Flows and Counter Flows: Social Media, African Audiences, and the News

Post by Sean Jacobs My remarks are less about a special online teaching or archiving program (that does not exist in my program—I run a concentration on Media and Culture in an Graduate International Affairs program at The New School), but are a series of observations of the shifting digital landscape in Africa. One other caveat: How I use the Internet… Read more →

Students, Tweets, and Virtual Internships, Oh My.

In many ways it is an exciting time to teach African history. Increasingly, students recognize the continent as a potential place for investment, human rights activism, artistic inspiration, or journalistic inquiry. On the other hand, all of my classes fulfill the university’s “global engagement” and “human diversity” curriculum requirements and some students admit they enroll because they have to and… Read more →

On Building a Digital Repository

By: Liz Timbs A year ago, I don’t think I could have participated in a roundtable on Digital Southern African Studies, because I still didn’t really feel like I knew what it meant to be a “digital scholar.”  While I had attended George Mason University for my Master’s and knew, in general terms, about the work that was being done… Read more →

The Classroom and the Cloud

  By Peter Alegi   A couple of years ago I took the plunge into online teaching. It changed the way I teach. My classroom in the cloud was a small summer seminar on global soccer for undergraduate history majors. The first challenge was how to deliver content and stimulate discussion without the benefit of physically gathering face to face… Read more →