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From Saturday, 8th October, the Tower Building at the University of Dundee campus, will be hosting an exhibition entitled Scotland, Global Solidarity and Mandela. It displays the story of apartheid in South Africa and documents the role Scottish people and Dundee in particular played in ending the South African apartheid regime and ensuring the release from prison of Nelson Mandela, who had been jailed in 1964. The Scottish branch of the Anti-Apartheid movement (AAM) was formed at the University of Dundee in 1976.

The exhibition is free of charge and will last until Friday, 16th December 2022.

Opening Times:

Mon-Fri: 9:30-7 p.m.
Sat: 11-4 p.m.

Further information can be found here.



Below are some of the more recent publications by members of the history faculty at the University of Dundee:

  • Weather, Migration and the Scottish Diaspora: Leaving the Cold Country. Professor Graeme Morton seeks to answer why many Scots left a temperate climate at home in exchange for greater temperature extremes abroad. (See below for further book details)
  • Imperial Sanctuaries: The Hill Stations of Colonial South Asia. A contribution by Dr Nandini Bhattacharya that explores constructions of tropical climate in colonial discourse and examines how racial categories created a distinctive colonial urbanism. It is part of a larger compendium, which covers the economic, political and social history of Colonialism in South Asia.
  • ‘Mandela’s out so apartheid has finished’: the British Anti-Apartheid Movement and South Africa’s transition to majority rule, 1990-1994. The article, published in the journal on Contemporary British History, provides the first concerted analysis of the Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM) between 1990 and 1994, examining the various local and transnational challenges that confronted the movement during this period and how it sought to overcome them.