The Menopausal Matriarchs of West Africa
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The Menopausal Matriarchs of West Africa

by Amelia Storey Any exploration into West African history soon surfaces contradictions and blatant neglect when it comes to older, postmenopausal women. Colonial-era sources tend to overlook older women entirely, yet, even so, glimpses seep through of the esteemed female elder. The status of postmenopausal women, its origins, manifestations and development during the twentieth century…

Remembering the French Nation through Colonial Forgetting: An Analysis of the Exhibition of Hervé di Rosa’s ‘1794 – L’abolition de l’an II’ (Part of the series ‘L’Histoire en peinture de l’Assemblée nationale’, 1991)
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Remembering the French Nation through Colonial Forgetting: An Analysis of the Exhibition of Hervé di Rosa’s ‘1794 – L’abolition de l’an II’ (Part of the series ‘L’Histoire en peinture de l’Assemblée nationale’, 1991)

by Darja Wolfmeier Résumé: Depuis 1991, une série de 13 fresques d’Hervé di Rosa est accrochée aux murs de l’Assemblée nationale française, représentant des étapes majeures de l’histoire constitutionnelle française – l’une d’entre elles étant l’Abolition de l’esclavage dans les colonies en 1794. Cette représentation ne reproduit pas seulement des stéréotypes racistes, mais s’inscrit également dans…

The Tigris Still Runs Black with Ink: Untangling the Myths Surrounding the Development of Islamic Thought
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The Tigris Still Runs Black with Ink: Untangling the Myths Surrounding the Development of Islamic Thought

A contemporary revision of the still prevalent narrative of the ‘Golden Age-Decline-Termination’ of the Islamic World. This examination of intellectual history highlights new and emerging figures in an attempt decolonise the history of Islamic Thought.