Brown University shieldBrown University

Archiving the African Diaspora: The Life and Works of Anani Dzidzienyo

AFRI 1941 S01 [CRN: 27237]

This course will allow students to work on archiving and preserving the materials of Professor Anani Dzidzienyo, ultimately creating a capsule collection that can be maintained within the university. More details to follow.
Section specific notes:
The course will explore the life and scholarship of the late Brown University Africana Studies professor Anani Dzidzienyo (1941-2020). In addition to extensive transnational research, a significant part of his scholarly life involved teaching and mentoring undergraduate students for over forty years, which radically shaped the field of African and African Diaspora Studies. Professor Dzidzienyo left us a significant collection of books and original documents which will be donated to the Brown University and Tougaloo College libraries. Under the supervision of professional librarians, students will be tasked with organizing these materials for donation, providing them with practical knowledge on how to organize archives and prepare materials for future research scholars. We will also create a digital curriculum vitae of Professor Dzidzienyo’s published writings and a visual biography that compiles photos and videos from his life. Some of this classwork will be shared in the international memorial being held at Brown in the late Spring.
Spring 2021
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15:00 - 17:30 Wed - from Jan 20, 2021 to Apr 23, 2021