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).

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CFP - 2017 UT Africa Conference: "Rupturing Colonial Legacies"

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CFP: 17th Annual Africa Conference at UT Austin (March 31-April 2, 2017) 

"Rupturing Colonial Legacies: Colonialisms and Decolonizations in Africa and the African Diaspora." 

Re: Teaching online

Thank you, Toby. I'd appreciate seeing your syllabus. klgreen@mvsu.edu is my email address. Anyone else who has taught African history online, I'd appreciate reading how it worked. My major issue--as there are great materials online--is with assessment, i.e. testing.

Kathryn Green

Teaching online

Has anyone taught African history online?  How have you structured the course?  What do you do about exams or do you just forego examinations and concentrate on discussions and papers?

Re: Readings for African Politics from an African perspective

One good place to begin your course with Adu Boahen's book--or an excerpt form his book--"An African Perspective on Coloniailsm. Your students might enjoy exploring the blog sites for African affairs by Africans: Pambazuka News has been a favorite of mine: http://www.pambazuka.org/

Barbara B. Brown
Outreach Director, African Studies Center
Boston University