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.

Past Events

Horn of Africa: What Is Supreme about the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM): Challenging the practices of representativeness amongst Muslims in Kenya

African Studies Centre, Oxford
Tuesday, 7 February, 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): 
Hassan Mwakimako (Pwani University College)

African Studies Seminar: Book Launch: Writing a new history for South Sudan: whose history and for whom?

African Studies Centre, Oxford
Thursday, 2 February, 2017 - 17:00
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 arena for a complex mixing of peoples, languages, and beliefs.

Speaker(s): 
Douglas Johnson

African Studies Seminar: “Clean my Chinese wife”: Intimacy and identity politics of Nigerian migrants in Southern China

Yu Qiu, University of Cambridge
Thursday, 26 January, 2017 - 17:00
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 males have established intimate and marital relationships with Chinese women in lower social classes

Speaker(s): 
Yu Qiu, University of Cambridge

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)

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

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