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Wilburn, Kenneth E. Director of Undergraduate Studies


Kenneth E. Wilburn specializes in the history of Africa, the Middle East, colonialism and imperialism. His co-edited work with Clarence Davis, Railway Imperialism (1991), was translated into Japanese. He has published in the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, African Studies Review and the South African Journal of Economic History. He continues to explore ways in which to apply new technologies to research, publishing, and teaching. His academic web editorships include H-Net's H-Africa, SERSAS, the African Studies Committee, and Letters from Africa. Of particular research and teaching interests are H-Africa's Threads and Reviews sections, SERSAS's Papers, Roundtables, and Videos Bibliography, 1973 to the Present, and Letters from Africa. He is the list owner of SERSAS-L and SUZUKI-L, discussion groups that promote Africana scholarship and Suzuki piano pedagogy respectively.  He also edits the Suzuki Piano Basics web site for children, parents, and teachers worldwide. He is currently working on a biography of James Sivewright, a technology pioneer and politician in late nineteenth-century South Africa.  In June 2006 he co-directed an ECU Study Abroad Program to Ghana.