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

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)

Past Events

South Africa Discussion Group: Amandla and Capacity: Two Regimes of Value in the Timber Plantations of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Monday, 6 June, 2016 -
12:45 to 14:45
African Studies Seminar Room, 13 Bevington Road, Oxford

'Amandla and Capacity: Two Regimes of Value in the Timber Plantations of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa' with Thomas Cousins, University of Stellenbosch. 

 

Speaker(s): 
Thomas Cousins (Stellenbosch)

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: 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)

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: 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)

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