Perspectives on mobility from African archaeology
International workshop exploring archaeological perspectives on mobility in Africa
Mobility is a key topic in the archaeological and anthropological studies. The role of mobility as an interpretative concept and subject of study has assumed renewed prominence in recent years, as a consequence of the methodological and theoretical developments in the disciplines, as well as in the wake of contemporary, global modern migrations. The workshop will explore the theme through three main case studies from the African continent in order to discuss different archaeological perspectives on mobility(ies) in Africa and more generally.
Ceri Ashley (University of Pretoria), Per Ditlef Fredriksen (University of Oslo) and Marina Gallinaro (La Sapienza University of Rome) will present case studies from Eastern, Southern and Northern Africa, followed by a general discussion with Savino di Lernia (La Sapienza University of Rome) and Christopher Prescott (The Norwegian Institute in Rome).
The “Africanist evening“ will take place on 15 October 2018 at the Norwegian Institute in Rome at 5:00 p.m. Christopher Prescott (The Norwegian Institute in Rome), Per Ditlef Fredriksen (University of Oslo) and Marina Gallinaro (La Sapienza University of Rome) are hosting the event, for more information please contact the organiser by email.