Tag Archives: Senegal

Attending a symposium on Africa in the medieval world

I am in snowy Cambridge, Massachusetts, this week, attending a symposium on the history of Trans-Saharan relations and encounters. Medieval/Africa: The Trans-Saharan World was organized by a number of Harvard University departments and research institutes, namely: the Committee on Medieval … Continue reading

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The arts of citizenship: a new edited volume on contemporary Senegalese urbanity

The conference-and-publication machine continues to run well (see my post about conferences and proceedings). In this most recent case the conference, on The Art of Citizenship in African Cities, was held at Columbia University (May 2011) but my presentation was … Continue reading

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Historic baobab trees of Senegal

Following on my post about çinar trees at Turkish mosques and shrines, one reader, none other than my brother-in-law Ryan, suggested I post about Senegal’s baobab trees, and I am delighted to oblige. Baobabs (Adansonia digitata, guy in Wolof, boki … Continue reading

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