Invitation to 2nd Professor James Kwesi Anquandah Lectures - 2019

Starting October 24, 2019 - Ending October 24, 2020

The Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies invites members of the University community to the 2nd Professor James Kwasi Anquandah lectures – 2019.

Professor James Anquandah was Ghana’s foremost archaeologist, and first Ghanaian to head the Department of Archaeology, now Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, a position he held for ten years. During his thirty-three years of service at Legon, Anquandah also performed many other duties, including serving as Dean of the Faculty of Social Studies and Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University.

Professor Anquandah was a great mentor and a prolific researcher. He helped train over three thousand undergraduate/graduate students and directed several research projects in Ghana and abroad. These included The Shai/Se Archaeological Project, the Debeira Project (Sudan), Cape Coast, Elmina and Fort Eliza Cartago Archaeological Projects, and the Takyiman/Begho Research Projects. With over 50 publications, Anquandah also mounted several archaeological exhibitions on the local and international fronts which went a long way to bring to the fore Ghana’s rich cultural heritage.

Following his passing in September 2017, the University of Ghana and the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies initiated the Professor James Anquandah Lectures in 2018. This was to honour him and demonstrate our appreciation of his great contribution to our understanding and appreciation of the histories and cultures of Ghana and Africa.

This year’s Lecture will take place at the University of Ghana on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, from 10.00am to 1.00pm at the Bank of Ghana Auditorium (Department of Economics). The theme is Preserving Africa’s True History and Culture and the Guest speaker is HRM Drolor Bosso Adamtey I (Dr. Kingsley Fletcher).    

We would be most honoured to have you grace the occasion to celebrate our colleague, brother, and father.

 

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