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African History Book Club – Brussels 27 March

African History Book Club. New Monographs on Africa’s pasts.

27 March 2020, 1.30 PM-6 PM

Bozar VUB-ULB we.KONEKT Space, 10 Rue Royale/Koningsstraat, 1000 Brussels

During the workshop, three young historians who just published their first monographs will talk about both their research and the challenges of turning a PhD dissertation into a book. The book club pursues a double goal. First, to create a forum for the public to get acquainted with recent and innovative contributions to the historiography of 19th and 20th century Africa. Histories of police forces in a German colony (Marie Muschalek), missions in Southeastern Congo (Reuben Loffman) and social change in a rural community of Zambia (Iva Peša) offer a vast array of thematic, methodological and chronological approaches of the continent’s past. Second, we ambition to offer the opportunity to students, PhD students and more seasoned scholars in history or African studies to share their experience of the ever-painful writing and editing processes, as well as to learn from those of others.

The book club is open to everyone and free of charge. We hope to see you there!

Contact and information:

Benoît Henriet: benoit.henriet@vub.be

Amandine Lauro: amandine.lauro@ulb.be

With the support of:

VUB-opleiding Geschiedenis

Centre de Recherches Mondes Modernes & Contemporains (ULB)


Faculté de Philosophie et Sciences Sociales (ULB)


About Congo Research Network

The Congo Research Network (CRN) is a community of researchers working on DR Congo and its diaspora across the Humanities


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