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New Book on becoming a historian, including of South Africa

While I am reluctant to advertize my own book (despite the pressure of one's publicist), readers of H-Safrica may be interested in my memoir, due out next week: History Lessons:  A Memoir of Madness, Memory, and the Brain

Much of the book is a reflection on what it means to be historian and the nature of the historical imagination.

The amazon.com link is:



Clifton Crais

Emory University

Anti-Apartheid Movement history website

Forward to freedom: the history of the British Anti-Apartheid Movement, 1959–1994


Anti-Apartheid Movement history website


For over three decades the Anti-Apartheid Movement campaigned for a boycott of apartheid South Africa and support for all those struggling against it. Founded in 1959 as the Boycott Movement, the AAM grew into the biggest ever British pressure group on an international issue.

Looking for information about the Rand Easter Show archives

Dear scholars of South Africa,

I'm trying to figure out where the historical archives of the Rand Easter Show in Johannesburg are held, in order to find out who (especially other countries) exhibited in which years and what their exhibitions were like.

Any advice on where to look would be much appreciated,

Kerry Bystrom, PhD

Bard College and Bard College Berlin

ASMEA 2014 Annual Conference Travel Grant Program

The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is pleased to offer travel stipends of up to $500 to qualified professors and students who wish to participate in the Seventh Annual ASMEA Conference. Titled “Searching for Balance in the Middle East and Africa,” the conference will be held on October 30-November 1, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

Applicants must be engaged in the ongoing study of the Middle East or Africa and enrolled in a Ph.D. program (with M.A. complete), or serve in a post-Doc capacity and seeking an academic career, or serve as a visiting/adjunct/assistant professor teaching two or more courses per semester.


New British Anti-Apartheid Movement online archive

The Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM) Archives Committee has launched an online archive, "Forward to Freedom: the History of the British Anti-Apartheid Movement 1959-1994" (http://www.aamarchives.org/apartheid.html).

This is a valuable collection of archival materials, interviews with about 50 activists, and essays about each decade of the AAM and several of its campaigns. Most of the original materials are held at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.

Browse and search features allow you to explore by media type, including about 150 posters, 50 buttons, 30 T-shirts, annual reports from 1961 to 1993, and 60 pamphlets.