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Africa

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 When We Speak of Nothing (book launch and discussion) ASC seminar by Olumide Popoola and Bibi Bakare-Yusuf. Olumide Popoola, Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Oliver Owen 30 Nov 2018
2 Burma Boys: World War II, memory and popular culture in central Nigeria ASC seminar by Oliver Owen (Oxford) Oliver Owen 16 Nov 2018
3 Fashioning Africa at Brighton Museum ASC seminar by Edith Ojo (Brighton based arts freelancer) & Nicola Stylianou (MoDa, Middlesex University) Edith Ojo, Nicola Stylianou 08 Nov 2018
4 Making Somaliland: Popular culture, identity and national consciousness ASC seminar by Yusuf Kajura Serunkuma (Makerere University) Yusuf Kajura Serunkuma 05 Nov 2018
5 Transactions: Revisiting how domination worked in colonial Africa ASC seminar by Florence Bernault (Sciences Po) Florence Bernault 05 Nov 2018
6 IAB Inauguration and Lecture by Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Prof Yemi Osinbajo inaugurates the ASC's new International Advisory Board with a lecture on 'The Challenges of Human Development in 21st Century Africa'. yemi osinbajo 26 Oct 2018
7 Creative Commons Médecins Sans Frontières: The Role of Humanitarian Aid in Global Surgery Professor Kathryn Chu gives an introduction to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF); what it is and who they are, and talks about MSF surgery and the role of MSF in global surgery. Kathryn Chu 28 Mar 2018
8 Sustaining one another: enset, animals, and people in the southern highlands of Ethiopia An Anthropology Departmental Seminar delivered by Elizabeth Ewart and Wolde Tadesse (School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Oxford) on 13 October 2017 Elizabeth Ewart, Wolde Tadesse 27 Mar 2018
9 Words and Deeds - the Astor Visiting Lecture 19 October 2017 Michael Jackson, Distinguished Visiting Professor of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School, delivered the Astor Visiting Lecture at Oxford on 19 October 2017. Introduced by Ramon Sarró (Oxford). Michael Jackson 27 Mar 2018
10 Creative Commons Safe surgery in Africa: Exploring barriers and trialling interventions Professor Peter McCulloch and Dr Tinashe Chandauka talk about improving surgery in Africa and designing a surgical safety education programme. Peter McCulloch, Tinashe Chandauka 14 Mar 2018
11 Creative Commons Galia Sabar: African Migration to Israel - Chronicle of a Failure Foretold The history and politics of African migration to Israel Galia Sabar, Yaacov Yadgar 21 Feb 2018
12 Creative Commons Haim Yacobi - Israel, Africa: Identity, Culture and Politics Haim Yacobi (UCL) gives a talk on Israel in Africa, Africa (and Africans) in Israel. Haim Yacobi, Yaacov Yadgar 30 Jan 2018
13 A History of Algeria James McDougall presents an expansive new account of the modern history of Africa's largest country James McDougal, Eugene Rogan, Laleh Khalili, Robert Gildea 25 Jan 2018
14 Formalization as Development: Accounting for the Proliferation of Village Savings Associations In this Anthropology Departmental Seminar, Maia Green (University of Manchester) discusses village savings associations and small-scale credit in Sub-Saharan Africa. 28 October 2016. Maia Green 31 Jul 2017
15 The Gorongosa Restoration Project, Mozambique Greg Carr, the President of the Gorongosa Restoration Project in Mozambique, gives an overview of how the Gorongosa National Park has evolved since Mozambique's civil conflict ended in 1992. 5 May 2017. Greg Carr 26 Jul 2017
16 Transitional Justice and Political Economies of Survival in Northern Uganda Anna Macdonald gives a talk for the OTJR Seminar Series. Anna Macdonald 27 Mar 2017
17 Creative Commons The Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series - ‘Reporting Africa: New storytellers, new stories?’ Melanie Bunce, senior lecturer in Journalism, City University, co-editor of Africa's Media Image in the 21st Century gives a talk for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Melanie Bunce 15 Feb 2017
