Lecture: “Africa and the Global Middle Ages: Broker States, Articulated Cities, Ecological Thresholds”
François-Xavier Fauvelle (Collège de France)
Presented by the African Studies Program, the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Department of History, the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, and the Institute of Islamic Studies
Reception to follow.
François-Xavier Fauvelle is an Africanist historian and archeologist. He is a professor at the Collège de France in Paris and, in 2020, at Princeton University. He is a former director of the French Centre for Ethiopian Studies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and for the past decade has led the French-Moroccan excavations program in Sijilmâsa, Morocco. Originally published in French in 2013, his book The Golden Rhinoceros: Histories of the African Middle Ages was released in English by Princeton University Press in 2018.
Professor Fauvelle will also be giving a talk at the Aga Khan Museum on Wednesday 19 February; click here for tickets and more information.