H-Net is an international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers. Since our creation almost 30 years ago, our networks have built many resources designed to support research and teaching of history, humanities, and social sciences. In August 2022, H-Net will host an online conference on teaching which we hope will be the first among many more such events.
Welcome to H-AfrTeach, a network whose mission is to provide a stimulating forum for considering the possibilities and problems involved in teaching about Africa. It is intended for a wide audience, encompassing educators, students and others with an interest in teaching about Africa at all educational levels.
The network has been fairly inactive since its transition to the Commons, but we're in the process of reviving it! In the next few weeks, we hope to launch syllabus and assignment collections, followed by textbook reviews from instructors in the field (for more, please see our new editor introduction).
If you have any materials you'd like to contribute--sample syllabi, successful assignments, discussions of useful texts and documents, or other resources--please feel free to post a discussion or email the editors at email@example.com. If you are interested taking a more active role, see our call for editors here.
Railways and Empire
an edited volume on the history of imperial railways
(intended for Manchester University Press’s series Studies in Imperialism)
Deadline for Abstracts: 1 March 2022
Hazine has published the new article "The Limits of Palestinian Art: An Exhibition Review of If only this mountain between us could be ground to dust" by our editor-in-chief N.A. Mansour where she discusses her impression of a Palestinian art exhibition and expresses her ideas on the limitations of Palestinian art, particularly in the context of a Western audience:
"Maybe I just have to resign myself to the fact that some Palestinian art is not made for me, a Palestinian.
Hazine has published a new interview, entitled The Arabic Script in Nigerian Hands: Ustadh Yushaa Abdullah on Arabic Calligraphy Education in West Africa. Yushaa Abdullah discusses his interest in Arabic calligraphy, his teaching objectives and his opinions regarding the art market and the use of the digital medium in Arabic calligraphy:
Announcement of 2021 Virtual Conference: Arabic-Script Manuscripts in Africa, 12-16 September 2021, Remotely via Zoom from Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Bibliotheca Alexandrina and The Islamic Manuscript Association—in partnership with the library’s Manuscripts Center and the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation—are delighted to announce the conference Arabic-Script Manuscripts in Africa, which will be held remotely via Zoom at Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt from 12 to 16 September 2021.
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