Workshop 5 (5 March 2008)

We had four visitors today: Kristoff from Norway working on Norwegian Missionaries: Mbongiseni Buthelezi on Ndwandwe oral history and literature; Erin Freas-Smith on domestic workers in KZN 1940-60; Mageurite Poland the writer, researcher, noveiist historian. Everyone introduced their research but the discussion centred on two short paperswritten by Eva and Percy in which the reported on their thinking on their projects. The papers reflect the different positions each have reached and I think very clear statements. It was agreed that in a fortnight's time they will report on how they have advanced in the light of these discussions: Eva addressing specifically the nature and status of ABMission primary sources in KZN; Percy on a specific research theme. Read ahead for next week please.