Book Launch Ideological Scramble for Africa

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Book Launch Ideological Scramble for Africa

Book Launch of the Ideological Scramble for Africa and a Conversation about Teaching African International History

By Decolonisation Group

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Date and time

Wednesday, April 19 · 5 - 8pm CEST


Room 0.05 (Sweelinckzaal), Drift 21 21 Drift 3512 BR Utrecht Netherlands

About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Odd Arne Westad, Yale University (online), Alanna O’Malley, Leiden University, Walter Gam Nkwi, Leiden University and Ferghall Vlaun, the African and Caribbean Heritage Network at Utrecht University will talk with the author of 'The Ideological Scramble for Africa', Frank Gerits, about his book and about the importance of African international history for international relations scholarship and university education. Chaired by Liesbeth van de Grift, chair of the History of International Relations section.

This event is sponsored by the Centre for Global Challenges at Utrecht University and co-organised by the Decolonisation Group at Utrecht University and the Global Cold War Group at Utrecht University.

Utrecht University, Drift 21, Room 0.05 (Sweelinckzaal), 19 April 2023, 17:00 (5 PM)

There will also be a zoom link. To get a link to the zoom meeting, send an e-mail to (You only need to register with eventbrite if you plan to attend in-person)

The panel conversation will be from 17:00-18:30, Drinks: 18:30-20:00. (Registration required for the in-person event)

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