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OVER 4M IN GRANTS FROM NCNSeveral psychologists, social scientists and culture experts from SWPS University have been awarded over PLN 4 million in research grants from the National Science Center (NCN).

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Most people have heard about the Rwanda genocide. However, Rwanda’s history as a country goes back to the 19th century. Prior to Belgian colonisation, the current territory of Rwanda had been beyond the reach of European colonialists and had maintained a strong autonomy.

 

RESEARCH PROJECT

A History of Rwanda

 

 

 

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UNI SWPS english
Grant Amount
223 891 PLN
Funding Source
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Duration of Research Project: 2016-2019

 

Most people have heard about the Rwanda genocide. However, Rwanda’s history as a country goes back to the 19th century. Prior to Belgian colonisation, the current territory of Rwanda had been beyond the reach of European colonialists and had maintained a strong autonomy.

Surprisingly, a comprehensive history of Rwanda has not been written until now, partly due to the fact that many historical documents and sources are scattered around the world, for example in Belgium, Germany, Tanzania, Italy and the United States. The project led by Professor Klaus Bachmann remedies this situation by bringing the first comprehensive history of Rwanda, written in English, to readers around the world.

Research objectives

As the result of the History of Rwanda research project, the first comprehensive English-language history of Rwanda will be elaborated, which will be used as the main reference for other researchers, who so far had to refer to either descriptive monographs, which were based on secondary literature, or to archive-based works, which were dedicated to specific events or periods of the Rwandan past.

At the same time, this will be the first work, which contextualized the Rwandan genocide against the background of the country's whole history and which uses the legacy of Jan Czekanowski, a famous Polish ethnologist, who traveled Central Africa before World War I, and whose research results were published in German, Polish, English, but were never used for the elaboration of a history of Rwanda.

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Prof. Dr hab.

Klaus Bachmann

Principal Investigator
SWPS University academic, historian, political scientist, specializing in transitional justice and modern European history

kbachmann@swps.edu.pl

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