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Cluster of Excellence EXC 2052 - "Africa Multiple: reconfiguring African Studies"

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"African Knowledges and the History Publication since the 1970s" by Dr. Cassandra Mark-Thiesen

2020-10-14 11:00 to 11:45
RW - H24

  • As part of the selection process for the Junior Research Group leaders, the Africa Multiple Cluster has invited six candidates to campus, who will give lectures on October 13-14, 2020. The venue is H 24 in the RW Building. Seating is limited; virtual attendance will be possible.
  • If you would like to attend in person, please contact: sabine.lieske@uni-bayreuth.de

Dr. Cassandra Mark-Thiesen is lecturer (Wissenschaftliche Assistentin) in African History at the history department of the University of Basel. She spent 2016 to 2018 as a Marie-Heim Vögtlin Research Fellow (Swiss National Science Foundation).

She has researched the social and economic history of West Africa, especially Ghana and Liberia. Her first book took a global labor history approach to the history of the first mechanized gold mines in the Gold Coast Colony. Currently, she is working on an entangled history of state-sponsored agricultural research and practices in Liberia. She is also co-editing a volume on memory, commemoration and the politics of historical memory in Africa.

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