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.

Marching with the times: Economic numbers and templates in 1960s Ghana

Marching with the times: Economic numbers and templates in 1960s Ghana

Date
01/02/2023 (15:15-16:45)
Description
Africa Talks seminar given by Gerardo Serra, University of Manchester
How do we now write histories of the exclusion of South Asians from Uganda and their diaspora?

How do we now write histories of the exclusion of South Asians from Uganda and their diaspora?

Date
08/02/2023 (14:00-15:30)
Description
Saima Nasar (Bristol) and Becky Taylor (UEA)
Conservative Birmingham

Conservative Birmingham

Date
08/02/2023 (17:30-19:00)
Description
Richard Vinen, author of Second City: Birmingham and the Forging of Modern Britain (2022)
Defending the Defenceless Brutes: Animal Nigerians and the Politics of Metropolitan Emotions

Defending the Defenceless Brutes: Animal Nigerians and the Politics of Metropolitan Emotions

Date
15/02/2023 (15:15-16:45)
Description
Africa Talks seminar given by Saheed Aderinto, Florida International University
Decolonization and Development: New Directions in the Historiography

Decolonization and Development: New Directions in the Historiography

Date
08/03/2023 (15:00-16:30)
Description
On Wednesday 8 March we will be joined by Megan Brown (Swarthmore College) and Alessandro Iandolo (Harvard) to discuss the issues at stake in writing histories of decolonization.
A History of Nigerian High Fashion: Sade Thomas Fahm and Julie Coker, 1950s-1960s

A History of Nigerian High Fashion: Sade Thomas Fahm and Julie Coker, 1950s-1960s

Date
08/03/2023 (15:15-16:45)
Description
Africa Talks seminar given by Mutiat Oladejo, University of Ibadan
'Women Palavers': Marriage, and Gender Struggles in Colonial Abeokuta, Southwestern Nigeria

'Women Palavers': Marriage, and Gender Struggles in Colonial Abeokuta, Southwestern Nigeria

Date
22/03/2023 (15:15-16:45)
Description
Africa Talks seminar given by Morenikeji Asaaju, University of Birmingham
The Ideological Scramble for Africa: How the pursuit of Anticolonial Modernity shaped a Postcolonial Order, 1945-1966

The Ideological Scramble for Africa: How the pursuit of Anticolonial Modernity shaped a Postcolonial Order, 1945-1966

Date
19/04/2023 (15:15-16:45)
Description
Africa Talks seminar given by Frank Gerits, Utrecht University
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