Recovering the Histories of Land Treaties in East and Southern Africa


ACLS Digital Justice Seed Grants




Using the ACLS Digital Justice Seed Grant, we will plan for developing a large-scale digital humanities (DH) exhibition that illuminates the creation, history, and long-term consequences of land treaties in nineteenth-century eastern and southern Africa. Our plan pursues four objectives: Developing a prototype exhibition of digitized texts and objects plus critical materials, with sample results accessible to English-, Kiswahili-, and isiXhosa-speaking audiences; Writing a methodological reflection on project development and international collaboration; Strengthening the collaboration between the four stakeholders: and Drafting a grant application to support a large-scale digital humanities exhibition.