Dr Insa Nolte – Colonial Politics and Precolonial History: Everyday Knowledge, Genre, and Truth in a Yoruba Town

History in Africa

 Insa Nolte (2013). Colonial Politics and Precolonial History: Everyday Knowledge, Genre, and Truth in a Yoruba Town. History in Africa, 40 (01) : 125-164. This article suggests that colonial African historiography was shaped both by the textual forms and conventions associated with local historical knowledge and by the complex political interests which emerged under colonial rule. Based […]

Archives of the Ordinary at the ASAUK 2014 conference

Delegates at the ASAUK Conference Dinner

The UK-based team of the Knowing Each Other project all attended the African Studies Association UK (ASAUK) conference at the University of Sussex this year. ASAUK is the main conference for African Studies in the UK, and it was attended by academics from across the world. The conference is inter-disciplinary, but this year had a […]

Introducing ‘Knowing Each Other’

Prof Olukoya Ogen and Dr Insa Nolte during research in Ogun Waterside LGA

Since the end of the Cold War, and especially since September 2001, most research exploring religious difference, and especially Muslim-Christian relations, has focused on politics and the public sphere. At the same time, the majority of detailed work on the role of religion for everyday life focuses on the practices and transformations within Muslim or […]

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