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Lecture and Seminar Programme

 
Lectures and seminars are held weekly, apart from in Reading Weeks or when they fall on UK bank holidays.

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

 

 

Week

Lecture

Seminar

Term 1 1

Introduction

2

Chronology and Themes

Writing African History

3

Slavery and Slaving in Africa

Gender and Slavery

4

State, Society and Trade in C19th East Africa

Authority and Identity in East Africa

5

Jihad in the West African Savannah

Revolutions in West Africa

6 Reading week
7

Social and Political Change in C19th Southern Africa

The Mfecane Debate

8

From Slavery to ‘Legitimate Commerce’ in West Africa

Palm Oil and Peanuts

9 The 'Scramble' for Africa

Resisting Colonialism

10

The Colonial State and Ethnicity

The 'Invention' of Ethnicity
 
Term 2 1

Colonialism and the 'Civilising Mission'

Christian Missions

2

Peasants or Proletarians? 1890s-1940s

Colonialism in the City

3

The New Colonialism, 1945-1960

Gender and Colonialism

4

The Rise of African Nationalism, 1940s-1960s

Nationalism and Liberation

5

South Africa, 1890-1960

Afrikanerdom and Segregation

6 Reading week
7

Politics and Parties after Independence, 1957-1975

African Socialism

8 Soldiers and the State, 1960-1980

Military Coups

9

The ANC and the End of Apartheid, 1960-1994

Fighting Apartheid

10 From Debt to Democratization, 1980-2000 Democratization
Easter Vacation
Term 3 1 Rwanda and the Great Congo War, 1994-2004 The Rwandan Genocide
2 No lecture

No seminar

3 Africa Since 1994 Africa and the World Since 1994
4 No lecture No seminar