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Lecture and Seminar Programme

 
Lectures are held weekly on Mondays, 10-11am (L5, Chemistry). Seminars are held weekly and details of your seminar group, time, and location can be found on Tabula.

 

 

Week

Lecture

Seminar

Term 1 1

No lecture or seminar

2

Chronology and Themes Slides

Writing African History
3

Slavery and Slaving in Africa Slides

Wealth in Women
4

State, Society and Trade in C19th East Africa Slides

Authority and Identity in East Africa
5

Jihad in the West African Savannah Slides

Revolutions in West Africa
6 Reading week
7 Social and Political Change in C19th Southern Africa Slides
The Mfecane Debate
8 From Slavery to ‘Legitimate Commerce’ in West Africa Slides Palm Oil and Peanuts
9 The 'Scramble' for Africa Slides Resisting Colonialism
10

The Colonial State and Ethnicity Slides

The 'Invention' of Ethnicity

Christmas Vacation
Term 2 1 Colonialism and the 'Civilising Mission' Slides Christian Missions
2 Peasants or Proletarians? 1890s-1940s Slides City Life
3

The New Colonialism, 1945-1960 Slides

Gender and Colonialism

4 The Rise of African Nationalism, 1940s-1960s Slides Nationalism and Liberation
5

South Africa, 1890-1960 Slides

Afrikanerdom and Segregation

6 Reading week
7 Politics and Parties after Independence, 1957-1975 Slides
African Socialism
8 Soldiers and the State, 1960-1980 Slides Military Coups
9

The ANC and the End of Apartheid, 1960-1994 Slides

The Rise and Fall of Apartheid
10 From Debt to Democratization, 1980-2000 Slides Democratization
Easter Vacation
Term 3 1 No lecture No seminar
2 Rwanda and the Great Congo War, 1994-2004
The Rwandan Genocide
3 No lecture No seminar
4 Africa Since 1994 Africa and the World Since 1994