The African Studies Program, the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Department of History, the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, and the Institute of Islamic Studies cordially invite you to a lecture by
Professor, Collège de France (Paris)
“Africa and the Global Middle Ages:
Broker States, Articulated Cities, Ecological Thresholds”
Thursday, 20 February 2020, 4:10 p.m.
Centre for Medieval Studies, Room 301
Lillian Massey Building
125 Queen’s Park
Reception to follow
François-Xavier Fauvelle is an Africanist historian and archeologist. He is a professor at the Collège de France in Paris and, in 2020, at Princeton University. He is a former director of the French Centre for Ethiopian Studies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and for the past decade has led the French-Moroccan excavations program in Sijilmâsa, Morocco. Originally published in French in 2013, his book The Golden Rhinoceros: Histories of the African Middle Ages was released in English by Princeton University Press in 2018.