New publication: William Carruthers, "Flooded Pasts: UNESCO, Nubia, and the Recolonization of Archaeology" (Cornell University Press, 2022)

Flooded Pasts examines a world famous yet critically underexamined event—UNESCO's International Campaign to Save the Monuments of Nubia (1960–80)—to show how the project, its genealogy, and its aftermath not only propelled archaeology into the postwar world but also helped to "recolonize" it. In this book, William Carruthers asks how postwar decolonization took shape and what role a colonial discipline like archaeology—forged in the crucible of imperialism—played as the "new nations" asserted themselves in the face of the global Cold War.

Online Workshop – "People of the Desert: Nomadic Networks and the Spread and Practice of Islam" – 28 October



People of the Desert: Nomadic Networks and the Spread and Practice of Islam

15:45 -19:00 (CET time)
Chairs: Irina Shingiray (University of Oxford) and José C. Carvajal López (University of Leicester)

15:45 Case studies

José C. Carvajal López (University of Leicester)

Nomads of Qatar? The emergence of Bedouin communities in the Persian-Arabian Gulf

“Finding Black Joy in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan” with Marie Grace Brown - 29 September 2022

Race and the Middle East/North Africa Mellon Sawyer Seminar: Marie Grace Brown: “Finding Black Joy in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan” 
Thursday, September 29 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 
Skylight Room on the 9th Floor, The Graduate Center, CUNY (365 5th Avenue, New York NY 10016)

Where do we find Black joy in the archive? How do we evaluate claims of interracial affection or friendship made by white imperialists?


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