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COLONIAL GENOCIDE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Germany - Free University of Berlin - 'Free Univ. Berlin'
UC Course SubjectPolitical Science
International Studies
Number & Suffix: 106
Full UC Title: COLONIAL GENOCIDE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA 
Transcript Title: COL GENOCIDE AFRICA 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.5 - Upper Division 
Course Description: The purpose of this seminar is to deconstruct the validity of colonial archives based on the notions of power, colonialism, and perception of memory. The colonial genocides of Sub-Saharan Africa are the central focus of the course, in particular the German genocide on the Herero and Nama in Namigia, on the Ngoni, Matumbi, and Ngingo in Tanzania, and the Belgian genocide on the Kongo, Mongo, and Luba in the Congo. The course encourages students to consider how these populations have been subject to dehistoricization and depoliticization, and therefore, silenced. The course draws parallels to the Holocaust and the genocidal practices and technologies present in both cases, the manner in which colonialists and leaders of the national socialist party viewed themselves, the racialized regimes in which they ordered, administrated, and made law, and the epistemological foundations through which they rationalized their notion of superiority and their relationship to violence. The historical records that disclose these relations are rarely generated. What remains is to look at the power relations and political formations that led to the silencing and at the discourse that the present archival documents form and simultaneously understand what can be derived from the information that is missing from those archives. This seminar discusses and carves out methods that allow students to reprocess these genocides respectfully and patiently, and to understand their historical and political meanings. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: COLONIAL GENOCIDE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: NAMIBIA, TANZANIA, CONGO FREE STATE 
Partner University Department: Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft 
Partner University Course Number: 15107