Charles Kabwete Mulinda, PhD

Name:Dr. Charles Kabwete Mulinda

Position: Associate Professor and Acting Head of the Department of History and Heritage Studies at the University of Rwanda

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Associate Professor Charles Kabwete Mulinda completed his PhD programme in Political History at the University of the Western Cape in November 2010. From 1997 to 1999 he worked as a researcher at the National Museum of Rwanda. He did his M.A. in History at the University of the Western Cape in 2001-2003, and from August 2003 to May 2004, he was an Exchange Student at Emory University, Atlanta, USA. From May to July 2004, he was an internee at the Chicago Historical Society in the USA, where he dealt with the classification of archives. From November 2005 to March 2006, he studied some courses at the Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne in the Department of Political Science, in the Programme of African Studies. From 3 to 30 January 2009, he did an internship at the Royal Museum of Central Africa (MRAC) in Belgium and from 1 February until 28 May 2009 he was a visiting scholar at the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) at the University of Minnesota (USA). In November 2009, he was an internee at the Archives and Museum of Literature in Brussels where he learnt about techniques of digitalization of archives. From October to December 2011, he went back at the MRAC and at the ULB Brussels to do an internship on the colonial films.
Areas of Research Interest:
- Rwandan History
- Democratic reforms in Africa
- Genocide Studies
- History of cooperatives
- Gender and Education.


Peer Reviewed Papers
1. Kabwete Mulinda, C., “On Cultural and Academic Exchanges between China and Africa”, International Journal of Asian Social Science, Vol.5 (4), 2015, pp. 245-256.
2. Kabwete Mulinda, C., “Did the Rwandan Kingdom have a Political Vision?”, in Dialogue, No. 204, Janvier-février 2014, pp. 97-110.
3. Rutayisire P. and Kabwete Mulinda, C., “The Role of History and Political Studies in Post-Genocide Reconstruction and Development”, Journal of African Conflicts and Peace Studies, Volume 2, Issue 1/2, 2012, pp. 4-18.
4. Kabwete Mulinda, C., “Public Holidays in Post-Independence Rwanda: A Historical Reading”, Journal of African Conflicts and Peace Studies, Volume 2, Issue 1/2, 2012, pp. 96-118.
5. Kabwete Mulinda, C., « A propos du nationalisme de Mutara Rudahigwa depuis déjà 1945”, Dialogue, N° 201, Janvier-Mars 2013, pp. 256-273.
6. Kabwete, Mulinda, C., “The Church and the Colonial State in two films: Documentary on the Baptism of the King of Rwanda and The consecration of Bishop Bigirumwami”, Mgbakoigba, Journal of African Studies, Volume 1, No. 1, 2012, pp. 21-35.
7. Kabwete Mulinda, C., « Le Sauvetage de quelques rescapés du génocide des Tutsi dans les communes Gishamvu et Kigembe au Rwanda », Etudes Rwandaises, n° 13, Août 2007, pp. 104-141.
8. Kabwete, Mulinda, C., “Chapter Review: Lemarchand, R., “Comparing the killing fields: Rwanda, Cambodia and Bosnia”, pp.141-173, in Jansen, S.L.B. (ed.), Genocide Cases, Comparisons and Contemporary Debates, Copenhagen, The Danish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 2003”, Etudes Rwandaises, n° 9, Septembre 2005, pp. 163-171.
9. Kabwete Mulinda, C., « La généalogie de l’idée du peuplement du Rwanda : considérations sur l’autochtonie ou l’allochtonie des Rwandais », in Cahiers du Centre de Gestion des Conflits, n°5, Août 2002, pp. 49-72.
10. Kabwete Mulinda, C., « Bref Aperçu du travail obligatoire au Rwanda durant la période coloniale » in Cahiers Lumière et Société, n° 19, September 2000, pp.22-62.
11. Kanimba Misago, C. et Kabwete Mulinda, C. « Innovations en métallurgie au Rwanda » in Etudes rwandaises, 1, Série Lettres et sciences humaines, Juillet 2000.
12. Kabwete Mulinda, C., "Démocratie comme élément de propagande des partis politiques, de 1959 à1962", in Etudes rwandaises, 1, Série Lettres et sciences humaines, Juillet 2000, pp.104-119.
13. Kabwete Mulinda, C. "Quelques considérations sur le génocide ou la consécration du mal rwandais", in La Source, n° 72, mai 1997, pp.69-81.

Peer Reviewed Book chapters

14. Kabwete Mulinda C., « Crossing the Frontier as a Way of Escape. Examples taken from the Gishamvu and Kigembe Communities of Rwanda”, Chapter 21 in Jacques Sémelin, Claire Andrieu, Sarah Gensburger (eds.), Resisting Genocide: The Multiple Forms of Rescue, Columbia, Hurst & Co Publishers, 2011.
15. Kabwete, Mulinda, C., « Le sauvetage dans la zone frontière de Gishamvu et de Kigembe au Rwanda», pp. 361-375, in Jacques Sémelin, Claire Andrieu, Sarah Gensburger (eds.), La résistance aux génocides. De la pluralité des actes de sauvetage, Paris, Presses de Sciences Po, 2008, 556 pages.
16. Kanimba Misago C., Simonet C., Kabwete Mulinda C. et al., The formation of Rwanda from the 15th century, 2008.
17. Kabwete Mulinda, C., "Démocratie comme élément de propagande des partis politiques, de 1959 à1962", pp. 97-107, in Byanafashe, D., (dir.), Les défis de l’Historiographie rwandaise, T. 2 : La « Révolution de 1959, Mythe ou réalité » ?, Butare, Editions de l’Université Nationale du Rwanda, 2004.
Unpublished Consultancy and conference papers
18. Kabwete Mulinda, C., The conservation and preservation of Gacaca archives, International Conference on the official closing of Gacaca courts, Kigali, Parliament Building, 17-18 June 2012.
19. Kabwete Mulinda, C., Identity Politics and reconciliation in post-genocide Rwanda, OSSREA workshop, at the University of Rwanda, Huye Campus, 1-2 August 2014.

1. Sources of Rwandan history
2. Overview of the general history (Antiquity, Middle Age, Modern Times);
3. Media and Society
4. Initiation to Scientific Research
5. The Politics of Civil Society and Industrial Relations
6. State-Society relations in Rwanda since independence
7. Preservation of historical sites
8. Political and Economic Reforms, Democracy and Electoral Politics in Africa.
9. NGOs and Development
10. Museum Studies
11. Geography and Archaeology of Rwanda
12. Media and History
13. History of Twentieth Century Genocides
14. Comparative History of Genocides (Masters of Genocide Studies and Prevention, CCM/Kigali)
15. History of Genocides
16. Genocide, Conflict Management and Peace Building
17. Historical evolution of human rights in Rwanda
18. Africa: The political economy of colonialism
19. Military History (RDF Senior and Staff College/Nyakinama)
20. Security and Military History (Masters in Security Studies, RDF Senior and Staff College/Nyakinama)
21. Information and Communication
22. Political and Institutional History of Rwanda.