Events in African Studies and Anthropology

The Department of African Studies and Anthropology has an extensive programme of events throughout the year including regular seminars and talks, visiting writers and the annual Cadbury Conference.

Nigeria is my Playground: A History of Yoruba and Anglophone Travel Writing by Nigerians

Nigeria is my Playground: A History of Yoruba and Anglophone Travel Writing by Nigerians

Date
22/02/2017
Description
Seminar by Rebecca Jones (University of Birmingham), part of the Africa Talks Spring 2017 seminar series.

Usifu Jalloh

Date
28/02/2017
Description
Captivating Sierra Leonean storyteller and performer.
Designs for Life: Notes on Poverty, Cultural Practices and a Female Carpentry-Training Project in Lagos

Designs for Life: Notes on Poverty, Cultural Practices and a Female Carpentry-Training Project in Lagos

Date
01/03/2017
Description
Seminar by Bukola Aluko-Kpotie (SOAS), part of the Africa Talks Spring 2017 seminar series.
From Becoming 'saso' to Becoming MSM? Queer Subjectivities and HIV Discourse in Accra, Ghana

From Becoming 'saso' to Becoming MSM? Queer Subjectivities and HIV Discourse in Accra, Ghana

Date
08/03/2017
Description
Speaker: Ellie Gore, University of Birmingham. Co-organized with the Department of African Studies and Anthropology.
The Authoritarian Origins of Well-Organised Opposition Parties: The Rise of Chadema in Tanzania

The Authoritarian Origins of Well-Organised Opposition Parties: The Rise of Chadema in Tanzania

Date
15/03/2017
Description
Speaker: Dan Paget, University of Oxford. Co-organized with the Department of African Studies and Anthropology.
Confessions of a Courtesan: Print Culture in Colonial Lagos

Confessions of a Courtesan: Print Culture in Colonial Lagos

Date
20/03/2017
Description
Professor Karin Barber presents in the BRIHC Spring Series 2017.
Reproducing Remoteness? States, Internationals and the Co-Constitution of Aid 'Bunkerization' in the East African Periphery

Reproducing Remoteness? States, Internationals and the Co-Constitution of Aid 'Bunkerization' in the East African Periphery

Date
22/03/2017
Description
Speaker: Dr Jonathan Fisher, University of Birmingham. Co-organized with the Department of African Studies and Anthropology.
Postcolonialism in interdisciplinary perspective

Postcolonialism in interdisciplinary perspective

Date
17/05/2017
Description
This one-day event will showcase postgraduate research investigating postcolonialism during the 20th and 21st centuries, from a range of disciplinary and geographical perspectives.
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