Colloquium: "History from the Healer's Shrine: Genre, Historical Imagination, and Early Ganda History" by Neil Kodesh

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015 - 2:15pm

Assoc. Prof. Neil Kodesh will be giving a seminar, "History from the Healer's Shrine: Genre, Historical Imagination, and Early Ganda History" at MISR on Wednesday, 20 May, 2015. Neil Kodesh is a Professor at University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is a historian of precolonial East Africa with a particular emphasis on the Great Lakes region. His research and teaching interests center on health and healing, historical anthropology, and methodologies for writing early African history. His current project examines the history of medical pluralism in the Great Lakes region from ca. 1000-1940. This project bridges precolonial ideas about health and healing with colonial ones in an effort to provide a novel perspective from which to examine the spread and reception of biomedicine in Africa during the first half of the twentieth century.

Some of his publications are:

  • Beyond the Royal Gaze: Clanship and Public Healing in Buganda (University of Virginia Press, 2010). View Book Details
  • "Networks of Knowledge: Clanship and Collective Well-Being in Buganda," The Journal of African History 49, 2 (July 2008): 197-216.
  • "History from the Healer's Shrine: Genre, Historical Imagination, and Early Ganda History," Comparative Studies in Society and History, 49, 3 (July 2007): 527-552.
  • "Renovating Tradition: The Discourse of Succession in Colonial Buganda," The International Journal of African Historical Studies, 34:3 (2001), 511-542.
You are all invited to attend the lectures
You are all invited to attend the lectures
You are all invited to attend the lectures

Hard copies of the paper are available from MISR Library.

Attendance is open to the public.

Limited seating, Pre-Registration required.
For information or to pre-register, contact: Sylvia Namale: snamale@gmail.com

 

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MISR Seminar Room 1
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