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Research Project

Deep History

2015 – 2016

Project Summary

This project supported the Visiting Fellowship of Daniel Lord Smail, whose innovative research on the material culture of the later Middle Ages operates at the intersection of history, anthropology, archaeology, and evolutionary biology.

Research Team

Emily Lynn Osborn

Emily Lynn Osborn

Associate Professor of African History, African Studies, and the College; Affiliated Faculty, Center for Gender and Sexuality Studies; Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture

University of Chicago

Osborn is a historian of Africa, with a particular interest in precolonial and colonial West Africa. She is currently the Faculty Director of the Senegal study abroad program, and she has also served as co-director of the Committee on African Studies, chair of the College’s British fellowships...


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