Decolonising the archive

31 March 2017

The Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative has a new edited two-volume publication, which will be of interest to those engaged in conversations around decolonising the archive.

Tribing and Untribing the Archive: Identity and the Material Record in Southern KwaZulu-Natal in the Late Independent and Colonial Periods, edited by Carolyn Hamilton and Nessa Leibhammer, consists of 21 essays by emerging scholars and established academics.

The essays offer a detailed account of how the domains of the tribal and traditional came to be marked out in the KwaZulu-Natal region and how they came to be sharply distinguished from modernity.

They examine how this affected the resources that are available to us to pursue enquiry into the eras before European colonialism, and offer new strategies for engaging with the available materials.

The two-volume publication will be launched with a discussion at 15:30 on Tuesday, 4 April 2017, in Room 116 in the AC Jordan Building on upper campus.

Please RSVP to Colleen Petersen if you would like to attend.

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