Dr. John Aden to speak at IPFW Native Tongue Lecture Series

| November 14, 2013
Dr. John Aden

Dr. John Aden

FORT WAYNE—The College of Arts and Sciences of IPFW is scheduled to present John Aden, PhD., executive director of the African/African American Historical Society and Museum of Fort Wayne as part of the Native Tongue Lecture Series, at 6 p.m., Nov. 21 in Neff 101.

Aden, a graduate of Paul Harding High School, who earn a BA from Wabash College and his MA and PhD from Indiana University, is scheduled to speak on “Anvils of Blood, Oaths of Iron: Power, Secrecy and Assassination in the Western Sudan.”  A former Fullbright Fellow to the Republic of Mali, where he conducted research among blacksmith communities on the nature of secrecy and power, he is scheduled to talk about the role of the ironworker communities in the shaping of that part of Africa in mid-19th century.

The event is co-sponsored in part by the IPFW Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs.

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