Lecture Programme of the German Federal Government: Dr Matthias Häussler visits Namibia

06.11.2019 - Press release

As part of the Lecture Programme of the German Federal Government, Dr Matthias Häussler will visit Namibia from 10 to 15 November 2019. He is the author of “Der Genozid an den Herero. Krieg, Emotion und extreme Gewalt in Deutsch-Südwestafrika” (The Herero Genocide. War, Emotion, and Extreme Violence in “German Southwest Africa”, currently being translated from German into English).

Matthias Häussler has done extensive research on the sociology of colonial war. He is currently a research fellow at the Hamburg Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Culture and was an invited Visiting Scholar at the University of California Berkeley from 2017 to 2018.

From 2009 to 2013, Häussler was Deputy Director of the research project “Forms of War, Political Power, and Violence. On the Sociology of Colonial War: German Southwest Africa, 1904-1908”, which was funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). From 2004 to 2009, he was a Research Fellow at the Department of Sociology at Siegen University, where he worked closely with the then departmental Chair, Professor Trutz von Trotha, a distant relative of Lothar von Trotha. During that time, Matthias Häussler could examine the diaries of Lothar von Trotha.

You are invited to attend the following public lectures:

Attrition - Annihilation - Extermination: The Changing Nature of the German-Herero War, 1904
Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 19:00, National Art Gallery of Namibia

(Corner Robert Mugabe Avenue/John Meinert Street, Windhoek)

No End to Violence in German South West Africa: Concentration Camps in Colonial Namibia
Thursday, 14 November 2019, 19:00, Swakopmund Museum
(Strand Street)

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