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Downing Thomas, Chris Roy, and John Beldon Scott
10/20/2014

Christopher D. Roy receives 2014 African Professor of the Year Award

The African Studies Program, a constituent program of University of Iowa International Programs, has awarded Professor Christopher D. Roy, the Elizabeth M. Stanley Faculty Fellow of African Art History, the 2014 African Studies Faculty of the Year Award. This award is presented to Professor Roy in recognition of his outstanding contribution to teaching and research in African studies at the University of Iowa for more than 35 years.
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Western Africa Before the Boats
1/10/2013

West Africa Before the Boats

Much of what we know about Western African history comes from the colonial era, when European powers controlled the politics and commerce of the region. With its exhibition “Western Africa Before the Boats,” the African American Museum of Iowa, located in Cedar Rapids, is setting out to give visitors a glimpse of life in Western Africa in an earlier era. And the University of Iowa—known for its extensive African art collection and expertise—is helping to tell the story.
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Zebulon Pike's maps
9/20/2012

Trail of history: UI Libraries Special Collections holdings weave webs of historical connections

French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte will be hard to miss this fall, with a major University of Iowa Museum of Art exhibition and related programming and displays occupying spaces all over the campus. Meanwhile, across the country, the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 is being commemorated with events in the cities and ports that saw action during our last conflict with Great Britain. While connections between a French Emperor, a nearly-forgotten war, and the State of Iowa may seem remote, reminders of them are, in fact, all around us.