Africa at Noon on November 13, 2013

For the Benefit of the Whole Nation’: Framing Tanzania’s Moyowosi Game Reserve as Nationalist and Local Resource

Julie Weiskopf
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Time and Loca­tion

12:00pm, 206 Ingra­ham Hall, 1155 Obser­va­tory Drive, Madi­son, WI

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This presentation examines western Tanzania’s Moyowosi Game Reserve as a site of contestation between early independence-era government officials and the Ha people who lived on the reserve’s borders. It delves into the way in which government and party officials’ desire to enhance state capabilities and promote nationalist interest contended with local people’s competing, historical claims to the Moyowosi.


Julie Weiskopf received her PhD in African History from the University of Minnesota in 2011. Her work focuses on the intersection of resettlement schemes, environmental history, and medical history in western Tanzania’s Kigoma Region. She is now an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and teaches global and African history.