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Bringing the Past to Print: Archaeology for and by West African Scholars

Professor Anne Haour, University of East Anglia; Benin and Ghana

In the past decade, important archaeological research by West African researchers has significantly improved our understanding of precolonial societies and their achievements. However, such data have not yet made it to published form, largely because their authors, some now in academic posts, lack the networks and knowledge to key into international journals. This workshop, to be held at Université Abomey Calavi in Bénin (ex-Dahomey) in June and followed up in July in Accra, Ghana, will support the development of eight early career scholars in archaeology and related fields.

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This programme aims to further collaborative links between researchers in the UK and in the Global South, and promote the uptake of research emanating from the Global South in academic journals.


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