Research seminars

Women from Nania performing songs at the Pikworo slave camp. Photo: Emmanuel Saboro

The Department of African Studies and  Anthropology hosts regular open seminars and talks throughout the year. 

Spring 2017 

Forthcoming talks

A Sharia Court Post Slavery Judgement: The Qadi, Colonial Rule and the Marriage of a 'Slave Woman' along the Eastern Coast of the Indian Ocean

A Sharia Court Post Slavery Judgement: The Qadi, Colonial Rule and the Marriage of a 'Slave Woman' along the Eastern Coast of the Indian Ocean
Date
25/01/2017
Description
Seminar by Hassan Mwakimako (Pwani University and University of Cambridge), part of the Africa Talks Spring 2017 seminar series.

African Studies in Central and Eastern Europe

African Studies in Central and Eastern Europe
Date
01/02/2017
Description
Seminar by Istvan Tarrosy (University of Pecs), part of the Africa Talks Spring 2017 seminar series.

Reconsidering 'Resource Wars': The Micro-Dynamics Of Diamonds in the Revolutionary United Front

Reconsidering 'Resource Wars': The Micro-Dynamics Of Diamonds in the Revolutionary United Front
Date
02/02/2017
Description
Speaker: Dr Zoe Marks, University of Edinburgh.

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Date
08/02/2017
Description
Seminar by Allan H Anderson (University of Birmingham), part of the Africa Talks Spring 2017 seminar series.

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.

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.
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