EIHS Lecture: "The Politics of Transcendence in Colonial Uganda"


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  • Speaker: Derek Peterson
    University of Michigan
  • Host Department: Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies (EIHS)
  • Date: 10/16/2014
  • Time: 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

  • Location: 1014 Tisch Hall

  • Description:

    Lecture abstract coming soon.

    Derek Peterson, Professor of History and Afro-American and African Studies at the University of Michigan, is a historian of eastern Africa’s intellectual cultures. His first book, Creative Writing (2004), concerned the history of Gikuyu-language literature in central Kenya. More recently Peterson’s work has shifted largely to Uganda. His second book, Ethnic Patriotism and the East African Revival (2012), was a study of a Christian conversion movement that provoked eastern Africa’s patriotic community-builders. The book was awarded the African Studies Association’s Herskovits Prize and the American Historical Association’s Martin Klein Prize, and was first runner-up for the American Society for Church History’s Phillip Schaff Prize.

    Free and open to the public.

    This lecture is part of the Thursday Series of the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies. It is made possible by a generous contribution from Kenneth and Frances Aftel Eisenberg.