His Imperial Majesty, the Ooni of Ife, Oba (King) Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi visited the African Studies Centre, on Monday 27 November, 2017.
Professor Patricia Daley, a Professor of Human Geography of Africa (http://www.geog.ox.ac.uk/staff/pdaley.html) and a member of the African Studies Centre’s Consultative Committee by virtue of being part of the African Studies Teaching Faculty at Oxford University, has been recognised among the 24 people chosen to represent the diversity in background, gender and accomplishments of scholars, staff and alumni of the University of Oxford. (See BBC News report for Daley’s painting: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-39419135)
African Studies Beyond the Binary: Critical Encounters at the Intersection
Researching Africa Day is a conference for graduate students, and abstract submissions are welcome from graduate students only.
Saturday 3 March 2018. St Antony’s College, University of Oxford.
Abstract submissions are due by midnight of Friday 19 January 2018. Abstracts may vary between 150 and 350 words, and be attached as a PDF or Microsoft Word document. The document should specify the applicant’s university, full name, email address and the topic or topics to which they think the paper would best belong. They should be submitted to RADOxford2018@gmail.com.
On Thursday, 16th November 2017 we were joined by David Brown (Oxford), who gave a seminar entitled 'African Studies Seminar: The Social Dimensions of Land Rights Reform in Liberia'.
Daisy Onyige's visit to the African Studies Centre on Thursday, 9th November 2017.
Her talk was entitled ‘Economic Globalization, Poverty, and human trafficking in Nigeria’, and took place in the Pavilion Room at St Antony's College, Oxford
"Zimbabwe: The UK’s misguided role in the rise and fall of Mnangagwa"
A short piece written by Miles Tendi in African Arguments.
We are delighted to announce that our 2017 Newsletter is now available to download! Our annual newsletter includes a range of exciting articles and updates from our alumni community. The annual newsletter also includes news about research, publications and events at the African Studies Centre. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this year's newsletter.
It is with great sadness that the African Studies Centre has learned of the passing of Professor Abdul Raufu Mustapha on 8th August 2017.
The Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx), in association with St Edmund Hall, Christ Church College and St.
Dr Nic Cheeseman and one of his doctoral students, Dan Paget, are co-authors of a new book called Politics Meets Policies: The Emergence of Programmatic Political Parties.
A short version of Sean Avery’s 2012 report for the AHRC Omo Valley Project has been published as an illustrated booklet. It summarises the potential impact on Kenya’s Lake Turkana of hydropower and large-scale irrigation development in the Omo Valley.
This book is the first attempt to understand Boko Haram in a comprehensive and consistent way. It examines the early history of the sect and its transformation into a radical armed group.
In October 1999, in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, the son of a white farmer was killed by the black tenants on his land. This was the subject of Jonny Steinberg's 2002 book, Midlands.
The Director of the African Studies Centre, Nic Cheeseman, has won the GIGA Comparative Area Studies prize along with his Oxford colleagues Paul Chaisty and Timothy Power.