[Mansa-l] SOAS event History on Film: Slavery & the African Diaspora from a Global Perspective - Screenings & Exhibition 20th Feb, 27th Feb, 6th March 2014 at SOAS

Marie Rodet mrodet at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 31 11:36:47 CST 2014

SOAS event History on Film: Slavery & the African Diaspora from a Global Perspective (2nd series)
Screenings & Exhibition Thursday 20th February, 7pm, KLT http://bit.ly/1fne9zo
Thursday 27th February, 7pm, KLT http://bit.ly/1lmni08
Thursday 6th March, 7pm, DLT http://bit.ly/MgcqRz

Organised by Dr Marie Rodet (Department of History, SOAS), Dr Shihan de Silva (Institute of Commonwealth Studies), Dr Parvathi Raman (Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies, SOAS), and Angelica Baschiera (Centre of African Studies, SOAS).
Our film series and panel discussions with the filmmakers propose to make visible people of African descent in the world. By including films from the Indian Ocean World (Sri Lanka) and Africa (Mali and Benin), we aim to throw light on slavery in the African continent as well as its eastwards dimension. Slavery has all too often been studied in isolation from Africa. The focus has mainly been on the North Atlantic World. Indeed, the cultural dimension of Diasporas has long been observed in the North Atlantic World, but it has received only scant attention within the context of emancipated slave communities elsewhere.
The films and the discussion panels aim to question the biases in understanding slavery. 

Please find the full programme attached and further details here http://www.soas.ac.uk/history/events/slvafrfilmseries/ 
An accompanying exhibition of photographs by Fanny Challier entitled "Malian Landscapes of Freedom" will be displayed in the Wolfson Gallery, SOAS Library, 24th February - 21st March 2014.
Dr Marie Rodet
Lecturer in the History of Africa
School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS)

Thornhaugh Street
London WC1H 0XG
Phone: +44 (020) 7898 4606
Email: mr28 at soas.ac.ukhttp://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff69183.php

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