Learning from the Lari Massacres: Heritage and Conflict Resolution in Contemporary Kenya
Publication date: Nov 15, 2012 11:17 AM
Start: Nov 22, 2012 05:00 PM
Location: Room 612, Institute of Archaeology
Annie E. Coombes (Birkbeck) will give the fifth seminar in the African Peoples and Pasts series at the Institute on 22 November.
Prof Coombes' seminar is entitled 'Learning from the Lari Massacres: Heritage and Conflict Resolution in Contemporary Kenya' and all are welcome. The seminar will be followed by a wine reception in the Staff Common Room.
Professor Annie E. Coombes is Professor of Material and Visual Culture in the Department of History of Art and Screen Media at Birkbeck College, University of London. Her books include, Reinventing Africa: Museums, Material Culture and Popular Imagination (1994); History After Apartheid: Visual Culture and Public Memory in a Democratic South Africa (2003) and (with Lotte Hughes and Karega-Munene) Managing Heritage, Making Peace: History, Identity and Memory in Contemporary Kenya (forthcoming May 2013).
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)