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Sent: 8 February 2014 <email@example.com> cross-posted from H-Africa The History of Poverty in Africa: A Central Question??? Columbia University, March 6-7, 2014 Common Room, Heyman Center Co-sponsored by the Institute of African Studies, the Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Department of History, the Center for International History and the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality Program of Events Thursday March 6th, 2014 6pm - Keynote Address: Jane I. Guyer, George Armstrong Kelly Professor, Department of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University "Paupers. Percentiles. Precarity. Analytics for poverty studies in Africa." 7:30pm - Opening Reception Friday March 7th, 2014 9am - Panel I: The (mis)Measure of Poverty Gareth Austin, Graduate Institute Geneva, "The History of Poverty in Ghana: Reflections from Recent Research." Morten Jerven, Simon Fraser University, "African Poverty by Numbers." Klas R?nnb?ck, University of Gothenburg, "Measuring Material Living Standards in Pre-colonial West Africa." Chaired by Gregory Mann, Columbia University 10:45am - Panel II: Poverty of Food Abigail Neely, University of Minnesota/Yale University, "Hlonipha and Health: Livelihoods, Taboos, and Nutrition in mid-Twentieth Century Pholela, South Africa." Catherine Cymone Fourshey, Susquehanna University, "Nyakusa Food Security and Safwa 'Poverty'1700-1900: History of Poverty and the Language Surrounding It." Vincent Bonnecase, LAM/CNRS, "Statistical Comparability and Racial Incomparability: Conceiving Hunger in French West Africa under late Colonialism." Chaired by Megan Vaughan, CUNY - Graduate Center 1:45pm - Panel III: The Gender of Poverty Milcah Amolo Achola, University of Nairobi, "Poverty, Ignorance and Disease: Maternal and Child Health Policy for Nairobi During the Kenyatta Era." Shobana Shankar, Stony Brook University, "Poverty and the Religious Imagination in Northern Nigeria." Laura Ann Twagira, Wesleyan University, "Wealth-in-Women: Demographic Crisis and Food Production at the Office du Niger (French Soudan), 1935-1946." Chaired by Rhiannon Stephens, Columbia University 3:30pm - Panel IV: Rural Poverty and Urban Poverty Abosede George, Barnard College, CU, "Who is a Poor Child? Reflections from a Multigenerational Survey of Childhood in Twentieth Century Lagos." Laura Evans, University of Cape Town, "Structural Unemployment, Gender and Poverty in Apartheid's 'Dumping Grounds'." Alice Wiemers, Otterbein University/Notre Dame University, "'Capitals of the Poor': Spaces of Poverty and Poverty Reduction in Northern Ghana, 1942-2012." James Giblin, University of Iowa, "Tanzanian Poverty in the Period of Villagization." Chaired by Mamadou Diouf, Columbia University 5:30pm - Closing Discussion, Chaired by Rhiannon Stephens, Columbia University http://www.ias.columbia.edu/event/history-poverty-africa-central-question http://heymancenter.org/events/history-of-poverty-in-africa/ --