The British & The Boers: Settler States in Southern Africa at the end of the of the 19th Century
Wednesday October 9, 4pm, George Elliot Building, Room 403
Join us for the School of Humanities first research seminar for 2019-20 in which Coventry University alumni and PhD candidate, Charlton Cussans, will discuss aspects of his research.
Nationalism, Imperialism & Colonialism all collided in late 19th Century Southern Africa. It was a land of indigenous potentates, Afrikaner burgher-republics, British colonies, Portuguese outposts and German ambitions. Who controlled what, who they were, and what they did shaped the land its peoples for decades to come. With our current times dominated by issues of immigration, sovereignty, international affairs and corporate abuse, Southern Africa just before the 2nd Boer War, with its corporate colonies, racialist power structures, conflicting polities and interesting characters could offer us insights into what it means to belong, and what we choose (or have chosen for us) to belong too.