COLONIAL EDUCATION IN AFRICA: Connecting Histories of Education Through Text, Image, Voice, Memory and Word – 4-5 July 2013

Colonial education

COLONIAL EDUCATION IN AFRICA:

Connecting Histories of Education Through Text, Image, Voice, Memory and Word

 4-5 July 2013

 at

 The School of Education

University of Cape Town

South Africa

The Workshop is designed to promote the research and teaching of history of education in African universities and the cooperation between African historians and educational historians. It encourages a research conversation on the history of African colonial education and its legacies through the application of innovative historical methods and approaches (oral history, photographic analysis, media, memory work, representation etc.). It will address the travel, reception and adaptation of educational ideas and practices in the colonial and post-colonial educational experience in Africa.

The African colonial and post- colonial context provides fertile ground for this workshop, given the multiple challenges of colonial and post-colonial education systems in the area, the opportunity for exploring new historical methods, and the need to develop networks between scholars in the area across the continent. The proposed workshop is particularly interested in attracting scholars from a range of perspectives across Africa, including Francophone and Lusophone Africa, and regions across the continent.

CONTACT

Peter Kallaway: peter.kallaway@uct.ac.za

Kate Rousmaniere: rousmak@muohio.edu

Eckhardt Fuchs: fuchs@gei.de