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Fall 2013-2014
HIS 515  

Modern African History: Society, Violence, Displacement, and Memory

Emmanuel H. Kreike

Topics include the relationship between society and warfare in pre-modern and modern Africa, the impact of violence on society (for example, population displacement, disease, and genocide) and post-conflict recovery (i.e. demobilization, return and resettlement of internally displaced persons and refugees, the transition from emergency aid to development aid) and reconciliation (for example, truth- and/or reconciliation commissions and war crimes/humanitarian courts) as well as the memorialisation of the violence and peace-building.

Sample reading list:
Mahmood Mamdani, When Victims become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism and...
Allen Isaacman, Cotton is the Mother of Poverty
Luise White, Speaking with Vampires: Rumor and History in Colonial Africa
Carolin Elkins, Imperial Reckoning
P. Richards, Fighting for the Rain Forest
Carolyn Hamilton, The Powers of Shaka Zulu and the Limits of Historical...
See instructor for complete list

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Other information:
Undergraduates may enroll with the permission of the instructor.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20011 S01 9:00 am - 11:50 am W   Dickinson Hall   207   Enrolled:4 Limit:20