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Department of African Studies and Anthropology

Department of African Studies and Anthropology

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2013 sees the incorporation of the Centre of West African Studies (CWAS) into a larger Department of African Studies and Anthropology (DASA).
Date:
15/03/2013
Sites of Memory conferece and workshop

Sites of Memory conferece and workshop

Description
Conference explores burning questions of memory – Is memory imagination or plagiarism? Are artists the curators or creators of memory? Is memory determined by audience? Do we remember or embroider? These and other questions were considered in our recent conference
Date:
07/03/2013
The Life Story of Me, Segilola

The Life Story of Me, Segilola

Description
The Life Story of Me, Segilola, of the fascinating eyes, she who had a thousand lovers in her life caused a sensation in colonial Lagos when it was published in 1929. Years later, our Professor of African Cultural Anthropology Karin Barber has caused a similar sensation launching the first critical and scholarly edition of The Life Story.
Date:
23/01/2013
Preparation better than aid

Preparation better than aid

Description
Speaking as world leaders gathered for the UN Climate Change Conference in Doha, Dr Benedetta Rossi warned that preparing for climate-related disaster is a "substantially more effective approach… than emergency aid interventions developed in the aftermath of crisis".
Date:
21/01/2013
Cadbury Conference 2013: call for papers

Cadbury Conference 2013: call for papers

Description
The Centre of West African Studies at the University of Birmingham invites the submission of abstracts for the 2013 Cadbury Conference, on African newspapers, past and present.
Date:
12/12/2012
Cadbury Conference 2012

Cadbury Conference 2012

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A series of discussion videos from the Cadbury conference 2013
Date:
02/10/2012
paulo

paulo

Description
In a long and detailed interview, Historian Paulo Fernando de Moraes Farias discusses major themes in African historiography.
Date:
16/07/2012
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