Professor Patrick Manning presents: Culture and Economics in the African Diaspora 1900-1960

Event Date(s): 04/03/2010

Location: 3rd Floor, Main Library

The UWI Department of History hosts a seminar, presented by guest speaker Professor Patrick Manning, titled "Culture and Economics in the African Diaspora 1900-1960," on Thursday 4th March, 2010, at 1:30 pm, in Audio Visual Room 309, 3rd Floor, Main Library.

This seminar focuses on the construction of interpretation of the interplay of culture and politics throughout Africa and the African diaspora in the era of white supremacy and imperial triumphalism. This was also a time of extraordinary creativity in forms of music, dance literature, and drama throughout the diaspora. The task that is reviewed in the seminar is the assembly of a narrative and interpretation of how cultural innovations created space that assisted black communities in demanding rights of citizenship and political participation. Students can prepare for the seminar by reading the chapter in two or three ways: as a set of empirical statements about culture and politics; as an author’s effort to construct a consistent story uniting diverse materials; and to develop a critical assessment of this argument on a big issue in African diaspora history.

Seminar Papers are available from the History Department.

Space is limited please call to book your attendance.



Renowned for his work on World History African Diaspora and African History, Professor Patrick Manning is Andrew Mellon Professor of World History at the University of Pittsburg. Professor Manning is the author of 13 books, 26 articles in Referee Journals, 29 book chapters, 11 review articles and 35 short articles. He has served as Visiting Scholar or adjunct professor inter alia at Australian National University, Macquarie University Sydney, University of Wisconsin –Madir, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, Northeastern University, Columbia University, John’s Hopkins University, University of California, Berkley and Stanford University. In addition, he is a member of Numerous Editorial Boards and professional associations and has conducted conferences and delivered lectures around the world.



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