Saturday, February 04, 2012
History Department Trip to the Volta
Between the afternoon of 1 February 2012 until this morning I was on a History Department retreat on the other side of the Volta. That is the part of Ghana that was part of German Togoland before World War One. We redid the entire curriculum of the department and discussed ways in which we could recover the position we enjoyed in the 1950s and 60s as the best History Department on the continent of Africa. Now that we have some resources we can advance in this direction. Ultimately we would like to increase our full time permanent faculty from five to thirty. If any of my friends with PhDs in history from legitimate institutions would like to join me here in Ghana please send me an e-mail. Trust me it is a lot better to work in a growing department in a former Third World country than to be unemployed in a former First World country.