Events

Upcoming Events

AfriSoc 60th Anniversary - Pan Africanism: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future

Saturday, 2 June, 2018 -
14:00 to 16:00
Investcorp Building, St Antony's College, Oxford

The Oxford University Africa Society focuses on African affairs at the University of Oxford. It seeks to set the agenda for the future of the African Continent by providing a platform for students hailing from or interested in Africa to critically engage.

Speaker(s): 
Ambassador Abena Busia
Prof. Patricia Daley
Dr. Tunde Oseni
Dr. Simukai Chigudu
Prof. Kole Omotoṣo (keynote speaker)

Elliott Lecture - From Cold War to Hot Peace: an American ambassador in Putin's Russia

Monday, 4 June, 2018 - 17:00
Investcorp Auditorium, St Antony's

Michael McFaul is Professor of Political Science, Director and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1995.

Speaker(s): 
Dr Michael McFaul (Freeman Spogli Instiute for International Studies & Hoover Institution)

Oxford Africa Annual Lecture: African Studies Centre Annual Lecture 2018 - 'The African rising narrative - where now?' - CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances

Friday, 8 June, 2018 -
17:00 to 19:00
Investcorp Building, St Antony's College, Oxford

We sincerely regret to inform you that the Annual Lecture has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

 

Speaker(s): 
Prof. Paul Zeleza (Vice-Chancellor, United States International University-Africa)

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Past Events

Women's Rights Research Seminar: The Archaeology of Experience of Domestic Violence against women in Iran (Middle East Centre)

Wednesday, 23 May, 2018 - 14:00
Board Room, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College

This paper is based on a qualitative study conducted in Iran with 62 men, women and judicial officials in relation to domestic violence against women in Iran mainly in Gilan province situated in the north of Iran.

Speaker(s): 
Shahla Tizro (York St John University)

South Africa Discussion Group: Patronage, power and political markets in South African municipalities

Tuesday, 22 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

CRISPIAN OLVER’S  career as liberation activist, government bureaucrat and academic has been intimately involved in South Africa’s transition to democracy and state formation process.

Speaker(s): 
Crispian Olver (Author of 'How to steal a city')

Horn of Africa: Regional pastoral livestock trade and trends in the Horn of Africa

Tuesday, 22 May, 2018 -
16:00 to 17:30
African Studies Centre Seminar Room

The pastoral livestock trade in the Horn of Africa is highly dynamic. Animals are traded and moved within countries, across national borders and beyond the region for export – principally to the Middle East. The livestock trade is fluid, with changes in the direction of market flows.

Speaker(s): 
Hussain Abdullahi Mahmoud (Technical University of Mombasa)

The Oxford University China-Africa Network (OUCAN) conference

Tuesday, 22 May, 2018 -
10:00 to 19:00
Lecture Theatre 1, China Centre, Dickson Poon Building, Canterbury Road, Oxford

Oxford University China Africa Network (OUCAN) The Oxford University China-Africa Network (OUCAN) brings together scholars, graduate students and experts from the field to push forward the research pertaining political, cultural and socio-economic trends, both from a macro and a

Latin American History Seminar: Challenging the Imperial Narrative: the Spanish-Aztec Encounter

Monday, 21 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Matthew Restall is a Colonial Latin American Historian with areas of specialization in Yucatan and Mexico, Guatemala and Belize, Maya history, the Spanish Conquest, and Africans in Spanish America.

Speaker(s): 
Matthew Restall, Pennsylvania State University

Legal Controversies and State-Building in Late 19th Century East Asia

Monday, 21 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Seminar Room 1, China Centre, Dickson Poon Building, Canterbury Road, Oxford OX2 6LU

International History of East Asia Seminar. Legal Controversies and State-Building in Late 19th Century East Asia. Takahiro Yamamoto, University of Heidelberg: 'Connecting Japan and the Pacific: Benjamin Pease, Thomas Glover, and the Bonin Islands, 1871-1876'.

Speaker(s): 
Takahiro Yamamoto & Jonathan Chappell

The Gulf and the Horn: Changing Geographies of Security Interdependence and Competing Visions of Regional Order

Monday, 21 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Seminar Room 2, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, OX1 3TB

The historical proximity between the societies of the Arabian Peninsula and the Horn of Africa has in recent years been increasingly experienced as a relationship of growing insecurity.

Speaker(s): 
Prof. Harry Verhoeven, Georgetown University

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