- Internet connection
- Live session on Zoom
- Assignment (Foundation Certificate students)
- This course is open to all and is suitable for all levels of learners. This course will appeal to those who are interested in exploring the history of African societies and to introducing themselves to key concepts in African historiography and philosophy. It will particularly appeal to those interested in reading African historical texts produced within, and at the intersections of, the African, Islamic, and Western traditions.
In this course, you will explore the role of history in defining us as humans and in helping us to comprehend and navigate our forms of social living.
You will get an overview of why people engage with the past and why we have developed various systems to remember and commemorate the past. This will prepare you to better engage with various sources of history, both written and oral, and dive deeper into the historical narratives you read and write about.
By the end of this course, participants will have an understanding of:
- The concept of the “not now” and the role of curiosity in historical practice.
- History, curiosity, and the cultivation of esteem.
- An overview of nationalist historiography – Kenneth Dike, Toyin Falola, and the Ibadan School.
How is this course delivered?
This course is delivered online via a live session (2 hours). There is Pre-Reading for this course which will require up to 2 hours to complete. Students enrolled on the Foundation Certificate in African History will have an optional Pre-Session assignment. The live session is delivered using a mixture of tutor presentations, source analysis, and discussion.
Apeike Umolu is the Director of the African History Project. Specialising in African political thought and intellectual history, she is a passionate historian and has undertaken historical studies at the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.
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- Lectures 3
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 4 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 20
- Assessments Yes