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Virtual: ‘Posing Slaves for the Camera: Race and Photography in 19th Century Khartoum’
September 22, 2020 at 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Dept. of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies presents a virtual presentation by Professor Eve Troutt Powell (Christopher H. Browne distinguished professor of History, University of Pennsylvania), “Posing Slaves for the Camera: Race and Photography in 19 century Khartoum,” moderated by Professor William Sturkey (Department of History, UNC). September 22, 4:30 PM.
Eve M. Troutt Powell teaches the history of the modern Middle East and the history of slavery in the Nile Valley and the Ottoman Empire. As a cultural historian, she emphasizes the exploration of literature and film in her courses. She is the author of A Different Shade of Colonialism: Egypt, Great Britain and the Mastery of the Sudan (University of California, 2003) and the co-editor, with John Hunwick, of The African Diaspora in the Mediterranean Lands of Islam (Princeton Series on the Middle East, Markus Wiener Press, 2002). Her most recent book is Tell This in My Memory: Stories of Enslavement in Egypt, Sudan and the Late Ottoman Empire (Stanford University Press, 2012).
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