University of Lisbon, School of Arts and Humanities
January 4, 2023
6 PM (GMT) | Room B112.G
To attend in person please contact the Centre for History of the University of Lisbon mentioning in the subject “AIRN Seminar” (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The African Ivory Research Network (AIRN) runs a seminar at the Centre for History of the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon. This seminar addresses African ivory from any historical period and from a variety of historical perspectives, including economic history, cultural history, art history, environmental history and archaeology. In addition, it also intends to promote sessions related to heritage preservation, wildlife protection, ecology, law and illegal trade, among other issues relevant to this topic.
Contributors to this seminar include academics from around the world who have researched or are researching any topic related to African ivory and are willing to share their research with a wider community of researchers and experts, including sharing ongoing research. The main goal of this seminar is to promote an open discussion on any issue related with African ivory, profiting from the different theoretical frameworks and research interests followed by each speaker.
The seminar consists of monthly conferences to be held from January to May including a 50-60 minutes talk followed by a 20-30 minutes discussion. Sessions take place on Wednesdays starting at 6 PM (GMT) in online format, via zoom, although some may be in hybrid format (see below). Hybrid sessions take place at the School of Arts and Humanities, Room B112.G (limited availability).
AIRN is an offspring of a joint research project developed by the universities of Lisbon and Minas Gerais on the history of African ivories in the Atlantic world, which was carried out between 2016 and 2019 under the supervision of Peter Mark (https://africanivoriesul.wordpress.com/).
AIRN Seminar Programme 2023
- Paul Lane (University of Cambridge) | January 4
- Sarah Guérin (University of Pennsylvania) | February 15
- René Lommez Gomes (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais) | March 8
- Vanicléia Silva Santos (University of Pennsylvania) | April 19
- Edward A. Alpers (University of California Los Angeles) | May 17