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Archive for October, 2011

Newberry Seminar in American Indian Studies, Nov. 9th, 2011

November 9, 2011, 5:30-6:30pm, B-91 “Indian Lands and Imperial Authorities: The Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth-Century Ohio River Valley”Susan Sleeper-Smith, Michigan State University Europeans misunderstood Indian identity and misrepresented the ethnically diverse villages of the thousand mile-long Ohio River valley in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Ethnicity was complex, villages diverse, and intermarriage commonplace. Villages were […]

MSU historians at the 10th North Eastern Workshop

MSU historians presented papers at the 10th North Eastern Workshops on Southern Africa (NEWSA) conference in Burlington, Vermont.  NEWSA meetings are intimate, interdisciplinary gatherings of scholars who work on Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  Papers are pre-circulated, closely read, and intensely discussed.   Dr. Peter Alegi, a member […]

Professor Gordon T. Stewart’s article in Journal of World History

Professor Stewart has published “1774: the Scottish Enlightenment meets the Tibetan Enlightenment,” Journal of World History vol.22, no.3 ( September 2011), pp. 455-492. The 1774 meeting between Lobsang Palden Yeshes (1738-1780), the Third Panchen Lama, and George Bogle (1746-1781), an agent of the East India Company, was the first encounter between Britain and Tibet. This […]