History links with South Africa strengthened following award of British Academy Fellowship

We are delighted to announce that Dr Lindie Koorts (University of the Free State, South Africa) and Dr Matt Graham (University of Dundee) as co-investigator have been successful in achieving a British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowship recently.  The fellowship is worth £111k over 3 years for their project on 'The Age of Opportunism: Paul Kruger’s Transvaal, 1886-1899'.  

The project will see a range of activities hosted by the Scottish Centre for Global History at the University of Dundee and the International Studies Group at the University of the Free State in South Africa. As well as allowing Dr Koorts to carry out extensive research and write a book, it also allows for a series of jointly held conferences, workshops, and seminars in Scotland and South Africa, along with training sessions held both in Bloemfontein and Dundee aimed at graduate students.

The British Academy is the UK's national body for the humanities and social sciences - the study of peoples, cultures and societies, past, present and future.