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Fall 2019
Aug 07, 2022
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HIST 317 - Topics African Womens' History
African women’s history has experienced modest growth since Margaret Strobel published what is recognised as the first monograph of the field, Muslim Women in Mombasa: 1890-1975, in 1979. Since then, more monographs have followed in addition to several scholarly papers in both women’s history journals and general African history journals. This literature has enriched African history by broadening its horizons and diversifying its perspectives. The study of literature pertaining to a given area of specialisation is a crucial academic endeavour. It permits one to survey the extent of knowledge generated over the relevant period of time, examine its philosophical underpinnings, identify gaps in that knowledge, examine contradictions and confluences in the interpretation of research, and investigate methodological rationales and methodologies. As such this course will introduce you to a wide range of themes in African Women’s History that span regions, time and class as it enables you to engage in the sort of analyses that are necessary for a thorough exercise in historiographical reflection.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

History Department

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