The Preyer Lecture Series, with Toby Green
The Queens University of Charlotte History Department would like to welcome you to our annual Preyer Lecture, in its modified, virtual format!
The Preyer Lecture was established several years ago to bring distinguished scholars to our campus. It was endowed by a former member of our history department who passed away some years ago. Each year the event brings to campus a scholar of national or international renown. Given current events, this year, as we did last year, we are adapting the lecture to a series of three online talks by active scholars.
Dr. Toby Green will be giving a talk, "West African and World History: A New Perspective," as the second of our three Preyer lectures. He is the author of the award-winning book, A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution (Chicago, 2019). He is Professor of Precolonial and Lusophone African History and Culture at King's College, London; and Chair of the Fontes Historiae Africanae Committee of the British Academy. In his Preyer lecture, Green will explore a different approach to early modern globalization from the perspective of Africa. West African political, social and cultural frameworks were essential to the formation of the modern world; drawing on his award-winning work A Fistful of Shells, Green explores the social and economic consequences of this to this day.
Please use the RingCentral link to access the lecture, which will be in a webinar format. Feel free to use the chat function for the Q&A which will follow the talk!
Monday, November 1 at 6:30pm to 7:45pmVirtual Event