Funding available for INOGS' Fourth Global Conference, Cape Town, December 2014

The International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS) is pleased to announce that a limited amount of funding to subsidise the attendance of (i) postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows from South African universities, as well as (ii) scholars and postgraduate students from Africa and the global south at its Fourth Global Conference "Genocide and Mass Trauma: Rising to the Challenges of Comprehension, Intervention, Prevention and Restitution" to be held at the University of Cape Town, 4-7 December 2014.

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

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.

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.

CFP: SCOLMA annual conference on African Travel, 2 July 2014 - deadline extended

SCOLMA: The UK Libraries and Archives Group on Africa

  Annual Conference

  African Trajectories: Travel and the Archive

  2 July 2014, University of Birmingham, UK

  CALL FOR PAPERS – deadline extended

“Travel, in the younger sort, is part of education; in the elder, a sort of experience”.  (Francis Bacon, On Travel)

NEW BOOK: South Africa's Border War: Contested Narratives and Conflicting Memories (Bloomsbury 2014) by Gary Baines

If you would permit me a measure of self promotion, I wish to bring to members notice that the above title has recently been published by Bloomsbury as part of its new War, Society and Culture series edited by Stephen McVeigh of Swansea University, UK.

The contents are as follows:


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