Alun Edwards is a qualified librarian (trained at the College of Librarianship Wales) and manager of digital humanities projects and services at the University of Oxford. Alun is responsible for the University’s participation in and; as well as leading RunCoCo which offers consultancy and advice about how to run a community collection online, and community building around any subject.
In a significantly untraditional career Alun has: helped administer aid to farms struck by the Chernobyl catastrophe; worked on a daily newspaper; researched the communist architect of pit-head baths for miners; run a reading room for archivists and family historians; driven a schools mobile library round tiny country lanes; researched responses to major security risks for a large multinational; protected government conferences as a trained X-ray machine operator detecting explosives and weapons; endeavoured to catalogue the best of the Web for the humanities; researched digital certificates and shibboleth for super-computing; researched the First World War poetry of Edmund Blunden, Ivor Gurney, David Jones, Siegfried Sassoon, “Hedd Wyn” and their contemporaries.
Currently Alun divides his working time between training academics around the world to engage the public using social media (Twitter and Facebook) and crowdsourcing; and being paranoid about the Internet, cyber-crime and espionage, and theft of laptops (for example) as he leads the University’s programme of information security awareness. Please connect with Alun: and read his team’s blog

Independent historian specialising in British and South African relations post 1910. Her recent work has been on the Great War in East, Central and Southern Africa on which she has published two books, the most recent, World War 1: The forgotten conflict of the European powers was published in 2012 by IB Tauris. She has also written various articles on related topics. In addition to her research, she is the co-ordinator of the GWEAA, an international online community of all interested in the campaigns in Africa during the Great War. She has just been appointed chair of the Friends of The National Archives in London. In her other life, she works in education.

António Paulo DUARTE
Doutor em História Institucional e Política Contemporânea pela Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2005);
Mestre em Estratégia pelo Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (1997);
Licenciado em História pela Faculdade de Letras da Universidade Clássica de Lisboa (1990).
Investigador e Assessor do Quadro do IDN (Instituto da Defesa Nacional).
É igualmente investigador do IHC (Instituto de História Contemporânea da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova) e do Observatório Político (OP).
Membro do Centro Português de Geopolítica.
Professor Auxiliar Convidado do Departamento de Estudos Políticos da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa onde leciona as cadeiras de Teoria das Relações Internacionais e de História da Ideia de Europa.
Colaborou como investigador com o Centro de Investigação Científica da Academia Militar (2002-2005) e com o CEFi (Centro de Estudos de Filosofia da Universidade Católica) (2006-2007).
Escreveu, entre outros, os livros Equilíbrio Ibérico, Séc. XI-XX, História e Fundamentos (2003) e A Política de Defesa Nacional – 1919-1958 (2010).
Foi um dos Organizadores da Antologia Grandes Estrategistas Portugueses (2007).
Publicou, em conjunto com outros autores, Segurança Nacional e Estratégias Energéticas de Portugal e de Espanha, (2011).
Publicou vários artigos e recensões em Revistas especializadas: Geopolítica, Revista Militar, Nação e Defesa, IDN Brief, Limes, R:I (Relações Internacionais), Jornal do Exército, Ensino da História (A:P:H:), Revista Portuguesa de Ciência Política e Sapiens.

