Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi l Africa for the Africans?: Reimagining Space, Place & Possibility in 1860s Lagos 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

3401 Walnut Street 

Africana Studies Seminar Room, 330A 

Sponsored by the Department of Africana Studies  

Trained as both historian and computer engineer, Ademideʼs research into the history of west African cities combines a set of interdisciplinary interests in urban history, technology, cartography and spatial humanities. She joined UC Riversideʼs History department in July 2015 and received her PhD in History from NYU in 2016. Her current book project, “Imagine Lagos: Mapmaking and Representation in West Africa,” is a spatial history of precolonial and early colonial Lagos. Accompanying this book project is a cartographic database, “New Maps of Old Lagos,” which comes out of her research as an Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Rice Universityʼs Humanities Research Center. “New Maps” offers visual interpretations of intersecting historical vignettes of nineteenth-century Lagos, narrating urban change by illustrating the effects that civil wars, colonialism, slavery, and emancipation had on the cityʼs morphology.

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