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South Africa -- 9/12/19 Daypass -- Early History of South Africa, c. 900-1930 **Early Start at 9:30 a.m.**
Speaker: Raevin Jimenez, Ph.D., LSA Collegiate Fellow Speaker’s Synopsis: During the millennium preceding European colonialism, South Africans forged societies characterized by dispersed political networks, long-distance commerce, extensive regional interactions, and overlapping flows of people, ideas, and materials. By the 18th century, their political economies and political beliefs yielded powerful kingdoms. Colonial political mythology rests on the notion that early Europeans ‘set up a country bare’ and devoid of civilization. The early history of South Africa reveals a far more complex past. Dr. Jimenez is an LSA Collegiate Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Michigan. She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 2017. Her research uses comparative historical linguistics to recover the undocumented past. She is interested in the ways southern African speech communities crafted political beliefs and practices over several centuries, how these beliefs shaped gendered and generational social relations, and the ways enduring ideas shaped the rise of centralized kingdoms. ** Note: This lecture starts at 9:30 a.m., 30 minutes earlier than usual.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 09/12/2019
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 9:30-11:00am, **Early start**
Location : Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Towsley Auditorium
Address : 4800 E. Huron River Drive,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED