LECTURE: Vincent Brown, Charles Warren Profess or History and Professor of African-American Studies, Harvard University
Tacky's Revolt and the Coromantee Archipelago A New Cartography of Slave Revolt"
Thursday, January 30th, 4.15 PM, L01 Carson Hall
A native New Englander, George R. Trumbull IV received his A.B. from Princeton University and his Ph.D. from Yale University, where his dissertation received the Arthur and Mary Wright Prize for Best Dissertation in a field outside of European or American history.
Professor Trumbull's first book, An Empire of Facts: Colonial Power, Cultural Knowledge, and Islam (Algeria, 1871-1914), appeared in 2009 as part of Cambridge University Press's "Critical Perspectives on Empire" series. Situating his research at the intersection of African and Middle Eastern Studies, he is currently working on a book entitled "Land of Thirst, Land of Fear: A History of Water in the Sahara from Empire to Oil." An article related to this research will appear in an edited volume, Environmental Imaginaries of the Middle East and North Africa (Ohio University Press, 2011). A future project, probably a short book, will trace the history of recent extinctions in the Maghrib, and a longer book will offer a history of Marrakesh. Social Science Research Council, Fulbright-Hays, Whiting Foundation, and, most recently, American Council of Learned Societies fellowships have supported his research in North Africa and France.
Offering courses in History and African Studies, he most recently has taught Introduction to African Studies, Africa and the World, the History of North Africa, Islam in Africa, and two seminars: a senior History Department seminar on the history and literature of Muslim migrations, and a First-Year Seminar, "Pirates and Piracy in Global Historical Perspective." Having also taught at Yale, Tulane, and New York Universities, he hopes to continue to expand the offerings in African Studies in the History Department and the programs in African and African American Studies and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. While at Dartmouth, he has advised much independent work in multiple departments, including several independent studies and multiple theses. Recent prize-winning theses emerged out of topics on the history of an extremist paramilitary settler group during the Algerian War of Independence, chronic food insecurity and responses to the Ethiopian Famine of 1984, and the politics of development aid following the First Gulf War.
Professor Trumbull serves on the editorial board of the Middle East Research and Information Project, and also offers media consultation and commentary on the historical roots and contexts of contemporary Islamic Africa and the Middle East, migration politics in the Mediterranean, and, most recently, contemporary events in Libya and Tunisia.
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