Over three days, experts from around the world will meet with local scholars to exchange very different ideas and views about the life and legacy of Livingstone and his followers, as well as related topics in the field of humanitarian intervention, slavery, colonial rule, imperialism and education. Part of the global set of events to mark the bicentenary of the birth of David Livingstone in 1813, this unique gathering in central Africa will bring together a diverse grop of people including historians, explorers, curators, literary scholars, geographers, anthropologists, journalists, NGO workers, installation artists, teachers and novelists.
Keynote lecturers include: Tim Jeal, John Mackenzie and Keith Hart.
Speakers include, Gary Clendennen, Brian Stanley, Friday Mufuzi, Kaluso Walimu, Sekibakiba Peter Lekgothi, Sarah Worden, Justin Livingstone, Joel Quirk, Joanna Lewis, Jonas Gjersø, Ben de Ponti, Sybren Renema, Stacey Sommerdyk, and Julie Davidson.There will also be workshops for graduate students. Delegates will have the chance to visit the nearby Victoria Falls, tour the historic town of Livingstone and its world renowned national museum, and cruise on the Zambezi at sunset. A conference dinner will be held at the David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa with special guests including the British High Commissioner.
The conference is being jointly run by the Department of International History at the LSE and the Livingstone Museum in Livingstone Zambia, in association with the Livingstone-Zambia 2013 events committee. It has been generously supported by the LSE Annual Fund as part of the LSE’s commitment to its Africa Initiative.