The Schapera Project
Web-site for advanced research on Botswana
Affiliation and research application procedures Membership and contact addresses
Workshop reports and publications Isaac Schapera Resources including bibilography
Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies Schapera E-Library Site Index


Isaac Schapera carried out extensive research on virtually all social and cultural aspects of life in colonial Botswana and its history. The results include not only Schapera's voluminous published works but also unpublished genealogies, life histories and other documents, notes and collections of data. In 1998 the Department of Sociology, University of Botswana adopted a program of research titled "Recovering the Legacy of Schapera" to take stock of the material and build on this research. Since then several outside scholars have affiliated with this program to carry out their research in Botswana, and a restudy of Tlokweng households has been initiated with funding from the Faculty of Social Sciences under the leadership of Dr. Suzette Heald (taken over by Dr. Onalenna Selolwane after Dr. Heald's departure). Dr. Heald also prepared the background paper for the project which has been circulated widely and will be reprinted here in slightly revised form. The "Schapera Project", as it has come to be known, has evolved into an umbrella for a variety of activities which we intend to describe in future additions to this website. In the meantime, address inquiries to the coordinator, Dr Theresa Galvin: galvin@mopipi... [Click here for complete email address]

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