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Summer School 2021

South African history in data

SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORY IN DATA 

Associate Professor Johan Fourie, Departments of Economics and History, Stellenbosch University

Combining newly transcribed archival sources and innovative statistical tools, this course offers fascinating new insights into South African history. Five themes – the expanding settler frontier, the emancipation of the enslaved, disenfranchisement, marriage in twentieth century Cape Town and the 1918 Spanish flu – are brought to life with data visualisations and digital history techniques, revealing patterns of the past that echo in the present.

This course will be offered on the Microsoft Teams platform. Participants will be sent a link.

LECTURE TITLES

  1. Settlers and the expanding frontier
  2. The emancipation of the enslaved
  3. Democracy and disenfranchisement
  4. Love and marriage in the Mother City
  5. The Spanish flu of 1918: causes and consequences

Recommended reading

One recent research paper per session will be provided to participants. 

Date: 2529 January
Time: 3.00 pm
COURSE FEES R375