18 Trials and Tribulations in Africa Dr Merlin Willcox gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare series. Merlin Willcox 15 Nov 2016
19 The ICC, The African Court, and Libya: the case of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi Aidan Ellis, Haydee Dijkstal, Dr Mishana Hosseinioun and Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, give a talk for the OTJR seminar series on 9th Novemebr 2016. Sir Geoffrey Nice, Mishana Hosseinioun, Aidan Ellis, Haydee Dijkstal 15 Nov 2016
20 International Criminal Justice as Political Strategy: Judicial Extraversion and Agency in Uganda and Colombia Dr Yuna Han, Postdoctoral Researcher in International Relations, European University Institute gives a talk for the OTJR seminar seires on 19th October 2016. Yuna Han 15 Nov 2016
21 Creative Commons A Wordly War: Battle Experiences through the Eyes of African Cultures Examining the First World War through the lives of African soldiers and labourers. Josephine Niala 10 Nov 2016
22 FMR 52 - Transitional solutions for the displaced in the Horn of Africa Refugees can contribute significantly to the economy of countries of refuge. Nassim Majidi, Saagarika Dadu-Brown 11 Jul 2016
23 Clan and Conflict: The Intersection between State Violence and Societal Violence in Somalia Mohamed Haji Ingiriis gives a talk for the Changing Character of War Programme seminar series. Mohamed Haji Ingiriis 08 Jul 2016
24 Exploring the city's 'sutures' Filip De Boeck (KU Leiden) explores 'urban life between want and wish', drawing on examples from the DRCongo (4 March 2016) Filip De Boeck 15 Jun 2016
25 The charm of 'things': ethnography and performance Marta Rosa Jardim (UNIFESP, Brazil) examines the role of sculptures of Hindu gods in Mozambique and the influence of art history on her anthropological research (20 May 2016) Marta Rosa Jardim 15 Jun 2016
26 The certainty of futures lost Lucy Lowe (Edinburgh) discusses motherhood, Caesarean sections and migration in 'Little Mogadishu', Mairobi (3 Fecember 2015) Lucy Lowe 15 Jun 2016
27 Creative Commons Tracing the origins of the HIV/AIDS pandemic Nuno Fario (Oxford) investigates the development of HIV since the discovery of its first, and diverse, genomes in 1959 and 1960. A medical anthropology seminar given on 7 March 2016. Nuno Faria 08 Jun 2016
28 Creative Commons CSAE Conference 2016 - Interview with Doug Gollin Doug Gollin, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of African Economies, provides a brief history of the journal and a short overview of the 25th Anniversary JAE Panel held at the CSAE Conference 2016 Douglas Gollin 07 Jun 2016
29 CSAE Conference 2016 - Interview with Adrian Wood Plenary speaker Adrian Wood provides a short overview of his presentation at the CSAE Conference 2016 Adrian Wood 07 Jun 2016
30 CSAE Conference 2016 - Interview with Maggie McMillan Plenary speaker Maggie McMillan provides a short overview of her presentation at the CSAE Conference 2016 Margaret McMillan 07 Jun 2016
31 CSAE Conference 2016 - Interview with Augustin Fosu Plenary speaker Augustin Fosu provides a short overview of his presentation in the JAE 25th Anniversary Panel at the CSAE Conference 2016 Augustin Fosu 07 Jun 2016
32 CSAE Conference 2016 - Interview with Steve O'Connell Plenary speaker Steve O'Connell provides a short overview of his presentation at the CSAE Conference 2016 Stephen O'Connell 07 Jun 2016
33 CSAE Conference 2016 - Interview with Helen Hai Plenary speaker Helen Hai provides a short overview of her presentation at the CSAE Conference 2016 Helen Hai 07 Jun 2016
34 CSAE Conference 2016 - Interview with Nebil Kellow Plenary speaker Nebil Kellow provides a short overview of his presentation at the CSAE Conference 2016 Nebil Kellow 07 Jun 2016
35 CSAE Conference 2016 - Interview with Mthuli Ncube Keynote speaker Mthuli Ncube provides a short overview of his speech at the CSAE Conference 2016 Mthuli Ncube 07 Jun 2016
