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Tanap Research


Khoisan and the Making of Colonial Society in Little Namaqualand, 1770-1840

researcher:

Frederick J. Goedeman
(South Africa)

f.goedeman@let.leidenuniv.nl
fgoedeman@ananzi.co.za

 

The project aims to come to an understanding of communities in parts of Little Namaqualand which, for a considerable period of time, manifested a discernable connection to their Khoisan past and heritage, despite the impact Dutch colonialism and the Missionairies made on them in the 18th and 19th centuries - a historical phenomenon that contrasts sharply with the evolvement of colonial society in other parts of the VOC Cape Colony where the frontier closed on the indigenous Khoisan communities almost as soon as it opened.

 


 

 

supervisors:

Prof. Dr. Robert J. Ross
Dr. Suzy Newton-King


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