Janet Purdy, PhD Candidate in Art History, presented “Mountains Don’t Move, But People Do: Iraqw Marriage Skirts of Tanzania,” at Arts Council of African Studies Association Triennial Symposium, University of Ghana, Legon; August 12, 2017

Janet Purdy, PhD Candidate in Art History, presented “Mountains Don’t Move, But People Do: Iraqw Marriage Skirts of Tanzania,” at Arts Council of African Studies Association Triennial Symposium, University of Ghana, Legon; August 12, 2017.

ACASA (The Arts Council of the African Studies Association) sponsored this 17th Triennial Symposium on African Art, which is the premier forum for presenting cutting edge research on the art of Africa and the African Diaspora. This was the first time in the organization’s history that the Triennial was held on African soil. ACASA promotes greater understanding of African material and expressive culture in all its many forms, and encourages contact and collaboration with African and Diaspora artists and scholars. 

(Skirt pictured: Iraqw people, Tanzania, early 20th century, Commonwealth Institute, London, T/TANZ/134)