36 CSAE Conference 2016 - Interview with Stefan Dercon Stefan Dercon, CSAE Director, provides a short overview of the Centre for the Study of African Economies Stefan Dercon 07 Jun 2016
37 CSAE Conference 2016 - Vox Pops Find out a little about the 2016 Conference and hear what some of our participants think Julia Coffey 07 Jun 2016
38 Creative Commons The dynamics in the details: An ethnography of food aid, weights and measures in South Sudan. Darryl Stellmach, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Darryl Stellmach 18 May 2016
39 Africa versus the ICC: The Strategy of Regionalizing International Criminal Justice in the African Union and East African Community Nicole de Silva, IKEA Research Fellow in International Relations at Oxford, gives a talk for the OTJR seminar series on 2nd March 2016. Nicole de Silva 17 Mar 2016
40 Creative Commons Revisiting uncertainty: provisional electricity infrastructure and livelihoods in an African city In this Anthropology Departmental Seminar, Idalina Baptista (Oxford), discusses the governance of electricity in urban sub-Saharan Africa, drawing on a case study focused on Maputo, Mozambique, 13 November 2015 Idalina Baptista 14 Mar 2016
41 How new media are changing African journalism Ismail Einashe, London-based freelance journalist covering Africa, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute seminar series. Introduction by Richard Sambrook. Ismail Einashe 04 Feb 2016
42 How well are children in Sudan taught to read compared to other countries in the Middle East and North Africa? Results of a National Learning Assessment. Seminar looking at education in Sudan and other North African countries. David Johnson 12 Nov 2015
43 Creative Commons The changing face of social protection in Africa's cities Examining how social protection is conceptualised in research in African contexts and reviewing the extent to which these different approaches can take into account the changing populations of urban spaces, especially those experiencing high migration Oliver Bakewell 03 Nov 2015
44 Democracy in Africa Booklaunch of Democracy in Africa which provides the 1st comprehensive overview of the history of contemporary democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa and explains why the continent's democratic experiments have so often failed, as well as how they could succeed. Nic Cheeseman, Phil Clark, Stephen Chan, Catherine Boone 14 Oct 2015
45 Emerging Economies: Africa Sam Nwanze, Chief Investment Officer, Heirs Holdings Nigeria and one of Africa's first impact investors talks about the opportunities and challenges of the multi-billion dollar social investing industry in Africa. Samuel Nwanze, Gayle Peterson 12 Oct 2015
46 Creative Commons The future of Africa at the Oxford Literary Festival 2015 Three authors with recent books on Africa discuss the future of the continent and answer questions from the audience under the watchful eye of the director of the Oxford Martin School, Professor Ian Goldin. Martin Meredith, Jonny Steinberg, Tom Burgis 18 Aug 2015
47 African Studies Annual Lecture Is Africa Rising? Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, gives the 2015 Annual Lecture for the African Studies Centre. Winnie Byanyima 02 Jul 2015
48 Education and Childhood in Africa A seminar by David Johnson of the University of Oxford Education Department delivered on 22 January 2013 David Johnson 30 Jun 2015
49 Creative Commons FMR 49 - Developing temporary protection in Africa Formalised temporary protection arrangements in Africa could significantly improve access to territory and human rights for people displaced across borders by disasters. Such arrangements must adhere to states’ existing protection obligations. Tamara Wood 18 Jun 2015
50 Creative Commons Oxpeace 2015: Partnering to Make Peace: The Effectiveness of UN-African Joint Mediation Efforts in Civil Wars in Africa Allard Duursma gives a talk for Session A of the 2015 OxPeace conference; New directions in the study of peacebuilding. Allard Duursma 16 Jun 2015
