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Blackness in Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Speaker Series: “Posing Slaves for the Camera”
September 22, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
The Dept. of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies presents the first event in the “Blackness in Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Speaker Series. Posing Slaves for the Camera: Race and Photography in 19th Century Khartoum will be a virtual presentation by Professor Eve Troutt Powell (Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania.
Eve M. Troutt Powell teaches the history of the modern Middle East and the history of slavery in the Nile Valley and the Ottoman Empire. As a cultural historian, she emphasizes the exploration of literature and film in her courses. She is the author of A Different Shade of Colonialism: Egypt, Great Britain and the Mastery of the Sudan (University of California, 2003) and the co-editor, with John Hunwick, of The African Diaspora in the Mediterranean Lands of Islam (Princeton Series on the Middle East, Markus Wiener Press, 2002). Her most recent book is Tell This in My Memory: Stories of Enslavement in Egypt, Sudan and the Late Ottoman Empire (Stanford University Press, 2012). Troutt Powell is now working on a book about the visual culture of slavery in the Middle East which will explore the painting and photography about African and Circassian slavery int eh late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.