Nasson is a Professor in the History Department. He studied at the Universities of Hull and York in Britain and obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge. He worked at UCT from 1982 until 2009 and before joining Stellenbosch was the King George V Professor of History at UCT. He has held visiting fellowships at Yale University, the University of Ilinois, the Australian National University and the University of Cambridge. In 2011 he was the Leverhulme Visiting Professor in History at the University of Kent. He is a former editor of the Journal of African History and co-editor of The Cambridge History of South Africa, Vol.2 (2011). He serves on the editorial board of the International Encyclopaedia of the First World War. In 2011 he won the Recht Malan Prize for Best Non-Fiction for The War in South Africa: The Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902, which was also shortlisted for the Alan Paton Award. He specialises in the history of war and society and his works have been translated to Dutch, German, French and Italian.
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