Archaeology of the Oyo Empire and Materiality of Atlantic Modernity (West Africa)

Archaeology of the Oyo Empire and Materiality of Atlantic Modernity (West Africa)

November 9, 6pm

Dr. Akin Ogundiran, Chancellor’s Professor at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte, will speak about his archaeological research on the Oyo Empire (ca. 1570-1836) and its implications for understanding the age of Atlantic modernity, an experience defined by the movement of people, goods, and ideas, and reorganization of the physical and social landscapes.  Admission is free.