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22 Mar
Maroon Queen, Mother of The Nation & 'Science Woman'
Event Type

Lectures, Symposia, Etc., Meetings & Conferences


Arts & Culture, Diversity

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Staff, Alumni, Faculty, Graduate Students

University Unit
African Studies Program
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Maroon Queen, Mother of The Nation & 'Science Woman'

Dr. Harcourt Fuller is an Associate Professor at Georgia State University. His lecture is titled: Maroon Queen, Mother of the Nation, & “Science Woman”: Using the Physical, Social and Metaphysical Sciences to Interrogate the History of Queen Nanny of the Jamaican Maroons. In his lecture, Dr. Fuller will explore  the history of resistance against slavery in the Caribbean. In addition, he will also discuss his research methods for investigating the ethnogenesis and lived experiences of the Jamaican Maroons, including that of the 18th century leader, Queen Nanny of the Jamaican Maroons.

The second part of his lecture will focus on the Maroon notion of Queen Nanny as “science woman,” “metaphysical scientist,” or “traditional environmental scientist,” as opposed to the negative, and misconstrued stereotypes promulgated by British planter-historians and colonial officials. He seeks to not only examine how scholars can use scientific methodologies in historical inquiry, but also to reevaluate the questions of what science and technology are, and how they have been used in the context of Maroon nations that survived and lived in their own worlds and on the periphery of European slave societies in the Americas.  

Dr. Fuller is a Fulbright Global Scholar and Associate Professor of History at Georgia State University.  Please join us for this lecture!

Friday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wesley W. Posvar Hall, 4130
230 South Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15260