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Title:The pasts and futures of African history: a generational inventory
Author:Zeleza, Paul TiyambeISNI
Periodical:African Historical Review
Geographic term:Africa
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17532520701463364
Abstract:This article on the development of African historiography is based on a paper compiled for the University of South Africa, Department of History, as part of their Sixtieth Anniversary Commemoration Series, presented in Pretoria on 8 August, 2006. The author begins with autobiographical sketches as a way of taking disciplinary stock, of reflecting on the long journey that the discipline of African history has travelled over the past few decades. He then looks at the institutional dynamics of African historiography - the phases that the field has undergone which reflect the changing fortunes of African universities that are the centres of production, as well as the dissemination and consumption for academic history. This is follwed by an examination of the intellectual dimensions, the ideas, theories and analytical paradigms in African history. Finally, the author offers a few thoughts on future directions in the field and concludes with a research agenda for world history. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]