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.

Cyphers of Britishness: indirectness, colonial interests, and a new anthropology of Britain

Cyphers of Britishness: indirectness, colonial interests, and a new anthropology of Britain

Date
12/10/2022 (15:15-16:45)
Description
Anthro Talk seminar given by Farhan Samanani (UCL).
Transatlantic lives: narratives of slavery, freedom, and diaspora in West Africa and Brazil

Transatlantic lives: narratives of slavery, freedom, and diaspora in West Africa and Brazil

Date
26/10/2022 (15:15-16:45)
Description
Kristin Mann, Professor Emerita, Department of History, Emory University gives the annual Fage Lecture.
Health agency in the prenatal precision medicine context

Health agency in the prenatal precision medicine context

Date
09/11/2022 (15:15-16:45)
Description
Anthro Talk seminar given by Julia Brown (University of California, San Francisco).
Archaeology, history, and the videogame industry

Archaeology, history, and the videogame industry

Date
09/11/2022 (16:00-17:30)
Description
This workshop will bring together historians and archaeologists, who have worked as consultants to video games developers, alongside industry professionals in videogame dev, to talk about their own experiences.
Berlin & beyond: queer nightlife, grassroots organising, and communities of care

Berlin & beyond: queer nightlife, grassroots organising, and communities of care

Date
23/11/2022 (15:15-16:45)
Description
Anthro Talk seminar given Luis Manuel Garcia (University of Birmingham).
Analysing social change in rural Ukraine

Analysing social change in rural Ukraine

Date
07/12/2022 (15:15-16:45)
Description
Anthro Talk seminar given Deema Kaneff (University of Birmingham).
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)
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.
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