Events

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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 SeminarsThursdays 5pm, Pavilion Room, St Antony’s College
  • African History and Politics Seminars -  Mondays 5 pm, Seminar Room 2, Oxford Department of International Development 
  • South Africa Discussion Group
  • Oxford Central Africa Forum
  • Horn of Africa Seminars - Tuesdays 5pm, Seminar Room, African Studies Centre
  • Zambia Discussion Group - Tuesdays 4pm, Seminar Room, African Studies Centre

Times, venues and seminar topics for each are detailed in the pdf documents below.
 

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

OUCAN Discussion Group: Understanding Chinese migrants in Africa: South Africa as case study

ASC
Wednesday, 25 May, 2016 - 17:00 to 19:00
Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB

Theme: Understanding Chinese migrants in Africa: South Africa as case study

 

Suggested reading: Yoon Jung Park, ‘Boundaries, borders and borderland constructions: Chinese in contemporary South Africa and the region’, African Studies 69, no. 3 (2010): 457-479. 

African Studies Seminar: Nationalizing Radio: Radio Naçional de Angola from Contingency to Technopolitical Necessity

ASC
Thursday, 26 May, 2016 - 17:00 to 19:00
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

Nationalizing radio is the topic of Marissa Moorman's (Indiana University) discussion at this event, part of the African Studies Centre Seminar Series. 

Speaker(s): 
Marissa Moorman (Indiana University)

South Africa Discussion Group: ‘Why is Murder Not a Crime in South Africa?’ On why some categories of people are killable

Jonny Steinberg
Tuesday, 31 May, 2016 - 17:00 to 19:00
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

Jonny Steinberg, African Studies Centre, leads the South Africa Discussion Group on the topic "‘Why is Murder Not a Crime in South Africa?’ On why some categories of people are killable"

Speaker(s): 
Jonny Steinberg

African Studies Seminar: Cross-border transnational colonial knowledge production?

Miles Larmer (University of Oxford)
Thursday, 2 June, 2016 - 17:00 to 19:00
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

Miles Larmer and Ramon Sarro (of University of Oxford) are joined by Violette Pouillard (Université Libre Brussels), Eva Schalbroek (University of Cambridge) and Nicole Eggers (Loyola University) to discuss “Cross-border transnational colonial knowledge production?”

Speaker(s): 
Miles Larmer (University of Oxford)
Ramon Sarro (University of Oxford)
Violette Pouillard (Université Libre Brussels)
Eva Schalbroek (University of Cambridge)
Nicole Eggers (Loyola University)

African Studies Seminar: Reproduction in African Education, Society and Culture?: Researching social inequalities in education in southern Benin

ASC
Thursday, 9 June, 2016 - 17:00 to 19:00
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

Joël Noret (Université Libre Brussels) discusses the social inequalities in education in southern Benin, as part of the African Studies Centre Seminar Series.

Speaker(s): 
Joël Noret (Université Libre Brussels)

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Past Events

African Studies Seminar: Memories of Angolan and Mozambican contract labourers to the German Democratic Republic: uncovering translocal life and work histories during the Cold War

Marcia Schenck (Princeton University)
Thursday, 19 May, 2016 - 17:00 to 19:00
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

Marcia Schenck (Princeton University) discusses the topic “Memories of Angolan and Mozambican contract labourers to the German Democratic Republic: uncovering translocal life and work histories during the Cold War”. 

Speaker(s): 
Marcia Schenck (Princeton University)

Critical Beneficiaries: Understanding the opinions of urban Angolans on public goods delivery and government performance

Anne Pitcher (University of Michigan)
Thursday, 12 May, 2016 - 17:00 to 19:00
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

Anne Pitcher (University of Michigan) discusses the opinions of urban Angolans on public goods delivery and government performance, as part of the African Studies Centre Seminar Series. 

Speaker(s): 
Anne Pitcher (University of Michigan)

South Africa Discussion Group: Heavy Metal in the Streets: Private Security and the Evolution of Extended Security Networks in Johannesburg

Martin Murray, University of Michigan
Tuesday, 10 May, 2016 - 17:00 to 19:00
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

Our South Africa Discussion Group welcomes Martin Murray, University of Michigan, to discuss the private security and evolution of extended security networks in Johannesburg. 

Speaker(s): 
Martin Murray

African Studies Seminar: Fair Tax - What does it look like and how do we get it? (Invite only event)

Oxfam-Oxford University May 2016
Tuesday, 3 May, 2016 - 17:00 to 19:00
Investcorp Building lecture room, St. Antony’s College, Oxford

This event, bringing together the shared expertise of Oxfam and the University of Oxford’s African Studies Centre, will discuss the notion of fair tax in the context of a growing inequality crisis.

Speaker(s): 
Mark Goldring, CEO Oxfam GB
Dr Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa
Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International
Kevin Watkins, Executive Director of the Overseas Development Institute.
Nic Cheeseman, African Studies Centre

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