Section 11 Appendix: Ann O’Hear: List of Publications and Other Works (as of January 2023)
_____ Power Relations in Nigeria: Ilorin Slaves and Their Successors. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 1997.
_____ Ed. Letters from Nigeria, 1899–1900: David Wynford Carnegie. Madison: University of Wisconsin–Madison African Studies Program, 1992. Edited, with new introduction, comprehensive explanatory notes, appendix with new information, and index.
_____ Ed. T. Falola and A. O’Hear. Studies in the Nineteenth-Century Economic History of Nigeria. Madison: University of Wisconsin–Madison African Studies Program, 1999.
CHAPTERS AND ARTICLES
_____ “Oriki and the History of Slavery in Ilorin, Nigeria.” In African Slaves, African Masters: Politics, Memories, Social Life, ed. Alice Bellagamba, Sandra Greene, and Martin Klein, 153-174. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press (Tubman Series), 2017.
_____ “Sojourners in Strange Lands: Issues of Cultural Interchange.” In Immigrant Academics and Cultural Challenges in a Global Environment, ed. F. J. Kolapo, 53‒70. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2009.
_____ “Elite Slaves in Ilorin in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.” International Journal of African Historical Studies, vol. 39, no. 2 (2006): 247‒273.
_____ “The History of the Okun Yoruba: Research Directions.” In Yoruba Identity and Power Politics, ed. T. Falola and Ann Genova, 111‒126. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2006.
_____ “The Enslavement of Yoruba.” In The Yoruba Diaspora in the Atlantic World, ed. T. Falola and M. Childs, 56‒73. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005.
_____ “Ilorin as a Slaving and Slave-Trading Emirate.” In Slavery on the Frontiers of Islam, ed. P. E. Lovejoy, 55‒68. Princeton, NJ: Markus Wiener, 2003.
_____ “Dependency Relationships in the Twentieth Century.” In Nigeria in the Twentieth Century, ed. T. Falola, 225‒231. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2002.
_____ “Lantana Beads: Gender Issues in Their Production and Use.” In Beads and Bead Makers: Gender, Material Culture, and Meaning, ed. L. D. Sciama and J. B. Eicher, 117‒128. Oxford: Berg, 1998.
_____ “British Intervention and the Slaves and Peasant Farmers of Ilorin, c. 1890‒c. 1906.” Paideuma, vol. 40 (1994): 129‒148.
_____ “Pawning [of persons] in the Emirate of Ilorin.” In Pawnship in Africa, ed. P. E. Lovejoy and T. Falola, 217‒243. Boulder, CO: Westview, 1994.
_____ “Samuel Johnson and the Dramatis Personae of Early Nineteenth-Century Ilorin.” In Pioneer, Patriot and Patriarch: Samuel Johnson and the Yoruba People, ed. T. Falola, 151‒161. Madison: University of Wisconsin–Madison African Studies Program, 1993.
_____ “Notes on Leatherworking in Ilorin.” In Warfare and Diplomacy in Precolonial Nigeria, ed. T. Falola and R. Law, 54‒59. Madison: University of Wisconsin–Madison African Studies Program, 1992.
_____ “David Carnegie’s Letters from Nigeria.” In Yoruba Historiography, ed. T. Falola, 51‒64. Madison: University of Wisconsin–Madison African Studies Program, 1991.
_____ “The Introduction of Weft Float Motifs to Strip Weaving in Ilorin.” In West African Economic and Social History: Studies in Memory of Marion Johnson, ed. D. Henige and T. McCaskie, 175‒188. Madison: University of Wisconsin–Madison African Studies Program, 1990.
_____ “Transformations in Ilorin: Actions and Artifacts Speak Louder than Words,” AH no. 4 (1989). In Discussion Papers in the African Humanities. Boston: Boston University African Studies Center. 11 pages.
_____ “Alhaji Yahaya Kalu Olabintan of Ilorin: Master Weaver.” Nigerian Field(University of Ibadan), vol. 53 (1988): 3‒10.
_____ “Craft Industries in Ilorin: Dependency or Independence?” African Affairs, vol. 86, no. 345 (October 1987): 505‒521.
