The University of Oxford is one of the world's leading centres for African Studies

The African Studies Centre, within the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, acts as a focal point for graduate level work and faculty research on Africa. Alongside vibrant doctoral programmes, the MSc in African Studies, inaugurated in 2006, is already recognised as Europe's most prestigious and successful training programme in its field. 

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African Studies Seminar: Understanding Zimbabwe: from Liberation to Authoritarianism

Sara Dorman, University of Edinburgh
Thursday, 19 January, 2017 - 17:00
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 obvious material drivers and power politics.

Speaker(s): 
Sara Dorman, University of Edinburgh

Horn of Africa: Ethiopia and Eritrea: an enduring animosity? Discussion and book launch for Understanding Eritrea: Inside Africa’s most repressive state

Understanding Eritrea: Inside Africa’s most repressive state
Tuesday, 24 January, 2017 - 17:00
African Studies Seminar Room, 13 Bevington Road, Oxford

The Horn of Africa Seminar brings together students and scholars interested in examining the region from a multidisciplinary and comparative perspective.

Speaker(s): 
Martin Plaut (Institute of Commonwealth Studies)