MASU presents: Jose Curto
341 Eggers Hall
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Jose Curto, Endangered and Dangerous Archives in Angola
When it comes to archives, Angola has long been known as a musty "Garden of Eden". First providing an overview of extant archives during the mid-20 century, this presentation subsequently examines the current state of documentary repositories in Angola. In the process, we are particularly interested in exploring the archives that survived the prolonged period of colonial and civil wars, those that have vanished since, and those considered too dangerous to be worked by scholars.
Jose Curto is Associate Professor of History at York University in Toronto, Ontario. He is also the associate editor of Portuguese Studies Review, an international journal focusing on Portugal, Brazil, Africa, and other areas sharing or reshaping a Portuguese legacy. Together with Paul Lovejoy he wrote Enslaving Connections, a book that deals with the important and underexplored topic of the transatlantic linkages between western Africa and Brazil during the era of the slave trade.
Sponsored by Maxwell African Scholars Union at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs and the Department of Anthropology
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