Malmö University, Sweden
Temi Odumosu is an art historian, creative educator, and postdoctoral researcher for the Living Archives Research Project at Malmö University in Sweden. Her international research and curatorial practice is concerned with the visual politics of slavery and colonialism, Africa in the archives, Afro-Diaspora aesthetics, and more broadly questioning how images influence and challenge authentic human recognition. Her upcoming book, Africans in English Caricature 1769-1819: Black Jokes, White Humour, will be published by Brepols (2016).
Traces of Congo in the Nordic Colonial Archive
This presentation will explore how archival material representing Nordic engagements in West Central Africa, add further dimensions to our understanding of colonial contact zones, as well as the attitudes and intercultural relationships forged within them.