Public Lectures

"World History and the African Migration Simulation"
Patrick Manning, University of Pittsburgh

2006 Pauley Symposium: History in the Digital Age
Friday, September 22, 2006, 7:30pm

About the Presenter

Patrick Manning is one of the leading historians of World and African History. He is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of World History at the University of Pittsburgh and the editor of the World History Network, an online journal and producer of scholarly analysis, curriculum, and data. Manning trained as an economic historian of Africa, has continued to work in that area and has also applied the lessons of African historiography to studies of the African diaspora and world history. He directed the World History Center at Northeastern University from 1994 until its closure in 2004. He was project director for "Migration in Modern World History, 1500-2000," a CD-ROM produced at the center. He has since published Navigating World History: Historians Create a Global Past, and Migration in World History. His current book projects include an interpretation of the African diaspora and a demographic analysis, African Population in the Slave-Trade Era. A John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, Dr. Manning has held numerous National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and Annenberg Foundation grants for his research and teaching.

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  • Migration Simulation


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