By Marcia C. Schenck. In 1969, the OAU proposed its own refugee convention to reflect African values. Why did it not become policy across the continent?
By Marcia C. Schenck. Are you interested in the history of refuge seeking in Africa? Please check out the recent blog series on Histories of Refuge. This series looks at how people have migrated, sought refuge, and settled, in and out of Africa. It also examines issues such as who gets to be called a refugee, and why?
Un texte de Ihediwa Nkemjika Chimee. L’historiographie africaine suit des divisions, schémas et séquences imposés par les européens. Ceux-ci ont affirmé dans le passé que l’histoire africaine n’existait pas et que l’histoire de l’Afrique débute avec l’histoire des européens en Afrique.
“Historicizing the refugee experience is crucial to understanding that refugees are not exceptions but integral to the rise of nation-states.” An interview with Marcia Schenck, Professor of Global History at the University of Potsdam, on her newly founded H-Net cross-network project “Refugees in African History”.
By Johanneke Kroesbergen-Kamps & Hermen Kroesbergen. In Zambia, like in other African countries, the COVID-19 pandemic started very slowly, while the government was quick to take action. Even before the first Coronavirus case on Zambian soil was confirmed on 18 March 2020, hygiene measures were announced and all schools and universities were closed.
By Johan Strijdom If the Coronavirus pandemic has rendered visible the unequal vulnerability to the virus across distinctions of class, gender, age and race, it is the vulnerability of the...
By Ulf Engel The new special issue “Africa’s Transregional Conflicts” of the journal Comparativ. Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung (Journal for Global History and Comparative Research on Societies) addresses...
The new research project “Knowledge Unbound” is opening up innovative areas of research by focussing on key regions such as Africa, the Near and Middle East and the Pacific region.
On 30 January 2020, the African Studies Centre Leiden and the Leiden African Studies Assembly of Leiden University organised the conference ‘Africa: 60 Years of Independence‘. Professor Birgit Meyer, Professor...
Dakar (Senegal) ist seit 2017 Standort der von der Max Weber Stiftung geförderten Transnationalen Forschungsgruppe (TFG) „Die Bürokratisierung afrikanischer Gesellschaften“. In diesem Beitrag stellt Susann Baller die Forschungsschwerpunkte der Gruppe vor.