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Bodies, Histories, & Empire in Africa: A Symposium


Bodies, Histories, & Empire in Africa: A Symposium

Friday, September 13, 10:00am—2:00pm

The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Ave between 34th & 35th


Antoinette Burton, Julie Livingston, Megan Vaughan

The Skylight Room (9100)

10am: Welcome and Introductions


10:15–11:30am: “Figuring the Tumor: Photography, Self, and Cancer in Botswana”

Professor Julie Livingston (Department of History, Rutgers—The State University of New Jersey)


12:30–1:45pm: “Notes on the Political Unconscious

of British Post/Colonial Histories”

Professor Antoinette Burton (Professor of History and Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies, Department of History, University of Illinois)


1:45–2:00pm: Closing Remarks

Professor Megan Vaughan (Distinguished Professor of History, the Graduate Center, CUNY)


Cosponsored by the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean and the Ph.D. Program in History.

Free and open to the public. All events take place at The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Ave btwn 34th & 35th. The building and the venues are fully accessible. For more information please visit or call 212.817.2005 or e-mail