"All human beings are practicing historians...We live our lives; we tell our stories. It is as natural as breathing. It is as important as breathing, too... History can be the vital thread that holds a nation together ... Conversely ... its absence can be devastating."

-- Why History Matters, Gerda Lerner


Welcome to the website that hosts the Journal of Natal and Zulu History (JNZH) and the seminar paper archive of the no-longer running History and African Studies Seminar.

The availability and management of this web archive, while it lasts, is dedicated to the memory of Professor Jeff Guy (1940-2014) who, for the duration of the weekly HAAS series' existence, made it a lively and critical gathering and space: with reflection on the past in commitment to a better future.