The SMP is pleased to support a special conference in memory of Dr Jack Thompson and Prof John McCracken at the University of Edinburgh's Centre for African Studies.
Both Jack and John were eminent Scottish historians whose work focused on Malawi and were architects of the SMP, with Jack Thompson SMP Vice Chair. This conference is a fitting tribute, providing a platform for younger generations of Scottish and Malawian scholars who have been inspired by their work.
Date: Thursday 26th April
Time: 8.30am - 6pm
Venue: New College, The University of Edinburgh, Mound Place
The conference offers an opportunity to reflect on their tremendous contribution to African studies, studies of African Christianity and the historiography of Africa. Further, it provides a platform for younger generations of scholars who have been inspired by John’s and Jack’s work.
The conference invites you to explore key themes in the historical and social scientific study of Africa featuring prominently in John’s and Jack’s research such as the embeddedness of the academy in society both in Africa and the UK; Christianity and power; material and visual culture in Africa; and Malawi and Global History.