University of Botswana History Department

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Most downloads are .ZIP compressed files. To open them, you will need an UNZIP program. The free Info-Zip unzip utility can be downloaded from this site:

download unzip.exe

This program is only 30KB and must be used from the command line. See our page on software for more information, and for where you can get more user-friendly (but larger) UNZIP programs.

See the Info-ZIP Licence for copyright status etc.

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Botswana History Pages

The complete set of Neil Parsons' Botswana History Pages, as at April 2002, as zip file (107 kB, unzips as set of HTML files).

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Colonial administrators list

See the on-line version. Here you can download the same document as an RTF file (zipped) ready for printing.

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Bibliography of UB History and Archaeology Research Essays

See the on-line version. Here you can download the same documents as either RTF or PDF files ready for printing.

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H202 documents:

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History Department Handbook 2010-11

Download or open the complete History Department Handbook, 2010-11, as PDF (Acrobat) file (389 kB). Until recently Department Handbooks were printed. They are now available only online. This handbook is in the same format as the previous printed handbooks, and if printed is 74 pp. It contains information on courses, regulations, staff etc. You can download and print your own copy, or search the file.

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Explaining Course Credits: How to build a History programme

This is an extract from the Handbook, originally written by Prof. Parsons. It explains how many credits you need at each stage and shows how to construct a valid programme of study in History covering the requirements of the regulations.
Download the credits guide (PDF file)

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Some small programs of our own. They are not at all sophisticated but they do things for which we couldn't find any obvious existing free program, so you may possibly find them of interest. Source code is available on request.

These programs are free software and may be used, copied or modified without restriction. However note that the software is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement. In no event shall the authors, distributors, or copyright holders be liable for any claim, damages or other liability, whether in an action of contract, tort or otherwise, arising from, out of or in connection with the software or the use or other dealings in the software.

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This is a small command-line utility to create index pages for web-sites. It is the program used to create index pages on this site including the Site Index page - have a look at that page and you will see what the HTI program does. It was written in ANSI C.

Download hti (as zip file) (32 kB)

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This is a small command-line utility for use with image files. It creates an HTML page which includes all the images (JPEG, GIF and PNG files) in the current directory (or, using a -s option, in the current directory and subdirectories). . This is useful if you have a lot of image files - rather than opening them one by one, you can create a page and then just scroll through it to see them all.

Thanks to J.Encarnacao for adding a couple of refinements.

Download pich (as zip file) (7 kB) (version 3.5)

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Last updated 3 May 2021