Workshop with Dr Tomasz Rakowski, University of Warsaw: Collaborative and Experimental Ethnography: Uncovering alternative social histories through fieldwork

Monday, 7 May, 2018 -
12:00 to 17:00
Syndicate Room, St Antony's College

The aim of this workshop is to familiarize students with novel methodological approaches in ethnography, and present candidates with examples of and the advantages of ways of making fieldwork a collaborative experience for all participants.

Speaker(s): 
Dr Tomasz Rakowski (Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw)

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

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