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Course Timetable

  • Lectures are held weekly on Wednesday in the Ramphele Building, R0.12 between 10.00 and 11.00am.
  • Seminars are held fortnightly in even-numbered weeks of term. Seminar groups will be allocated during the introductory meeting held at the end of Week 1.
    • Group 1 will meet on Tuesday between 2.00 and 3.30pm in my office in the Humanities building, room 235
    • Group 2 will meet on Tuesday between 4.00 and 5.30pm in the Social Studies building, room C1.11/15
    • Group 3 will meet on Friday between 10.00 and 11.30am in the Humanities building, room HI_H4.04

     

 

Autumn Term


Week No.

 

Lectures

 

Seminar Reading & Discussion Topic

 

1

INTRODUCTORY MEETING

2

Introduction

Introduction

3

Swahili coastal communities


4

Slavery in the 19th century

Eastern Africa before colonialism

5

State and society in the 19th century


6

Reading Week

Reading Week

7

The colonial conquest


8

Ecological crisis

Scramble or conquest?

9

Conflict and accommodation


10

World War I

Ethnicity

 

Spring Term

 

Week No.

 

Lectures

 

Seminar Reading & Discussion Topic

 

1

The civilising mission?


 

2

Customary law, the invention of tradition and ethnicity

The civilising mission?

3

Settler colonialism


4

The colonial city

Race, settlers and Empire

5

Colonialism and the countryside


6

Reading Week

Reading Week

7

World War II


8

Second colonial occupation and post-war development

Visit to Modern Records Centre

9

Tanganyika's peaceful transition


10

Mau Mau

Late-colonialism and its legacies 

Summer Term

 

Week No.

Lectures

 

Seminar Reading & discussion topic

1

Race, ethnicity and rebellion in Rwanda & Zanzibar

 

2

African socialism and neo-colonialism

Nationalism

3

One-party states and military rule


4

The withering state

Development