The 4th Annual IOWC Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference on Africa


1 May 2011

Program / Programme

09h30-10h00 Registration, Coffee Welcome address by member of the Organizing Committee & IOWC Director
10h15 – 12h00 Chair / Prof. Gwyn Campbell
Modérateur Department of History, McGill University
10h15 - 10h50 Masaiitis’: Imagined people and spaces in northern Tanzania
Victor Corey Wright, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, McGill University
10h50 - 11h25 The business of belonging: “Falasha” commodification in Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Jewish industry Gabriella Djerrahian, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, McGill University
11h25 - 12h00 Enduring colonial legacies: The effects of retarded advancement of girls education in Northern Nigeria (1928-1954) Ifeyinwa Mbakogu, PhD Candidate, School of Social Work, McGill University
12h00 - 12h30 Lunch Break
12h30 – 13h40 Chair / Prof. Myron Echenberg
Modérateur Department of History, McGill University
12h30 - 13h05 Historical rape: the impact of slavery’s legacy on intra-familial sexual abuse dynamics in La Réunion Island
Xuân Ducandas, PhD Candidate, Department of Medical Anthropology, Université de Montréal/ Université de La Réunion
13h05 - 13h40 Robert Koch’s medical expeditions in Africa 1883-1910 : Some research questions
Facil Tesfaye, PhD Candidate, Department of History, McGill University
13h40 – 14h50 Chair / Prof. John Galaty
Modérateur IOWC/ Department of Anthropology, McGill University
13h40 - 14h10 Cami Baykurt's account of his travels in Trablusgarp: A new source for the history of Ottoman Slavery and Slave Trade
Michael Ferguson, PhD Candidate, Department of History, McGill University
14h10 - 14h45 Women's litigation and the colonial court in Algeria, 1889-1920
Sarah Ghabrial, PhD Candidate, Department of History, McGill University
14h45 Reception

For further information, please write to Facil Tesfaye at iowc@mcgill.ca