African Globalization Prior to European Colonization

Monday 1:30 Room A-2
Presenter: Breeanna Elliott, Boston University
Contrary to the dominant narrative, African history does not begin with the advent of European colonization. In this multidisciplinary clinic, participants will look at global systems in and centering around Africa prior the 16th century and European arrival. Focusing primarily on Mali and the Swahili coast, the clinic will highlight architectural, intellectual, and economic developments on the continent and the ways in which they represent significant international exchanges that continue to have global importance today.

Target Audience

  • Middle School
  • High School
  • College
  • Teacher Training

Subject Area

  • World History
  • Geography
  • International Studies

Link to Dropbox for slide presentation files for both of the African presentations