Events

Past Events

African Studies Seminar: The tree for living well: the socio-cultural significance of enset in southern Ethiopia

Thursday, 10 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

Enset (ensete ventricosum; Abyssinian banana), uniquely domesticated in Ethiopia, sustains upwards of 20 million people in southern Ethiopia. It also feeds a sizeable animal population and is in turn nurtured by both animals and people.

Speaker(s): 
Elizabeth Ewart (University of Oxford) & Wolde Tadesse (University of Oxford)

China's Boxer Rising and First Global War

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Lecture Theatre 1, China Centre, Dickson Poon Building, Canterbury Road, Oxford OX2 6LU

China's Boxer Rising and the First Global War: Tales of Martyrs and Myths, Murders and Monuments This illustrated talk will focus on the violent events in China that convulsed the Qing Empire and captivated the attention of newspaper readers around the world in 1900, which are the subject of a bo

Speaker(s): 
Prof Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Horn of Africa: Support or subvert? Assessing devolution's effect on central power during Kenya's 2017 presidential rerun

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
African Studies Centre Seminar Room

Devolution introduced new local-level political offices in order to transform Kenyan politics by reducing the high stakes around the presidential race.

Speaker(s): 
Hannah Waddilove (University of Warwick)

Georgian Programme Film Screening

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 -
16:00 to 18:00
Syndicate Room, St Antony's College

Filmed in 1929, Kote Mikaberidze’s directorial debut My Grandmother (current slang name for a protector) initially was supposed to show “the right way to the masses” according to the party’s guidelines and explore the bureaucracy and bourgeois elements intertwined into the state system.

Speaker(s): 
Dr Salome Tsopurashvili

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Globalisation, Public Policy and Labour

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

Are political actors still relevant in shaping policy in the interest of domestic socio-economic concerns under conditions of globalization? This book draws attention to the continuing relevance of local politics in influencing public policy, through a study of labour market reforms.

Speaker(s): 
Zaad Mahmood

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