MSU historians at the 10th North Eastern Workshop

MSU historians presented papers at the 10th North Eastern Workshops on Southern Africa (NEWSA) conference in Burlington, Vermont.  NEWSA meetings are intimate, interdisciplinary gatherings of scholars who work on Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  Papers are pre-circulated, closely read, and intensely discussed. 

 Dr. Peter Alegi, a member of the NEWSA Program Committee, gave a paper titled “A Preliminary History of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.”  Dr. Leslie Hadfield (2010 History PhD, now Assistant Professor at BYU) presented “On the Frontlines of Health Care: Black Nurses in the Rural Eastern Cape,” and graduate student Jill Kelly gave “But there was no respect: Zulu Women, Political Conflict, and the Gendering of Ethnicity, 1990-1994.”  For more information visit:

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