51 CSAE Conference 2015 - Interview with Nava Ashraf Keynote speaker Nava Ashraf provides an overview of her presentation at the CSAE Conference 2015 Nava Ashraf 12 Jun 2015
52 CSAE Conference 2015 - Interview with Michael Clemens Plenary speaker Michael Clemens provides a short overview of his presentation at the CSAE Conference 2015 Michael Clemens 12 Jun 2015
53 CSAE Conference 2015 - Interview with Melanie Morten Plenary speaker Melanie Morten provides a short overview of her presentation at the CSAE Conference 2015 Melanie Morten 12 Jun 2015
54 CSAE Conference 2015 - Interview with Doug Gollin Plenary speaker Doug Gollin provides a short overview of his presentation at the CSAE Conference 2015 Douglas Gollin 12 Jun 2015
55 CSAE Conference 2015 - Vox Pops Find out a little about the 2015 Conference and hear what some of our participants think Julia Coffey 12 Jun 2015
56 Creative Commons Trinity seminar series 2015: Remaining 'attached strangers': Encounters, relationships and the future of African migrants in China Remaining 'attached strangers': Encounters, relationships and the future of African migrants in China, presented by Linessa Dan Lin Linessa Dan Lin 04 Jun 2015
57 Creative Commons FMR 48 - Refugees’ integration in Uganda will require renewed lobbying A legal decision about whether refugees in Uganda can become citizens continues to be delayed. Georgia Cole 03 Jun 2015
58 Creative Commons FMR 48 - The 1969 OAU Convention and the continuing challenge for the African Union Forty years after the OAU Convention on Refugees came into force, the dismal state in which refugees in Africa find themselves these days raises the question as to whether the Convention has lived up to expectations. J O Moses Okello 03 Jun 2015
59 Obsessed by Love: Erotic Magic, Delirious Love and Female Power in Mozambique Christian Groes-Green (Roskilde University Copenhagen) discusses the nature of being in love and how this is seen and discussed in Mozambique and written about in other African nations (6 March 2015) Christian Groes-Green 27 May 2015
60 Creative Commons How to protect your newborn from neonatal death: spirits and infant feeding practices in the Gambia A seminar for the Fertility and Reproduction Group by Sarah O'Neill of the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp (10 November 2014) Sarah O'Neill 13 Apr 2015
61 Tropical Medicine in Kenya Professor Kevin Marsh tells us about his research on Tropical Medicine in Kenya. Kevin Marsh 16 Dec 2014
62 Creative Commons Multidimensional poverty and inequality The talk focuses on the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2014 results for Africa Bouba Housseini 05 Dec 2014
63 China's Rise and Structural Transformation in Africa: Ideas and Opportunities - OXCEP Distinguished Speaker Lecture 2014 Professor Justin Yifu Lin (Peking University) discusses the relationships between the economies of China and Africa. Justin Yifu Lin 18 Nov 2014
64 Media, Conflict and Democracy in Africa Joint Seminar of the African Studies Centre and Reuters Institute. Catherine Gichuru, Winston Mano, Nic Cheeseman, Alexandra Reza 25 Jun 2014
65 CSAE Conference 2014 - Interview with Leonard Wantchekon Keynote speaker Leonard Wantchekon provides an overview of his presentation at the CSAE Conference 2014 Leonard Wantchekon 16 Jun 2014
66 CSAE Conference 2014 - Interview with Kieran Holmes Plenary speaker Kieran Holmes provides a short overview of his presentation at the CSAE Conference 2014 Kieran Holmes 16 Jun 2014
67 CSAE Conference 2014 - Interview with Ignacio Mas Plenary speaker Ignacio Mas provides a short overview of his presentation at the CSAE Conference 2014 Ignacio Mas 16 Jun 2014
68 CSAE Conference 2014 - Interview with William Jack Plenary speaker William Jack provides a short overview of his presentation at the CSAE Conference 2014 William Jack 16 Jun 2014