Bjarne Søndergaard BENDTSEN
2012-14 External lecturer, Department of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, until 31 January 2014, teaching courses about Denmark and the First World War.
2011-12 Part time teacher at different high schools.
2008-11 14 November 2011, PhD in History, University of Southern Denmark.
PhD Student, Institute of History and Civilization, University of Southern Denmark. My research project dealt with different literary and cultural history aspects of Denmark and the First World War, the period’s intellectual and popular discourses about the war, and the collective memory of it, resulting in the thesis: Mellem Fronterne. Studier i Første Verdenskrigs virkning på og udtryk i dansk kultur, med særligt fokus på litterære skildringer, 1914-1939 (Between the Lines: the First World War and Danish Culture. Literary and other representations during 1914-1939). The thesis has been accepted by Aarhus University Press.
Peer reviewed publications:
Chapter 36 ‘From the Ivory Tower to Street Activism’, in: Peter Brooker, Sascha Bru, Andrew Thacker & Christian Weikop (eds.): The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines, Vol. III: Europe 1880-1940, Part I (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 618-642
‘Neutral Merchant Seamen at War. The Experiences of Scandinavian Seamen during the First World War as Depicted in Memoirs, Literature and by Monuments’, in: Claes Ahlund (ed.): Scandinavia in the First World War (Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2012), pp. 327-354
‘A Violently Contested Void – No Man’s Land during the First World War’, in: Anne Magnussen, Peter Seeberg, Kirstine Sinclair & Nils Arne Sørensen (eds.): Contested Places (Odense: Syddansk Universitetsforlag, forthcoming)
‘Copenhagen swordplay – Avant-garde Manoeuvres and the Aesthetics of War in the Art Magazine Klingen (1917-1920)’, in: Hubert van den Berg et al. (eds.): A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1900-1925 (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2012), pp. 391-400
‘Colour-blind of Clear-sighted Neutrality? Georg Brandes and the First World War’, in: Johan den Hertog & Samuël Kruizinga (eds.): Caught in the Middle: Neutrals, Neutrality, and the First World War (Amsterdam: Aksant/Amsterdam University Press, 2011), pp. 121-138
‘Povl Drachmanns roman Diktatur: Et eksempel på mellemkrigstidens antidemokratiske tendenser i Danmark’, in: Thomas Wegener Friis & Kristine Midtgaard (eds.): Diktatur og demokrati. Festskrift til Kay Lundgreen-Nielsen (Odense: Syddansk Universitetsforlag, 2010), pp. 187-205
‘Marselisborgmonumentets mytekonstruktion’, in: 1066 Tidsskrift for Historie, vol. 38, no. 2, 2008, pp. 3-12
Non-peer reviewed publications:
‘Krigen i det neutrale åndsliv – Første Verdenskrigs-litteraturen i Danmark, med særligt fokus på kultur- og litteraturhistorie’, in: temp – tidsskrift for historie (forthcoming 2013)
‘Mellem bagladere og kvindekanoner: Københavns Befæstning. Til Fædrelandets Forsvar (2012)’, in: 1066 Tidsskrift for Historie (forthcoming)
‘Krestens breve og den fornyede danske interesse for Første Verdenskrig’, in: Standart, vol. 26, no. 3-4, 2012, pp. 112-114
‘Danskere på krigseventyr og under pligtens tunge bud’, in: 1066 Tidsskrift for Historie, vol. 42, no. 1, 2012, pp. 35-38
‘Emil Bønnelyckes krig mod krigen’, in: Standart, vol. 24, no. 1, 2010, pp. 30-32
‘Bolschevisme og løst krudt i kunstens top anno 1919’, in: Standart, vol. 23, no. 2, 2009, pp. 67-69

Professor, Department of History and Geography, Elon University. (1990-present)
Course offerings include Modern Africa, the Modern Middle East, the World in the 20th Century, upper-division seminars, and study-abroad classes in London (4 years) and Ghana (17 years)
Recipient: Periclean Award for Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility, 2008; Elon College Excellence in Service/Leadership Award, 2008; International Studies Major Coordinator, 1995-present
Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad Recipient: United Arab Emirates, Qatar & Kuwait, 2010
Project Director U.S. Department of Education, Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language grants to develop African and International studies (1994-6) and Middle East studies (2007-10) at Elon Author, Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence grant for visiting Ghanaian professor at Elon, 2006-2007
Senior Research Fellow, Center for Democratic Development – Accra, Ghana, 2004 sabbatical
Chair, Academic Council, 1997-1998
Assistant Professor, History Department, University of Southern Mississippi. Course offerings included Africa since 1870, twentieth-century Europe, modern world history and graduate seminars. (1986-1990)
Peace Corps Volunteer, Democratic Republic of the Congo. High school English and history teacher. Obtained funding and supervised construction of two new classrooms. (1978-1980)
Ph.D., History, George Washington University, May 1987
Dissertation topic: “The Repartition of Tropical Africa: British, French and Belgian Colonial Objectives during World War I and the Paris Peace Conference”
M.A., International Affairs, George Washington University, February 1978
B.A., History and Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, June 1975
Selected Publications
Book: Imperialism’s New Clothes: The Repartition of Tropical Africa, 1914-1919. New York, 1990
Book Chapter: “Western Imperialism and Its Legacies,” Understanding the Global Experience: Becoming a Responsible World Citizen, editors, Tom Arcaro and Rosemary Haskell. Boston, 2009.
Article: “The United Nations, France, and African Independence: A Case Study of Togo.” French Colonial History, (Vol. 5) 2004
Book Review: A Sacred Trust: The League of Nations and Africa, 1929-1946, by Michael D. Callahan. The International Journal of African Historical Studies, (Vol.38/2) 2005
Encyclopedia Articles: “The Politics of Nationalism and Independence in Ghana,” “The Overthrow of Colonialism in Sub-Saharan Africa” and “The World Wars and South Africa” in the Encyclopedia of African History, editor Kevin Shillington. New York, 2004

