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Connections, Environment and the Transformations of Settelments and Networks in South-East Africa and East Africa (1000-1700)

Monday 13 March, 09:00

IFAS-Research Conference Room, 62 Juta Street, 1st floor, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Conveners : Thomas Vernet-Habasque and Adrien Delmas

09:00 | Welcome
09:30 | Opening remarks (Adrien Delmas and Thomas Vernet-Habasque)

PANEL 1 | Eastern and Southern African Connectedness

Chair : Thomas Vernet-Habasque (IFAS-Recherche)
Discussant : Paul J. Lane (Uppsala University)

09:45-11:20
- Stephanie Wynne-Jones (Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study/University of York)
How urban transformations affect social life, and vice versa

- Abigail Moffett (University of Cape Town)
Global commodities and local interactions : production, exchange and consumption patterns in the Southern African interior

- Alexander Antonites and Ceri Ashley (University of Pretoria)
Communities and connections in the Middle Limpopo Valley during the 13th century


11:20-11:35 | Coffee break

11:35-12:40
- Adrien Delmas (IMAF/ANR Globafrica)
Precolonial routes from the plateau to the coast

- Catherine Schenk (University of Cape Town)
Interaction, integration, and innovation at the 17th century feira of Dambarare, northern Zimbabwe

12:40-14:00 | Lunch

PANEL 2 | Historical Ecology in Perspective

Chair : Karim Sadr (University of Witwatersrand)
Discussant : Innocent Pikirayi (University of Pretoria)

14:00-15:00

- Paul J. Lane (Uppsala University)
‘And all our yesterdays …’ : Archaeological times for the future

- Per Ditlef Fredriksen (University of Oslo)
Historical ecology and state formation in the Shashi-Limpopo region : project status and future prospects

15:00-15:15 | Break

15:15-15:45
- Shadreck Chirikure (University of Cape Town)
Dangers of a one-sided story : rethinking climate change and pre-colonial Southern African states

15:45-16:15 | Closing remarks and perspectives

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