Gloria Emeagwali Video & Transcript Now Online

13 Sep, 2023

Gloria Emeagwali Video & Transcript Now Online

The incredible lecture and presentation by Professor of History and African Studies, Central Connecticut State University Gloria Emeagwali is now available online with the transcript!

On Monday, October 31, 2022, Gloria Emeagwali discussed media sharing, knowledge, search and service platforms, and their intersections with ancient African Knowledges. The ingenuity of ancient Africa in chemistry, ceramics, metallurgy, textiles, and writing systems is explored during the discourse, and so, too, issues associated with intellectual property rights and colonial appropriation and plunder of African artifacts. The positive gains and contributions associated with digitization, in general, and digital platforms, in particular, are examined, and so, too, the accompanying constraints that stem from the global digital divide and “digital platform” imperialism.

Dr. Emeagwali has published extensively on various aspects of African history. She taught for a decade at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, and St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, UK. Dr. Gloria Emeagwali was the Founding Director of African Studies at Central Connecticut State University, and at the present time, is Professor of History and African Studies at that institution. Prof. Emeagwali is also an amateur film maker and producer of numerous video -film documentaries that are accessible at Vimeo and You Tube. She has an active presence in professional networking platforms such as Linked-In and USA Africa Dialogue and is the Chief Editor of Africa Update. Professor Emeagwali is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Research Excellence Award, University of Texas at Austin, and the 2019 Distinguished Africanist Award, New York African Studies Association.

Read the full transcript here or watch the video here or below!