Venue: Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College
African Studies Centre
Dr Jonny Steinberg, together with doctoral student Olly Owen, has received an award from the British Academy's International Partnership and Mobility Scheme. Steinberg and Owen will use the award to bring two scholars of African policing to Oxford for an extended period.
Is a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) an Option for Uganda?
Dr Phillip Kasaija, Makerere University
British Academy Visiting Fellowship (2010 - VS090048)
The AHRC has made a major research award to Professor David Anderson and his Warwick University colleague, Dr Daniel Branch, for a wide-ranging project on the history of British imperialism. Dr Branch is a former Research Associate of Oxford's African Studies Centre, and was previously a doctoral student at St Peter's College, Oxford.
Dr Neveu Kringelbach’s doctoral research focused on dance, social mobility and ethnicity in Dakar, Senegal. She is now working on a monograph building up from her thesis, soon to be published by Berghahn Books. The research looks at neo-traditional and contemporary dance troupes in Dakar. It traces the historical transformations of both genres and explores the social, political and economic reasons for the popularity of dance and musical performance in the city.
This project conducted by Dr David Pratten has explored inter-generational tensions and the mobilization of youth as a political category in southern Nigeria. Its focus has been to document the livelihoods and modes of sociality among young men in order for us better to understand the reported ‘crisis of youth’ on the African continent. In the course of the research new perspectives have been examined in relation to vigilantism, cults and masquerade.
Led by Dr Chima Korieh, Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Marquette University, this project is the first systematic attempt to collect, collate, annotate, and publish letters of petitions and supplications written by Africans in colonial Nigeria, in order to make them available to scholars, while critically analyzing them as an important source for African voices in a colonial context.
In this project Professor David Anderson aims to tell the story of the Cold War in Africa, from its beginnings in the anti-colonial nationalist politics of the 1940s, to its dreadful endgame in the killing fields of Rwanda, Congo, Sierra Leone and Liberia in the 1990s.
The Lower Omo Valley is one of the biologically and culturally most diverse regions of Africa. It is home to nine different peoples, practicing a wide range of subsistence activities (pastoralism, flood-retreat and shifting cultivation, hunting and fishing) and speaking seven different languages belonging to two of the four major African language families. Over the last 100 years it has undergone large-scale physical changes due to reduced rainfall over the Omo catchment.