Scholar for a Day: TERENCE RANGER

 African Studies Center

University of Pennsylvania


 Scholar for a Day

 The Scholar for a Day is a day-long seminar, organizedby Penn graduate students of all disciplines, designed to provide students and faculty with exposure to a leading scholar in African Studies. The event allows for intensive engagement with authors of significant theoretical approaches to Africanist scholarship as well as providing an opportunity to gain insight into the professional process--the evolution of new empirical and theoretical interests, the methodologies of research and writing, and the process of collaboration between scholars. The African Studies Center has previously hosted Karin Barber, Jane Guyer, John and Jean Comaroff, N'gugi Wa Thiongo, Valentin Y. Mudimbe, and Joahnnes Fabian.

 Adam Mohr
Chair, Scholar-for-a-Day Committee

 Scholar for a Day


Emeritus Professor of Race Relations, Oxford University Visiting Professor of History, University of Zimbabwe



 April 6, 2001

 McClelland Hall (Quadrangle) Enter 36th & Spruce Streets*

 8:30a.m. Introduction: Prof. Lee Cassanelli, Director, African Studies Center

 9:00-10:15 Panel I: Medical History

 Chair: Prof. Steven Feierman, History and Sociology of Science, History
Discussants: Lauren Nauta, History
Christine Schweidler, History and Sociology of Science
Ellen Amster, History

 10:15-10:30 Break

 10:30-11:45 Panel II: Nationalism and Resistance

 Chair: Prof. Sandra Barnes, Anthropology
Discussants: Wendi Haugh, Anthropology
Catherine Bogosian, History
Abigail McGowan, History

 11:45-1:30 Lunch

 1:30-2:45 Panel III: African Voices in African History

 Chair: Prof. Jonathan Glassman, History, Northwestern University
Discussants: Anne Marie Stoner-Eby, History
Wambui Mwangi, Political Science,
Kenya Shujaa, Anthropology

 2:45-3:00 Break

 3:00-4:30 Presentation by Terence Ranger Social History of Bulawayo

 *Please RSVP the African Studies Center and bring a PENN ID with you (if you have one); phone: (215)-898-6971, e-mail: or