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Dr. John Laband

Professor: War and Society Studies; History of Africa
Associate of the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies

Contact Information
Email: jlaband@wlu.ca
Phone: 519 884-0710 ext.3331

Office Location: DAWB 2-116

Academic Background

MA, Cantab.
MA, PhD, Natal
Biography

Academic Interests

The history of the Zulu kingdom in the nineteenth century continues to be my especial field of research, but my research, writing and teaching interests extend to all other areas of Africa, especially when they fall within the scope of war and society studies.

Recent Publications

Monographs

Laband, John. Historical Dictionary of the Zulu Wars. Lanham, Maryland, Toronto and Oxford: The Scarecrow Press, 2009.

Kingdom in Crisis: The Zulu Response to the British Invasion of 1879. Barnsley, United Kingdom: Pen & Sword Military, 2007.

The Transvaal Rebellion: The First Boer War 1880-1881.Harlow, England: Pearson Longman, 2005.

Edited Books

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Carton, Benedict, John Laband and Jabulani Sithole, eds. Zulu Identities. Being Zulu, Past and Present. New York: Columbia University Press; Pietermaritizburg: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press; London: Hurst & Co., 2008.

Laband, John, ed. Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Africa from Slavery Days to Rwandan Genocide. Westport, CT, USA and London: Greenwood Press, 2007; Pietermaritzburg, South Africa: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2007.

Chapters in Books

Laband, John. “Lord Chelmsford.” In Victoria’s Generals edited by Steven J. Corvi and Ian F.W. Beckett. Barnsley, United Kingdom: Pen & Sword Military, 2009: 92-126.

Laband, John. “From Mercenaries to Military Settlers: The British German Legion, 1854- 1861.” In Soldiers and Settlers in Africa, 1850-1918, edited by Stephen M. Miller. Leiden: Brill, 2009: 85-122.

Laband, John, and Paul Thompson. “African Levies in Zululand, 1838-1906.” In Soldiers and Settlers in Africa, 1850-1918, edited by Stephen M. Miller. Leiden: Brill, 2009: 49-84.

Awards

Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Gold Medal for Service to the Zulu People as an Historian (2008)