69 CSAE Conference 2014 - Vox Pops Find out a little about the 2014 Conference and hear what some of our participants think Julia Coffey 06 Jun 2014
70 CSAE Conference 2013 - Vox Pops Find out a little about the 2013 Conference and hear what some of our participants think Julia Coffey 16 May 2014
71 Creative Commons Photo archives as historical resources: the Jeffrys and Dalrymple archives compared Professor Verkijika G. Fanso of Yaounde University in Cameroon compares two photo archives both taken around the same time, which are now held in Cambridge and South Africa Verkijika Fanso 29 Apr 2014
72 Creative Commons Fifty years of Cameroon unification: controversies and archival echoes A special lecture in Oxford by Professor Verkijika G. Fanso from the University of Yaounde in Cameroon Verkijika Fanso 29 Apr 2014
73 Victor Turner, anthropology and Christianity Timothy Larsen (Wheaton College, Illinois) discusses the impact of Christianity on the research and careers of Victor and Edith Turner, looking in particular at their work in Rhodesia. An anthropology departmental seminar. Timothy Larsen 28 Apr 2014
74 Creative Commons African Studies and OCAF Seminar: Staying Out of Place: The Dialectics of Being and Becoming in Exceptional Spaces Simon Turner, Aalborg University, Denmark, gives a talk for the African Studies Centre Simon Turner 18 Feb 2014
75 African Studies and Horn of Africa Seminar: South Sudan Crisis Roundtable Roundtable discussion looking at the ongoing crisis in South Sudan Jason Mosley, Annette Weber, Douglas Johnson, Peter Biar Ajak 18 Feb 2014
76 The adoption of modern contraception in rural Ethiopia: a biocultural approach A School of Anthropology departmental seminar from 29 November 2013 by Alexandra Alvergne of ISCA, University of Oxford Alexandra Alvergne 03 Feb 2014
77 Creative Commons 'Live Dangerously Brothers': Liberia's Ex-Combatants and their place in the post war city Danny Hoffman, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Washington, gives a talk for the African Studies seminar series Danny Hoffman 28 Jan 2014
78 Creative Commons China and Africa - between hard and soft power Talk given to the Global Directions research group by Dr Iginio Gagliardone of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford. Iginio Gagliardone 27 Jan 2014
79 The Internet in Africa: A Perspective from a Practitioner Andile Ngcaba discusses the ability to address the challenge of the growth of Internet in Africa from multiple perspectives. Andile Ngcaba 10 Jan 2014
80 Gift, sacrifice, and deadly rumours (3 May 2013) In this seminar, Dr Julien Bonhomme (École normale supérieure, Paris) discusses the cultural significance of rumours of deadly alms and gift giving that first appeared in Senegal in 2010. Julien Bonhomme 13 Nov 2013
81 Geology, potentiality, speculation: on the indeterminacy of natural resources (10 May 2013) In this seminar, Dr Gisa Weszkalnys (London School of Economics) focuses her study of the indeterminacy of natural resources on the small island state of São Tomé and Príncipe in the Gulf of Guinea. Gisa Weszkalnys 13 Nov 2013
82 Against All Odds: Recovering the first climate data from the central Sahara Professor Richard Washington, Professor of Climate Science at the School of Geography and the Environment; Fellow and Tutor in Geography, Keble College, gives a talk for the 2013 Oxford Alumni Weekend. Richard Washington 07 Oct 2013
83 Creative Commons FMR 44 A last resort in cases of wrongful detention and deportation in Africa Where this is no viable forum to address human rights violations by African states, the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights will consider such violations. Matthew C Kane, Susan F Kane 03 Oct 2013
84 Creative Commons What are friends for? Friendship and Public life in the post colony: African Studies Centre Annual Lecture 2013 Wale Adebanwi, Associate Professor, African American and African Studies, University of California-Davies, gives the 2013 African Studies Annual Lecture. Wale Adebanwi 13 Aug 2013
