Workshop Globafrica / Johannesburg March 13th


Workshop ANR Project GLOBAFRICA

Reconnecting Africa: Sub-Saharan Africa and the World prior to European Imperialism

Conveners: Thomas Vernet-Habasque and Adrien Delmas


09:00 | Welcome

09:30 | Opening remarks (Adrien Delmas and Thomas Vernet-Habasque)


PANEL 1 | Eastern and Southern African Connectedness

Chair: Thomas Vernet-Habasque (IFAS-Recherche)

Discussant: Paul J. Lane (Uppsala University)



Stephanie Wynne-Jones (Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study/University of York)

How urban transformations affect social life, and vice versa

Abigail Moffett (University of Cape Town)

Global commodities and local interactions: production, exchange and consumption patterns in the Southern African interior

Alexander Antonites and Ceri Ashley (University of Pretoria)

Communities and connections in the Middle Limpopo Valley during the 13th century

11:20-11:35 | Coffee break


Adrien Delmas (IMAF/ANR Globafrica)

Precolonial routes from the plateau to the coast

Catherine Schenk (University of Cape Town)

Interaction, integration, and innovation at the 17th century feira of Dambarare, northern Zimbabwe


12:40-14:00 | Lunch


PANEL 2 | Historical Ecology in Perspective

Chair: Karim Sadr (University of Witwatersrand)

Discussant: Innocent Pikirayi (University of Pretoria)



Paul J. Lane (Uppsala University)

‘And all our yesterdays …’: Archaeological times for the future

Per Ditlef Fredriksen (University of Oslo)

Historical ecology and state formation in the Shashi-Limpopo region: project status and future prospects

15:00-15:15 | Break


Shadreck Chirikure (University of Cape Town)

Dangers of a one-sided story: rethinking climate change and pre-colonial Southern African states

15:45-16:15 | Closing remarks and perspectives


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