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African History

The Ohio State History Department includes many scholars whose primary focus is the history of Africa. We study Africa in all of its geographical regions and in a great variety of subject areas. We welcome enquiries from potential graduate students who seek doctoral training from our robust Africanist faculty.

African History Courses

Faculty who research and teach African History


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The Ohio State University History Department offers courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in African History. Several courses are cross-listed with African-American and African Studies.