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.

Sharing Reads and References

Sharing Reads and References

Date
29/09/2021
Description
SHaC staff are invited to come together to talk about (2-3 mins each) the thought-provoking articles, books, and documentaries they have encountered over the summer.
Rethinking the Black Death: Can the Ottoman Plague Experience Offer Us Novel Insights?

Rethinking the Black Death: Can the Ottoman Plague Experience Offer Us Novel Insights?

Date
20/10/2021
Description
Historian Nükhet Varlık (Rutgers) will join us to discuss how the Ottoman experience of plague (600 years of uninterrupted outbreaks) invites new possibilities for rethinking the Black Death pandemic.
Decolonization and Fossil Developmentalism: Energy, Climate, Extractivism and Empire/Nation in the Twentieth Century

Decolonization and Fossil Developmentalism: Energy, Climate, Extractivism and Empire/Nation in the Twentieth Century

Date
27/10/2021
Description
Roundtable discussion of the entanglements and power relations at stake in histories of ecological extraction
Annual Fage Lecture: The Time of Letters: Epistolarity and Nigerian Newsprint Cultures, 1920s-1960s

Annual Fage Lecture: The Time of Letters: Epistolarity and Nigerian Newsprint Cultures, 1920s-1960s

Date
24/11/2021
Description
Professor Stephanie Newell (English, Yale)
Immersive Practices and Experimental Worlds: A Comparative Ethnography

Immersive Practices and Experimental Worlds: A Comparative Ethnography

Date
30/03/2022
Description
David Berliner (Laboratoire d'Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains, Université Libre de Bruxelles) will be joining us to discuss his work on 'Immersive Practices and Experimental Worlds: A Comparative Ethnography'.
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