Monday, February 14, 2011
I have not gotten most of what I intended to do today done because when I showed up at the office at 9:20 this morning I was told there was a history conference at the Institute of African Studies that I should attend. The conference is on the theme "Our Shared History and Heritage: Teaching, Researching and Advocacy in Contemporary Ghana and Denmark." The conference was organized by the Historical Society of Ghana and the Danish History Teachers Association and Culture, Education and Technology Network. It is sponsored by the Royal Danish Embassy. Among the speakers this morning were the Danish ambassador and the former Ghanaian ambassador to Sierra Leone and the Ivory Coast. Unlike in many countries it appears that important people do value history in Ghana and Denmark. Two countries is at least a start. I have to get back to the conference now.