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Subject:Talk on Birds at Macalester College
From:Arjun Guneratne <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Arjun Guneratne <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 22 Feb 2010 14:08:15 -0600

Nancy Jacobs, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and History at Brown
University, will deliver a talk on "Europe, Africa, and the Birds Between
Them" at Macalester College, Olin Rice Hall Room 250 on February 25, from
4:30-6:00 p.m.  The public is invited.  For directions to Olin Rice, click
this link<,-93.168944&spn=0.004534,0.00825&z=17&msid=115988568609438379296.00048035de6683681414e>.
Parking is available in Macalester College lots (see map).

What are continents and how are they imagined?  Africa and Europe exist as
separate places because the people who inhabited them have had divergent
histories.  What about non-human beings on those landmasses?  Are they
European and African in the same way the human inhabitants are?  How as
humans do we distinguish between Africa, Europe, and their birds?

Nancy Jacobs received her B.A. from Calvin College in Grand Rapids,
Michigan.  She received an M.A. in African Studies from UCLA and a Ph.D. in
History from Indiana University.  She is currently working on a book project
titled Birders of a Feather: Stories of People, Birds, and Other People in

Arjun Guneratne
Professor of Anthropology
Editor, Himalaya
Department of Anthropology
Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Phone: (651) 696-6362
Fax: (651) 696-6324


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