School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Decolonising Africa in history and history in Africa

The panel, organised by students from the School of History and Centre of African Studies, will highlight the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration as one way to move beyond current ideas, leading to a 'decolonisation of the academy' by challenging dominant western and Eurocentric frameworks that can distort our understanding of the African continent and its value in furthering wider understandings of ideas such as citizenship and identity. The panel comprises both staff and PhD Students from a range of backgrounds, bringing different perspectives.


  • 'Putting the global and the comparative into African history' - Paul Nugent, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, staff profile
  • 'Tanzania' - Albert Mkony, Tutor, Africa in the Contemporary World, staff profile
  • 'Liberia, theory and reality' - Brooks Marmon, PhD Student, Centre of African Studies, staff profile
  • 'On the misuse of colonial history in new institutional economics' - Hazel Gray, Lecturer, Centre of African Studies, staff profile
Mar 24 2017 -

Decolonising Africa in history and history in Africa

This panel discussion on 24 March aims to raise interest at all levels in the study of the African continent, with a focus on a historical approach. (Published 14 March, 2017)

Lecture Theatre 2, Appleton Tower, 11 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9LE