Orientalism on Trial: Enrico Cerulli and the United Nations War Crimes Commission

James De Lorenzi, Associate Professor, Department of History, John Jay College, CUNY

Colloquium, The School for Advanced Research, 660 Garcia Street, Santa Fe

Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free

Dr. De Lorenzi’s talk explores the stormy relationship of Heruy Walda Selasse (1878-1938), the foremost Ethiopian intellectual of the early twentieth century, and Enrico Cerulli (1898-1988), the distinguished Italian orientalist and longtime colonial administrator.  It examines the intertextual politics of their research and larger questions concerning the relationship between vernacular and academic knowledge.

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