University of Botswana History Department
Staff seminars 1997 - 99
- Thurs September 18th, 1997, 7 pm
KARIM SADR (UB Archaeology), 'The First Herders in Southern Africa' [the neolithic probably reached the southwestern Cape by diffusion not migration around 2000 years ago, followed by the arrival of Khoe people around 1000 years ago]
- Thurs September 25th, 1997, 7 pm:-VIDEO EVENING
Cecil Rhodes, the Video - Kimberley and Zimbabwe Years
- Thurs October 2nd, 1997, 7 pm:
ANDREW REID (UB Archaeology), Report on the Archaeology of Sowa Pan
and Environs (1996 and 1997 Field Research)
- Thurs October 9th, 1997, 7 pm:
CHRISTIAN MAKGALA (UB History), 'History of Local and Village Police
in Botswana and India's Provinces of Bengal and Bihar'
- Thurs October 23rd, 1997, 7 pm:
GEOFFREY BAREI (UB History), 'The Evolution of the Electoral
Commission in Botswana: the Extent to which it has been Democratised
- Thurs October 30th, 1997, 7 pm:
JACQUES DEPELCHIN (Dem. Rep. of Congo) 'Silences in African History: Braudel and Lumumba, Towards a Decolonization of African History'
- Thurs November 6th, 1997, 1997, 7 pm:
PAUL LANDAU (Yale University, Department of History), 'Narratives of
the Spirit' [on the relationship between Western ideas of 'religion'
and thoughts and practices in Botswana and South Africa]
- Thurs December 4th, 1997, 7 pm
BRUCE BENNETT (UB History), 'Mogotsi's Goats' [a farewell
dissertation* on early colonial law in Botswana and the relevance of
European History to the study of African History]
* See note below.
- Thurs January 22.1998,7 pm:
VIDEO EVENING: video made by BA Hons students at University of Cape
Town (submitted November 1997) on oral history of a Coloured
(ex-Moravian) mission community in Clanwilliam District
- Thurs March 5th, 1998, 7 pm:
Alfred TSHEBOENG (UB Archaeology), 'The Archaeology of Majande, Bobirwa'
- Thurs March 19, 1993, 7pm:
Andrew REID (Archaeology UB), On the Toutswe Culture
- Thurs March 26, 1998, 7 pm:
Nancy JACOBS (History, Brown University), 'Grasslands and Thickets: a Social History of Botanical Change' [in the southern Kalahari]
- Thurs April 2, 1998, 7 pm:
Karim SADR (Archaeology UB),'Thamaga: the Late Stone Age and Iron Age context'
- Thurs April 9, 1998, 7pm:
Philip SEGADIKA (Archaeology UB), On the Archaeology of Old Palapye and the Tswapong Hills
- Thurs April 16, 1998, 7 pm:
Gina BUIJS (Anthropology, University of Venda), 'Venda divining dice: a possible San link'
- Thurs April 23, 1998, 7 pm:
Themba MGADLA (History UB), 'Wives, Women, and Education: the Introduction of Literacy among the Batswana, 1847-1937'
- Thurs April 30, 1998, 7pm:
Maitseo BOLAANE (History UB), 'The Past in the Present: History and Society of the Basarwa in Eastern Ngamiland'
- Thursday September 24th, 1998, 7 pm:
CHRISTIAN JOHN MAKGALA (Selwyn College University of Cambridge), 'Inefficiency in Botswana's public service: the legacy of colonial indirect rule?'
- Thurs October 1st, 1998, 7pm:
SVEN OUZMAN (National Museum Bloemfontein) & PAUL TA*ON (Australia), Rock Art Seminar
- Thursday October 22nd, 1998, 7 pm:
BARRY MORTON (History, University of Natal, Durban)'On the spoor of Botswana nationalism: Moanaphuti R. Segolodi and the ideological vacuum in Botswana, 1894-1949'
- Thursday November 12th, 1998, 7pm:
FIDELIS NKOMAZANA (Theology & Religious Studies University of Botswana) 'London Missionary Society church and state in colonial Bechuanaland: the case of Bangwato 1857-1923'
- Thursday November 19th, 1998, 7pm:
NEIL PARSONS (History University of Botswana), 'Khama and the white man's liquor: an essay in selective collaboration and resistance' & Report on the 41st meeting of the African Studies Association, Chicago, 29th October-1st November 1998
- Thursday November 26th, 1998, 7pm
MAITSEO BOLAANE (History, University of Botswana)'The role of foraging knowledge in wildlife conservation and tourism: the case of Khwai and Gidigwa' & Report on Tokyo conference on foragers, October 1998.
- Thursday May 20th, 1999, 1 pm:
JAN-BART GEWALD (University of Cologne), 'Mbadamasi: a Soldier for King and Kaiser, 1880-1917' [Nigerian kidnapped into German army and sent to German South West Africa]
*Since giving this "farewell dissertation" and leaving, Dr Bennett has come back again. [Continue with list]
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