_____ “Ilorin Lantana Beads.” African Arts, vol. 19 (1986): 36‒39 and 87‒88.
_____ “Political and Commercial Clientage in 19th-Century Ilorin.” African Economic History, no. 15 (1986): 69‒83.
_____ “Pottery Making in Ilorin: A Study of the Decorated Water Cooler.” Africa, vol. 56, no. 2 (1986): 175‒192.
_____ “Nigerian Traditional Industries: Dependency and Development.” Techforum (Kwara State College of Technology, Ilorin), vol. 1, no. 3 (1985): 42‒52.
_____ E. de Veer and A. O’Hear, “Gerhard Rohlfs in Yorubaland,” History in Africa, vol. 21 (1994): 251-268.
_____ Hugh Clapperton into the Interior of Africa: Records of the Second Expedition, 1825–1827, ed. Jamie Bruce Lockhart and Paul E. Lovejoy. In International Journal of African Historical Studies, vol. 39, no. 1 (2006): 186‒187.
_____ After Slavery: Emancipation and Its Discontents, ed. H. Temperley. In Journal of African History, vol. 43, no. 1 (2002) : 166‒167.
_____ Tradition and Change in Africa: The Essays of J. F. Ade Ajayi, ed. T. Falola. In African Studies Review, vol. 44, no. 3 (Dec. 2001): 126‒127.
_____ War and Peace in Yorubaland 1793‒1893, ed. A. Akinjogbin. In African Studies Review, vol. 42, no. 3 (Dec. 1999): 168‒170.
_____ Morality and Mission: Francis Libermann and Slavery (1840–1850), by C. Burke. In African Book Publishing Record, vol. 25, no. 1 (1999): 21.
_____ Nigerian Women in Historical Perspective, ed. B. Awe. In Journal of African History, vol. 37, no. 3 (1996): 520.
_____ An African Life, by M. C. Atkinson; Kingdoms in the Sand and Sun, by N. C. McClintock; and Diary of a Colonial Wife, by J. Sharwood-Smith. In Journal of African History, vol. 36, no. 1 (1995): 156‒157.
_____ Slow Death for Slavery, by P. E. Lovejoy and J. S. Hogendorn. In African Studies Review, vol. 38, no. 2 (September 1995): 162‒164.
_____Religion and Society in Africa, ed. J. K. Olupona and T. Falola. In African Economic History, no. 20 (1992): 173‒175.
“The Economic History of Ilorin in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: The Rise and Decline of a Middleman Society.” Ph.D. thesis, Centre of West African Studies, University of Birmingham, 1983. Contains material on/relevant to Ilorin slavery and Ilorin’s dependent districts (the “Metropolitan Districts,” populated in large part by descendants of slaves). It incorporates an abstract and a paper titled “Colonial Government Agricultural Policies, Ilorin.” Thedigitised thesis is available in The Dr Ann O’Hear Archive, 2.4a(i), and also at the following addresses:
_____ “Shifting Projects of Elite Royal Slaves in Ilorin and Divergence between the Projects of Ilorin and Kano Slaves.” Landscapes, Sources, and Intellectual Projects in African History: Symposium in Honour of Paulo Fernando de Moraes Farias, University of Birmingham, Department of African Studies and Anthropology and Centre of West African Studies, 2015.
_____ “Yoruba/Caliphate Society: Proverbs and Praise Poems.” Conference on Tales of Slavery: Narratives of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Enslavement in Africa, University of Toronto, Canada, 2009.
_____ “African Sources for the Study of Slavery and Its Aftermath in Ilorin, Nigeria.” African Studies Association Annual Meeting, USA, 2007.
_____ “The History of the Okun Yoruba: Research Directions.” Conference on Yoruba History and Culture, University of Texas at Austin, 2004.
_____ “Preparing Your Manuscript for Publication.” Workshop presentation, Conference on Yoruba History and Culture, University of Texas at Austin, 2004 (also 2002).
_____ “The History of the Okun Yoruba: Some Research Directions.” First International Conference on Okun Studies, Ilorin, Nigeria, 2003 (in absentia).
_____ “Nigeria: Dependent Status in the Twentieth Century.” Conference on Nigeria in the Twentieth Century, University of Texas at Austin, 2002.
_____ “Elite Slaves in Ilorin: Case Studies from a Frontier Emirate.” Harriet Tubman Seminar, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2000.
