Image from Tempo magazine (10th April 1977)
On Friday, October 13th please join us for a workshop entitled “Africa and the Soviet Union: Technology, Ideology, and Culture”. This workshop is hosted by the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia and co-sponsored by the NYU Department of History, the NYU Center for the Humanities, and the NYU Africa House.
This one-day workshop explores the histories and legacies of Soviet-African relations in relation to large global processes that dominated the second half of the last century: decolonization, the growth of technical expertise, shifting political imaginations, the “fall” of socialism, the rise of international organizations. We ask how Africans shaped ideologies, institutions, and cultural ambitions in the Soviet Union in the context of the global Cold War, and explore the effect of Soviet connections on decolonization and state-building within the African continent.
This workshop is generously sponsored by the NYU Jordan Center, Africa House, the Humanities Initiative, and the Department of History.