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Lecture and Seminar Programme

 
Lectures and seminars are held weekly, apart from in Reading Weeks.

Lectures will be held on Mondays from 10-11am in the following locations: Term 1 Weeks 1-5 - L5; Term 1 Weeks 7-10 - MS.05; Term 2 & Term 3 - PLT.

Details of the time and location of seminars can be found on Tabula.

 

 

Week

Lecture

Seminar

Term 1 1

Chronology and Themes

Lecture Slides

Writing African History

2

Slavery and Slaving in Africa

Lecture Slides

Wealth in Women
3

State, Society and Trade in C19th East Africa

Lecture Slides

Authority and Identity in East Africa

4

Jihad in the West African Savannah

Lecture Slides

Revolutions in West Africa
5

Social and Political Change in C19th Southern Africa

Lecture Slides

The Mfecane Debate

6 Reading week
7

From Slavery to ‘Legitimate Commerce’ in West Africa

Lecture Slides

Palm Oil and Peanuts
8

The 'Scramble' for Africa

Lecture Slides

Resisting Colonialism
9 The Colonial State and Ethnicity The 'Invention' of Ethnicity
10

Colonialism and the 'Civilising Mission'

Christian Missions

Christmas Vacation
Term 2 1 Peasants or Proletarians? 1890s-1940s City Life
2 The New Colonialism, 1945-1960 Gender and Colonialism
3

The Rise of African Nationalism, 1940s-1960s

Nationalism and Liberation

4 South Africa, 1890-1960

Afrikanerdom and Segregation

5

Politics and Parties after Independence, 1957-1975

African Socialism

6 Reading week
7 Soldiers and the State, 1960-1980 Military Coups
8 The ANC and the End of Apartheid, 1960-1994 The Rise and Fall of Apartheid
9

From Debt to Democratization, 1980-2000

Democratization
10 Film Screening and Discussion
Easter Vacation
Term 3 1 Rwanda and the Great Congo War, 1994-2004 The Rwandan Genocide
2 Africa Since 1994 Africa and the World Since 1994
3 No lecture No seminar
4 No lecture No seminar