Claudio Ricardo Hehl FORJAZ
Coronel de Engenharia da Reserva. Formado na AMAN em 1986, é Mestre em Ciências Militares, com ênfase em História Militar, pela ECEME.
Estudioso da Estratégia da Resistência, ele integrou a primeira comitiva do Exército Brasileiro ao Vietnã, em 2004. Proferiu palestras sobre os conflitos na Indochina na ECEME, EsAO e EsSA. Atualmente escreve sobre a água e temas relacionados à História Militar. Dentre suas publicações estão os livros ESPADA CAXIAS – ESTUDANDO A ARTE DA GUERRA, ÁGUA – SUBSTÂNCIA DA VIDA, DUARTE COELHO – O PRIMEIRO ESTADISTA NO BRASIL e 1001 FACETAS DA ÁGUA, estes dois últimos, no prelo.
Por seus conhecimentos em Estratégia da resistência, compôs a primeira comitiva do Exército Brasileiro em viagem ao Vietnã, em 2004.
Membro do Instituto de Geografia e História Militar do Brasil, recentemente participou do XXXVII Congresso Internacional de História Militar e do Quarto Encontro Internacional de História sobre a Guerra da Tríplice Aliança, sendo neste último na condição de palestrante.
Atualmente se prepara para apresentar duas palestras na conferência de História Militar do Instituto Meira Mattos, a se realizar na escola de Estado-Maior do exército em maio de 2013, com o tema Guerra de Quarta Geração no Brasil Colônia e Império.

1996 – 2001 University of Lagos, Akoka Ph.D. in History and Strategic Studies
2002 – Date Lecturer University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria
Articles in Journals
David Aworawo (2012) “Divisive Dividing: Revenue Allocation and Unrest in Nigeria since the Late Colonial Period,” Historia Actual (Universidad de Cadiz,), 28, 37-48.
David Aworawo (2012) “The Road Not Taken: Political Action and the Crisis of Democratic Values and Stability in Post-Independence Equatorial Guinea,” Critical Issues in Justice and Politics (Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, Southern Utah University, Utah, USA), Vol. 5/2, 71-88.
David Aworawo (2012) “Development Crisis and Ideological Shift: Africa’s Economic Policy in an Era Global Recession”, African Journal of Governance and Development (Centro de Investigação, University of St. Thomas, Maputo, Mozambique), 1/2, 13-28.
David Aworawo (2012) “Economic Policy and the Social Context of Africa’s Development: An Analysis of the Experiences of Nigeria and Botswana,” Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa (Clarion University, Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA), Vol. 14/3, 111-126.
David Aworawo (2012) “Pivotal Catalyst: The Seven Years’ War and Anglo-French Scramble for West Africa up to 1900,” ABIBISEM: Journal of Culture and Civilization (Department of History, University of Cape Coast, Ghana), Vol. 4, No.1, 34-52.

Fewzi Borsali
Ph. D, Aberdeen UK, University of Adrar, Algeria
Academic works
1985: Borsali Fewzi Colonial Scholarship Policies and British Policy Towards Colonial Students 1939-1950, The West African Students’ Case, OPU, Algeria, 1985.
1986: Borsali Fewzi, British Advisory Institutions on Colonial Education 1923-1952, OPU, Algeria, 1986.
1991. Borsali Fewzi, The Colonial Office and the West African Educated Elites 1923-1943, présenté au séminaire international ‘Lieux-réseaux et cultures, URASC, Oran 17-19 décembre 1991
2000: Borsali Fewzi, Language Policy in Colonial Education in West Africa 1920-50, Unité de Recherche: Algérie, Méditerranée, Afrique, aussi publié dans Revue Maghrébine des Langues, N°1 2002, Editions Dar El Gharb
2000. Borsali Fewzi, Germany and Africa before the First World War: the Case of Togo, présenté pendant le colloque International sur les relations interculturelles allemandes, Université d’Oran, Mai 2000
2004: Borsali Fewzi, The Report of the Elliot Commission on Higher Education in West Africa 1943-45, Laboratoire de Langues, Littérature et Civilisation et Histoire en Afrique, aussi publié dans African Issues Décembre 2004, (Dar el Gharb Editions)
2004: Borsali Fewzi, Chronologie des rencontres interafricaines, Oussour (revue scientifique du laboratoire de recherche en histoire, Université d’Oran), N° 4-5, juin 2004
2005: Borsali Fewzi, The Report of the Asquith Commission on Hither in the Colonies 1943-45, Laboratoire de Langues, Literatures, et Civilsation en Afrique, published in Africa and the West 2005, ( Dar El Gharb Editions)
2006. Borsali Fewzi, Chronologie des relations entre l’Algérie et les institutions régionales arabes entre 1962 et 1988, Unité de recherche: Algérie, Méditerranée, Afrique, Université d’Oran, publié dans OUSSOUR El-Jadida, N°1, 2011, p.5-16
2006 : Borsali Fewzi, Philosophy of Higher Education in Britain and Transplantation in the British West African colonies 1947-51” LAROS, Dar El Gharb Editions.
2006: Borsali Fewzi, The Establishment of Ibadan College in Nigeria 1948-51, Africa and the West, 2003, Dar El Gharb Editions, Laboratoire de Langues, Littératures et Civilsation en Afrique, Université d’Oran.
2010: Borsali Fewzi, The Colonial Office Advisory Machinery for Colonial Education 1923-1945, présenté au séminaire international à l’Université de Sidi Bel Abbes, Avril 2010, LAROS, N°7, Février 2011, p-151-158
2010: Borsali Fewzi, Resistance to Colonial Policy in the Gold Coast, 1820-1949, présenté au séminaire international, Université d’Oran Avril 23-26, 2010 publié dans Africa and the West, N°8, 2010
2011: Borsali Fewzi, The Colonial Office, West African Educated Elite and the Colonial Constitutions 1920-1952, présenté au séminaire international sur Intellectual Elite between Commitment and Disengagement, University of Oran, 3-4 May 2011.
2012. Borsali Fewzi, The Evolution of the Colonial Office up to 1950, international colloquium, at Mascara University, Algeria, April 2012

