Professor Nigel Worden awarded an NRF rating of B1

17 Nov 2015 - 11:30

Professor Nigel Worden has been awarded a National Research Foundation rating of B1, which places him among the top five historians in South Africa. In the words of the NRF the rating indicates that, ‘all reviewers concur that the applicant enjoys considerable international recognition for the high quality and impact of his recent research outputs, with some of them indicating that he is a leading international scholar in the field.’

Nigel’s recent publications include Cape Town Between East and West: Social identities in a Dutch Colonial Town, an edited collection of new research on early colonial Cape Town in a transnational context, published in 2012 by Jacana in Johannesburg and Verloren in the Netherlands.

His current research includes a comparative project with Prof Penny Russell (Univ. Sydney) on violence, honour and dishonour in the early Cape and Australian colonies. A book entitled Honourable Intentions?: Violence and Virtue in Australian and Cape Colonies, c 1750 to 1850 is due for publication by Routledge in March 2016. .

He is also joint editor of the Routledge Handbook of the History of Gender and the Urban Experience, with responsibility for a section on the colonial town, to be published in 2016.

Nigel was elected to the UCT College of Fellows in 2015 in recognition of the quality of his research over the past 25 years in the Historical Studies Department.