9-11 October 2019
War Museum of the Boer Republics Bloemfontein, South Africa
Re-imagining the Anglo-Boer (South African) War: New perspectives 120 years down the line
This year marks the 120-year commemoration of the Anglo-Boer (South African) War. In recent years the study and interpretation of the war have created new insights of the complexities that this particular conflict had on the South African population. In accordance with the War Museum’s vision the conference will represent the inclusivity and suffering of all communities, thus also propagating the message that negotiation is preferable to war. Although the emphasis will inherently be on historical interpretations of the war the conference aims at including a multi-disciplinary approach. The 2019 conference wishes to assemble historians and other scholars researching the diverse dimensions of the Anglo-Boer (South African) War.