Whitman welcomes Tim Stapleton to campus for the Fifty-first Sivert O. and Marjorie Allen Skotheim Lecture in History. Tim Stapleton works on the history of war and society in Africa, particularly Southern Africa. He has published ten sole-authored books, the most recent of which include A History of Genocide in Africa (2017), Warfare and Tracking in Africa, 1952-1990 (2015), and A Military History of Africa, 3 vols. (2013). He also edited an Encyclopedia of African Colonial Conflicts (2016). He is currently working on a SSHRC-funded project on British military culture in colonial West Africa.