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  • Locations: Accra, Ghana
  • Program Terms: Winter Term
  • Restrictions: Oberlin applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
WT Program Focus: Academic Focus, Career Development/Internship, Research
Program Description:
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
As a continuation of the partnership between Oberlin College Department of Africana Studies and the W.E.B. DuBois Memorial Centre for Pan-African Culture, students will assist Ms. Belinda Franklin-Tetteh, assistant director of the centre, to reorganize and preserve important historical papers of the W.E.B. and Shirley G. DuBois collection. Students are also encouraged to use their imagination and creativity to improve the centre's facilities and services. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit cultural sites throughout the country and immerse themselves in experiential learning at an important site of the African diaspora. The students research will also contribute to Dr. Tamika Nunley (History) and Dr. Fredara Hadley's (Ethno-musicology) Shirley Graham DuBois Reclamation Project, a year-long celebration of Shirley Graham DuBois (Class of 1935) and her artistic, intellectual and cultural contributions to Africa and her Diaspora. This year-long celebration will include a StudioC Cluster (Fall 2019), a symposium of Dr. Graham-DuBois' life and work (Spring 2020) and a production of her 1932 epic opera, Tom-Tom (Fall 2020). The students will conduct oral histories with employees of Ghana TV under Dr. Shirley Graham DuBois' founding directorship. The students will also conduct research at Ashesi University's (Berekuso, Ghana) Ghanaian History and African Diaspora archives. Their research will focus on Ghana's early post-colonial cultural development (late 1950s-mid 1960s).

PROJECT LEARNING GOALS:
  • Broaden knowledge of and appreciation for the variety of ways (incl. scientific, humanistic, aesthetic, behavioral) that knowledge is constructed 
  • Deepen understanding of specific fields while building capacity to create new knowledge, approaches or creative work in those areas 
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:
  • 2
PROJECT FEE:
  • $2,900
PROJECT DATES:
  • Departure: January 9, 2020
  • Return: January 25, 2020
PROJECT LOCATIONS:
  • Accra, Ghana
  • Kumasi, Ghana
  • Berekuso, Ghana
  • Cape Coast, Ghana
PROJECT SPONSOR:
Prof. Charles Peterson (Charles.Peterson@oberlin.edu)

Ghana

Oberlin College Deadlines (please confirm host program deadlines):

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