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Graduate Research Seminar in African History


About the Course:

This is a two-quarter (Fall and Spring) graduate seminar in histories of any part of the continent covering the 19-20th centuries. The seminar will help students to focus their attention on closely reading and utilizing primary sources for a clearly-defined output, e.g., a dissertation chapter or a journal article. In the Fall Quarter, students will be invited to present a thesis idea (one page), a set of primary archives that they are reading, plus one or two crucial books with which they are thinking. We will all read said crucial books and help each other with our ideas. In the Winter Quarter, students will continue to work on their own research and writing under a History 596. We will then reconvene in Spring to continue writing and reading each other’s draft papers and consider publication outlets. Fall quarter work is worth 2 units, and the Winter History 596 another 2 units. And Spring Quarter 4 units. We will also invite a few outside scholars to help enrich a few of the meetings.


No pre-requisites have been entered for this course.


View the course’s Canvas page or the instructor’s page for documents: Mhoze Chikowero   

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