Thursday, October 26, 2006

The History Graduate Students Colloquium will reconvene this Friday, October 27th downstairs in the Faculty Club, at 3:30 pm. The speakers will be Charles Robertson, "Saint Augustine, Vatican II and the Development of Catholic Doctrine: A Study of Lumen Gentium and De Baptismo Contra Donatistas"; and Scott Wright, "Timbuktu and the Imperial Imagination". This will involve an examination of how French explorers and geographers manipulated the idea of Timbuktu to further their aims of empire-building in 19th century West Africa. Everyone welcome, especially each and every History grad student.