African Studies Centre

Horn of Africa: Constitutionalism, ‘developmentalism’ and popular demands in Ethiopia: exploring the common denominator

Friday, 20 April, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
African Studies Centre Seminar Room

This seminar seeks to explain the competing and sometimes conflicting aspirations of the Ethiopian State, and its outcome as it has been displayed in the recent popular protests and demands.

Speaker(s): 
Henok Gabisa (Washington and Lee)

South Africa Discussion Group: UMTETELI WA BANTU AND THE CONSTITUTION OF SOCIAL PUBLICS IN 1920S AND 1930S SOUTH AFRICA

Tuesday, 24 April, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

Most writing on the black press in South African history views Umteteli wa Bantu, established in 1920 and funded by the Native Recruitment Corporation, as a signal for African loss of editorial independence, punting moderate African views in reaction to the more radical news available in newspape

Speaker(s): 
NATASHA ERLANK (University of Johannesburg)

Tackling Governance, Development and Security Challenges in Nigeria - Public Lecture by Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, Nigeria

Friday, 9 March, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College, Oxford

How do we approach the questions of governance and development in the context of myriad challenges to human and state security such as the Boko Haram insurgency, lack of access to quality education, good health care, etc.?

African Studies Seminar: 'The politics of things’: digital media, urban space and the materiality of civic engagement - CANCELLED due to the severe weather conditions

Thursday, 1 March, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

‘The politics of things’ refers to the way in which objects and physical spaces remain crucial to political communication in a digital age as well as to the manner in which objects such as clothing and the built environment become politicized in particular contexts.

Speaker(s): 
Wendy Willems (London School of Economics)

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