African History: Old and New Approach

Convener: Acad. Apollon B. Davidson (National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia);

An old and rich tradition of studying African History is undergoing serious changes in modern Russia. Despite decreasing number of professional scholars of African history and research centers, the interest to the past of African peoples is constantly growing. The growth of economic, political and other relations of Russia with African countries make the deepening of knowledge about different periods of African history and their reassessment quite necessary. At the panel we intend to discuss three major themes:
- Russian and Soviet historiography of Africa;
- African historiography abroad with special reference to African national historiographies;
- African history and the present day of the continent.
Colleagues from research centers in Russia and abroad are invited to take part in the panel’s