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Early History of Africa Symposium: New Narratives for a History of Connections and Brokers
January 30, 2020 @ 1:15 pm - 6:00 pm
This symposium hosted by the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies presents an opportunity to think about different methodologies and different ways of writing history when faced with the challenge of sources. Can we still use the traditional narrative within a connected history of brokers, frontiers, and cultural transfers, or should we be thinking about different ways of telling history, developing, for instance, network narratives or fragmented narratives? Organized by Zrinka Stahuljak (Comparative Literature and French and Francophone Studies; CMRS Director; UCLA) and Stephanie Bosch Santana (Comparative Literature, UCLA).
Featuring Professor Lamia Balafrej speaking “On Slavery and the Archive in Medieval Islam”.