_____ “Ilorin as a Slaving and Slave-Trading State.” SSHRC/UNESCO Summer Institute on Identifying Enslaved Africans, York University, Toronto, 1997.
_____ “Slave Roles in 19th-Century Ilorin.” Tubman Seminar on Slavery, York University, Toronto, 1997.
_____ “Ilorin and the Slave Trade.” African Studies Association Annual Meeting, USA, 1996.
_____ “Nineteenth-Century Craft Industries in the Confluence Area: What Can Travelers’ Accounts Tell Us?” Akodi Afrika 96: The Present State of Historical and General Cultural Studies in the Niger-Benue Confluence Area, Iffe-Ijumu, Nigeria, 1996 (in absentia).
_____ “Lantana Beads: Gender Issues in Their Production and Use.” Workshop on Gender and Beads, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University, 1995.
_____ “British Intervention and the Slaves and Peasant Farmers of Ilorin.” Conference on the Sokoto Caliphate and the European Powers, Sokoto, Nigeria, 1993 (in absentia).
_____ “Lantana Beads: Trade and Regalia in Yorubaland and Benin.” African Studies Association Annual Meeting, USA, 1993.
_____ “Pottery Technology in Ilorin, Nigeria.” African Studies Association Annual Meeting, USA, 1992. See also “Note on Unpublished Pottery Papers,” below.
_____ “African Art History and History: The Great Divide?” Canadian Association of African Studies Annual Meeting, 1991.
_____ “David Carnegie’s Letters from Nigeria.” Canadian Association of African Studies Annual Meeting, 1991.
_____ “Pawning [of persons] in Ilorin.” Canadian Association of African Studies Annual Meeting, 1991.
_____ “Research on Slavery.” Canadian Association of African Studies Graduate Students’ Workshop, 1991.
_____ “Ilorin Lantana Beads: More than Adornment.” African Studies Association Annual Meeting, USA, 1990.
_____ “Leatherworking in Ilorin.” African Arts Council of the African Studies Association Triennial Meeting, 1989.
_____ “Transformations in Ilorin: Actions and Artefacts Speak Louder than Words.” Seminar on Transformations in African Material Culture, African Studies Center, Boston University, 1989.
_____ “The Introduction of Weft Float Motifs to Strip Weaving in Ilorin.” African Studies Association Annual Meeting, USA, 1988.
_____ “Ilorin: A Case Study of Colonial Agricultural Policies and Their Effects.” Congress of the Historical Society of Nigeria, 1985.
_____ “Traditional Industries: Dependency and Development.” Kwara State College of Technology Social Science Seminar, 1984.
_____ “Ilorin: The Intermediary Role.” Kwara State College of Technology Social Science Seminar, 1982.
_____ “Ilorin ‘Lantana’ Beads—Industry and Trade.” University of Ilorin History Seminar, 1982.
_____“Ilorin: The History of the Weaving Industry and the Trade in Woven Cloth.” University of Ilorin Social Science Seminar, 1980.
UNPUBLISHED PAPERS now included in the Dr. Ann O’Hear Archive, a stand-alone collection within the African History Digital Document Portal, an initiative founded, developed, and hosted by Professor Femi Kolapo, of Guelph University, Ontario, Canada. For further information on the Dr. Ann O’Hear Archive, see below, under “O’Hear Collections.”
_____ With E. B. Bolaji. “Slavery in Ilorin, Nigeria.” Transcription of long interview with Ilorin informant, together with background information and commentary, included in the Dr. Ann O’Hear Archive as 2.4c(i).
_____ “The [Okun] Yoruba and the Peoples of the Niger-Benue Confluence.” Written for a work to be titled Yoruba Frontiers, ed. F. Afolayan and T. Falola. No information as to possible publication date. Unpublished version, 2003, included in the Dr. Ann O’Hear Archive as 2.4c(ii), which contains information on slavery, slave raiding, slaves as tribute, the slave trade, and the escape/return of slaves.
NOTE ON UNPUBLISHED PAPERS ON POTTERY now available in the Museum of African Art Library, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
Ann O’Hear: In 1992, I presented a paper, “Pottery Technology in Ilorin, Nigeria,” at the Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association. I later sent a copy to the National Museum of African Art Library, where it was indexed, and transcribed into Word in 2015. In 2022, I wrote an updated version, “The Pottery Industry in Ilorin, Nigeria,” which covered the material in the earlier paper, but also added information on the story of Ilorin pottery in more recent years, noting both its successes and its challenges, and taking a look at the possible long-term prospects of the industry. I have profited from accounts of eyewitnesses who have interviewed potters in the last twenty years, and who have posted their material on Web sites: these accounts may well eventually disappear from the Web, so I was pleased to be able to use them in the 2022 paper.
