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1 Driving Africa's prosperity through sustainable and innovative practices Guest lecture by the 6th President of Mauritius- Prof Ameenah Gurib-Fakim. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim 04 Jun 2019
2 Is Africa a Dissimilar System? Oxford Africa Society 2019 Annual Lecture Discussion The discussion after the lecture, with an international guest panel on decolonising education and reimagining the higher education space in Africa and the Diaspora. Running Grass, Sizwe Mkwanazi, Shaeera Kalla, Nompendulo Mkatshwa. 17 May 2019
3 Is Africa a Dissimilar System? Oxford Africa Society 2019 Annual Lecture The Oxford Africa Society will host an annual lecture delivered by the Director of the University of Oxford’s African Studies Centre and Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, Wale Adebanwi. Wale Adebanwi 17 May 2019
4 Creative Commons The earth compels: Forces of destruction and creation in the history of African popular culture Prof Karin Barber delivers keynote lecture for 'Cultural Production in Africa's Extractive Communities' workshop Karin Barber 16 May 2019
5 Africa in transformation: economic development in the age of doubt with Prof Carlos Lopes Carlos Lopes will deliver an overview of the critical development issues facing the African continent today. Carlos Lopes 13 May 2019
6 Reflections on Recent Events in the Republic of Sudan Panel discussion on the Republic of Sudan. Joint event with The Sudanese Programme, held in St Antony's College on May 3rd 2019. Ahmed al-Shahi, Sara Abdelgalil, Richard Barltrop 10 May 2019
7 When business and karma collide Simon Coley and Albert Tucker of Karma Cola tell the Future of Business podcast how they built a company, a foundation, and a "virtuous circle," bringing organic sodas to consumers and vital investment to communities in Sierra Leone. Simon Coley, Albert Tucker 08 May 2019
8 Who drives change in Africa? In the second of our special two-part episode, we learn about Africa’s competitive advantages, shifting demographics, and the leadership challenges and opportunities faced by young people and women. Vera Songwe, Kola Adesina, Erik Hersman 16 Apr 2019
9 Decolonising African museums: the Africa perspective The debate on decolonising museums has been very lively across the gardens, libraries and museums in Oxford over the last few months. Fredrick Manthi 15 Apr 2019
10 A closer future for Africa? As countries across Africa vote on ratification of the landmark Continental Free Trade Agreement, we learn more about what's at stake for the continent in the first of a special two-part episode. Vera Songwe, Kola Adesina, Erik Hersman 05 Apr 2019
11 Creative Commons Bolder Action for health in Africa This talk was delivered by Dr Tolullah Oni, Clinical Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge. Tolullah Oni 15 Mar 2019
12 Creative Commons Is energy bad for Africa? This talk was delivered by Prof Malcolm McCulloch, Co-Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy. Many utility companies are setting up large scale energy projects in African countries. Malcolm McCulloch 15 Mar 2019
13 Lighting up Africa There are currently over one billion people without access to electricity. A significant number of these people live in Africa where inadequate infrastructure restricts access. Greta Talbot-Jones, Laurence Copson 12 Mar 2019
14 Creative Commons Unmasking Africana in British Art ASC seminar by Kimathi Donkor Kimathi Donkor 05 Mar 2019
15 The politics of distribution in Ethiopia's 'developmental state' ASC seminar by Tom Lavers Tom Lavers 16 Feb 2019
16 Public health and gender: Assumptions, disjunctures in practice, and implications for HIV prevention within marriages in Kenya ASC seminar by Roseanne Njiru Roseanne Njiru 16 Feb 2019
17 Diplomacy for the 21st Century: An African Perspective The second Wolfson College Lecture in Diplomacy for the 21st Century was presented by Yamina Karitanyi, the current High Commissioner for the Republic of Rwanda to the United Kingdom . The lecture was introduced by College President, Sir Tim Hitchens. Yamina Karitanyi 11 Feb 2019
18 Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the digital era is transforming Kenya Writer and political activist Nanjala Nyabola delivers our first insaka of 2019. In this podcast, Nanjala explores shifts in power, popular action and social capacity in the digital age. Nanjala Nyabola 06 Feb 2019
19 Militant masks: youth and insecurity in the Niger Delta David Pratten, the University of Oxford, presented the Anthropology Departmental Seminar on 9 November 2018 David Pratten 31 Jan 2019
20 Creative Commons Trials of the everyday: spaces of global health in South Africa Michelle Pentecosts, King's College London, presented the Anthropology Departmental Seminar on 2 November 2018 Michelle Pentecost 31 Jan 2019
21 'Don't Bury the Famine Dead': how humanitarian intervention killed the most vulnerable in Ajiep, South Sudan, in 1998 This Anthropology Departmental Seminar was given by Jok Madut Jok, SUNY Upstate Medical University, on 23 November 2018 Jok Madut Jok 31 Jan 2019
22 What's in a Label? Western Donors' Construction of Success and Failure in Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau ASC seminar by Teresa Almeida Cravo Teresa Almeida Cravo 25 Jan 2019
23 Student activism in an era of decolonization ASC seminar by Dan Hodgkinson, Luke Melchiorre and Marcia Schenck. Dan Hodgkinson, Luke Melchiorre, Marcia Schenck 24 Jan 2019
24 The Death of the ICC? The Politics of International Criminal Justice in Africa The International Criminal Court (ICC) is struggling at every level of its operations in Africa - in terms of its investigations, prosecutions, and relations with domestic governments, judiciaries and affected communities. Phil Clark, Payam Akhavan 15 Jan 2019
25 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
26 Burma Boys: World War II, memory and popular culture in central Nigeria ASC seminar by Oliver Owen (Oxford) Oliver Owen 16 Nov 2018
27 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
28 Making Somaliland: Popular culture, identity and national consciousness ASC seminar by Yusuf Kajura Serunkuma (Makerere University) Yusuf Kajura Serunkuma 05 Nov 2018
29 Transactions: Revisiting how domination worked in colonial Africa ASC seminar by Florence Bernault (Sciences Po) Florence Bernault 05 Nov 2018
30 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
31 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
32 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
33 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
34 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
35 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
36 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
37 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
38 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
39 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
40 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
41 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
42 Trials and Tribulations in Africa Dr Merlin Willcox gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare series. Merlin Willcox 15 Nov 2016
43 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
44 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
45 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
46 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
47 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
48 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
49 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
50 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
51 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
52 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
53 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
54 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
55 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
56 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
57 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
58 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
59 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
60 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
61 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
62 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
63 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
64 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
65 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
66 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
67 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
68 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
69 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
70 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
71 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
72 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
73 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
74 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
75 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
76 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
77 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
78 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
79 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
80 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
81 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
82 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
83 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
84 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
85 Tropical Medicine in Kenya Professor Kevin Marsh tells us about his research on Tropical Medicine in Kenya. Kevin Marsh 16 Dec 2014
86 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
87 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
88 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
89 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
90 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
91 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
92 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
93 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
94 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
95 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
96 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
97 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
98 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
99 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
100 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