The Workshop is designed to promote the research and teaching of history of education in African universities and the cooperation between African historians and educational historians. It encourages a research conversation on the history of African colonial education and its legacies through the application of innovative historical methods and approaches (oral history, photographic analysis, media, memory work, representation etc.). It will address the travel, reception and adaptation of educational ideas and practices in the colonial and post-colonial educational experience in Africa.
The African colonial and post- colonial context provides fertile ground for this workshop, given the multiple challenges of colonial and post-colonial education systems in the area, the opportunity for exploring new historical methods, and the need to develop networks between scholars in the area across the continent. The proposed workshop is particularly interested in attracting scholars from a range of perspectives across Africa, including Francophone and Lusophone Africa, and regions across the continent.
Following the mission of SACHES,
one goal of the workshop is to transcend the boundaries of the countries to provide an opportunity for scholarship that would locate itself, simultaneously, in national, regional and global context.
Following the mission of ISCHE,
a goal of the workshop is to support small meetings of researchers in regions that are not fully supported by national societies in the history of education for the purpose of inspiring innovative new research and communication between scholars.
Following the mission of the GEI
the meeting is particularly focused on the use of different forms of educational media, textbooks, museums, memorials, films, photographs, oral traditions and others, and their representation of society and of the process of learning and teaching in and under colonial societies.