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Fridays at Newcomb

“Signares and Métis Women: A History of African and European Interaction in Senegal, West Africa”

featuring Hilary Jones

Date: Friday, March 22, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Building: Caroline Richardson Building, Anna Many Lounge
Location: uptown campus

 Signares, women who owned property and held high social standing in Senegal’s Atlantic coastal towns during the era of the Atlantic slave trade, established households with European men that gave rise to a population of people of mixed racial ancestry.  They and their métisse daughters shaped a culture grounded in Senegal while reaching outward to the francophone Atlantic world.  Hilary Jones is assistant professor of history at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research interests include 19th Century Africa, French colonialism, the francophone Atlantic, histories of power and politics, and women, race and class. Her book, The Métis of Senegal: Urban Life and Politics in French West Africa offers fresh insight into the making of mixed race identity and the role of urban elites in Senegal’s early political history. 

Sponsored by: Newcomb College Institute

Admission: Free
Attendance: See description
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors

Tickets: Not required

For more information contact Jan Mulvihill via email to jmulvihi@tulane.edu or by phone at 504-247-1639

Additional information may be found at the event website at http://tulane.edu/newcomb/fridays.cfm






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