ASC research group Debates on Development
in Latin American and the Caribbean
is pleased to annnounce

a lecture by Jhon Picard Byron 
l’Université d’Etat d’Haïti (UEH)

Africa Within Haitian National Narratives
(La rupture avec le système coloniale/esclavagiste et la difficile construction de l’Etat-nation. L’usage de l’Afrique dans les narrations nationales haïtiennes)

November 14, 2019 at 5:00pm,
American Studies Center, room 116

The lecture will be delivered in French and translated into Polish.

What about?

The lecture is going to present the difficult process of Haitian national construction in the context of the colonial/slave system with particular importance of Africa in the development of this “imagined community”. The difference between the appropriation of Africa by nineteenth-century thinkers and that of the thinkers of the past century allows to emphasize the first forms of “counter-discourses ” of the black world, which will later contribute to the emergence of the idea of negritude.

 

Who?

Jhon Picard Byron is an anthropologist, professor and researcher at the State University of Haiti (UEH), attached to the laboratory LADIREP, involved since 2012 in research on the history of ethnology in Haiti. He has published on the subject in academic journals and books, including Knowledge, Production and Social Construction: Ethnology in Haiti (PUL / Ed.UEH, 2014) and The Haiti Exception: Anthropology and the Predicaments of Narrative (with Alessandra Benedicty, Kaiama L. Glover and Mark Schuller) (Liverpool, LUP, 2016).

 

 

Year 2019/2020

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Year 2019/2020

November 14, 2019, 5:00pm; “Africa Within Haitian National Narratives”

November 7, 2019

During the lecture Jhon Picard Byron from the State University of Haiti will speak of importance of Africa in the development of Haitian nationality.

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Due to the bilateral agreement between University of Warsaw and University of Florida, Gainesville the American Studies Center offers 1 stipend for a 2020/2021 fall or spring semester at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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