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Annual LUCAS Lecture with Prof. Pat Manning

Annual Lecture
Thursday 14 May 2015, 16:00
Worsley Medical Lecture Theatre(7.35)

LUCAS Annual Lecture:
Prof. Pat Manning, ‘Africa and its Diaspora as a Metaphor in World History’

Pat Manning is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of World History and Director, World History Center at the University of Pittsburgh. He is in addition the current President of the American Historical Association, the Director of the Collaborative for World-Historical Information, a world-historical data resource, and President of the World History Network, Inc., a nonprofit corporation fostering
research and international exchange in world history. His research has focused on demographic history (African slave trade), social and cultural history of francophone Africa, global migration, African diaspora as a dimension of global history, and an overview of the field of world history.

Key Publications

  • Big Data in History (Palgrave Pivot, 2013)
  • Migration in World History, 2nd ed. (Routledge, 2012). With Tiffany Trimmer.
  • Andre Gunder Frank and Global Development: Visions, Remembrances, and Explorations (Routledge, 2011). Co-edited with Barry K. Gills.
  • Migration History in World History: Multidisciplinary Approaches (Brill, 2010)
  • The African Diaspora: A History through Culture (Columbia UP, 2009)
  • Global Practice in World History: Advances Worldwide (Markus Wiener, 2008)
  • World History: Global and Local Interactions (Markus Wiener, 2005)
  • Migration in World History (Routledge, 2004)
  • Navigating World History: Historians Create a Global Past (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003)
  • Migration in Modern World History, 1500-2000, CD-ROM (Wadsworth, 2000)
  • Slave Trades, 1500-1800: Globalization of Forced Labour (Variorum, 1996)
  • Slavery and African Life: Occidental, Oriental and African Slave Trades (Cambridge UP, 1990)
  • Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa 1880-1985 (Cambridge UP, 1988), 2nd ed. 1999
  • Slavery, Colonialism and Economic Growth in Dahomey, 1640-1960 (Cambridge UP, 1982)