A grant of £6000, awarded to Dr Chris Wingfield (University of Cambridge) and Dr Jesmael Mataga (Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley) from the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund will enable the first full season of a collaborative research at Kuruman in July 2018.
Preliminary fieldwork in 2017, as part of the larger Re-collecting the Missionary Road project was enabled by a grant from the D M McDonald Grants and Award Fund. The site was visited between 8th and 12th of April by Chris Wingfield and Mark McGranaghan…
This project received preliminary funding in the form of a Cambridge Humanities Research Grant for £18,521. This made it possible for Dr Mark McGranaghan to be employed for six months from February to July 2017 to compile eyewitness accounts and visual evidence in a project database and to begin to explore relevant archival sources.
The intention of this project is to re-collect and re-assemble a wide range of artefacts associated with the missionary road. In the longer term, the project will result in a major exhibition at the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, scheduled for 2024.