Northwestern University

Thu 6:00 PM

Red Lion Lecture: Mark DeLancey: Palace Architecture in Colonial Cameroon

When: Thursday, May 19, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  

Where: The Red Lion Pub, 2446 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Program of African Studies   847.491.7323

Group: Program of African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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Hosted jointly with the University of Chicago's African Studies Workshop, the biannual Red Lion Lecture brings together Africanist scholars, students and interested community members from across the Chicago area.

A short meet and greet starts at 6:00pm; the lecture begins at 6:30pm. 

Please join us for this spring's Red Lion Lecture:

Palace Architecture in Colonial Cameroon

Mark DeLancey, Associate Professor, Department of History of Art and Architecture, DePaul University & PAS visiting scholar

Abstract: The study of architecture in Cameroon has typically been carried out in a piecemeal approach, divided up by region or ethnicity. A study of the colonial period that takes into account the ways that Cameroonians dealt with changing circumstances permits one to cross these boundaries and begin to build a more comprehensive history of architecture in Cameroon. In this presentation, Mark DeLancey will suggest ways that Cameroonian rulers not only reacted to the imposition of colonial rule and the introduction of colonial architecture, but also how they engaged with one another across what are now different regions of contemporary Cameroon, including Littoral, Southwest, Northwest, West, and Adamaoua Regions.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 17.


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