Arican Studies Annual Lecture

The African Studies Centre traditionally invites a distinguished academic to present the African Studies Annual lecture in Trinity term at St Antony’s College. On this page you can find further information and listen to podcasts of past annual lectures.

 

 

Annual Lecture 2016

Quman Akli (Research Fellow, Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law)

Engineering a culture of constitutionalism: lessons from Somalia’s journey in constitution building

Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College, 17 June 2016

 
 

Annual Lecture 2015

Winnie Byanyima (Executive Director of Oxfam)

Is Africa Rising? A Personal Reflection

St Antony's College

Watch the filmed version here

 

Annual Lecture 2014

Professor Wole Soyinka (Nobel Prize Laureate)

Literature, the African Condition and My Life

The Sheldonian Theatre, 5 May 2014

 

 

 

Annual Lecture 2013

Professor Wale Adebanwi (UC-Davis)

‘What are Friends For? The Fatality of Affinity in the Postcolony’

Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Anthony’s College, 14 May 2013

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Annual Lecture 2012

Professor Professor Emmanuel AkyeampongEmmanuel Akyeampong (Harvard)

"Diaspora and Spiritual Awakening: Religion and the Politics of Race and Empire in the Life of Kwame Nkrumah."

Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College, 22 May 2012

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Annual Lecture 2011

ProfeProfessor Sarah Nuttallssor Sarah Nuttall (University of Stellenbosch)

"City, Art, Motion: Rethinking the "Now" in Johannesburg"

Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College, 26 May 2011

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Professor Achille MbembeProfessor Achille Mbembe (University of Stellenbosch)

"Worldliness, Citiness, Postcolonial Life and Thinking from the South"

Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College, 26 May 2011

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Annual Lecture 2010

Dr Jonny SteinbergDr Jonny Steinberg (South African writer and scholar)

"Development as an Alien Culture: the purposes of governance in South Africa"

Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College, 11 June 2010

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Annual Lecture 2009

Professor Mamadou DioufProfessor Mamadou Diouf (Columbia University)
"Islam, the ‘Originaires’ and the making of the public space in a colonial city: Saint Louis of Senegal"

Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College, 26 May 2009

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Annual Lecture 2008

Professor Jean ComaroffProfessor Jean Comaroff (University of Chicago)
"Detective Fictions: in pursuit of sovereignty in the postcolony"

Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College, 3 June 2008.

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Annual Lecture 2015

Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam 

Is Africa Rising? A Personal Reflection

St Antony's College

Watch the filmed version here