Intercultural Historical Studies

Commercial Ventures in Winneba. A field work blog post

By on 12. July 2019 in Summer course with 0 Comments
Commercial Ventures in Winneba. A field work blog post

Written by: Sigrid Vadstein, Ole Christian Gjevik, Halidu B. Sule and Dorothy Agyapong The Names of Commercial Ventures in Winneba – Ongoing Proof of Atlantic Heritage  Introduction It is quite difficult not to notice the many shops and trading ventures with the countless names of religious character in the small town of Winneba along the coast of […]

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Fishing in Winneba. A field work blog post

By on 10. July 2019 in Summer course with 0 Comments
Fishing in Winneba. A field work blog post

Written by: Sigrid Solheim, Eileen Dahl, Solomon Forson and Seidu Tirogo  Impact of the Atlantic Ocean on the people of Winneba Winneba is a fishing community in the central region of the Republic of Ghana, bordering the Atlantic Ocean to the south. The proximity to the Atlantic Ocean has had – and keeps having – an economic impact […]

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The Trading Post on Windy-Bay Avenue. A field work blog post

By on 10. July 2019 in Summer course with 0 Comments
The Trading Post on Windy-Bay Avenue. A field work blog post

Written by: Rebecca Stangnes, Martine Valle, Enoch Gurah and Joseph Appau Mensah The background for this article is a field work that the Norwegian and Ghanaian students have completed during the summer course ‘Intercultural perspective on Atlantic history and Heritage’ in Winneba, Ghana. The field we chose to study was to look at old trading stations in Winneba. During […]

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The Basel Mission in Winneba. A field work blog post

By on 10. July 2019 in Summer course with 0 Comments
The Basel Mission in Winneba. A field work blog post

Written by: Pernille Helena Glesaaen, Johannes Lyder Gulbrandsen, Isaac Marfo and Gladys Boatemaa  The interaction between Europeans and Africans on the Gold Coast was both extensive and profound. Evidence of the traces left behind by transatlantic interaction are deeply rooted and still to this day quite possible to come by, if one knows how to look.  The city of […]

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God: Give me a sign! A field work blog post from Ghana

By on 10. July 2019 in Summer course with 0 Comments
God: Give me a sign! A field work blog post from Ghana

Written by: Tor-Einar Siebke, Ingvild Lekve, Seth Aduo and Sarah Adjei-Larbi  The expressions of faith in public imagery in Winneba, Ghana  One will not be surprised to find cultural differences between Ghanaians and Norwegians as people. One such difference, that has become evident for us during our work together, concerns the religious life. Religion is far more prevalent […]

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Burger, not hamburger. A field work blog post from Ghana

By on 9. July 2019 in Summer course with 0 Comments
Burger, not hamburger. A field work blog post from Ghana

Written by: Arunas Palionis, Maria Beck, Hilde Langeland, Joana Amoakoa and Alex Akuamoah-Boateng  GHANAIAN VERSION OF BURGERS  I know what you are thinking, burger? Why would students write about a worldwide known food when doing field work in Ghana? Well, for your surprise, the term “burger” has a completely different meaning for the Ghanaians. “Burger” or “boga” is actually a term used to […]

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Atlantic History and Heritage – summer course 2019

By on 2. July 2019 in Summer course with 0 Comments
Atlantic History and Heritage – summer course 2019

Written by Jon Olav Hove, associate professor at NTNU Between the 17th of June and 12th of July, 12 Ghanaian and 14 Norwegian students are taking a coursed called Intercultural Perspectives on Atlantic History and Heritage. This takes place in Winneba, a town located west of the capital Accra, Ghana. The course is funded by […]

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One month in Ghana

One month in Ghana

We are two archaeology students who spent four weeks in Ghana, from 3rd of January to 1st of February of this year. We were there on an exchange program with the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies. The first two weeks we were in separate cities, Denu and Dixcove, where we participated in an archaeological […]

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Our Ghana adventure

By on 15. July 2018 in Summer course with 0 Comments
Our Ghana adventure

Our four weeks in Ghana is now coming to an end. Today we leave for Accra, and then to Norway tomorrow. As our last update said, we have taken the course Atlantic history and heritage together with 14 Ghanaian students. During the course we have had lectures and we have travelled to see the slave […]

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Update from Ghana

By on 27. June 2018 in Summer course with 0 Comments
Update from Ghana

This is a short update from the 13 NTNU-students currently staying in Ghana, and taking the course Atlantic History and Heritage at University of Education, Winneba. We have been here for almost two of the total four weeks, and our stay has so far been packed with new knowledge and cultural encounters. With us is also 14 […]

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