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

African Studies Seminar: “Relocating the Market: Spatial and Economic Logics of Evicted Malian Market Traders in Dakar”

Thursday, 3 March, 2016 -
17:00 to 19:00
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

Gunvor teaches on the Migration Studies MSc. She specialises in migration and mobility in Africa, and the anthropology of West Africa (Mali/Senegal).

Speaker(s): 
Gunvor Jonsson (University of Oxford)

Zambia Discussion Group - Development, Neoliberalism, and the Zambian State: A Strategic-Relational Approach (CANCELLED due to illness)

Wednesday, 2 March, 2016 -
16:00 to 18:00
Seminar Room, African Studies Centre

Development, Neoliberalism, and the Zambian State: A Strategic-Relational Approach

Abstract

Speaker(s): 
James Chamberlain (PhD student in Politics, University of Sheffield)

Zambia Discussion Group - "The making of Michael Sata: ethno-language identities and trade union networks in late-colonial Zambia"

Wednesday, 17 February, 2016 -
16:00 to 18:00
Seminar Room, African Studies Centre

"The making of Michael Sata: ethno-language identities and trade union networks in late-colonial Zambia"

Speaker(s): 
Sishuwa Sishuwa (DPhil student in History, University of Oxford)

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