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Digging for tales of money in Kenya

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Moi Avenue, NairobiKarin Pallaver, University of Bologna

As part of my work on the Money in Africa project I was in Nairobi, Kenya earlier this year to carry out archival research.

The aim of the project is to study the adoption, use and adaptation of coins and banknotes in Africa. As a historian my role is to study the transition from the pre-colonial to the colonial period. Which were the currencies used before colonisation? How did Africans react to the introduction of colonial coins? And how did they appropriate and sometimes remake colonial coins and notes? After a three-month research period in the National Archives in London, I hoped that studying the papers in the Kenya National Archives (KNA) would help find answers to these questions.

The archives are situated in the busy and crowded Moi Avenue in Nairobi city centre. Every day I walked there crossing Uhuru Park, the famous venue…

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The December Thesis Whisperer newsletter is out!

The Thesis Whisperer

fireworks and peopleJust in case you were getting bored by the Christmas holidays, my December Newsletter has just been published.

In it there are links on writing conclusions, academics behaving badly, information contagion, and teaching like a pirate – amongst other things. All the links were sourced via Twitter over the last month.

The Whisperer will return to its normal publishing schedule on the 16th of January 2013.

I hope you all have a safe and happy new year!

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