AHRC Research Network Grant for Kate Skinner

This proposal sets out an integrated programme of research visits, training workshops, curriculum innovation and joint publications, led by early career researchers who share a specific interest in politics and print culture along the Ghana-Togo border during the twentieth century. This project combines the collaborative publication of a hitherto unexploited local-language source with new research training activities at two Ghanaian universities.

Through a workshop series, postgraduates will have the opportunity to work with excerpts of the co-applicants' local-language source, and with a range of other primary sources collected by visiting speakers and Ghanaian scholars. A new research training module will encourage dissertation students to identify their own examples of locally-authored and under-utilised sources. The benefits of the project will be sustained, a) through a webpage which showcases the work of Ghanaian postgraduates in identifying, translating, interpreting and analysing sources, and b) through a textbook which complements the new research training module.