Dr. Constanze Weise, assistant professor of history at Henderson State University, will present a paper this month at the annual meeting of the African Studies Association in Chicago.
Her paper, entitled “How the Tall Grandfathers changed their Clothes: Effects of Islam, Colonialism, and Globalization on the Ndakogboya Secret Societies of the Nupe, ca. 1900-Present,” addresses the historical changes to which the Ndakogboya/Gunnu secret societies of Nigeria were exposed and the impact of these changes on the material culture of the secret society.
Weise will also chair a panel at the meeting, which is the largest national conference on issues related to Africa in the United States. It also has an international component with many presenters from Europe and Africa.
Weise will later attend the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association.