metsemegologolo

metsemegologolo

multimodal landscape archive of african urbanisms

About

Metsemegologolo – meaning ‘ancient towns’ in Setswana – is the name of an experimental digital project on African urbanism through the case study of Tswana towns (South Africa/Botswana). It isn’t widely known that in precolonial times vast networks of towns and homesteads were built across south-eastern Africa, part of a rich cultural landscape that existed before modern national boundaries. We are looking for innovative ways to make this history accessible in digital form to different audiences. The project brings together an international collective of researchers in archaeology, history, GIS studies, history of art, digital arts, environmental studies and linguistics and is funded under the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation African Digital Humanities programme (Afridig).

Fred Morton awarded Royal Geographic Society Wiley Fellowship
Fred Morton, Metsemegologolo's historian has been awarded a Wiley research fellowship for 2020-21. The Wiley research fellowships aim to facilitate '... advancing knowledge and providing...
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Fred Morton awarded Royal Geographic Society Wiley Fellowship
Fred Morton, Metsemegologolo's historian has been awarded a Wiley research fellowship for 2020-21. The Wiley research fellowships aim to facilitate '... advancing knowledge and providing...
Read More "Fred Morton awarded Royal Geographic Society Wiley Fellowship"

Fred Morton awarded Royal Geographic Society Wiley Fellowship

Fred Morton, Metsemegologolo’s historian has been awarded a Wiley research fellowship for 2020-21. The Wiley research fellowships aim to facilitate ‘… advancing knowledge and providing new insights on a number of key themes, including providing new insights into the science and technology of exploration, making use of innovative new digital …