African Studies Centre

African Studies Seminar: Book Launch: Writing a new history for South Sudan: whose history and for whom?

African Studies Centre, Oxford
Thursday, 2 February, 2017 - 17:00
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

Africa’s newest nation has a long history. Often considered remote and isolated from the rest of Africa, and usually associated with the violence of slavery and civil war, South Sudan has been an arena for a complex mixing of peoples, languages, and beliefs.

Speaker(s): 
Douglas Johnson

African Studies Seminar: “Clean my Chinese wife”: Intimacy and identity politics of Nigerian migrants in Southern China

Yu Qiu, University of Cambridge
Thursday, 26 January, 2017 - 17:00
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

In the Nigerian community in Guangzhou City (China), a metropolitan city that witnesses the influx of African migrants and the growth of transnational trade between China and Africa, many Nigerian males have established intimate and marital relationships with Chinese women in lower social classes

Speaker(s): 
Yu Qiu, University of Cambridge

African Studies Seminar: Understanding Zimbabwe: from Liberation to Authoritarianism

Sara Dorman, University of Edinburgh
Thursday, 19 January, 2017 - 17:00
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

Understanding Zimbabwe’s trajectory from liberation to authoritarianism requires drawing on a broad set of debates that incorporate citizenship, voice, and nation-building, as well as the more obvious material drivers and power politics.

Speaker(s): 
Sara Dorman, University of Edinburgh

Comparing the Copperbelt: Political Culture and Knowledge Production in Central Africa

Comparing the Copperbelt

This project provides the first comparative historical analysis – local, national and transnational - of the Central African copperbelt, a globally strategic mineral region central to the history of two nation-states (Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)) and wider debates about the role of mineral wealth in development. The project is led by Dr Miles Larmer in Oxford and is funded by the ERC under the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme.

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