Archive | October, 2020

Recruitement: Lecturer in Modern African History Education (KCL)

Lecturer in Modern African History Education Department History Job description The Department of History seeks to appoint a Lecturer (education) in Modern African History, tenable for 20 months full-time from 1 January 2021, to replace Dr Vincent Hiribarren for the period of his secondment to the French Institute for Research in Africa. The post-holder will specialize in Modern African History and contribute to departmental teaching in the subject. Core teaching responsibilities will be: to deliver entry-level teaching on the module 4AAH0001 Historical Skills, Sources and Approaches and on 4AAH1008 World History, 1870s-2000s; to convene and deliver the single semester 2nd year modules, 5AAH1023 Cultures of Kingship and Empire: Power and Pushback in Portuguese-speaking Africa and 5AAH1024 The History of Portuguese-Speaking Africa 1960 to the Present, and the two-semester module, 5AAH3010 Themes in Colonial and Postcolonial African History; to co-convene with another member of the department at least one of the 3rd year thematic modules 6AAH4005 Nations and 6AAH4012 Authority; and to teach the MA module 7AAH5020: The Power of Naija: Culture and Politics in Postcolonial Nigeria. The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the administration and pastoral provision of the Department of History. Applications are welcome from candidates […]

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Updates and Resources on West Africa

Mali In exchange for the release of French hostage Sophie Petronin, 200 ‘jihadists’ were released. A retired French general expresses his frustration, a view no doubt shared by many senior French army officials. Read more on Le Monde & Negotiations with jihadists: a problematic political solution Guinea & Ivory Coast Online debate organised by WATHI Think Tank in collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung foundation on elections and political practices in Guinea and Ivory Coast (French language resource). Watch on YouTube “Élections en Guinée et en Côte d’Ivoire et pratiques politiques en Afrique de l’Ouest”   

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