28 Jan 2019, 17:15 to 28 Jan 2019, 19:15
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Olga Witmer, University of Cambridge
Cape Germans could not easily form a unified community because they came from different socio-economic backgrounds and spoke different dialects. At the same time, Cape society, which encompassed African, European and Southeast Asian cultures, introduced new languages, intercultural marriage and socially mixed neighbourhoods into the lives of Cape Germans.