George NJUNG
2011-Present: University of Michigan, Doctoral Student in History
1998-2000: University of Buea, Cameroon – MA in History
1995-1998 : University of Buea, Cameroon- BA (Hons) History
Professional / Work experience
2012-2013: Graduate Student Instructor, University of Michigan. Courses taught include His 244: Arab-Israeli Conflict and His 386: The Holocaust.
2009-2011: full time, Security Officer, Allied Barton Security Services, Maryland-USA
2004-2009: part time, Research and Marketing Officer for ANUCAM Publishers, Cameroon
2002-2009: part time, Research and Marketing Fellow, Anucam Publishers, Buea-Cameroon
2000-2005: full time, History, Civics, Literature and Politics Teacher in SBC Limbe-Cameroon, Full time
2000- 2009: part time, History and Politics Teacher with CCAST Buea-Cameroon
1998-2008: seasonal, Advanced Level Examiner of the Cameroon GCE Examination Board
List of honors and grants
March 2013: African Studies Initiative Research Grant to do research in Europe (Amt: $2000)
Summer 2012: African Studies Initiative Research Grant to do research in Africa (Amt $4000)
Summer 2012: African Study Center Summer Research Grant to do research in Africa
Oct 2011: Rackham Conference Travel Grant, University of Michigan, for a Conference in UCLA
2011: Rackham Merit Fellow, Ph.D Program in History, University of Michigan
August 2011: Rackham Award Certificate of Academic Excellence in Research, University of Michigan
June 2011: Rackham Summer Institute Grant, University of Michigan
2008: Best Researcher of the year award, Anucam Publishers, Buea-Cameroon
2005: Best History Teacher Award, Saker Baptist College, Limbe-Cameroon
2000: Best Graduating MA Student in History, University of Buea, Buea-Cameroon
1995/6: Dean’s (Honors) List Grant, University of Buea, Buea-Cameroon
Conferences, seminars, workshops and papers
March 2013: “Terror on the Land: Violence in Colonial Cameroon, 1884-1916.” Paper at the DAAS Capstone Seminar, The University of Michigan
Oct 2011: “Challenges to Some Kom Social Institutions in the Bamenda Grasslands in
Cameroon, c.1785-2011”, Paper at the UCLA History Conference
February 2009: “Post Monolithic Politics Elections in sub-Saharan Africa; The Case of
Cameroon,” Paper at the University of Connecticut Conference on Democracy and Democratization
June 2006: “Fighting the First World War; Why Africa?”, paper at the Cameroon History Teachers’ Conference, Bamenda-Cameroon.
2012: “Challenges to Some Social Institutions of Kom in the Bamenda Grasslands of Cameroon, c.1785-2011”: UCLA Historical Journal, forthcoming
2003: Introduction to History Book Three: Cameroon (co-author)

Jacqueline DE VRIES
Jacqueline de Vries (Montreal) emigrated from Canada to the Netherlands as a young adult and studied history at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Her M.A. thesis was based on field research in the Bamenda Grassfields of Cameroon. Drawing on archive sources and interviews with witnesses and participants, she described the transformation of traditional society and the role of Catholic missions in the kingdom of Kom. The book was awarded the national Jan Romein prize and published by the African Studies Centre of Leiden University, where it is available for downloading (
De Vries is currently completing her PhD thesis under the supervision of Peter Geschiere, emeritus professor of anthropology at Leiden University. It provides a historical context for the Kom women’s rebellion of 1958 (anlu), based on the author’s M.A. work, as well as research in Cameroonian, Dutch, German, British and Swiss archives. The author’s interest in the internment of Cameroonian soldiers on the island of Fernando Po during the First World War arose from investigations into the early colonial history of Cameroon.

Jakob Zollmann
Research Fellow at the Rule of Law Centre, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (April 2011 to present)
Legal Consultant and Project Management, OMV Petrom S.A., Bucharest, Romania (March 2008 to December 2010)
Contract management and controlling legal compliance with regard to construction of new corporate headquarters and environmental remediation works of former oil terminal
Negotiating Leasing and Service Contracts for OMV Petrom S.A.
Internship, German embassy, Vientiane, Laos (September 2005 to November 2005)
Assistant to the Chargé d’Affaires
Lecturer, Department of History, University of Namibia, Windhoek (April 2003 to August 2004)
Courses taught in:
African Civilisations (Ethiopia)
Pre-colonial sub-Saharan Africa
Historical Methodology
Archival research for my Ph.D. thesis on the German colonial police (1894–1915)
Research Assistant, Department of History, Humboldt University Berlin (1999 to 2001)
Bibliographical and archival research for “Habilitation” project, Dr. S. Weichlein
Courses taught in historical methodology
12/2005 – 02/2008 Department of History, Free University, Berlin, Dr. phil. (2008)
08/2004 – 07/2005 Hastings Law School, University of California, San Francisco,
Magister Legum (LL.M.) (2005)
09/2002 – 02/2003 International University exchange program “Erasmus”, studies of
Law and History at Sorbonne University, Paris
10/1997 – 12/2002 Studies of History, Law, Philosophy, Political Science at
Humboldt University Berlin, Magister Artium (2002)

Javier Lion Bustillo
Part Time Professor in Political Science (UNED Seville, Spain) and researcher at the Current History Studies Group (University of Cádiz). PhD in Contemporary History (University of Cádiz) and MA in Politics and Government in the EU (London School of Economics).

João Moreira Tavares
Licenciado em História e Mestre em História dos Séculos XIX e XX (Secção do Século XX) pela Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCSH/UNL). É Técnico Superior do Arquivo Histórico Militar (AHM), onde é responsável pela Secção de Investigação, Divulgação e Leitura e investigador do Instituto de História Contemporânea (IHC) da FCSH/UNL, tendo integrado o projecto História e Património do Grupo PT e colaborado no programa de actividades para a comemoração do Centenário da Primeira República.
É autor de diversos trabalhos, a maioria no âmbito da Guerra Colonial, dos quais se destacam: a sua tese de Mestrado denominada A Indústria Militar Portuguesa no Tempo da Guerra (1961/74) e a sua colaboração em Os Anos da Guerra Colonial, obra dirigida por Aniceto Afonso e Carlos Matos Gomes.
Noutras áreas da História escreveu Mudança de frequência: Couto dos Santos e a nova estratégia dos CTT (1933-1965), em co-autoria com Maria Fernanda Rollo; participou na História das Telecomunicações em Portugal, da autoria de Maria Fernanda Rollo, no Dicionário de História da Primeira República e do Republicanismo e no Diccionario de la Guerra de la Independencia, obra editada em Espanha, para o qual redigiu, em co-autoria com Nuno Lemos Pires, algumas biografias de militares portugueses. Tem-se, também, dedicado à divulgação e valorização do património documental do AHM. Neste âmbito, presentemente, coordena dois projectos de divulgação de fontes documentais do AHM integrados no programa de actividades da Comissão constituída para a evocação do Centenário da Participação Portuguesa na 1ª Guerra Mundial.

Professor, African and Modern European History, Social Sciences Department, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Ph.D., African/Modern European History (joint degree), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993
Memoirs of the Maelstrom: A Senegalese Oral History of the First World War. Social History of Africa Series. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann / Oxford: James Currey / Cape Town: David Philip, 1999.
African Voices from the Great War: An Anthology of Senegalese Soldiers’ Life Histories. (forthcoming)
“Remembering the Tirailleurs Sénégalais and the Great War: Oral History as a Methodology of Inclusion in French Historical Studies,” French Colonial History 10, (2009).
“Male Identity and Martial Codes of Honor: A Comparison of the War Memoirs of Robert Graves, Ernst Jünger and Kande Kamara,” The Journal of Military History 69, 3 (2005).
“`Bons soldats’ and `sales nègres’: Changing French Perceptions of West African Soldiers during the First World War,” French Colonial History 1, (2002).
“`Les Races guerrières’: Racial Preconceptions in the French Military about West Africans during the First World War,” The Journal of Contemporary History 34, 4 (1999).
Book Chapters:
French Race Theory and the Parisian Society of Anthropology: The Debate Over la force noire, 1909-1912, in French Colonial Minds: Mental Maps of Empire and French Colonial Policy Making, ed. Martin Thomas (Linclon: University of Nebraska Press, France Overseas Series, 2011).
“France’s Legacy to Demba Mboup? A Senegalese griot and his descendants remember his service in the French military during the First World War,” in Race, Empire and the First World War Writing, ed. Santanu Das (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011).
“Kande Kamara Speaks: An Oral History of the West African Experience in France, 1914-1918,” in Africa and the First World War, ed. Melvin E. Page (London: Macmillan Press, 1987).
Distinguished Research Award, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 2006.
Fulbright Senior Research Scholar, Council for the International Exchange of Scholars, United States Department of State, 2001.
Alf Heggoy Prize of the French Colonial Historical Society/Société d’histoire coloniale française, 2000 (for the best book published in French colonial history in1999).

Julio Pérez SERRANO
Senior Lecturer in Contemporary History (University of Cádiz, Spain). PhD in Contemporary History by the University of Cádiz. Director of the Current History Studies Group (GEHA, University of Cádiz). Senior researcher in several projects financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science.

During my undergraduate years at University College Dublin I focused on modern Central and Eastern European History. I mainly looked at development in Germany and the former Austro-Hungarian successor states in the inter-war period. For my MA at LSE I switched to modern East Asian history where I turned my research attention to modernisation in the region using China and Japan as comparative models. I am currently researching for a PhD in international history focusing on prisoners of war in the First World War.
Education: PhD (Candidate) London School of Economics 2010-;Supervisor: Professor David Stevenson
The treatment of German Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees in the Extra-European Theatre of the First World War. My research looks at how German POWs and Internees taken from the Reich’s colonies were gathered, managed and treated. The thesis uses the themes of race, class, nationalism, violence and gender to fit these prisoners into the overall narrative of twentieth century wartime incarceration.
青島ドイツ俘虜収容所研究会第7号 第一次世界大戦中の日本におけるドイツ人俘虜 (Tsingtao-War German Prisoners Research Society Journal no.7, German Prisoners of War in Japan During the First World War) (Tokyo, 2009)
Work Experience:
General Teaching Assistant, LSE, 2011-2012
Teaching assistant on a course titled The Extra-European World in the Twentieth Century for first year undergraduate students. As part of my teaching I successfully completed The PGcert in Higher Education at associate level.
DAAD Research Scholarship 2012/2013
I am currently a DAAD research fellow at the Freie Universität, Berlin under the supervision of Professor Sebastian Conrad.

Actualmente é Investigadora no Centro de Estudos Africanos e Brasileiros (CEAB) do ISCSP-UTL.
Doutoranda em Ciências Sociais (na especialidade de Estudos Estratégicos) no Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas – Universidade Técnica de Lisboa) (ISCSP-UTL).
Mestre em Ciência Política e Relações Internacionais (área de especialização em Relações Internacionais), com Dissertação intitulada “O Papel da Geopolítica na posição da Alemanha na I e na II Guerras Mundiais”, e Licenciada em Ciência Política e Relações Internacionais na Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas – Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCSH-UNL).
(no prelo) “El Conocimento Geopolitico de José Marini e a Geopolitica Clássica Revisitada: o conceito de Geopolítica, o seu objecto e método de estudo”, in Nação e Defesa, IDN, nº 135
“O papel da Geopolítica na posição da Alemanha na I e na II Guerras Mundiais”, in Nação e Defesa, IDN, nº 129, Nov. 2011, pp. 263-287.

Mark Bolak FUNTEH
2011: University of California, Santa Barbara, USA (Fulbright Scholar)
2009: University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon (Ph.D in History)
2008: United States Institute of Peace, USA (Certificate on Interfaith Conflict Resolution, and Professional Training Certificate on Conflict Analysis)
2005: University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon (DEA; M.Phil in History)
2003: University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon (MA in History)
1998: University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon (BA in History)
Since 2011: Chief of Service for Programmes and Exams; Higher Teachers’ Training College, The University of Maroua; Since 2009: Senior Lecturer of History; 2009: Chief of Service for Citizenship and Inter-cultural Education, Higher Teachers’ Training College, The University of Maroua; 2008: Lecturer of History, PKFokam University of Excellence, Yaounde, Cameroon; 2005-2008: Part-Time Lecturer, Department of History, University of Yaoundé I; 2003: History Teacher (Volunteer) Oxford Comprehensive High School, Yaoundé.

