Monumental architecture and political power in the Lake Chad Basin
Publication date: Oct 03, 2012 04:58 PM
Start: Oct 11, 2012 06:00 PM
Location: Room 612, Institute of Archaeology
Scott MacEachern (Bowdoin College) will give the second seminar in the African Peoples and Pasts series at the Institute on 11 October.
Dr MacEachern's seminar, which will start at the slightly later time of 6pm, is entitled 'The DGB sites: Monumental architecture and political power in the Lake Chad Basin' and all are welcome.
Dr MacEachern specialises in African archaeology and ethnoarchaeology; his research involving the study of state formation and ethnicity in Iron Age Central Africa.
The seminar will be followed by a wine reception in the Staff Common Room.
Please direct any enquiries about the event to Nick Gestrich.
African Peoples and Pasts Seminar Series 2012-13
- 25 September: Unsettling Cities: Landscapes of Power and Ambivalence in Dahomey (J Cameron Monroe (University of California, Santa Cruz))
- 11 October: The DGB sites: Monumental architecture and political power in the Lake Chad Basin (Scott MacEachern (Bowdoin College))
- 25 October: The carnivorous feeding behaviour of early Homo at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania (Michael Pante, UCL)
- 5 November: West-central African archaeology: Iron Age burials in Corisco Island, Equatorial Guinea (Manuel Sánchez-Elipe Lorente)
- 22 November: Learning from the Lari Massacres: Heritage and Conflict Resolution in Contemporary Kenya (Annie Coombes, Birkbeck)
- 17 January: The Healer's Tools: Broadening Archaeological Perspectives on 'Traditional' Healing through Contemporary Engagements with Migrant Practitioners in Accra, Ghana (Bryn Trevelyan James, University of Manchester)
- 31 January: Developing archaeology in the new South Sudan: General Gordon's fort at Laboré and other sites of interest (Matthew Davies, University of Cambridge/BIEA)
- 7 March: Becoming Creole: African-European cultural interaction and local tradition in Barbados, c. 1700-1900 (Niall Finneran, University of Winchester)
- 14 March: The Rise and Fall of the African Past: pursuing the 'pre-colonial' in Uganda (Richard Reid, SOAS)