Kirsten Alnaes collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Publications and papers relating to Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Keyna, Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania. Topics include anthropology, African religion and ritual, education, the struggle for the independence of Namibia, land tenure in Botswana. Also includes publications of London-based organisations advocating majority rule in Rhodesia, 1970-1973.

Administrative / Biographical History

Kirsten Alnæs is a Norwegian social anthropologist. She spent some years among the people of Bakonzo in Uganda. Her doctoral subject was cosmology. She also did field work in Botswana. For many years Kirsten Alnæs was based in London, where she was a member of the Department of Anthropology at University College London. She won the Ministry of Church Affairs and education prize for her children's book, Pio (1978), which has been translated into Danish and Swedish.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research although at least 24 hours’ notice is required. Access might be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. See archivist for details

Other Finding Aids

Listed online to item level, http://archives.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/dispatcher.aspx?action=search&database=ChoiceArchive&search=priref=110049338