Revolutionary Papers

Revolutionary Papers is a transnational research collaboration exploring 20th century periodicals of Leftanti-imperial and anti-colonial critical production. Read More

Eric Burton

Eric Burton is Assistant Professor in Global History at the University of Innsbruck. His work on the themes of development, socialism, and decolonization has appeared in the Journal of Global History, Cold War History, and the Journal of African Cultural Studies, among others. His first monograph on Tanzania’s African Socialism and the two German states (Degruyter, 2021) was awarded the Walter Markov Prize by the European Network in Universal and Global History. Eric’s current project focuses on Dar es Salaam, Accra and Cairo as ‘hubs of decolonization’ for African liberation movements.

Journals presented by Eric Burton

Spearhead. The Pan-African Review was established by the South African lawyer and journalist Frene Ginwala in Dar es Salaam, the capital of Tanganyika (later Tanzania), just one month ahead of the country’s full independence in December of 1961. The newspaper was published monthly until May 1963, when Ginwala was expelled to Great Britain, likely due […]