Apr 26th 2019

Susan Keech McIntosh – Trans-Saharan Connections and the Global Turn in Africa: A History in Fragments

As a culminating event of a day-long symposium, noted archaeologist Susan Keech McIntosh, Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Anthropology, Rice University, reflects on the importance of working at the crossroads of art and archaeology and African and Islamic Studies to construct a greater understanding of the global Middle Ages. McIntosh has conducted excavations in Mali and Senegal, and has written extensively on protecting archaeological heritage and cultural property in Africa.

Following her talk, McIntosh will be joined for conversation by Kathleen Bickford Berzock, curator of Caravans of Gold.

For more information on this free symposium “Trans-Saharan Exchange and the Global Medieval, Visual and Cultural Studies Research at the Crossroads of Disciplines and Regions” visit http://bit.ly/GlobalMedieval

This event is supported by the Myers Foundations and presented by The Block Museum and the Northwestern University Department of Art History.

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