BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES: Fields, Methods, Sources, and Questions in Atlantic History

Russell House, five hours from now:

A lecture by Professor James H. Sweet, Professor of History, University of Wisconsin.

Professor Sweet’s research and teaching center on Africans and their descendants in the broader world. He teaches courses on comparative slavery, race and nation in the Atlantic world, comparative world history, the history of Brazil, and the history of South Africa. His research has concentrated on the social and cultural histories of Africans in the Atlantic world. His next book will focus on the international dimensions of slavery in the United States, and he has begun several research projects related to South Africa.

Selected Publications:

  • *Domingos Álvares, African Healing, and the Intellectual History of the Atlantic World. Chapel Hill, NC:
    University of  North Carolina Press, 2011.
  • *(ed. with Tejumola Olaniyan) The African Diaspora and the Disciplines. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University
    Press, 2010.
  • * “Mistaken Identities? Olaudah Equiano, Domingos Álvares, and the Methodological Challenges of Studying
    the African Diaspora.” The American Historical Review 114 (2009): 279-306.
  • *Recreating Africa: Culture, Kinship, and Religion in the African-Portuguese World, 1441-1770. Chapel Hill, NC:  University of North Carolina Press, 2003.

Date: Today, October 20
Time: 4 pm
Place: Russell House
Cost: freeeeee

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