Hikabwa Chipande at Football Scholars Forum

On March 26, the Football Scholars Forum, based in the MSU History Department, welcomed Hikabwa Decius Chipande for an intensive discussion of his paper titled “Mining for Goals: Football and Social Change on the Zambian Copperbelt, 1940s to 1960s.” This study is part of Chipande’s doctoral dissertation, directed by Professor Alegi and supported by funding from a FIFA João Havelange Scholarship.

Among the topics of discussion were the changing structure of clubs on the Copperbelt; the place of sport in Africanist scholarship; situating Zambia in broader south-central and even southern African histories; fan culture; and using press sources and oral interviewing to represent multiple local voices and perspectives on the past.

Audio of the session can be downloaded here. Tweets here.