The Center for Africana Studies in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences pursues broad inquiry into the ideas and experiences of African peoples throughout the world. Its interdisciplinary approach is organized around three major sub-fields:
Studies of the African Diaspora
The Center's work spans diverse academic disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and public health. While its sub-fields possess distinct and distinctive intellectual traditions, they offer exciting possibilities for comparative as well as integrative inquiry.
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This paper is a work-in-progress summarizing the kinds of documents that can be used to
learn about the history of Africans in colonial Cartagena de Indias. Some of the sources
described here include the work of Alonso de Sandoval, a seventeenth-century Jesuit
missionary who worked with African slaves, and documents related to the Cartagena
leper colony. The paper's emphasis is on analysis of Afro-Cartagenan's testimonies given
during the beatification process of Saint Peter Claver. These testimonies may offer a
window into local African and Creole conceptions of heroism and miracles.