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. 

Autumn 2016 

Forthcoming talks

Legal Disputes in the Era of the Slave Trade: Afro-Portuguese Relations in the Bight of Benin in the Eighteenth Century

Legal Disputes in the Era of the Slave Trade: Afro-Portuguese Relations in the Bight of Benin in the Eighteenth Century
Date
28/09/2016
Description
Africa Talks Seminar given by Carlos Silva Jr (University of Hull).

Aliens, Citizens, and Rights: Zimbabwe's Citizenship Law since Independence

Aliens, Citizens, and Rights: Zimbabwe's Citizenship Law since Independence
Date
05/10/2016
Description
Africa Talks Seminar given by Zoe Groves (University of Cambridge)

Trauma and the Epic in Francophone and Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Trauma and the Epic in Francophone and Anglophone Caribbean Literature
Date
12/10/2016
Description
Africa Talks Seminar given by Jason Allen (University of Leeds).

Femi Oyebode reads from his poetry

Femi Oyebode reads from his poetry
Date
19/10/2016
Description
Africa Talks Seminar given by Femi Oyebode (University of Birmingham).

Writing about the "Other" in Africa: reflections from the 16th century

Writing about the "Other" in Africa: reflections from the 16th century
Date
26/10/2016
Description
Africa Talks Seminar given by John Chesworth (University of Birmingham).

The United Nations and Sanctions against South Africa, 1946-1965

The United Nations and Sanctions against South Africa, 1946-1965
Date
09/11/2016
Description
Africa Talks Seminar given by Simon Stevens (University of Cambridge).

MCH BRIHC: Forests, Fields, and Peasant Revolution: The 'Green Cadres' and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire

MCH BRIHC: Forests, Fields, and Peasant Revolution: The 'Green Cadres' and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire
Date
16/11/2016
Description
Seminar by Jakub Beneš (University of Oxford).

Feminine Futures: Female Initiation and Aspiration in Matrilineal Malawi

Feminine Futures: Female Initiation and Aspiration in Matrilineal Malawi
Date
23/11/2016
Description
Africa Talks Seminar given by Jessica Johnson (University of Birmingham).
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