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Dr Humphrey Fisher

Emeritus Professor of History, SOAS

  • Religious history of pre-colonial Africa, and in particular of Islam in tropical Africa; religious conversion, particularly in Africa; slavery, particularly in Islamic tropical Africa; European travellers in Africa, particularly Gustav Nachtigal. Booty, historiography of Africa; Almoravids and ancient Ghana.
  • Sahel, Sudan belt, Ghana
Professor Paul Gifford

Professor of African Christianity, SOAS, pg@soas.ac.uk

  • The socio-political role of Christianity in Africa
  • Ghana, Zimbabwe, Uganda - and Africa generally