African Studies Seminar: Uneven Accountability in the Wake of Political Violence: Evidence from Kenya’s Ashes and Archives

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

The government faces a principal–agent problem with lower-level state officers. Officers are often expected to use the state coercive capacity endowed to them to politically benefit the government. But officers can shirk from the government’s demands.

Speaker(s): 
Mai Hassan (University of Michigan)

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)

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

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

Anthropology Departmental Seminar: A petition to kill: efficacious appeals against big cats in India

Friday, 4 May, 2018 -
15:15 to 16:15
Lecture Theatre, Pitt Rivers Museum

Abstract: This paper studies petitions that have been efficacious in their appeals to capture or kill big cats in Himalayan India. In the context of a political culture that experiences inordinately high levels of petitioning, this work asks what makes for a successful petition?

Speaker(s): 
Nayanika Mathur

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