Anthro Talks Autumn 2023


Wed 4 October - Beyond just musicking: Faith, gender and social realities in Mawakan Zumunta Mata musical performances in northern Nigeria

Dr Godwin Ogli, British Academy Visiting Fellow, University of Birmingham 

Wed 11 October - Hooyo: Housing, motherhood, and racial trauma in Birmingham’s Somali community
Dr Nikita Simpson (School of Oriental and African Studies) and Suad Duale (University of Wolverhampton and practicing psychotherapist) - A collaboration with Midlands African Studies Hub (MASH)

Fri 20 October – Reflections on Christian Encounter as Long Conversation: Dialog of the deaf, inquisition, palabre?
Prof Barbara Cooper, Rutgers University, Keynote Lecture for the Workshop “Gender and Muslim-Christian Relations in Africa” 

Wed 25 October - ‘‘Women Palavers’’: Marriage and Gender Struggles in Colonial Abeokuta, Southwestern Nigeria
Dr Morenikeji Asaaju, Cadbury Fellow, University of Birmingham
A collaboration with the Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures (BRIHC)

Wed 8 November - ‘Staging’ the Economy of Appearances within startup and Multi-Level Marketing cryptocurrency projects
Dr Yathu Yogarajah, University College London

Wed 15 November - Marching with the Times: Economic Numbers, Temporalities and Political Imagination in 1960s Ghana
Dr Gerardo Serra, University of Manchester    

Wed 22 November - Afroscenology and British actors? Mobilising cultural and linguistic resources in performer training
Dr Samuel Ravengai (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa) and Dr Claire French (University of Birmingham)
A collaboration with Africa Hub and the Department of Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham and Reading Decoloniality

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