12 February 2020

Lecture: Thoughts on Africa

On Wednesday 19th of February, Professor Jan-Bart Gewald will give a lecture in Rabat. Professor Gewald is a historian specialized in the social history of Africa and director of the of the African Studies Centre in Leiden.


In his lecture entitled “Thoughts on African Studies in the Netherlands, and Policy towards Africa in the Netherlands” he will present some of the insights he gained through his extensive research within the social sciences and humanities.

His research has ranged from the ramifications of genocide in Rwanda and Namibia, through to the socio-cultural parameters of trans-desert trade in Africa. In addition, he has conducted research on pan-Africanism in Ghana, spirit possession in the Republic of Niger, Dutch development cooperation, Africa in the context of globalisation, and social history in Eritrea.

On a personal note, Jan-Bart grew up in Africa and has lived in Botswana, Congo Kinshasa, Eritrea, Ghana, Namibia, Niger, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.



Practical details

Date: Wednesday 19th of February 2020 at 6 pm
LocationNimar, 3 Avenue Mohamed El Fassi (ex. Av. Marrakech)
Language: English
r.s.v.p. nimar@hum.leidenuniv.nl