Welcome to homepage of Bland Addison. I am Associate Professor of History at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where I teach courses in European social and cultural history and global history in the Department of Humanities and Arts. I also teach courses and advise projects for the International Studies program, including advising student projects in Costa Rica, London, Copenhagen, Paris, Venice, Botswana, Namibia, India, and Thailand.
I am currently the co-director of the Morocco Project Center with my colleague Professor Tahar El-Korchi, Chair WPI Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Click here for a presentation (ppt file) on the Morocco Project Center.
Click here for some Sufi music performed at Al Akhawayn University (Ifrane, Morocco), the location of the WPI Morocco Project Center.
By training I am a French historian, and you might be interested in this link to the French Ministry of Culture.
For curriculum vitae.
Here is a photo of me many years ago: A recent photo of me on project duty in Morocco, with Haseeb & Morgan & a young Berber child from Zimri and parents.
During the 2010 WPI Black History Month, Colleen Callahan and I led a discussion of issues concerning “African and Haitian Development: Foreign Aid or Free Enterprise?,” based in part upon the following reading list. Discussion reading list.
For IQP dealing with rooftop collection of rainwater in Haiti see presentation.