Mi / 18:00 – 20:00

Book Talk: A Language for the World. The Standardization of Swahili

Morgan Robinson, KWI International Fellow

Universität Potsdam, CAMPUS Am Neuen Palais, Building 11, Room 0.09, 14469 Potsdam

The professorship of Global History at the University of Potdam invites you to attend a book talk by Assistant Professor Morgan Robinson (Mississippi State University & Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen) about her recent open access book A Language for the World: The Standardization of Swahili, Ohio University Press, 2022. An intellectual history, this scholarly study of Standard Swahili delves into the extensive and interconnected journeys of standardization and community-building within the historical, political, and cultural landscapes of East Africa and its surroundings.