Workshop Globafrica, Johannesburg / March 13th

Workshop: Globafrica: Reconnecting Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and the World prior to Euorpean Imperialism.

13 March 2017
09:00-16.15 – IFAS Conference Room, 62 Juta Street, Braamfontein

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)

09:45-11:20
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

11:35-12:40
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)

14:00-15:00
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

15:15-15:45
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