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Renovating History in Idi Amin’s Uganda

A montage of Prof. Derek Peterson (Left) and his audience (Right) during the Public Lecture on "Renovating History in Idi Amin’s Uganda" delivered 28th January 2020 in the Telepresence Centre, Senate Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

On 28th January 2020, Prof. Derek Peterson from the University of Michigan delivered a mind-intriguing lecture to Makerere University staff and students on the history Uganda’s cultural heritage and development.

The lecture titled “Renovating History in Idi Amin’s Uganda” focused on an obscure, unremarkable bureaucrat, a man named John Tumusiime, who from 1972 to 1976 was the 'Culture Officer' of Kigezi, Western Uganda. Over the course of years Tumusiime conceived, financed, organized, and built several institutions, a museum, a monument that preserved local history. He worked with fragile and transient things.

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