Seminar: "Writing a longue durée Conceptual History of Wealth and Poverty in Uganda: Methodological Considerations" by Prof. Rhiannon Stephens

Event Information
Event Date: 
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 - 3:00am

Prof. Stephens will be presenting his paper entitled "Writing a longue durée Conceptual History of Wealth and Poverty in Uganda: Methodological Considerations,” on:

Wednesday May 15th 2013, 

Time: 2:15-4:15pm 

Venue: MISR Seminar room 1.

Prof. Stephens is an Assistant Professor (African History) in the Department of History, Columbia University.  She specializes in the history of precolonial East Africa from the late first millennium CE through the nineteenth century. Her research interests include the intersection of gender with social and political organization; popular conceptualizations of poverty and wealth; and cultural and linguistic exchange in multilingual settings. She draws on a range of methodological and interdisciplinary approaches to write longue durée history of oral societies, including comparative historical linguistics, comparative ethnography, analysis of oral traditions and archaeological evidence as well as more conventional archival research. She earned her doctorate at Northwestern University and her B.A. at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Copies of the paper are available in MISR Library.

Attendance will be limited to 60. To reserve a seat, please email:


Event Venue
MISR Seminar Room I

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