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

Book Launch: Mobile Secrets: Youth, Intimacy and the Politics of Pretense in Mozambique

Mobile Secrets: Youth, Intimacy and the Politics of Pretense in Mozambique
Tuesday, 30 May, 2017 - 12:45
Seminar Room, African Studies Centre, 13 Bevington Road, Oxford

We are delighted to welcome Julie Archambault (Concordia University) to discuss her new book Mobile Secrets: Youth, Intimacy and the Politics of Pretense in Mozambique in conversation with Ramon Sarró (Oxfor

Speaker(s): 
Julie Archambault (Concordia)
Ramon Sarró (Oxford)

Past Events

Britain Zimbabwe Society Day

Jonny Steinberg
Saturday, 18 June, 2016 -
09:00 to 17:00
Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College, Oxford

Britain Zimbabwe Society Research Day in partnership with the African Studies Centre and Zimbabwe Health Training Support (ZHTS). An updated programme is attached (please see below).

Speaker(s): 
Jonny Steinberg

Oxford Africa Annual Lecture: Engineering a culture of constitutionalism: lessons from Somalia’s journey in constitution building

Quman Akli (Research Fellow, Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law)
Friday, 17 June, 2016 -
17:00 to 19:00
Investcorp Building lecture room, St. Antony’s College, Oxford

 Quman Akli (Research Fellow, Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law) is the speaker on 'Engineering a culture of constitutionalism: lessons from Somalia’s journey in constitution building'.

 

Speaker(s): 
Quman Akli (Research Fellow, Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law)

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

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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