Olajompo Abayomi AKINYEYE
Educational Qualifications: B.A.(Hons), 1981, M.A., 1985, Ph.d 1991
Working Experience: Nigerian Defense Academy, Kaduna, 1987-1990, University of Lagos, 1990-
Institutional Affiliation: University of Lagos.
Honors and Awards: Postgraduate Scholarship, Federal Government of Nigeria 1983, Vilas Research Assistantship, University of Wisconsin Madison,1983, British Council Fellowship, Bourse de Stage French Government, 1989.
Some Publications: Guarding the Gateways: British and French Defense Policies in West Africa 1886-1945, The Air Factor in West Africa’s Colonial Defense: A Neglected Theme, in Itineraro: European Journal of Overseas History, vol.1 2000,The Nation-State in the Face of Regional Integration in West Africa: The Case of Nigeria, Kharthala, Paris 2010
Some Conferences Attended. Conference on Conflict Management, Bonn1997, Conference on Nigerian History Texas US,2004, Committee of Experts on Africa’s Borderland, Bamako Mali 2009,2012, Ethiopia 2009, ECOWAS Committee on the Writing of Development Reports for 2010, Cotonou, 2009,2010,2010, Senegal 2010,2011.
Membership of Professional Organizations: Member, Nigerian Society of International Affairs, Historical Society of Nigeria, Nigeria Academy of Letters, Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa
Administrative Experience: Head Department of History, University of Lagos, Member Various Committees, Member of the Governing Council, University of Lagos.

Oluranti AFOWOWE
Department of History and International Studies
College of Humanities & Culture, Ikire Campus,
Osun State University, Osogbo,Nigeria
Appointed a member of Expert Panel for African Governance Report (AGRII) on March 3, 2007 by Development Policy Centre (DPC), Ibadan. Development policy Centre (DPC) was established by the internationally renowned scholar, Prof. Ojetunji Aboyade (CON)
Member, Historical Society of Nigeria
Member, African Council of Communication Education (ACCE)
Afowowe, S.O. & Sam Obi (2008) Technical Report on Poverty Mapping of Anambra State Brussels: European Union
Afowowe, O.( 2011) “Babafemi Ogundipe: The Professional Soldier Statesman” in Olukoya Ogen (ed.) Expanding The Pantheon of Our National Heroes: Festschrift in Honour of Professor Sola Akinrinade Manitoba:,Canadian Centre for Global studies,
Afowowe, O.(2012) “The Praetorian Syndrome and African Military: The Nigerian Experience” in Olutayo Adesina, Olukoya Ogen and Noah Echa Attah (eds.)Critical Perspectives on Peace, Conflict and Warfare in Africa Ile-Ife: University Press. pp 105-122
Afowowe, O (2011) “Africom: Issues and Challenges for Nigeria” in African Nebula Issue 2, 2011
Afowowe, O.(2011) “ Trends in the Nigerian Military Political Engagements (1966- 1998)” in AAU: African Studies Review Vol. 11, June, 2012
Afowowe, O. (2012) “Theoretical Foundation of Terrorism as Political Communication Strategy for State Power Acquisition: A Global Perspective” in Journal of African Council of Communication Education.
Afowowe, O. (1998)Onward Soldier Marches On: Biography of Major Gen. Adeyinka Adebayo Ibadan: Evans Brothers (Publishers) among other several publications

