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Agbenyega Adedze

Associate Professor
History
Office
Schroeder Hall - SCH 315
Office Hours
T/R 8:30 - 9:30 and or/by appointment.
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Current Courses

104.001History Of Africa

266.001Modern Africa

265.001African Civilization

104.001History Of Africa

307.002Selected Topics In Non-Western History

Teaching Interests & Areas

Professor Adedze is a specialist in African history with interests in material culture and the cultural history of museums. He has published articles on material culture and museums as tools for nationalism in Africa. His dissertation focused on the social history of museums in West Africa.

Research Interests & Areas

African History

Ph D History

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

MA

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

BA

Université du Benin
Lome, Togo

American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors Novice Award

American Philatelic Society
2022

Vermeil

American Philatelic Society
2002

Book, Chapter

Adedze, T. Memory and Museums in Africa. New Encyclopedia of Africa, 2nd Edition. Gale Group (2007)

Journal Article

Adedze, T. A New Star is Born: The Early Years of Ghana Postage Stamps. Wayne L. Youngblood (EDs). Topical Time (Journal of Thematic Philately) 66.392 (2015): 34-44.
Adedze, T. Domination and Resistance Through the Prism of Stamps. Africa Zamani (2012): 227-246.
Adedze, T. Visualizing the Game: The Iconography of Football on African Postage Stamps. Soccer & Society 13.2 (2012): 294-308.

Presentations

African Football/Soccer Postage Stamps and Globalization: A Comparative Visual Study. Soccer as A Global Phenomenon. Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. (2016)
Collecting and Exhibition West Africa in Institut Francais d'Afrique Noire (IFAN) Museums: 1950-1980s. African Studies Association. (2016)
Ghana: An Early Stamp History: 1957-1966. Cornbelt Philatelic Society Meeting. Cornbelt Philatelic Society. (2016)
The Public Memory of the TransAtlantic Slave Trade: Ghana, Senegal, Brazil, Haiti and Suriname.. African Culture Week - Illinois Wesleyan University. (2015)
Dr. Kwame Nkrumah: A Philatelic Exhibition. International Symposium “The Dream, The Reality: Reassessments of African Independence. (2010)
Icons of Independence or the Role of the Individual in History. International Symposium “The Dream, The Reality: Reassessments of African Independence. (2010)
The Beautiful Game: World Cup Soccer on Postage Stamps. McLean County Arts Center. (2010)
Visualizing the Game: The Iconography of Football on African Postage Stamps. International conference: Visualizing the Game: Global Perspectives on African Football. University of Basel. (2010)
Portraits in the Hands of Strangers: Colonial and Postcolonial Postcards As Vignettes to African Women's History. Codesria Conference on Writing the History of Women in Africa: Past, Present, and Future. (2009)