Thursday, 17–Friday, 18 March
“Africa’s Ambiguous Adventure” celebrates the 50th anniversary of Cheikh Hamidou Kane’s l’Aventure ambiguë. Two events will be held in separate locations on Thursday; all Friday events will be held in B192 JFSB.
Thursday, 17 March
“The Clash of Culture and Faith in Colonial Africa: An Ambiguous Adventure”
Chantal Thompson, teaching professor of French Studies, BYU, and Cheikh Hamidou Kane, author, 11:00–11:50 a.m., JSB Auditorium
“An African Celebration”
Tributes to Cheikh Hamidou Kane, followed by an evening of African music and dance by Voice of Africa; 7:00–9:00 p.m., Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center
Friday, 18 March
“Ambiguous Adventure: A Witness of the Human Condition”
Mamadou Sy Tounkara, secretary general of the Committee for the 50th Anniversary of Ambiguous Adventure, 10:00–10:45 a.m.
“Reading l’Aventure ambiguë Then and Now”
Lydie E. Moudileno, professor of romance languages and graduate chair of French, University of Pennsylvania, 11:00–11:45 a.m.
“Ambiguous Adventure: From the Word to the word”
Souleymane Bachir Diagne, professor of French and director of graduate studies, Columbia University, 1:00–1:45 p.m.
“Partage du Sensible”
Abdourahman Wabéri, prize-winning author and Visiting professor, Claremont Colleges, 2:00–2:45 p.m.
Cheikh Hamidou Kane, 3:00–3:30 p.m.
For more information, please contact Chantal Thompson.
"The Medium and the Message: Necromancy and the Literary Context of Leviticus 20," Jonathan Burnside, professor of biblical law, University of Bristol, 11:00 A.M., 238 HRCB, flyer
"Developmental Idealism: The Cultural Foundations of Worldwide Development Programs," Arland Thornton, professor of sociology, University of Michigan, NOON, 238 HRCB, flyer
"Into the Woods: Forests and the Northern European Imagination from the Grimms to Tolkien to the Third Reich," Mikle South, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience; Richard Hacken, European Studies and linguistics librarian; moderator: Frank Christianson, associate professor of English and associate dean, College of Humanities, 4:00 P.M., 238 HRCB, flyer
"Muslim Professional Women in the Modern Near East," Tahani Salhi, director of conservation, Petra Archaeological Park, Jordan, 11:00 A.M., B037 JFSB, reception for Women's Studies to follow, room to be announced
"Global Change and Public Communication," Sara Yeo, University of Utah, 4:00 P.M., 238 HRCB, flyer
BYU GMSA is sponsoring a trip to the Boeing facility in SLC, 8:00 A.M.–NOON, transportation RSVP at email@example.com.
"Petra Archaeological Park, Jordan: Challenges and Strategies for Conservation," Tahani Salhi, director of conservation, Petra Archaeological Park, Jordan, 3:00 P.M., B002 JFSB
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