every other week in the evenings and is student-driven. Faculty facilitator for the 2014-2015 Academic Year is Rachel Riedl (Politcal Science).

If you have questions or would like to join AfriSem, please email 


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