Events archive

African Studies Seminar
Dan Paget (Oxford)
18 May 2017 - 5:00pm
Pavilion Room, 4th floor Gateway Building, St Antony's College, Oxford
Dan Paget is currently finishing his DPhil at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. He writes on the politics of sub-Saharan Africa in general, and the... Read more
African Studies Seminar
Miriam Driessen (Oxford)
11 May 2017 - 5:00pm
Pavilion Room, 4th floor Gateway Building, St Antony's College, Oxford
My paper sheds light on comic narratives of corruption as a form of cultural critique. I ask the question why corruption stories in the context of Chinese-Ethiopian encounters are often infused with... Read more
African Studies Seminar
Paul Ocobock (Notre Dame)
4 May 2017 - 5:00pm
Pavilion Room, 4th floor Gateway Building, St Antony's College, Oxford
African Studies Seminar
Nic Cheeseman (Birmingham)
27 April 2017 - 5:00pm
Pavilion Room, 4th floor Gateway Building, St Antony's College, Oxford
We are delighted to welcome Prof Nic Cheeseman, now of the University of Birmingham, to reflect on his outstanding contribution to the study of African politics at Oxford's African Studies Centre and... Read more
African Studies Seminar
Annette Joseph-Gabriel, University of Arizona (United States)
9 March 2017 - 5:00pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
Black women played an active role in decolonization in the francophone world. However, their voices remain muted in historical narratives of twentieth-century anticolonial movements. This elision of... Read more
African Studies Seminar
Filip De Boeck, University of Leuven (Belgium)
2 March 2017 - 5:00pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
The Belgian anthropologist Filip De Boeck (University of Leuven) will speak about some of the ideas underlying Suturing the City. Living Together in Congo’s Urban Worlds (2016), a book he made in... Read more
African Studies Seminar
Simidele Dosekun, University of Sussex
23 February 2017 - 5:00pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
This paper draws from a research project on class-privileged young women in Lagos who dress in a ‘spectacularly feminine style’ characterised by the extravagant use of normatively feminine elements... Read more
African Studies Seminar
Adriaan Van Klinken, University of Leeds
16 February 2017 - 5:00pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
In February 2016, a group of Nairobi-based artists under the name Art Attack released a music video titled Same Love . They described it as ‘a Kenyan song about same sex rights’, while at the same... Read more
African Studies Seminar
Naluwembe Binaisa, University College London
9 February 2017 - 5:00pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
Co-hosted with the International Migration Institute Lagos is known for the speed of its vibrant business and trade sector, one of the largest economies in Africa and a magnate for continued... Read more
African Studies Seminar
Douglas Johnson
2 February 2017 - 5:00pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
Africa’s newest nation has a long history. Often considered remote and isolated from the rest of Africa, and usually associated with the violence of slavery and civil war, South Sudan has been an... Read more
African Studies Seminar
Yu Qiu, University of Cambridge
26 January 2017 - 5:00pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
In the Nigerian community in Guangzhou City (China), a metropolitan city that witnesses the influx of African migrants and the growth of transnational trade between China and Africa, many Nigerian... Read more
African Studies Seminar
Sara Dorman, University of Edinburgh
19 January 2017 - 5:00pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
Understanding Zimbabwe’s trajectory from liberation to authoritarianism requires drawing on a broad set of debates that incorporate citizenship, voice, and nation-building, as well as the more... Read more
African Studies Seminar
Miles Larmer (University of Oxford)
2 December 2016 - 5:00pm
Colin Matthew Room, History Faculty, Old Boy’s High School, George Street
Please note this seminar will be held in the Colin Matthew Room, History Faculty, Old Boy’s High School, George Street
African Studies Seminar
Thomas Hendriks (University of Oxford)
24 November 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
Thomas Hendriks, Departmental Lecturer at the African Studies Centre, discusses the topic ‘Queer provocations, nightlife and popular culture in Kinshasa’.
African Studies Seminar
Simukai Chigudu (University of Oxford)
17 November 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
In August 2008, the impoverished high-density townships in Harare’s metropolitan area were engulfed by a devastating cholera epidemic. The disease rapidly spread throughout Zimbabwe resulting in an... Read more

Pages