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UJ History Previous Seminars 2012-2020



31/07/2020
Abraham Mlombo, 'The War Years, 1939-45: War Economy and Military Engagement in southern Rhodesia'

 

11/07/2020
Janeke Thumbran, 'Configuring a Liberal Sociology: Afrikaner Sociology and the 'Coloured Question''

 

11/03/2020
Stefan Berger, 'Has history-writing become more self-reflexive about its relationship with identity formations?'

 

18/02/2020
Shahid Mathee, ''Colonial rule and the post-colonial state in two twentieth-century Timbuktu chronicles

 

8/10/2019
Sandra Shell, 'The Oromo children of Lovedale, South Africa: Prosopography and Profiles from Horn to Hope'

 

17/09/2019
Hlopnipha Mokoena, "Strict Observers of Truth": Colonial Imagination and the Disciplining of the Frontier'

 

27/08/2019
Stephanie Quinn, 'Infrastructure, Ethnicity, and Political Mobilization in Tsumeb, Namibia, 1946-87'

 

30/07/2019
Sarah Duff, 'Training for Citizenship: The Women's Suffrage Movement and Modernising the State in Early Twentieth-Century South Africa'

 

23/07/2019
William Beinart, 'Priorities for Land Reform in South Africa: a pragmatic approach'

 

7/05/2019
Jill Kelly, 'Gendered Militancy and Congress Networks in Rural Natal in 1959'

 

16/04/2019
Vusi Khumalo, 'African Education and Land Rights on the Rand: The Tsewu court case and the Wilberforce Institute, 1903-1905'

 

19/03/2019
Marc Epprecht and Allison Goebel, 'Exhibiting African Art in Canada: A Decolonizing Community Project at Queen's University?'

 

19/02/2019
Sebabatso Manoeli, 'Remembering the 'Golden Years': Nationalism in the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) Training Camps in Gambella, Ethiopia, 1983-91'

20/11/2018
Kerry R Ward, 'From Ground Zero to Zero Tolerance: Human Trafficking Responses in Houston, Texas'

 

16/10/2018
A.G. Hopkins, 'Rethinking the American Empire'

 

2/10/2018
Lize Kriel and Natalie Fossey, 'The 'reading African' in the hierarchy of Others as visualised in the periodical Der Missionsfreund, early 20th century'

 

14/08/2018
Linell Chewins & Peter Delius, 'The North Eastern Factor in South African history: Re-evaluating the volume of the slave trade out of Delagoa Bay the and the nature of its impact on its hinterland in the early 19th centuries'

 

24/07/2018
Sacha Hepburn 'Working Motherhood, Childcare and Children's Work in Zambia'

 

15/05/2018
Glen Ncube 'From Rome to Rhodesia: Nutrition, health and the adaptation of FAO's global Freedom from Hunger Campaign in late colonial Zimbabwe'

 

 

24/04/2018
Deborah Posel ''Getting inside the skin":  advertising, market research and "the black consumer" in apartheid South Africa'

 

20/02/2018
Deborah Gaitskell, 'Mentoring Mandela's Generation: Challenges for a Methodist Mission School in Segregationist South Africa'

 

13/02/2018
Katie McKeown, 'The Ingwawuma Land Deal, Conservation and Animal Belonging'

 

29/08/2017
Jacob Dlamini, 'A transnational history of the Kruger National Park'

 

23/08/2017
Claire D. Clark, 'Peter Bourne's Drug Policy and the Perils of a Public Health Ethic, 1976-1978'

 

8/08/2017

Khumisho Moguerane, 'A Home of One's Own: An exploration of home-ownership in the borderlands of post-apartheid Eastern Free State and Lesotho'

 

25/04/2017
Todd H. Leedy, 'But Did They Really Race? The Early History of Black Competitive Cycling around Johannesburg'

 

28/03/2017
Catherine Burns, 'City of women – Johannesburg: The Early years 1900 to 1940

28/02/2017
Susanne Klausen, 'Sex, Shame and Suicide: Policing White Male Heterosexuality in South Africa during Apartheid'

 

14/02/2017
Katharina Fink 'FAVT: Future Africa Visions in Time'

 

10/08/2016
Linda Gordon, 'Leadership and Followership: The Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955-56'

 

12/04/2016
Linda Chisholm, ''Fate comes to the Mission Schools': Fire at Bethel, 1953'

 

15/03/2016
Jeffrey Murray, 'Once upon a time at Thermopylae: The Reception of the Battle of Thermopylae in the Golden Age of Children's Literature, 1860–1920'

 

21/04/2015
Liz Gunner, 'Song, Identity and the State: Julius Malema's "Dubul' ibunu" Song as Catalyst'

 

13/05/2014
Elizabeth Pleck, 'Historian as Friend of the (U.S.) Court'

 

8/04/2014
Luise White, "The Last Good White Man Left": Rhodesia, Rhonasia, and the Decolonization of British'

 

18/03/2014
Alex Lichtenstein, 'Post-Wiehahn Shop Floor Battles for Union Recognition in Natal's Textile Industry'

 

29/10/2013
Joel Quirk, ''Native' Marriage as a form of Slavery: Reflections on Colonial Classifications in Africa'

 

6/08/2013
Edward Cavanagh, 'Empire's Companies in Southern Africa: How the VOC got its Land'

 

23/07/2013
Michael Mahoney, 'Towards a History of African Unemployment in South Africa: Bringing Political Economy 'Back In' to South African Historiography'

 

19/07/2013
Heather Hughes, 'Family history, gendered biography: individual and social biography-writing in South Africa'

 

11/06/2013
Dan Magaziner, 'Studios and Schools: The Ambiguities of African Art Teachers'

 

14/05/2013
Julie Parle, 'Searching for the okapi: thalidomide in Africa'

 

12/03/2013
Shahid Mathee and Mauro Nobili, ''From history to mystery in a recent English translation of a seventeenth-century Timbuktu chronicle'

 

12/02/2013
Andrew MacDonald, 'Bars, Barmaids and southern Africa's Indian Ocean World, 1870s-1950s


16/10/2012
Lindie Koorts, ''A mutually corrupt relationship': The Kruger state, the Dynamite Concession and the Transvaal Concessions Commission, c. 1900'


18/09/2012
Helen Ludlow, 'What's the fuss about chocolate? Ghana, cocoa, colonialism and globalization

 

21/08/2012
Charl Blignaut, 'Untold History with a Historiography: A Review of Scholarship on Afrikaner Women in South African History'

 

24/06/2012
Lynn Thomas, 'A Transnational History of Biomedical Opposition to Skin Lighteners'

 

19/06/2012
Susan Newton King, 'Slavery, Race and Citizenship: The ambiguous status of freed slaves at the Cape in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

 

22/05/2012
Shula Marks, 'Social Medicine: common sense or utopian dream? The South African experience in transnational perspective'

 

24/04/2012
Nicole Ulrich, 'Heads of the Hydra in Southern Africa: rethinking proletarian community and traditions of protest in the Cape of Good Hope, c. 1652-1770'

 

20/03/2012
Jimmy Pieterse, 'Dictionaries and Discourses of Deviance'

 

28/02/2012
Jonathan Hyslop, 'The Strange Death of Liberal England and the Strange Birth of Illiberal South Africa: British Trade Unionists, Indian Labourers and Afrikaner Rebels, 1910-1914'