War and Genocide in Southwest Africa: History and Memory in Namibia and Germany, 1904 to the Present
Dr. Lisa Todd
Associate Professor, UNB Department of History
Director, Network for the Study of Civilians, Soldiers and Society
Provincial Archives of New Brunswick
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.
This public lecture traces the history and memory of the German-Herero and German-Nama Wars (1904-1908), as a way to consider reconciliation and remembrance in a post-genocidal society.
Todd will speak about present-day debates surrounding post-Apartheid political power, economic reparations and government-issued apologies, the repatriation of human remains formerly used for ‘scientific’ study, and her own recent observations of museums, historical sites, and public debates in Namibia and Germany. All are welcome.