History Department, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Ph.D. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1999.
Postdoctoral research:
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1999-2000
Columbia University, New York City, 2005-2006
2008 – 2010 Vice President of the French Colonial Historical Society
2010 – 2012 President of the French Colonial Historical Society
2012 – Head of the Interuniversity Program for African Studies
Select Publications:
Ginio, Ruth. French Colonialism Unmasked: The Vichy Years in French West Africa. Lincoln & London: Nebraska University Press, 2006.
Ginio, Ruth. European Colonialism: Ideology, Policy, Resistance (Ra’anana: The Open University Press, 2012) [In Hebrew]
Pal Ahluwalia, Louise Bethlehem and Ruth Ginio (eds.), Violence and Non-Violence: African Perspectives. London and New-York: Routledge, 2007.
Efrat Ben Ze’ev, Ruth Ginio and Jay Winter (eds.) Shadows of War: A History of Silence in the Twentieth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010
Ginio, Ruth. “’Marshal Petain Spoke to Schoolchildren’ – Vichy Propaganda in French West Africa, 1940-1943”. International Journal of African Historical Studies, 33:2 (2000), 291-312.
Ginio, Ruth. “French Colonial Reading of Ethnographic Research – The Case of the ‘Desertion’ of the Abron King and Its Aftermath”. Cahiers d’Etudes africaines, 166, 42:2 (2002), 337-357. Ginio, Ruth. “La politique antijuive de Vichy en Afrique occidentale française”, Archives juives. 36:1 (2003), 109-118. .
Ginio, Ruth. “French Officers, African Officers, and the Violent Image of African Colonial Soldiers”, Historical Reflections, 36:2 (2010), 59-75.
Chapters in collective volumes:
Ginio, Ruth. “La propagande impériale de Vichy” in: Jacques Cantier et Eric Jennings (eds.). L’Empire de Vichy: Pour une nouvelle histoire des colonies françaises au temp de la Révolution nationale. Paris: Odile Jacob, 2004, 117-149.
Ginio, Ruth. “Elites européennes et coloniales face au nouveau régime en AOF” in: Jacques Cantier et Eric Jennings (eds.). L’Empire de Vichy: Pour une nouvelle histoire des colonies françaises au temps de la Révolution nationale. Paris: Odile Jacob, 2004, 235-263.
Ginio, Ruth. “Negotiating Legal Authority in French West Africa: The Colonial Administration and the African Assessors, 1903-1918” in: Benjamin Lawrance, Emily Osborn and Richard Roberts (eds.) Intermediaries, Interpreters, and Clerks: African Employees in the Making of Colonial Africa. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2006, 115-135.
Ginio Ruth, “African Soldiers, French Women, and Colonial Fears during and after World War II” in: Judith Byfield, Carolyn Brown, Timothy Parsons, and Ahmad Sikainga (eds), Re-centering Africa in the History of the Second World War. Cambridge University Press, forthcoming
Ginio Ruth. “’Saving French West Africa’: The French army, African soldiers and military propaganda during the 1950s”, in: Tony Chafer and Alexander Keese (eds.) Africa at Fifty. Manchester: Manchester University Press, forthcoming.

Saliou ABBA
2007-2008, Bachelor Degree in Political History and International Relations, University of Ngaoundéré-Cameroon
2009-2010, Master Degree in Military History, University of Ngaoundéré-Cameroon
2012-2013, Ph.d. candidate in Military History, University of Ngaoundéré-Cameroon
December 2011, recruited as Assistant Researcher in Social Sciences, National Center for Education, Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation, Yaoundé-Cameroon.
2008- « L’École coranique de Malam Aoudou Taparé », Bachelor Degree in History, University of Ngaoundéré.
2010- « Guerre et Paix chez les Guiziga de l’Extrême-Nord du Cameroun (XVIIIe-XXe siècle », Master Degree in Military History, University of Ngaoundéré.
Saliou ABBA, « Le Haut Commandement allemand et les relations civilo militaires : analyse de la défaite de la Schutztruppe lors de la Grande Guerre au Kamerun (1895-1916) », Ph.d. Degree in the University of Ngaoundéré. Research in process and directed by Pr KOUFAN MENKENE Jean
Saliou ABBA, « The armed forces of Cameroon: the architects of unity within federalism (1961-1971) », to be published in the International Review of Human and Social Sciences, volume n°6.
Saliou ABBA, « From the battlefield to cemeteries and reinstatement: a trajectory of soldiers during the First World War in Cameroon (1914-1916) ».

Walter Gam NKWI
August 2012 (b) with Professors Francis B. Nymnjoh and Peit Konings University Crisis and Student Protests in Africa: The 2005-2006 University Students Strike in Cameroon (Bamenda, Mankon: Langaa Research and Common Initiative Publishing House.
May 2011 (c) Kfaang and its Technologies: Towards a Social History of Mobility in Kom, Cameroon, 1928-1998. Leiden, The Netherlands: Ipskamp Drukkers.
January 2011(a) Sons and daughters of the Soil: Land and Boundary Conflicts in the Bamenda Grassfields of Cameroon, 1955-2005. Bamenda, Mankon: Langaa Research and Common Initiative Publishing House.
May 2010 (b)    Voicing the Voiceless: Contributions To Filling Gaps in Cameroon History, 1958-2009. Mankon, Bamenda: Langaa Research and Common Initiative Publishing House.

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