African Studies Centre

Oxford Africa Annual Lecture: Dying to forget: History, memory and the intergenerational transfer of trauma in South Africa

African Studies Centre, University of Oxford
Friday, 16 June, 2017 - 18:00
Nissan Institute Lecture Theatre, The Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, 27 Winchester Road, Oxford

Booking is essential. You must have a ticket to attend this event. Please register at: https://africanstudiesoxford2017.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Speaker(s): 
Jacob Dlamini (Princeton)

African Studies Seminar: Bars, Branches, Stereos and Choppers: Innovation in Election Campaign Technologies in Tanzania

African Studies Centre, University of Oxford
Thursday, 18 May, 2017 - 17:00
Pavilion Room, 4th floor Gateway Building, St Antony's College, Oxford

Dan Paget is currently finishing his DPhil at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. He writes on the politics of sub-Saharan Africa in general, and the politics of Tanzania and Zambia in particular.

Speaker(s): 
Dan Paget (Oxford)

African Studies Seminar: Laughing about Corruption in Chinese-Ethiopian Encounters

Miriam Driessen (Oxford)
Thursday, 11 May, 2017 - 17:00
Pavilion Room, 4th floor Gateway Building, St Antony's College, Oxford

My paper sheds light on comic narratives of corruption as a form of cultural critique. I ask the question why corruption stories in the context of Chinese-Ethiopian encounters are often infused with humour.

Speaker(s): 
Miriam Driessen (Oxford)

African Studies Seminar: How to Rig an Election: Reflections on Ten Years of Studying Democracy

Nic Cheeseman
Thursday, 27 April, 2017 - 17:00
Pavilion Room, 4th floor Gateway Building, St Antony's College, Oxford

We are delighted to welcome Prof Nic Cheeseman, now of the University of Birmingham, to reflect on his outstanding contribution to the study of African politics at Oxford's African Studies Centre and the Department of Politics and International Development.

Speaker(s): 
Nic Cheeseman (Birmingham)

Research Associate in the History of Haut Katanga, DRC

School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Oxford

Grade 7: £31,076 p.a.

The African Studies Centre in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies seeks applications from candidates for a fixed-term postdoctoral position, to work on the ERC-funded project ‘Comparing the Copperbelt: Political Culture and Knowledge Production in Central Africa’ for 36 months. The appointee will work as part of a larger team of postdoctoral researchers reporting to the Principal Investigator, Professor Miles Larmer.

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