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Memory, Cloth, Body, Text: Calling Egungun (the Bones) to Life

An African Nostalgias Geballe Humanities Workshop with Maria E. Hamilton Abegunde
Marie E. Hamilton Abegunde is an egungun (ancestral) priest in the Yoruba Orisa tradition, a Lecturer in the department of African & African Diaspora Studies, and the Director of the Graduate Mentoring Center at Indiana University, Bloomingtom. Her research focuses on embodied memory of the Middle Passage, the ways in which unresolved ancestral emotions shape the lives of descendants, and the links between ancestral wounding, contemporary violence, illness, and disease. In this workshop, Dr. Hamilton will discuss conducting research and doing auto-ethnography as a practitioner and a scholar.

Details

When:

Thursday, May 19, 2016. 05:30 PM

Where:

Bolivar House, 582 Alvarado Row

Sponsor:

Center for Latin American Studies, Humanities Center, History Department, Center for African Studies

Contact:

650-497-7688
africanstudies@stanford.edu

Admission:

Dinner Served! Please RSVP to jillrose@stanford.edu