The Life and Afterlife of David Livingstone: ‘Afterlife’

By Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library|May 23, 2014|Collections & Research|0 comments

The Life and Afterlife of David Livingstone: exploring missionary archives has been running at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, over the past 6 months, and has just closed its doors to the public. This blog series highlights some of the fascinating stories and archives selected for the exhibition from the collections at SOAS Library. The history of how Livingstone’s life has been remembered and reinterpreted is a complex and changing one. Initially missionaries

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The Life and Afterlife of David Livingstone: The ‘Bombay Africans’

By Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library|May 12, 2014|Collections & Research|0 comments

The Life and Afterlife of David Livingstone: exploring missionary archives is running at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, until 17 May 2014. This blog series highlights some of the fascinating stories and archives selected for the exhibition from the collections at SOAS Library. As the British Navy began to crack down on the East Coast slave trade, they were faced with the question of what to do with the hundreds of young enslaved

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The Life and Afterlife of David Livingstone: Map-making

By Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library|May 7, 2014|Collections & Research|0 comments

The Life and Afterlife of David Livingstone: exploring missionary archives is running at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, until 17 May 2014. This blog series highlights some of the fascinating stories and archives selected for the exhibition from the collections at SOAS Library. Livingstone’s maps, reports and published narratives of his travels gave the world their first view of the interior of south-central Africa and changed people’s perceptions of that continent. By looking

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The Life and Afterlife of David Livingstone: ‘Missionary Travels and Researches’

By Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library|April 30, 2014|Collections & Research|0 comments

The Life and Afterlife of David Livingstone: exploring missionary archives is running at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, until 17 May 2014. This blog series highlights some of the fascinating stories and archives selected for the exhibition from the collections at SOAS Library. On his return to Britain at the end of 1856, Livingstone published an account of his cross-continental African travels with a leading publisher of travel literature, John Murray. Missionary Travels and

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The Life and Afterlife of David Livingstone: Livingstone the doctor

By Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library|April 21, 2014|Collections & Research|0 comments

The Life and Afterlife of David Livingstone: exploring missionary archives is running at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, until 17 May 2014. This blog series highlights some of the fascinating stories and archives selected for the exhibition from the collections at SOAS Library. David Livingstone was one of the first medical missionaries to enter Southern Africa. He was a skilled physician-surgeon, whose medical expertise and reputation was also the means by which he

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The Life and Afterlife of David Livingstone: Sechele

By Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library|March 26, 2014|Collections & Research|0 comments

The Life and Afterlife of David Livingstone: exploring missionary archives is running at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, until May 2014. This blog series highlights some of the fascinating stories and archives selected for the exhibition from the collections at SOAS Library. Sechele I was Kgosi, or chief of the baKwena, in modern-day Botswana, from 1831 until his death in 1892. Sechele is seen as a visionary leader, warrior and modernizer who laid

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The Life and Afterlife of David Livingstone: Livingstone the missionary

By Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library|March 18, 2014|Collections & Research|0 comments

The Life and Afterlife of David Livingstone: exploring missionary archives is running at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, until May 2014. This blog series highlights some of the fascinating stories and archives selected for the exhibition from the collections at SOAS Library. David Livingstone began his career in Africa as a missionary, spending sixteen years in the service of the London Missionary Society, 1840-1857. Stationed first at Kuruman and then at Mabotsa and

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The Life and Afterlife of David Livingstone: exploring missionary archives

By Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library|March 10, 2014|Collections & Research|0 comments

The Life and Afterlife of David Livingstone: exploring missionary archives is running at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, until May 2014. This blog series will highlight some of the fascinating stories and archives featured in the exhibition. Based on historical material found in missionary archives held at SOAS Library, and taking as its focus Livingstone’s early years as a missionary (1840-1856), this exhibition seeks to explore the life and after-life of this multi-faceted

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