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Trans-Saharan Connections and the Global Turn in Africa: A History in Fragments

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Conversations
April
26
5:30 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Fri April 26, 2019
5:30 PM

Location:

The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Audience:

Open to the public

Details:

Myers Symposium Keynote Lecture

Susan Keech McIntosh - Trans-Saharan Connections and the Global Turn in Africa: A History in Fragments

As a culminating event of an all-day scholarly symposium Trans-Saharan Exchange and the Global Medieval, Visual and Cultural Studies Research at the Crossroads of Disciplines and Regions, noted archaeologist Susan Keech McIntosh, Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Anthropology, Rice University, reflects on the importance of working at the crossroads of art and archaeology and African and Islamic Studies to construct a greater understanding of the global middle ages. McIntosh has conducted field research and excavations in Mali and Senegal, including at the important site of Jenne-Jeno, and has written extensively on the pressing issues of preserving and protecting archaeological heritage and cultural property in Africa. Following her talk, Susan will be joined for conversation by Kathleen Bickford Berzock, Block Museum Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs and curator of Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time.

This event is generously supported by the Myers Foundations and the Department of Art History at Northwestern University.

Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at block-museum@northwestern.edu