Both papers contain extensive bibliographical references; both are available to readers (the 2022 version at present only in print form) via https://library.si.edu/contactAsk-a-Librarian, or by calling 202.633.4680. In due course, the 2022 paper is to be digitised, and it will be added to the Smithsonian Libraries catalog and WorldCat.
Ann O’Hear Collection: Research on Master Weaver Alhaji Yahaya Kalu Olabintan of Ilorin. A digital collection including an introduction, a research note with bibliographical references, images with captions, interview by Otolorin Adesiyun with Alh. Yahaya Kalu (1975; new translation 1984); notes on interviews by Ann O’Hear with Alh. Yahaya Kalu and family; extracts from correspondence on Alh. Yahaya Kalu; and an appendix. The Ann O’Hear Collection is to be digitised in due course and deposited in the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Digital Collections: https://library.si.edu/collections.
No further information is available as of October 2022. For updates, please contact the National Museum of African Art Library, via https://library.si.edu/contact Ask-a-Librarian, or call 202.633.4860.
The Dr Ann O’Hear Archive. An annotated collection containing Ann’s thesis (1983), her monograph, Power Relations in Nigeria: Ilorin Slaves and Their Successors (1997), plus book chapters, articles, unpublished papers, interviews, research notes, correspondence, archival materials, etc., on slavery and related subjects, focusing on the city of Ilorin, Nigeria, and the area surrounding that city. The Dr. Ann O’Hear Archive is rich in the local culture and features the history of the exploitation of slaves, their descendants, and others in positions of dependency. As of October 2022, items are in the process of being transferred to the Archive, which is a stand-alone collection within the African History Digital Document Portal. The AHDDP is an initiative founded, developed, and hosted by Professor Femi Kolapo, of Guelph University, Ontario, Canada, as a means of preserving, in digitised form, unique and endangered documents on Nigerian history. For Web access, please enter the full name of the Portal; please contact Professor Kolapo (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
The Ann O’Hear Collection, Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM), Exeter, database number 46/2016/1-11. A collection of lantanabeads from Ilorin (Nigeria), donated 2016 and accompanied by detailed explanatory materials and documentation in Ann’s research archive on these beads. See https://rammuseum.org.uk/collections/collectors/ann-ohear/
Researchers wishing to access the collection or the research archive should contact the Curator of Ethnography, RAMM.
Ann O’Hear Collection, EEPA 2016-004, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. A collection of 36 images relating to pottery making and leatherworking in Ilorin (Nigeria), donated in 2016, accompanied by detailed captions. For access, please go to https://sova.si.edu/record/EEPA.2016-004?s=0&n=10&t=C&q=o%27hear&i=0
Ann O’Hear, “Additions to the Lovejoy-Adesiyun Collection.” A digital collection including interviews, a research note, images, etc., deposited in the Harriet Tubman Resource Centre, Harriet Tubman Institute, York University, Toronto, Canada, in 2014, as an item in the Lovejoy Collection. As of October 2022, the Lovejoy Collection is temporarily unavailable online, as it is being reconstructed as part of SHADD, Studies in the History of the African Diaspora Documents, www.shadd.org. Inquiries with regard to SHADD should be directed to Professor Paul E. Lovejoy (email@example.com).
With Hugh O’Hear: The O’Hear Collection of West African Textiles, presented to the International Textile Collection (ITC; formerly ULITA), University of Leeds, 2014. Cataloguing completed 2018. Handwoven cloths, dyed cloths, mostly Nigerian, collected 1960s-1980s. The ITC has been integrated with the University of Leeds Special Collections. For access, please enter University of Leeds Special Collections, and search “O’Hear Collection.” Photographs of all of the textiles plus information on them are available online, and three informational documents are available online as attachments. The three documents are ©Ann O’Hear 2017, and she must be acknowledged when readers quote from them or cite information from them.
An article titled “The O’Hear Collection of West African Cloth” is in preparation as of October 2022.