Dr. Hollian Wint will present her work titled "Creole Contracts: Rethinking the Problem of Trust in Indian Ocean Commerce".
In the nineteenth century, dense networks of credit, capital, and commodities connected the coastal and interior societies of East Africa to producers and consumers in the Persian Gulf and western India. Most studies of these Indian Ocean commercial linkages focus on culturally-bounded trading networks, explaining the organization of proto-capitalist and pre-colonial commerce through the categories of family capital and community trust. Yet the benefits of family capital did not always outweigh its costs and the success of Indian Ocean traders depended on tactically claiming and denying family support and obligations. Rethinking the relationship between trust and intimacy in regional commerce, this talk foregrounds the inter-communal relationships--between Indians, Arabs, and Africans--and inter-vernacular contractual conversions--between Arabic and Gujarati--that were at the core of Indian Ocean 'creole' capitalism.
The Student Alumni Association (SAA) will have bi-weekly meetings to discuss the planning and organizing of events for the fall and spring semester. The purpose of the SAA is to build spirit and pride, connect current students with alumni, educate about and encourage student philanthropy, and enhance the student experience by providing ways to strengthen service and lifelong loyalty to Wagner. Learn more here: wagner.edu/alumni-friends/saa/.
Students interested in attending meetings will go through regular cafeteria line and meet at tables reserved for SAA in the FDR.
The Film and Media Studies department is hosting three workshops to help guide prospective film makers.
Spring 2019 Dates and Topics Include:
Publishing Trends - February 28, 5pm to 6:30pm
Film Financing - March 12, 5:30pm - 7pm
Distribution - April 9, 5:30pm - 7pm
Workshops are free but pre-registration is required.
Location: 55 Broad St., Manhattan
‘S Wonderful! 'S Marvelous! The glamorous '20s come roaring back to life when a transatlantic aviator falls for a bathing beauty. Their romantic pursuit is sidetracked by a series of zany escapades but together they navigate their way to a happy ending. Winner of three Tony Awards, this tap dance spectacular with an incomparable Gershwin score - "'S Wonderful," "Funny Face," "Kickin' The Clouds Away," and more - will have you floating on air!
Directed by Ann Neiman
Choreographed by John Scacchetti
Music Direction by David Sisco
Contact the Wagner College Box Office online or by phone at 718-390-3259 for tickets.