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 Trinity term seminars are on Oxford Talks
  • South Africa Discussion Group - Tuesdays 5pm, Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House
  • Oxford Central Africa Forum - Wednesdays 5pm, venue varies so please check the specific seminar you would like to attend. Details of the Trinity 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

African Studies Seminar: Negotiating with China: African agency and challenges

Thursday, 25 January, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

Ms Folashadé Soulé joins the African Studies evening seminars to discuss her latest paper entitled ‘Negotiating with China: African agency and challenges’. Her research challenges the assumption that African bureaucracies are passive in their relationship with China and she interrogates what can be learned from successful Africa-China projects’ negotiations.

 

Speaker(s): 
Folashadé Soulé

African Studies Seminar: Why is the Horn different

Thursday, 18 January, 2018 - 17:00
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

This talk ascribes the distinctive character of the Horn (taken to encompass Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Somaliland) firstly to its topography, and secondly to its place as the region least affected by colonial logics of state formation.

Speaker(s): 
Professor Christopher Clapham

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)

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

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