Second Annual Lecture

The Centre is proud to host its second annual lecture. Entitled ‘The Uganda Museum and the History of Heritage in Africa’, the lecture will be delivered at 17.00 on Friday 6 March in Grimond Lecture Theatre 2 by Professor Derek Peterson. The lecture will be followed by a wine reception.

Derek Peterson was Senior Lecturer in Cambridge and he is now Professor of History and African Studies at the University of Michigan. His latest monograph, Ethnic Patriotism and the East African Revival (Cambridge: CUP, 2012), has been awarded the African Studies Association’s Herskovits Prize and the American Historical Association’s Martin Klein Prize. Professor Peterson has also edited collections of a wide range of subjects: from Idi Amin’s Uganda to history-writing in colonial Africa, passing through the politics of British slave abolition. He is one of the three editors of the New African Histories book series at Ohio University Press.

More information about Professor Peterson can be found on his University of Michigan profile page.