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Mind, Body, and Culture Workshop with Grant Parker: "Manenberg blues: how to map Cape Colourdness"

Dr. Parker researches (mostly South) African culture, with a particular interest in monuments, collective memory, and the creative arts. His first book was The Agony of Asar: a thesis on slavery by the former slave, Jacobus Elisa Johannes Capitein, 1717-1747 (Markus Wiener Publishers 2001), an annotated edition and discussion of a former west African slave's apparent defense of slavery. He has also edited a book, South Africa, Greece, and Rome: classical confrontations (forthcoming with Cambridge University Press), which investigates intersections between modern South African and ancient Greco-Roman histories. In a new project, he is taking stock on statues honoring Nelson Mandela. He taught in BOSP's Cape Town program (Winter 2010) and has helped in preparatory events for Stanford students who intend to study in Cape Town. He teaches in Stanford's Department of Classics. Grant hails from Cape Town: he studied at the University of Cape Town and Princeton University, and taught at the University of the Witwatersrand and Duke University before coming to the farm in 2006.
Sponsored by the Stanford Research Group on Collective Trauma and Healing.



Tuesday, May 5, 2015. 05:15 PM


History Corner, Building 200, Room 302, 450 Serra Mall


Humanities Center, History Department, Center for African Studies




A light dinner will be served.