Vicki Huddleston (former U.S. Ambassador to Mali) and anthropologist Bruce Whitehouse (Lehigh Univ.) discuss the ongoing political and military conflict in Mali. Focus is on the complex origins of the Tuareg and Islamist insurgencies in the north, French intervention and U.S. policy, and how to chart the way to peace and stability in a wounded West African nation. Africa Past & Present is a radio series about history, culture, and politics in Africa and the diaspora hosted by is hosted by Michigan State University historians Peter Alegi and Peter Limb.
Dr. Chima Korieh (History, Marquette) on Nigerian experiences on the African homefront during World War II, agriculture and social change in the colonial era, the Biafran War and the politics of memory, and Igbo identity. The interview closes with a discussion of endangered archives in postcolonial Nigeria. Africa Past & Present is a radio series about history, culture, and politics in Africa and the diaspora hosted by is hosted by Michigan State University historians Peter Alegi and Peter Limb.
Aili Mari Tripp (U. of Wisconsin – Madison and ASA President) on African women’s movements and paradoxes of power in Museveni’s Uganda. Includes discussion of democratization and highlights the need for the African Studies Association to challenge the U.S. government’s draconian cuts to international education. With guest host Prof. Kiki Edozie (International Relations, Michigan State).
Africa Past & Present – A series about history, culture, and politics in Africa and the diaspora hosted by is hosted by Michigan State University historians Peter Alegi and Peter Limb and produced by Matrix.
Global education radio programme produced by Maurice Macartney.
Womens World : A century on from the first celebration of International Women’s Day, we examine some of the problems facing women in the world today and ask: has equality been achieved?
Just how much progress has been made?
where do we go from here?
Recorded on the Centenary of International Womens Day
Global education radio programme produced by Maurice Macartney. More about The Next Village at www.thenextvillage.org.
“A special programme to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
Maurice Macartney and Marcin Krziewicki look at the responses of artists and composers to the traumas of Polish twentieth century history.’
David Killingray (Emeritus, Goldsmiths College, U. of London) on the often-neglected role of African travelers and intermediaries in 19th-century Africa; black writers and activists in Victorian Britain; and the significance of documenting lived experiences of Africans to better understand processes of historical change.
David Gordon (Bowdoin, History) on his recent book Invisible Agents: Spirits in a Central African History. Gordon explores how and why spirits and discourses about spirits inspired social movements and influenced historical change, from precolonial Bemba chieftaincies and 1930s Watchtower millenarianism to the postcolonial state’s humanism and Pentecostalism under Kaunda and Chiluba, respectively. Gordon closes by noting the effervescence of Zambian studies today.
Marika Sherwood (senior research fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London) on the history of the African diaspora in Britain. She discusses aspects of her 2007 book After Abolition: Britain and the Slave Trade Since 1807, the 1945 Pan Africanist Congress in Manchester, and Pan-African biographies. Sherwood concludes by noting the inadequate treatment of black history in the UK school curriculum.
Polish Radio Programme produced in Northern Ireland. (Broadcasted in Polish Language).
In this program Marcin Krzewicki talks with Natalia Krzyzanowska about her workshops in Derry and also the changes in Krakow and Poland.
Interview with poet and activist Gordon Hewitt.
Recorded as part of the East Belfast Arts Festival, Homely Planet radio partnered with the Orchardville Society to host a radio hub in Expresso East. Volunteers interviewed participants, performers, visitors and the odd celebrity in the cafe to gather their thoughts on the festival and changes in the East.