Embracing the past: Professionals and Indigenous People Dialogue on Historical Sites in Southern, Tanzania
Tanzanian professional historians and heritage experts have taken an active position in explaining the wealth and importance of historical and heritage sites.
This is a pilot project for a much bigger one on the everyday micro-cultures of Syria, and the importance of studying and archiving them for any post-war reconciliation and society rebuilding efforts.
The Futures Through Underwater Pasts: the Search for Mongalo is a project funded by a grant from the AHRC Network Plus Rising from the Depth Sites. This project aims to combine two Network Plus groups, the maritime archaeology of Rising from the Depths with the memory research of Imagining Futures.
Before sharing space, people share time. For Bergson, time is an inner duration; “a subjective, conscious experience of time” (Latta 2014). Bergson further asserts that “Inner duration is the continuous life of a memory which prolongs the past into the present” (Bergson 1913).
The project was about advancing a recent encounter with transgenerational memories of colonialism at Mgao village in the Mtwara region to the young generation particularly those within the school environment aged 7-18 years old to archive their understanding of colonialism.
The project is mainly a production of a documentary film titled: The Righteous Revolutionary, based on the story of the Reverend Beyers Naude.
Ikungi St, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Mtwara Region, Tanzania
Johannesburg, South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa