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From the Gold Coast to the Slave Coast: The Swedish Africa Company 1649-1663

Join the Center for African Studies for their weekly lunchtime seminar series. This week's presentation will be given by Dr. Jonas M. Nordin, Assistant Professor, Researcher and Senior Antiquarian, National Historical Museum, Sweden and Stanford Humanities Center-FSI International Visitor, Stanford University.
 
Jonas M. Nordin's archaeological research focuses on early modern colonialism, commodification processes and the rise of modernity. His main objective is to connect material culture, landscape and the history of Scandinavia into a holistic archaeology of the global world. His focus at the moment is Scandinavian early modern colonialism and colonies in Africa, America, Asia and their material remains both in the colonies as well as in the former mother countries. He also has a keen interest in the rise of modern organizations, such as guilds and modern organizing of space through the rise of public space, modern spa's for instance. Another area of interest is the construction and use of the past in early modern period.
 
About the speaker: 
Dr. Jonas Nordin is Assistant Professor, Researcher and Senior Antiquarian, National Historical Museum, Sweden and Stanford Humanities Center-FSI International Visitor, Stanford University.

Details

When:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014. 12:00 PM

Where:

Encina Hall West, Room 202

Sponsor:

Center for African Studies, Department of Anthropology, Stanford Archaeology Center, Stanford Humanities Center

Admission:

Free and open to the public.