Sunday, 15 November 2015

AUC TO DISCUSS LETTERS WRITTEN BY SLAVES IN THE EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES


WHAT
A lecture, “Singed: Bilal Khayr, Your Respectful Slave. Letters from a Family Archive,” as part of Qahwa and Kalam lecture series, hosted by the Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations at The American University in Cairo (AUC). The lecture will discuss several letters purportedly written by slaves and found in a private family archive in Egypt.

WHO
Terrence Walz, an independent scholar, Washington DC. Walz has extensively researched the history of slavery in the Middle East. He is the author of The Trade between Egypt and Bilad As-Sudan (IFAO, 1978) as well as co-editor, with Kenneth Cuno, of Race and slavery in the Middle East : histories of trans-Saharan Africans in nineteenth-century Egypt, Sudan, and the Ottoman Mediterranean (AUC Press, 2010) as well as the author of numerous articles on the history of slavery. 


WHERE   
Room PO71, Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz AlSaud Hall, AUC New Cairo

WHEN
Monday, November 16, 2015; from 1:00 to 2:00 PM

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