‘Girls on Wednesday’ welcomes Constanze Weise
Constanze Weise, Affiliate Professor of Historical past at ETSU, spoke on the “Girls on Wednesdays” occasion hosted on March 3 by the ETSU Girls’s Research Program.
Weise’s lecture targeted on the roles and authority of ladies in pre-colonial West Africa and the modifications that colonialism led to.
His analysis focuses on politics and faith in central Nigeria, specializing in ethnic teams positioned on the Niger-Bénoué confluence.
The convention highlighted the Nupe, Yoruba and Eriba ethnic teams.
“His work has been printed in peer-reviewed journals; in edited collections dedicated to African historical past, African artwork historical past, linguistics and ethnohistory, ”stated Phyllis Thompson, director of the ETSU Girls’s Research Program. “His ethnohistoric movies on spiritual masquerades in Nigeria have been proven all over the world in addition to in america.”
Weise started with a dialogue on the background and significance of the central area of Nigeria.
Earlier than the Seventies, there was not a lot to put in writing about ladies in African historical past, and what was written was written by males. Within the Nineteen Eighties, the examine of ladies in African historical past started to flourish.
She went on to debate a normal introduction to African ladies in pre-colonial occasions, ladies in pre-colonial Islamic areas, ladies in conventional African religions and the impact of colonialism on the roles of ladies in spiritual establishments. and insurance policies.
After her speech, she obtained questions on her time creating movies in West Africa and if she encountered any difficulties with the filming course of.
“Being a foreigner and never being British has positively helped me,” Weise stated. “As a result of I am German, lots of people wished conventional religions to be documented, which allowed me to make these movies.”
She screened one in every of her movies in the course of the convention.
The subsequent “Girls on Wednesday” shall be Beth Skinner who shall be giving a behind-the-scenes tour of the ETSU Martin Arts Heart.