Department of History

Co-sponsored Event

Cemil Aydin

Thursday, January 25, 2018

The Islamicate Studies Working Group* at the University of Pittsburgh presents: Cemil Aydin, Professor of History, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Keisha Blain Book Symposium

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Please join us for the launch of Keisha Blain's new book, Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom (University of Pennsylvania Press, February 2018).  Invited commentators will be Robert Trent Vinson, Frances L. and Edwin L. Cummings Associate Professor History and Africana Studies, The College of William and Mary; Lisa Tetrault, Associate Professor of History, Carnegie Mellon University.  Event co-hosted by the program in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies.  

Moses Ochonu, Vanderbilt University

Friday, March 31, 2017

In this talk, Dr. Moses Ochonu, Professor of History at Vanderbilt University, will historicize the political, theological, and economic events and anxieties that produced the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria. He will deploy, as a structuring analytical device, the theological and polemical construct of munafunci (or hypoc­risy). Munafunci is a recurring trope in the rhetorical claims of Muslim reformers and other critics of political and religious orthodoxies in Northern Nigeria.