Historian wows audiences abroad

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Dr ShamaseUNIZULU history lecturer Dr Maxwell Shamase’s paper on Zulu queens, Nandi and Monase, was well received at the Ireland International Conference held in Dublin recently. Attendees at the conference held in April were left in awe and demanding more doses of Zulu history and culture after the historian presented his paper titled: “Zulu Queens Nandi (c. 1764-c.1827) and Monase (c. 1797-1880), Through the Keyhole of Oral History.” He said the paper, particularly the praise poetry, was well-received and loved by the audience. This conference, he added, achieved collaborative excellence between academics and professionals from different educational and industrial sectors. “The opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational and industrial sectors with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap and promote research esteem was provided”. This was not the first time that Dr Shamase has presented a paper to international audiences. In August last year he went to London where he read a Paper: “Princess Mkabayi ka Jama-through the keyhole of oral history”. Dr Shamase has made great strides in the Department of History at UNIZULU as he has produced a Masters Student and one international Doctoral Degree graduate. Despite his busy schedule Dr Shamase has completed seven publications on religious matters and two in history which he plans to launch before the end of the year. Next month he would be attending he is attending another international conference where he would present another paper on political history. His religious publications have also earned him an opportunity to be the part of pastors who, in October this year, will be preaching at the Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries in Lagos, Nigeria. The UNIZULU lecturer said, he is looking forward to attending another international conference to be held in London in November while in January 2016, he will be part of a team of Pastors who will tour Israel and some parts of the Middle East.