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Learning from the Lari Massacres: Heritage and Conflict Resolution in Contemporary Kenya

Publication date: Nov 15, 2012 11:17:19 AM

Start: Nov 22, 2012 5:00:00 PM

Location: Room 612, Institute of Archaeology

Miriam Syowia Kyambi, Detail from 'Infinity: Flashes of the Past', Archive photographs and mixed media, 2007, Photo Annie E. Coombes 2009.

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


Image caption: Miriam Syowia Kyambi, Detail from 'Infinity: Flashes of the Past', Archive photographs and mixed media, 2007, Photo Annie E. Coombes 2009.