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 editorial-afrteach@mail.h-net.msu.edu. If you are interested taking a more active role, see our call for editors here.

Recent Content

The African Studies Review - The Dakar Institute Pipeline for Emerging African Studies Scholars Workshop

The African Studies Review in partnership with the Dakar Institute will host the African Studies Review Pipeline for Emerging African Studies Scholars workshop, immediately preceding the conference on Thursday July 4, 2019. This workshop will be run entirely in French.

A lifetime of collecting books, now what?

I have been collecting books on Africa—all parts, all kinds—for 50 years. I'd love to find a home for some of them. Ideally this home would be with a person who welcomes all genres and points-of-view. I have some original African Writers Series titles and some coffee table titles. I know that neither libraries nor African Outreach centers want these books. What to do?

5th International Conference of the Dakar Institute of African Studies / 5e Conférence Internationale de l’Institut d’Études Africaines de Dakar

5th International Conference of the Dakar Institute of African Studies 

July 5-6, 2019
Dakar, Senegal


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