2021-22 Fall/Winter - History: Topic Courses

HIS395H5F - Topics in History: Colonial Violence and Revolution in Kenya (J. MacArthur)

This course examines colonial violence and revolution through the case of the Mau Mau Rebellion in Kenya. We will look at the impact of settler colonialism; local moral economies; gender and generalional dimensions; propaganda, revolutionary thought, and forms of violence; decolonization, memory, and the legacies of conflict.


HIS493H5S - Advanced Topics in Global History: Decolonizing Africa (J. MacArthur)

This research-intensive seminar looks at alternative histories of decolonization in Africa, including revolutionary nationalisms, secessionist movements, and pan-Africanism, as well as, ongoing debates over boundaries, citizenship, and sovereignty in postcolonial Africa.


HIS494H5F - Advanced Topics in History of the Americas: Revolution and Counterrevolution in Latin America (K. Coleman)

This seminar examines testimonial literature from the civil wars that ripped Guatemala and El Salvador apart during the 1970s and 1980s. We will read Rigoberta Menchú and Carolyn Forché alongside the United Nations Truth Commission Reports. Each student will produce an original final project, in the form of an essay, a podcast, or a video.