October, 2010 – Our Department welcomed two guests, Dr. Jeremy Prestholdt, historian of East Africa and the Indian Ocean from the University of California – San Diego and Dr. Anne K. Bang  from the University of Bergen. On 18th of October Dr. Jeremy Prestholdt delivered a lecture entitled "Locating the Indian Ocean: Thoughts on the Historical Reconstitution of Space", and on 19th of October Dr. Anne K. Bang presented: "The Ratib al-Haddad. Tradition and Transition of a Text-based Ritual in East Africa, c. 1950-2010".

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