#SAVotes2014 #20YearsofFreedom

Today, South Africans vote in their fifth democratic election. Here’s a round-up of images and links: April 27  marked the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s first democratic election, which  South Africans celebrate annually as Freedom Day. To learn more about the end of apartheid and South Africa’s 1994 elections, visit South African History Online. They’ve got a timeline of electionsContinue reading “#SAVotes2014 #20YearsofFreedom”

On the Anniversary of Hani’s Assassination

Today in 1993, Thembisile “Chris” Hani was assassinated. Januzs Walus, an anti-Communist Polish refugee who had close links to the Afrikaner nationalist AWB, shot Hani in front of his Johannesburg home. Conservative Party MP Clive Derby-Lewis was implicated in the assassination. Both men are still serving prison sentence for the murder and Derby-Lewis has been attackedContinue reading “On the Anniversary of Hani’s Assassination”

Twitter in the Classroom: Early African History

This week Gradhacker hosts #digped week. Their “Seven Things I Learned from Teaching with Twitter” post forced me to reflect on my experience teaching with Twitter in the fall semester. As I plan for next year, is it something I will try again? I used Twitter in a course on African History to 1880. ForContinue reading “Twitter in the Classroom: Early African History”

One of my favorite Modern African History lectures

I was going to share all of these great links on Twitter, but thought a single post might bring it all together.  This lecture on decolonization and Pan-Africanism in Ghana is one of my favorites to give in the Modern African History course because of the great videos and reading materials with which students canContinue reading “One of my favorite Modern African History lectures”

View of Table Mountain from Bishop Colenso’s House, Natal

“Painting 364” Kicking off the new website & blog with this image of my research area from the Kew Marianne North Online Gallery. North visited Bishop Colenso’s home sometime during her 14 years of travel between 1871 and 1885. Her South African paintings are lovely, but I am of course partial to this one of TableContinue reading “View of Table Mountain from Bishop Colenso’s House, Natal”