Verschlagwortet: colonial history

The African Refugee Equilibrium

By George Njung. Africans’ lack of knowledge about our own shared refugee experiences continues to fuel hate and discrimination on the continent. For far too long, the global refugee situation has been misconstrued as static, with certain parts of the globe generating disproportionate numbers of refugees and others perpetually faced with the burden of hosting displaced peoples.

Essentialism and the Making of African Refugees

By Rose Jaji. African “refugeeness” in the media, policy, and academia is an essentialist physical image conflating material deprivation and multiple victimhoods. Historically, African refugees were capable of political participation even to the point of building vibrant states in the new lands they fled to in precolonial Africa.

From the Niger to the Nile

By Madina Thiam. On February 17, 1907, a brief note went out of the Dakar office of the Governor-General of French West Africa, addressed to subordinates. The governor had learned through French newspapers that: “According to a report on Northern Nigeria … thousands of Fulanis from the Middle Niger might be migrating from the French territory and heading towards the Nile valley.”

L’historiographie africaine et les défis de la périodisation européenne : un commentaire historique

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.

Three Questions That Make One

By Bashir Bashir and Leila Farsakh. Over the past two decades, Middle Eastern and European politics have been impacted by three critical developments that call into question dominant understandings of nationalism, citizenship, and decolonization. The aggressive and ongoing colonization of Palestine created irreversible realities that cast serious doubts on the feasibility of partition and the “two-state solution.”

« Le concept de la bureaucratie appliqué dans le secteur de la santé » – Interview avec Aissatou Seck

L’histoire de la santé contribue d’une manière générale à la connaissance et aux renouvellements des savoirs dans la recherche historique. Elle est fondamentale dans la mesure où elle s’intéresse aux faits sociaux relatifs à la compréhension des maladies qu’elles soient épidémiques ou endémiques, de leurs causes et leurs impacts sociaux.

Multidirectional Memory? National Holocaust Memorials and (Post-)Colonial Legacies

How do colonial history, the Second World War, and the Holocaust intersect in scholarship and/or wider public engagement? What is the relationship between these histories and diverse fields of study? The seminar series “Contested Histories” dealt with these questions.

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