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The Centre of African Studies organises and supports a great many events.

We run a weekly seminar series during the semester, inviting Africanist researchers from the UK and beyond to share their work with our staff and students. We organise periodic PhD researchers seminars and workshops. We host conferences and workshops under the banner of the European networks of African studies, we have hosted both an AEGIS conference and workshop in recent years.

Finally, we host an annual thematic African Studies conference that has been running for over 30 years. This conference attracts Africanists from across the world and a particular feature of the conference is the fact we sponsor all Africa-based participants to attend. 

More information on these events can be found by navigating through the links to the left.

Upcoming events

Date / Time Details Where
20th Sep 2017 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Living by the Gun in Chad: Combatants, Impunity and State Formation
Speaker: Dr Marielle Debos # University of Paris Nanterre
Seminar Room 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, EH8 9LD
27th Sep 2017 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: The Messy Actualities of Resource Governmentality: The Case of Tanzania’s SAGCOT Initiative
Speaker: Dr Stefan Ouma # University of Frankfurt
Seminar Room 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, EH8 9LD
4th Oct 2017 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Street Fight: Toponymy and Multiracialism in Urban Post-Apartheid South Africa
Speaker: Professor Wale Adebanwi # University of Oxford
Seminar Room 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, EH8 9LD
11th Oct 2017 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: India and the BRICS in Africa: Promoting development or dependency?
Speaker: Dr Pádraig Carmody # Trinity College Dublin and the University of Johannesburg
Seminar Room 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, EH8 9LD
18th Oct 2017 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: States of uncertainty: middle class accumulation in suburban Dar es Salaam
Speaker: Dr Claire Mercer # London School of Economics
Seminar Room 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, EH8 9LD
25th Oct 2017 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Reflections on the application of the principle of Inviolability of African Boundaries and the rise of secessionist flags in Africa
Speaker: Professor Wafula Okumu # Kenya International Boundaries Office
Seminar Room 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, EH8 9LD
1st Nov 2017 16:00 (3 hours and 30 minutes) Seminar: Gender and Enslavement in Atlantic Africa Seminar and John Akomfrah Exhibition
Speaker: Professor Lisa Lindsay # UNC
Seminar Room 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, EH8 9LD and then Talbot Rice Gallery
8th Nov 2017 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Book Launch for Soldiers in Revolt: Army Mutinies in Africa
Speaker: Dr Maggie Dwyer # UoE
Seminar Room 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, EH8 9LD
15th Nov 2017 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: New perspectives on the dynamics of participation in armed groups (provisional)
Speaker: Dr. Gauthier Marchais # Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex
Seminar Room 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, EH8 9LD
22nd Nov 2017 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: When Slime Sticks on Clean Deeds: The Political Opportunism of E.H. Duckworth's Clean-Up Lagos Campaigns
Speaker: Dr Terri Ochiagha # Department of African Studies and Anthropology, University of Birmingham
Seminar Room 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, EH8 9LD
29th Nov 2017 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Migration, love and the value of absence in contemporary Senegal
Speaker: Dr Hélène Neveu Kringelbach # University College London
Seminar Room 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, EH8 9LD
6th Dec 2017 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: The Death of the ICC? The Politics of International Justice in Africa
Speaker: Dr Phil Clark # SOAS
Seminar Room 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, EH8 9LD
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