Talks and Conferences

25 June 2020

South African Military History Society, Johannesburg, Kitchener’s Ladies (zoom video 18 mins), transcript

31 May 2020

East Rand Military History Society, Benoni, Feet of Clay

20 November 2019

Rickmansworth Garden, Arts & Homecrafts Society: Jan Smuts vs Nelson Mandela

16 November 2019

Hertfordshire History Society: Lord Kitchener

11 September 2019

U3A Welwyn/Hatfield: Jan Smuts vs Nelson Mandela

8 August 2019

SA Military History Society, Durban: Natal’s involvement in the First World War

28 July 2019

East Rand Military History Society, Benoni: The Influence of the First World War on African Nationalism

11 July 2019

SA Military History Society, Johannesburg: Military Chaplains in the early 20th century

5 July 2019

Royal Airforce Officers Club, Illovo: The air war in Africa during World War 1

26-27 June 2019

United Reformed Church History Society, Cambridge: The end of the First World War

18 May 2019

OU RHS Contested Commemorations Programme, Open University, Milton Keynes: Who in Africa remembered? Who remembered Africa?

15 May 2019

Weybridge JACS: God Bless Africa
A century of religious diversity in South Africa and the National Anthem

13 May 2019

Highwood Women’s Group, Bushey: St John’s Northwood VAD Hospital

22 March 2019

Breaking the Myths: World War 1 in Africa workshop at Legacies of the First World War Diversity Festival

18 March 2019

Interview with Drive Time radio Voice of Islam on The Unknown Fallen

6 December 2018

Book launch at Bookdealers BluBird, South Africa: In conversation with Nick Southey (UNISA) on Zambia – the end of the war and There came a time: Essays on the Great War in Africa

24 November 2018

Zambia: What the end of the war meant for Africa

12-13 November 2018

UNISA: Legacy of the First World War in Southern Africa

9 November 2018

Africa and the end of the war (Voice of America) 9 November 2018

8 November 2018

South African Military History Society, Johannesburg: Peace comes to Africa? The end of World War 1

31 November 2018

BookDealers, Johannesburg: Book launch: World War 1 in Africa: The forgotten conflict of the European powers (paperback due Sept 2018)

28 October 2018

East Rand Military History Society, Benoni: Medicine in World War 1 Africa

24 October 2018

Diversity House, UK Parliament: Breaking the Myths: World War 1 in Africa

10 September 2018

Languages and the First World War, Europe House London: Language in the East Africa campaign 1914-1918

25 July 2018

Weybridge JACS: Smuts vs Mandela

19 May 2018

Victorian Military History Seminar: The Legion of Frontiersmen: protecting the empire (summary of talk)

28 April 2018

Forgotten Heroes 1914-18, British Library London: Book launch: The Unknown Fallen (Muslims in World War 1)

23/24 March 2018

Medical History of World War 1, Army Medical Department Center of History & Heritage: Texas (by Skype) “It’s war, don’t complain!”: Enquiries into medical services during the East Africa campaign

15-16 March 2018

Diversity House, France: Breaking the Myths: World War 1 – Delville Wood school trip

30 July 2017

            • East Rand Military History Society, Benoni: Jaap van Deventer: who was he?

24 July 2017, 11.05am

28 June 2017

            • JACS, Weybridge: World War 1 in East Africa

2 June 2017

            • Swale Borough Council, Sittingbourne: World War 1 & Africa: Legacies of Conflict: Africa and the Rights of Small Nations: The Impact of the Versailles Discussions

5 May 2017

22 February 2017

            • History Society, Warwick University, World War 1 Africa: Cross-cultural research in a digital world

17 February 2017

20 January 2017

18 January 2017

            • JACS, Northwood: World War 1 in East Africa

6 September 2016

            • SCOLMA, Cambridge: Medicine in World War 1 Africa

28 August 2016

12 August 2016

11 August 2016

            • South African Military History Society, Johannesburg: How novels of WW1 Africa relate to the reality

2 July 2016

            • Hidden Histories conference, Nottingham: Africa’s war

20 June 2016

18 February 2016

            • The National Archives, Kew, London Hands on History event. The First World War in Africa, War Diaries and the Wider Picture: Hei ho! It’s off to war I go..

