Africa talks Autumn 2021


  • 6 Oct 2021 Invocation of ‘Political’ Curses: Informalization of Party Politics in Ghana. Dr George Bob-Milliar (Kwame Nkrumah University for Science and Technology). In collaboration with the Midlands African Studies Hub.

  • 13 Oct 2021 Labouring in Hype: Tanzanian Technologists and Digital Health in an Era of Techno-Optimism. Dr Tom Neumark (University of Oslo).

  • 10 Nov 2021 Differing Agendas between Colonial Officials and Local Actors in Colonial Education Provision and Expansion in the Gold Coast, 1918-1957. Dr Afua Twum-Danso Imoh (University of Bristol).

  • 17 Nov 2021 Maintaining Power in Togo in the Late 1990s: Eyadéma’s Cross-border Propaganda and Struggle for Legitimacy and Control. Dr Nathalie Raunet, Free University Berlin.

  • 24 Nov 2021 Annual Fage Lecture: The Time of Letters: Epistolarity and Nigerian Newsprint Cultures, 1920s-1960s. Professor Stephanie Newell (Yale University), with Professor Dame Karin Barber CBE, FBA (University of Birmingham and London School of Economics) as discussant. In collaboration with the Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures.

  • 1 Dec 2021 Michael Sata, Party Branding, and the Politics of Historical Memory in Zambia, c. 2001-2011. Dr Sishuwa Sishuwa (University of Cape Town and University of Zambia). In collaboration with the Midlands African Studies Hub.

Location and time

All talks will take place in the Danford Room on the second floor of the Arts building at 17:00-18:00.

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