Black African Scholars in European Academia before 1800

  • David de la Croix IRES/LIDAM, UCLouvain

Abstract

How many members of European Universities and Academies originated from Sub-Saharan Africa during the Early Modern Period? Most people would say zero, and this is what I would have said a few years ago as well. Since I started collecting data on scholars and literati at European Universities and Academies, I had to revise my prior. Among 46,363 persons in my Repertorium today, there are three Black African scholars.

Published
2021-02-25
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