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Title:Retrieving Botswana's past: essays in honour of Alec Campbell
Editor:Wilmsen, Edwin N.ISNI
Periodical:Botswana Notes and Records (ISSN 0525-5090)
Geographic term:Botswana
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About person:Alec Campbell (1932-2012)ISNI
Abstract:Alexander Colin (Alec) Campbell (b. 1932), museologist, philatelist, archaeologist, artist, photographer, author, administrator, historian, police officer, life-long student and educator, served in the administration of British Bechuanaland from 1962 to 1966 and subsequently stayed on. In 1974 he became director of the National Museum, Monuments and Art Gallery, in whose establishment he had been the driving force. The present appreciation of Alec, the man and his work, is arranged in four unmarked sets. The first is devoted to Alec's own history as it became entangled with that of Botswana (contributions by Mike Main, George Silberbauer and Doreen Nteta). The second set focuses on Botswana history, with contributions on 'bogwera' (Tswana male initiation) and 'mephato' (Tswana male 'regiments') (Fred Morton), narrativity and Tswana oral tradition (Barry Morton) and archaeology and rainmakng at Modipe Hill, Kgatleng (T.N. Huffman). All emphasize the wider geographical context in which Tswana institutions and polities evolved. The third set is devoted to the archaeology of Tsodilo (James Denbow, Edwin N. Wilmsen, Morongwa Nancy Mosothwane, Lawrrence H. Robbins and Michael L. Murphy). The fourth set has two papers, one on the paradox of sorcery and Christianity among the Batswana (Christian John Makgala and Disang Chaa Monkge), the other on contract archaeology and the case of the Botswana Development Corporation Lodge Project at Mamuno (Phenyo Churchill Thebe). [ASC Leiden abstract]