Derek Peterson, Professor of History and African Studies at the University of Michigan, considered the conflicting interpretations of disease and their relationship to Ugandan colonial bureaucracy in his October 16 lecture for the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies. His talk, "The Politics of Transcendence in Colonial Uganda," continued the Institute's 2013-15 theme, "Materials of History." The talk is available online as an MP3 audio file to University of Michigan account holders (link here to access).

On October 17, graduate students Robyn d'Avignon (Anthropology and History) and Johanna Folland (History) presented the workshop, "In Search of Lost Worlds: The Politics of Material Turns in West African and East German Historiography." Associate Professor Victoria Langland (History, Romance Languages and Literatures) chaired.

Photo by Joseph Ho.