Africa at Noon–September 7, 2011–Jan Vansina

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Making our African Studies Program Fifty Years Ago

Jan Vansina
Professor of Emeritus, Departments of History and Anthropology
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Time and Location: 12:00pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI

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This talk discusses the conditions leading to the foundation of the program, its foundation (1961) and its first years until 1964.

Speaker’s Bio:
I arrived in Madison on November 26, 1960, as an Africanist historian an anthropologist with years of experience in an interdisciplinary institute, helped found the program, and am still here.


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