Lagos: From the Pepperfarm to the Megacity Conference, Keynote Lecture by Professor Kristin Mann

Hello Ekopolitan Project supporters!

Its been a long time since the last post.  But this is a good one and should be well worth the wait.  From May 6 -7, Barnard College of Columbia University in New York was host to an interdisciplinary conference on Lagos organized by historians Abosede George, Saheed Aderinto, and Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi. Scholars working in a range of disciplines came from around the U.S. Europe, Nigeria, and Japan to present their research on Lagos. The opening keynote lecture was masterfully delivered by Lagos historian Kristin Mann from Emory University.  It was methodologically meticulous, conceptually ambitious, and best of all it excited our imagination.  The title of this lecture will very clearly demonstrate why Kristin Mann’s work is necessary for the Ekopolitan Project.  The full lecture, with introductions by Dr. Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi, is linked below. Please enjoy. And remember to like, comment, share, or write us! to contribute  your family histories to the Ekopolitan Project. Future generations will thank you and so will we.

“The Transatlantic Passages of Francisco Gomes: Slavery, Freedom, and the Founding of the Brazilian Community in Lagos” by Kristin Mann