Let’s hear history from our wild alter egos

History is not only about us humans, Prof Sandra Swart points out — it’s also about the creatures with which we share the planet

17 December 2023 - 17:29

“Ah, Dr Swart, and how is your little pony?” an elderly professor from Stellenbosch University would ask environmental historian, Professor Sandra Swart i (https://www.smfnews.org/su-history-department-appoints-first-female-chair/)n the corridors. Her revolutionary take on history — recognising animals as subjects, not objects, that have changed the course of history — was unpopular when she pioneered this research 20 years ago...

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