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Recent and Forthcoming project activities

18 January 2024. David Anderson will present a seminar onSouth African imperialism and Caprivi’, at the African Studies Centre, Leiden University, The Netherlands.

In December 2023, David Anderson and Kyle Melles will undertake archival research at the South African National Archive in Pretoria, and at the South African Defence Archive in Irene.

In December 2023, Jono Jackson will undertake archival and field research in Zambia.

7-8 December 2023. David Anderson will participate in a research workshop, at the University of Jena, on 'Emergency Mindsets: On the History of States of Exception’. He will present a paper entitled The Evolving Arts of Emergency Powers under British Rule, 1919-1998.

3 November 2023. The Past Futures project will host a Work-in-Progress Workshop on the theme of 'Past Futures: New Histories from Southern Africa'. To be held at the Wolfson Research Exchange, in the Main Library at the University of Warwick, from 10.30 am to 6 pm, on Friday 3 November, this workshop will feature presentations from all of the project team, alongside other invited speakers who will include Simukai Chigudu, Miles Tendi, Diana Rodriguez Cala and Romi Nghitevelekwa.

20 October 2023. Luregn Lengennhager and David Anderson will both participate in the 10th Annual 'Researching Namibia Day', hosted by the Basler Afrika Bibliographien, in Basel, Switzerland. Anderson will present a paper on 'The politics of decolonization and the future of Caprivi Zipfel, c.1956-66'.

From late September through October Jono Jackson will undertake archival research in Windhoek, Lusaka and Livingstone, and will conduct fieldwork around Katima Mulilo and in Barotseland.