African History

Research Seminar Spring Semester 2021. Julia Tischler, Cassandra Mark-Thiesen, Max Hufschmidt

Department of History, Hirschgässlein 21, 4051 Basel, Wednesdays, 12:15–14:00 (online)

Important: The Research Seminar takes place online via Zoom. Links and passcodes will be made available on ADAM or on request: max.hufschmidt(at)

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The Research Seminar joins the Lecture Series of the Basler Afrika Bibliographien (BAB)

Jakob Zollmann (Berlin Social Science Center)

South Africa's ‹Total Strategy› – or How to Think About the Future of Apartheid in Times of Crisis?

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Bethany Rebisz (University of Reading)

»You’d see that people loved each other»: Women's Memories of Community-Building, Resilience, and Conflict in Kenya, 1954—1960

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Shan Hoosain (University of Cape Town)

Historical Trauma: «The elephant in the room»

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Tolulope Esther Fadeyi (University of Basel)

Yoruba Traditional Medicine, Religion, and the Conception of Motherhood

Thesis Presentation Day

Basil Bucher (University of Basel)

Objects in Transition: The Making of the 1957 Exhibition in the Museum für Völkerkunde Basel

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Francis Daudi Mlacha (University of Basel)

The Politisation of Risk: Nationalisation and Localisation of East African Insurance Industry, 1966—1996

Brian Ngwenya (University of Basel)

Becoming Clan: Recruitment and Training of African Servicemen of the British South Africa Police, c.1950s—1980

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Chris Holdridge (North West University)

Foreign POWs and the South African War: Imperial Security, International Law and Repatriation