21 October 2015

            • Dakar, Senegal, Point Sud workshop on The Great War in Africa: Economic, Cultural and Political Consequences of the First World War on African Societies (20-24 October 2015): The East African Melting Pot

19 September 2015

17 July 2015

            • SCOLMA, British Library, There came a Darkness: Africa, Africans and World War One: Duty to Empire? South Africa’s invasion of German South West Africa

2 July 2015

            • Stellenbosch, South African Historical Association, Unsettling Stories and Unstable Subjects (1-3 July 2015): Who remembers the ‘Boy’ who carried World War 1 in East Africa?

29 June 2015

            • Stellenbosch, The Great War in Africa (29-30 June 2015): Against the odds: South Africa mobilises for war, 1914-1915

19 February 2015

            • UNISA History Department seminar: Lord Kitchener

29 January 2015

            • Rand Club, Johannesburg: Mining Magnates and World War 1

25 January 2015

            • East Rand Historical Society, Benoni: Gangsters, rebels and railways: The East Rand and World War 1, Sept 1914-March 1915

15 January 2015

            • South African Military History Society, Johannesburg: Kitchener, Lettow Vorbeck and Smuts in East Africa, WW1

11-12 October 2014

            • National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Beyond the Western Front: the forgotten theatres, contingents and campaigns of the First World War: Your country needs you! But not in Africa: Lord Kitchener and the Great War in Africa

2-4 October 2014

            • Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies (Sub-project “Narratives of the Future in Modern African and Atlantic History”), Catastrophe or catalyst?African and African Diasporas’ visions arising from World War One: The clash of visions in South Africa, 1914-1918

30 September 2014-1 October 2014

            • Instituto da Defesa Nacional – Lisboa “Small Power is a Power? The Role and Resilience of Small and Medium Powers During the
              Great War 1914-1918”: The opportunity of war: South Africa in World War 1 – a case study (keynote)

23 July 2014

11 July 2014

June 2014

            • Northwood College Assemblies Women in World War 1

25 March 2014

            • Interview by SA Sunday Times (Archie Henderson) re SA and WW1: The distant war that defined a new country published on 3 August 2014

15 March 2014

            • Hertfordshire Historical Association, With Lettow-Vorbeck and Smuts in Africa during World War 1

13 March 2014

            • St John’s Guild, Northwood, Novels of the East Africa campaign

18 February 2014

16 January 2014

            • South African Military History Society, Johannesburg, Behind the scenes of South Africa’s involvement in World War 1

9 November 2013

            • GWAA Conference, London

7 November 2013

            • Rhiems University – The diversity of troops in the South, Central and East African campaigns

18 July 2013

            • Harrow Writers’ Group – Historical Novel Writing

1-2 July 2013

            • International Network of the Great War in Africa, Lisbon, South Africa’s neighbours and World War 1

30 January 2013

            • Twyford High School, History, memory and literature

28 January 2013

            • Western Front Association, Hampshire & IOW,Kitchener, Lettow-Vorbeck, Smuts and East Africa, 1914-1919

15 November 2012

            • South African Military History Society, Johannesburg, Kitchener – Enigma and architect of Africa

7 November 2012

3 November 2012

            • Boksburg Historical Association, Boksburg, The South African mining magnates and World War One

11 October 2012

            • South African Military History Society, Cape Town, Smuts and Lettow-Vorbeck and the Great War in East Africa

7-9 September 2012

10 July 2012

            • Imperial War Museum, London Reappraising the First World War: In Africa series – A century of remembering: the Great War in East Africa

14 July 2012

            • The National Archives, London, Great War in East Africa, The politics of the campaign

October 2010

            • Probus, Boksburg South Africa, The unknown story of the East Africa Campaign of 1914-1919

8 April 2010

            • Friends of The National Archives, Kew, The South African Empire

April 2010

            • National Army Museum, London, East Africa and the Peace Discussions at Versailles

26 June 2009

          • New Lisbon University Lisbon, Portugal, East Africa and the peace discussions at Versailles

9 May 2009

14-16 November 2008

            • Agen, France (published 2009), The remembrance of the East Africa campaign in South Africa: Historians use of and impact on memory

9 June 2007

            • ZMO Berlin (published by Brill 2010), The impact of the East Africa Campaign, 1914-1918 on South Africa and beyond

23-24 March 2006

            • University of Newcastle, National Memory, First World War Conference

17 March 2003

          • University of Sussex, Postgraduate conference on Conflict and Change

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