Events

African Studies Centre, University of Oxford

The African Studies Centre organises a lively programme of seminars, workshops and international conferences. At least three research seminars on Africa meet each week during Michaelmas, Hilary and Trinity Terms: 

  • African Studies Seminars - Thursdays 5pm, Pavilion Room, St Antony’s College
  • African History and Politics Seminars -  Mondays 5 pm, Seminar Room 2, Oxford Department of International Development, organised by the History Faculty. Details of the Hilary term seminars are on Oxford Talks.
  • South Africa Discussion Group - Tuesdays 5pm, Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
  • Oxford Central Africa Forum - Wednesdays 5pm, venue varies so please check the specific seminar you would like to attend. Details of the Hilary term seminars are on the OCAF website.
  • Horn of Africa Seminars - Tuesdays 5pm, Seminar Room, African Studies Centre

 

Times, venues and seminar topics for each are detailed in the pdf documents below. To stay up to date with events, news and job oppourtunities at the African Studies Centre, subscribe to our mailing list.
 

We also host a variety of annual events including:

In April 2015 we held a special conference focussing on 20 Years of South African Democracy.

Podcasts of past seminars and events hosted by the African Studies Centre are available both on the Oxford University Podcasts Website and on iTuneU.

Upcoming Events

African Studies Seminar: Book Launch 'Taken for a Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour and Public Transport in an African Metropolis'

Taken for a Ride
Thursday, 30 November, 2017 - 17:00
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

Book launch:  Taken for a Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Matteo Rizzo, SOAS, Department of Development Studies.

 

Speaker(s): 
Matteo Rizzo (SOAS)

Past Events

Migration and the Ripple Effect: How Chinese Mobility Prompts African Mobility

Thursday, 16 November, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre Lecture Theatre

Migratory movements of one population can induce and facilitate migratory practices of another population in unintended and unexpected ways. In this talk Miriam Driessen looks at how a growing flow of Chinese migrants to Ethiopia has spawned Ethiopian labour migration to the Middle East.

Speaker(s): 
Dr Miriam Driessen

African Studies Seminar: Economic globalisation, poverty and human trafficking in Nigeria

Daisy Onyige (Oxford)
Thursday, 9 November, 2017 - 17:00
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

This paper seeks to give an exposé on the association between economic globalisation poverty, and human trafficking in Nigeria. It asks the questions; do global economic inequalities facilitate trafficking in persons in Nigeria?  Does globalisation boost development or worsen gender inequality?

Speaker(s): 
Daisy Onyige (Oxford)

Horn of Africa: Ordering the security arena: peace and conflict in the world’s most failing states

Tim Glawion (GIGA, Hamburg)
Tuesday, 7 November, 2017 - 17:00
Seminar Room, African Studies Centre, 13 Bevington Road, Oxford

The Central African Republic, Somalia, and South Sudan share the dubious honour of being ranked the world’s ‘most fragile states’ according to the last four years of the Fragile States Index.

Speaker(s): 
Tim Glawion (GIGA, Hamburg)

Professor Jane Guyer ''Pathways in Thought, Career, and Changing Times''

Tuesday, 31 October, 2017 -
17:00 to 19:00
Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College, Univeristy of Oxford

Jane Guyer is professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University, USA, and author of the acclaimed book, Marginal Gains: Monetary Transactions in Atlantic Africa (2004), among others.

Speaker(s): 
Professor Jane Guyer

Special Event - Astor Lecture: Is There a Global History of Humanitarianism?

Tuesday, 31 October, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
Nissan Institute Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College

“What motivates sympathy for people in distress in far-away places?  Is the rise of humanitarianism recent or ancient?  This lecture will explore the ways that global integration since the nineteenth century produced economic and affective ties between distant places and peoples; there has been a

Speaker(s): 
Jeremy Adelman, Princeton University

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