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African Seminar Presents: Strange things happen when the lights are low: Exploring the possibilities for a history of the night in South Africa through Drum'.

When: Thursday, April 20, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CT

Where: 620 Library Place, African Studies, Program of, Evanston, IL 60208 Evanston map it

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

Cost: Free

Contact: Program of African Studies   (847) 491-7323

Group: Program of African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings, Academic, Social, Multicultural & Diversity, Global & Civic Engagement


About Speaker: Zachary Fleishman is from Cape Town, South Africa and is a PhD student in the History Faculty at the University of Cambridge. With a geographic focus on Africa, particularly Southern Africa, his overall research interests sit at the intersection of the history of culture, social practice, knowledge production, technology/infrastructure, temporality and space and how these interconnected fields make up the everyday. His PhD project examines a history of the night in South Africa from 1860s to 1990s. In this he approaches, the night as a symbol and experience to be mobilised and thought with, and also as a determining field, through which actors move, wherein their activities, emotions and feelings are facilitated and constrained by - as well as given meaning in relation to - the night.

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