2014: PAST EVENTS - Paper in Africa

13 April 2015

 Title: Paper in Africa

Speakers: A conversation between Michaelle Biddle (Wesleyan University) and Shamil Jeppie (UCT)
 
Even in this ‘Information Age’ paper is everywhere and as a result we hardly see it. But each sheet of paper tells a story in a fragile process of continuing dialogue and communication across time and space. The paper used in all but a handful of surviving Sub-Saharan manuscripts in Arabic script is European in origin. How was it made? How did it get to Africa?
 
Date: Wednesday, 30 July 2014
 
For more information, review the seminar announcement here
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