Beyond Europe:
Narratives of the Future in Modern African History

As key agents who built and are building the future of Africa, Africans and the African diaspora themselves developed significant narratives of that future throughout modern history. They often diverged from, but were also entangled with, alternative notions from outside the continent. This sub-project is concerned with writing the history of African and African diaspora visions of times to come and how they were connected with global debates about the future.

For more information about the research project as a whole, please see the longer description on the Content page, or go to Team to see the CVs and details of individual research projects of the team members. The Activities page details events, research trips and conference presentations. The Results of the sub-project in form of publications and events are listed here.


James Beale Africanus Horton (1835-1883, Sierra Leone): descendant of slaves, christian education, Doctor, officer and scientist, progressive thinker of a liberated Africa (Public Domain)