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CfP: Workshop, 15-16 April 2021

Photographs as sources for writing histories of medicine, health and healing in colonial and postcolonial Africa

Over the last thirty years, photographs have become important sources of information for scholars seeking to reconstruct and examine the African past – whether related to material objects, social processes and practices, or attitudes and sensibilities. In employing visual evidence, historians and anthropologists recognise and reflect critically on photography as a complex and historically contingent practice, and images as polyvalent and often ambiguous artefacts.

We invite graduate students, early career and established scholars who are employing photographs to write histories related to medicine, health and healing in Africa to present their work in progress and participate in discussion around these themes.

Please submit an abstract (ca. 500 words) and biography (ca. 100 words) to Danelle van Zyl-Hermann danelle.vanzyl-hermann@unibas.ch by 15 October 2020.

Organisers, Department of History, University of Basel:
Tanja Hammel tanja.hammel@unibas.ch
Danelle van Zyl-Hermann danelle.vanzyl-hermann@unibas.ch

For more details, please consult the attached Call for Papers