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Melvin E. Page <email@example.com>
East Tennessee State University
I continue to work on a variety of projects concerning the history of colonialism and imperialism, as well as historical methodologies and writing. In 2006 I am pursing projects related to concepts of counterfactual history and the pedagogy of historical research and writing.
East Tennessee State University
P. O. Box 70672
Johnson City, Tennessee 37614
|H-Net Positions:||Former H-Net Council
|List Affiliations:||List Editor for H-AfrTeach
Former List Editor for H-SAfrica
|Interests:||African American History / Studies
Research and Methodology
World History / Studies
PhD (African History) 1977 Michigan State University
MA (African Studies) 1968 Howard University
BA (International Relations) 1966 American University
East Tennessee State University, Department of History
Professor, since 1987 (tenured)
University of Natal, Durban
Fulbright Professor, 1998
Kenyatta University (Kenya), Department of History
Visiting Associate Professor, 1985
Murray State University, Department of History
Associate Professor, 1980-1987 (tenured)
Assistant Professor, 1975-1980
Chancellor College (University of Malawi), Department of History
Fulbright Lecturer, 1971-1974
William H. McNeill, Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, Great Marrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing, 2005.
author: “African Union,” “Jomo Kenyatta,” “Sokoto Caliphate,” “Warfare—Africa.”
With Richard Marius, A Short Guide to Writing about History, 4th ed. New York: Addison Wesley Longman, 2002.; 5th ed. New York: Pearson Longman, 2005; 6th ed. 2007.
General Editor, Encyclopedia of Colonialism, 3 vols. Santa Barbara: ABC Clio, 2004.
The Chiwaya War: Malawians and the First World War. Boulder: Westview Press, 2000.
(co-editor), Personality and Political Culture in Modern Africa. Boston: Boston University African Studies Center, 1998.
“Multiculturalism, the State, and the “Welfare of All’: The Central African Federation in History and Myth,” in 18th International Congress of the Historical Sciences [Proceedings], Claude Morin, editor. Montréal: Comité International Sciences Historiques, 1995, pp., 494-496.
"The Myth of the Brass Serpent: Europeans and the Protection of African Civilians during the East African Campaign, 1914-1918," in 17th International Congress of the Historical Sciences [Proceedings], E. Benito Ruano and M. Espades Burgos, editors. Madrid: Comité International Sciences Historiques, 1992, vol. II, pp. 1044-55.
"Black Men in a White Men's War," in Africa and the First World War, Melvin E. Page, editor. London and New York: Macmillan Press and St. Martin's Press, 1987, pp. 1-27.
"Malawians and the Great War: Oral History and the Reconstruction of Africa's Recent Past," Oral History Review, 8 (1980): 49-61.
"The Great War and Chewa Society in Malawi," Journal of Southern African Studies, 6 (1980): 171-82.
"The War of thangata: Nyasaland and the East African Campaign, 1914-1918," Journal of African History, 19 (1978): 87-100.
PRINCIPLE PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
International Congress of Historical Sciences
17th Congress, Madrid, 1990: paper presented; roundtable participant
18th Congress, Montreal, 1995: roundtable convener
19th Congress, Oslo, 2000: poster presentation
H-Net (Humanities and Social Sciences Online)
Editor, H-Africa, 1995-2005
Editor, H-AfrTeach, since 1997
Editor, H-SAfrica, 1997-2005
Member, Executive Council, 1999-2002
USIA/State Department University Affiliations Grants Program
Academic Review Panel, Africa, 1993, 1989, 2000
Affiliation Grant Director, Murray State Univ./Kenyatta Univ., Kenya, 1984-1987
United States Institute of Peace
Faculty Seminar for Junior College teachers, facilitator, July 1995.
Faculty Seminar participant, July 1994.
Pew Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs
John F. Kennedy School of Government, 1992-1993
Chair, Department of History, East Tennessee State University, 1987-1989