Chair of the Department of History, University of Wisconsin–Madison
WHEN Wednesday | 21 Oct, 12:00 PM
WHERE 238 HRCB
ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
Learn about Domingos Alvares, a powerful African healer and vodun priest who traveled the Atlantic between 1730 and 1750. Alvares’ story highlights the connections between healing, religion, kinship, and political subversion in a world greatly affected by the African slave trade.
James Sweet is the Vilas-Jartz Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Sweet’s interests in African and African diaspora history range widely. He has produced award-winning scholarship on the social and cultural histories of Africans in the Atlantic world, including Recreating Africa, about enslaved Africans in Brazil. Sweet also serves on a number of editorial boards and has acted as a consultant to scholarly institutes and policy initiatives.