Lecture by François-Xavier Fauvelle, 20 February, 4:10 pm

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

François-Xavier Fauvelle
Professor, Collège de France (Paris)

Africa and the Global Middle Ages:

Broker States, Articulated Cities, Ecological Thresholds”

Fauvelle lecture image
Map of the Oekumene drawn by the twelfth-century Arab geographer al-Idrîsî (copy by ‘Alî ibn-Hasan al Hûfî al-Qâsimî, Cairo, 1456; Oxford, Bodleian Library, Ms Pococke 375, fol. 3v-4)

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.