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

African Studies Seminar: Cholera and the Politics of Disposability in Harare's High-Density Townships

Simukai Chigudu (University of Oxford)
Thursday, 17 November, 2016 -
17:00 to 19:00
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

In August 2008, the impoverished high-density townships in Harare’s metropolitan area were engulfed by a devastating cholera epidemic. The disease rapidly spread throughout Zimbabwe resulting in an unprecedented 98,000 cases and over 4,000 deaths, thereby becoming the largest and most extensive cholera outbreak in recorded African history.

Speaker(s): 
Simukai Chigudu (University of Oxford)

Horn of Africa: Modernist architecture and the global politics of heritage management: the case of Asmara, Eritrea

Edward Denison (University College London)
Tuesday, 8 November, 2016 -
17:00 to 19:00
African Studies Seminar Room, 13 Bevington Road, Oxford

Edward Denison (University College London) discusses modernist architecture and heritage in this week's Horn of Africa seminar. 

Speaker(s): 
Edward Denison (University College London)

South Africa Discussion Group: Is the decline of the ANC really such a good thing? Politics after the end of one-party dominance

ASC
Tuesday, 1 November, 2016 -
17:00 to 19:00
African Studies Seminar Room, 13 Bevington Road, Oxford

Please note that this week's South Africa Discussion Group will take place in the African Studies Seminar Room, 13 Bevington Road.

Speaker(s): 
David Adler (Oxford University)

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