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46777-01 - Doktoratsveranstaltung: Colonialism and Violence in African History: Methods, Sources, Problems 1 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2017
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Roberto Sala (roberto.sala@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt Starting in the ‘long’ 19th century, colonialism in Africa lasted well into the 20th century, finding its formal end during decolonisation processes throughout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. In 1990, the last country under formal colonial rule on the continent, Namibia, gained its independence. However, the aftermath of colonialism in Africa is experienced in various forms until today. This is not least due to the pivotal role violence played during the time of conquest, colonial domination and the process of decolonisation. While earlier research on African history has demonstrated the centrality of violence in establishing, consolidating, undermining and overthrowing colonial order and rule, more recent studies have taken interest in understanding the connections, similarities and differences and varying nature and extent of this violence in specific historical contexts. Thus, as Parker and Rathmore point out, understanding the complexities of violence has become “one of the greatest challenges facing historians of Africa today”. This workshop, therefore, seeks to bring under the spotlight recent developments in the historiography of violence in colonial Africa with the aim of expanding participants’ frontiers of knowledge, as well as to both encourage and inspire on-going and future researches on the subject. To this end, the workshop will cover, inter alia, the question of relevant historical sources on violence, methods and approaches, epistemological problems concerning the writing about violence in African history, as well as possible insights that can be gained.


Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall einmalig
Datum 16.03.2017 – 17.03.2017
Zeit Donnerstag, 08.00-20.00
Freitag, 08.00-20.00

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Module Doktorat Afrika-Studien: Empfehlungen (Promotionsfach Afrika-Studien)
Doktorat Geschichte: Empfehlungen (Promotionsfach Geschichte)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen keine Wiederholung
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Departement Geschichte