“Experiencing Sophiatown: Making a New South Africa, One Block at a Time”
David ThelenProfessor and Carmony Chair of History
Editor, Indiana Magazine of History
Friday, March 14
3:00-4:30 pm, Ballantine Hall 004
Please join the IU Historical Teaching and Practice seminar for “Experiencing Sophiatown: Making a New South Africa, One Block at a Time.”
IU distinguished professor of history emeritus David Thelen will discuss his long-term public history project--and newly published book--on this legendary Johannesburg neighborhood. Demolished by the apartheid government, rebuilt as a whites-only quarter known as Triomf, today’s Sophiatown seeks its place as the multiracial cultural core of a New South Africa.
Prof. Sarah Knott, of the IU department of history, moderates.