SOAS events Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:13:59 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 SOAS logo Book Launch: Gamo-English-Amharic Dictionary

Date: 21 October 2014 06:00pm

Finishes:21 October 2014 09:00pm

Venue: Brunei Gallery

Room: Brunei Suite

This is a major work in the study of Omotic languages, being an extensive dictionary and substantial introductory grammar to Gamo (spoken in south west Ethiopia). The dictionary is the result of 25 years of work by the authors Richard J. Hayward (Former Head of Department of Languages and Cultures of Africa at SOAS) and Eshetu Chabo (a lawyer and a mother-tongue speaker of Gamo).

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:00:00 +0100
Dammed Progress: hydropower, modernization and the politics of development in Southern Africa

Date: 22 October 2014 05:00pm

Finishes:22 October 2014 06:30pm

Venue: Senate House

Room: 349

A discussion about the social history of one of the most ambitious infrastructural projects in the history of colonial Africa: the Cahora Bassa dam in Mozambique, which still provides electricity for mining and industrial sectors in the region. The talk contrasts the conflicts over the long-term benefits and impacts of development projects.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:00:00 +0100
Oil and Rural Infrastructure Development: Discourses, Methodologies, and Outcomes of ...

Date: 27 October 2014 05:15pm

Finishes:27 October 2014 07:00pm

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Room: 4429

Leventis Fellow and anthropologist Dr Babajide Ololajulo will present from his research on the experience of state organised oil-led development intervention among the Ilaje, a coastal Yoruba speaking group in Ondo state, Nigeria.

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:15:00 +0100
ABG Seminar: Cutting Edge Community Based Tourism in East Africa

Date: 3 November 2014 05:30pm

Finishes:3 November 2014 07:30pm

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre

This event explores new routes and opportunities for tourism in Ethiopia.  Rich cultural, historical and physical landscapes suggest limitless tourism potential for Ethiopia and this meeting will reiterate existing offerings and suggest new strategy for tourism development throughout the country and the region.   

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 17:30:00 +0100
Basil Davidson's AFRICA: A Voyage of Discovery, Episode 8: The Legacy

Date: 5 November 2014 07:00pm

Finishes:5 November 2014 09:00pm

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre

Part of Film Africa 2014, this screening celebrates 30th anniversary of this ground-breaking television series which first appeared in the UK on Channel 4 television in April 1984 and went on to play worldwide. Episode 8 looks at Africa in the aftermath of colonial rule. Interviews with political leaders illuminate Africa's problems and successes.

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19:00:00 +0100
Structure, Function and Text of Ìrègún music in Yagbaland, Kogi State, Nigeria

Date: 17 November 2014 05:15pm

Finishes:17 November 2014 07:00pm

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Room: 4429

Leventis Fellow and lecturer in the Department of Music (Obafemi Awolowo University) Dr Titus Olusegun Stephen will present his research on Ìrègún music in Yagbaland, Kogi State, Nigeria.

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:15:00 +0100