85 Creative Commons Transitional justice in the Somali setting Markus Hoehne, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, gives a talk for the Horn of Africa seminar series workshop 'Post-transitional' directions in the Somalias on 30th April 2013. Markus Hoehne 24 Jul 2013
86 Creative Commons State-building in Somali Studies: Future framework Part of the Post-transitional directions in the Somalias, Horn of Africa Seminar Series workshop. Mohamed Ingiriis 22 Jul 2013
87 Creative Commons Insider-outsider and gendered dynamics for Somali researchers in Somalia Part of the Post-transitional directions in the Somalias, Horn of Africa Seminar Series workshop. Siham Rayale 22 Jul 2013
88 Creative Commons The evolving role of Islamist groups in Somali politics Part of the Post-transitional directions in the Somalias, Horn of Africa Seminar Series workshop. Mohammed al-Hadi 22 Jul 2013
89 Creative Commons Crisis and displacement; different solutions for different kinds of displaced Part of the Post-transitional directions in the Somalias, Horn of Africa Seminar Series workshop. Laura Hammond 22 Jul 2013
90 Creative Commons The International Criminal Court and the end of impunity in Kenya Lionel Nichols (St. Anne's Global Justice Research Fellow, University of Oxford) gives a talk for the OTJR seminar series. Lionel Nichols 02 Jul 2013
91 Creative Commons OxPeace 2013: African Peacebuilding Network: Session 2A UN Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Cyril Obi gives a talk for the OxPeace 2013 conference: The Future of Peace Building. Cyril Obi 21 May 2013
92 Creative Commons OxPeace 2013: Local Ownership of UN Peacebuilding in the DRC: Session 2A UN Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Sarah von Billerbeck gives a talk for the OxPeace 2013 conference: The Future of Peace Building. Sarah von Billerbeck 21 May 2013
93 Creative Commons OxPeace 2013: The Economic Dynamics of Conflict in Somalia 1993-2009 Session 1A: Counter Terrorism and Peacebuilding Anja Shortland, University of Rome, gives a talk for the OxPeace 2013 conference: The Future of Peace Building. Anja Shortland 21 May 2013
94 Creative Commons The 'Arab Spring' and Future Humanitarian Challenges 25 April 2013, Special lecture co-hosted by ELAC, the new Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations and the Oxford Humanitarian Group by Yves Daccord (Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC). Yves Daccord 30 Apr 2013
95 Creative Commons MedicineAfrica Dr Alexander Finlayson tells us how MedicineAfrica aims to bring healthcare professionals around the world in a global expert network. Alexander Finlayson 29 Apr 2013
96 Creative Commons MedicineAfrica Dr Alexander Finlayson tells us how MedicineAfrica aims to bring healthcare professionals around the world in a global expert network. Alexander Finlayson 29 Apr 2013
97 Capital's new frontier Dr Catherine Dolan of the Saïd Business School, Oxford, discusses 'yoghurt mamas, solar sisters and the remaking of 'unusable Africa' at the bottom of the pyramid'. An Anthropology Departmental Seminar from 15 February 2013. Catherine Dolan 18 Apr 2013
98 Re-making the dead, uncertainty and the torque of human materials in northern Zimbabwe This Anthropology Departmental Seminar (8 February 2013) by Joost Fontein from the Department of Social Anthropology at Edinburgh focuses on northern Zimbabwe fieldwork and research. Joost Fontein 18 Apr 2013
99 The Biography of the Holy Ghost In this Anthropology Departmental Seminar (12 October 2012), Dr Ramon Sarró explores a prophetic landscape in Lower Congo. Ramon Sarró 18 Apr 2013
100 Creative Commons Recalibrating the Scales: The Difficult Marriage of Justice and Healing in Africa Gary Geddes, Award winning writer and author of 'Drink the Bitter Root: A search for justice and healing in Africa' gives a talk for the OTJR Seminar Series. Gary Geddes 26 Mar 2013