Upcoming Conference “African Christian Biography: Narratives, Beliefs, & Boundaries”

conference-poster4From October 29-31 the Center for Global Christianity and Mission, the African Studies Center and the African Studies Library at Boston University will be co-hosting the conference “African Christian Biography: Narratives, Beliefs, and Boundaries” in celebration of the 20th year anniversary of the Dictionary of African Christian Biography (www.DACB.org).

This working conference will bring together more than 30 international academics whose specialties cover a broad spectrum of time periods and geographical areas in Africa. Coming from a wide variety of disciplines including history, anthropology, theology, women’s studies and African area studies, the speakers will present scholarly papers exploring the historiographical role of biography and its part in shaping our understanding of African Christianity.


Keynote speakers:

Jonathan Bonk

Research Professor of Mission Studies, Boston University, Project Director, Dictionary of African Christian Biography.
African Church History and the Streetlight Effect: Biography as a Lost Key

Lamin Sanneh,
Willis James Professor of Missions & World Christianity, Professor of History, Professor of International and Area Studies, Yale University.
Biography and the Narrative of History

Linda Heywood,
Professor of African American Studies and History, Boston University.
Queen Njinga of Angola: Spirituality and Politics

For more details, the conference schedule, and registration information please go to http://www.dacb.org/acb-conference2015.html.

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