Migration and Sociopolitical Mobility in Africa and the African Diasporas International Conference Honoring Edward A. Alpers (Day 2)

Conference in honor of distinguished UCLA History Professor Edward A. Alpers

Friday, April 12, 2013
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Young Research Library Conference Center
UCLA, 405 Hilgard Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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DAY TWO - Young Research Library Conference Center


Panel Four (9:00AM – 11:00AM): East Africa and the Indian Ocean World

Chair: Thomas Vernet, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Jeremy Prestholdt, UC San Diego, “Locating the Indian Ocean: Notes on the Postcolonial Reconstitution of Space”

Matthew S. Hopper, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, “Globalization and the African Diaspora in the Arabian Gulf in the Age of Empire”

Anthony A. Lee, UCLA/West Los Angeles College, “Recovering Biographies of Enslaved Africans in Nineteenth Century Iran”

Karen Flint, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, “Toils of Empire: Medicine, Malingering, and Indentured Indians in South Africa 1860-1910”

Thomas Vernet, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, “Before the Clove Tree: Slave Accumulation and the Complex Roots of the Zanzibari Plantation Economy, ca.1750-1812”

Discussant: Gwyn Campbell, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indian Ocean World History, and Director, Indian Ocean World Center, McGill University


Closing Remarks (11:00AM)


For more information, please contact the Organizing Committee Chair Awet T. Weldemichael at awet.tewelde@uky.edu

Pay-by-space and all-day ($11) parking available

Cost : free and open to the public

African Studies Center(310) 825-3686


Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Center for Near Eastern Studies, Department of History, • Mellon Post-Doctoral Program "Cultures in Transnational Perspectives," UCLA • G.E. Von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA • Division of Undergraduate Studies, UCLA • Division of Social Sciences, UCLA • Professor Robin Kelley, UCLA • Center for the Study of Women, UCLA • Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor Scott Waugh, UCLA • College of Arts and Sciences, University of Kentucky