The history of Africa from 1800 to the present day

Course Material 2022/23
War Canoe Eastern Nigeria c.1830s

This paper explores the historical processes that have shaped the lives of Africans since 1800. It examines the internal and external dynamics of change in Africa from the beginning of the nineteenth century, while  remaining sensitive to global perspectives on Africa’s place in the world. The paper draws together a variety of approaches to the African past and seeks to engage with important questions about historiography, but is also concerned with debates concerning historical sources and methodology.

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Image: Iboe War Canoe, Eastern Nigeria, c.1830s. 
R and J. Lander, Journal of an Expedition to Explore the Course and Termination of the Niger, (London 1832)