Mr Michael Lambert, formerly of Classics at UKZN, Pietermaritzburg, and now a Research Associate in the School of Languages and Literatures at Rhodes University visited the centre from the 18-21 June, 2019, in order to access Benham’s work on the 19th century Anglican missionary, Henry Callaway, the author of ‘The Religious System of the Amazulu’.

Lambert is investigating how some 19th century missionaries, who wrote early anthropological works on Zulu mythology and religion, used analogies drawn from the Greek and Roman classics to ‘redeem’ the reputation of Zulu religious beliefs in the eyes of hostile English (and Christian) settlers in the colony of Natal.