- First Name
- Last Name
- South Africa
- University of Stellenbosch
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- colonialism, British empire, South Africa, nineteenth century, Australia, race and racism, history of education, Empire, imperialism
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- About Me
Rebecca Swartz is a postdoctoral research fellow with the African Humanities Program at Stellenbosch University. She is a historian of education, childhood, race and British imperialism. Her monograph entitled Education and Empire: Children, Race and Humanitarianism in the British Settler Colonies, 1833-1880, will be published later this year.
- Recent Publications
2018 Education and Empire: Children, Race and Humanitarianism in the British Settler Colonies, 1833-1880 (manuscript accepted for Cambridge Studies in Imperialism Series, publication due December 2018).
2016 Peter Kallaway and Rebecca Swartz (eds.) Empire and Education in Africa: The Shaping of a Comparative Perspective (New York: Peter Lang, 2016).
Chapters in edited volume
2016 ‘Industrial education in Natal: The British imperial context, 1830-1860’ in Empire and Education in Africa: The Shaping of a Comparative Perspective, ed. by Peter Kallaway and Rebecca Swartz (New York: Peter Lang, 2016), 53-80.
2016 ‘Introduction’ (with Peter Kallaway), in Empire and Education in Africa: The Shaping of a Comparative Perspective, ed. by Peter Kallaway and Rebecca Swartz (New York: Peter Lang, 2016), 1-28.
2018 ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Dilemmas regarding the purpose of public universities in South Africa’, Higher Education (accepted), with Mariya Ivancheva, Laura Czerniewicz and Neil Morris.
2018 ‘Civilisation and Colonial Education: Natal and Western Australia in comparative perspective’, History of Education, 47 (3) (2018), 368-383.
2018 ‘Editorial: Imperial, global and local in histories of colonial education’ (with Peter Kallaway), History of Education, 47(3) (2018), 362-367.
2017 ‘Educating emotions in Natal and Western Australia, 1854-1865’, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, 18 (2) (2017), n.p.
2016 ‘“Britishness”, colonial governance and education: St Helenian children in colonial Natal in the 1870s’ (with Johan Wassermann), Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 44(6) (2016), 881-899.
2016 ‘“Good citizens and gentlemen”: Gender, reputation and identity at the South African College, 1880-1910’, South African Historical Journal 68(4) (2016), 517-535.
- Media Coverage
- Country Focus
- South Africa
- Expertise by Geography
- Africa, Australia
- Expertise by Chronology
- 19th century, Modern
- Expertise by Topic
- Children & Youth, Colonialism, Emancipation, Gender, Indigenous Peoples, Race