Interested in finding out more about… (talks)

Anne is available to do talks on various topics, some of which are listed below. Each talk is aimed to be about 45minutes long but can be tailored to meet your needs.

Behind the scenes of South Africa’s World War 1 involvement – this  will look at propaganda, the role of the press, politicians, the Governor General/High Commissioner, mining magnates and other significant individuals and SA’s relationship with neighbouring countries (Portugal and Belgium in particular)

With Lettow Vorbeck, Smuts and Kitchener through Africa – with specific focus on how the politics influenced the way World War 1 was fought in East Africa.

Mining magnates and World War 1 – a look at the role of South African mining magnates during the war.

The diversity of forces serving in Africa during World War 1 – a look at the different ethnic groups involved in fighting in Africa, particularly in East Africa.

Researching the Lake Tanganyika Expedition – a case study look at the type of sources available to the historian/researcher; the value of original research

The ‘novel’ East Africa campaign – an overview of the 35 known novels of the East African campaign, the story of the East African campaign through the novels; how novels can help an historian’s research.

The unknown Kitchener – Talks can cover a basic overview of Kitchener or a particular theme such as Kitchener and the Boers; Kitchener and India; Kitchener and Egypt; Kitchener at the War Office (Army reform).

Africa at the Paris peace talks, 1919how and why Africa was divided as it was at the Versailles talks.

Smuts vs Mandela – who is the greatest statesman?

Talks for A-Level students by a previous A-Level History teacher:

Literature, Memory and the Historian – an exploration of how an historian uses literature (novels, primary material) to write history and the influence an historian has on literature and memory as well as exploring the scientific role of the historian.

The talk is suitable for students undertaking their EPQ project as it covers some of the pitfalls of research and how to overcome these. It covers various subject areas such as Psychology, Sociology, English Literature, Language and Media.


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