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2016. Foster. "A Postapartheid Genome Genetic Ancestry Testing and Belonging in South Africa"

“This article examines a genetic ancestry testing program called the Living History Project (LHP) that was jointly organized by a nonprofit educational institute and a for-profit genealogy company in South Africa. It charts the precise mechanisms by which the LHP sought...Read more

AFRICA IN OUR LIVES: An Interview with Julie Livingston

This interview by Kyra Fox as part of the BIG STORIES + CLOSE (UP) RESEARCH series from the African Studies Department at University of Wisconsin - Madison highlights Julie Livingston's research trajectory.Read more

Workshop: "Contested Ecologies: Natures and States in the Global South"

In November 2011, Dr Lesley Green (UCT) brought together scholars from South America, Australia, Europe and Africa to discuss different ways of understanding ecology. At the workshop, entitled "Contested Ecologies: Natures and States in the Global South...Read more

Leslie Green on narratives about Africa

"My PhD was on journalism and narratives of crisis and conflict in KwaZulu­Natal in the 1990s. I feel very strongly about the role of the media in generating responsive, responsible stories." Read more

Reflections by Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi on the nature of historical sources

“These issues of using these new applications are tempered by questions of sources yet again. How do we reinterpret these sources? Assemble them? Deal with the ever present question of mediation and the masking of local agency? The first and most immediate risk comes from the nature of...Read more

Blog post: "Imagine Lagos: Mapping a Pre-Colonial West African City"

In this blog post published in March 2017 in "Global Urban History," Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi explains how she has sought to understand the pre-colonial oigins of African cities, specifically Lagos.Read more

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