This is a paper I gave at a research student conference at SOAS on regions and regional studies (PDF: High Quality – Web Quality). As well as the embedded video, you can download the talk in higher quality MP4 format.
The general theme of the paper is that the history of child labour in Africa is something that needs to be studied on a surprisingly wide geographical scale. It was pretty useful to write. In particular, it finally forced me to learn Adobe InDesign – the PDF is quite heavily illustrated and trying to lay it out in MS Word was like nailing an uncooperative eel to a wall.
‘Households, Hometowns and Migrations in the Colonial Era: The Circulation of Child Labour in the Gold Coast’, paper presented at the conference Regional Studies and Critical Perspectives on Regions, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, 5-6 June, 2009.