The Centre's activities are diverse and many. The majority of its members are lecturers of the University of London, contributing to the teaching of undergraduate and Masters degrees and the supervision of Doctoral research within the humanities, social sciences and sciences. One of the most important functions of the Centre is to act as a forum for regional and interdisciplinary co-operation within the University of London which is predominantly organised through membership of disciplinary departments. Other activities of the Centre include representation on international and national committees for African scholarship, research and understanding; establishing and supporting funded schemes for Visiting Scholars from Africa; linking academe, government, and business through meetings, workshops and conferences promoting Africanist research and understanding, and through meetings of the Africa Business Group; raising the profile of its members for interdisciplinary research and consultancy, and much more.
In pursuit of its aims, the Centre maintains a broad range of institutional liaisons with other Africanist centres in Africa, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Commonwealth and the United States. It publishes its own briefing newsletter, African News, with a distribution of over 800 copies, three times a year. The Centre also keeps members informed of news, events and meetings on Africa throughout the year through the e-mail group mailing system run from the Centre office.
- Mental Health in Tanzania - Policy and Practice
Professor John Hall & Tina Everett
Presentation by clinical psychologist Professor John Hall and physiotherapist Tina Everett, from Oxford.
In association with the Britain Tanzania Society
- Book Launch - When The Hills Ask For Your Blood
David Belton & Phil Clark
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
David Belton, journalist, director and producer launches his book of powerful stories of survival, bravery and forgiveness, to shed light on Rwanda twenty years after the genocide.
- South Africa @ 20
Lanre Akinola, Onyekachi Wambu, Tom Lodge, Lord Paul Boateng, Chris Trott, Siphamandla Goge, Beverly Naidoo, Sarah-Jane Cooper-Knock, Sello Thornton, John Sender, Janet Love, Deborah Johnston, Richard Meeran, Hein Marais, Andrew Feinstein, Lindiwe Dovey,
A one day interdisciplinary conference to celebrate and debate 20 years of democracy in South Africa
In association with Canon Collins Trust and the Royal African Society
- 'Talking Eritrea' Series Panel Discussion: Limits on Research and Reporting in Eritrea: The Implications for Peace and Rights
Michela Wrong, Sarah Ogbay, Dawit Mesfin, Laura Hammond, John Campbell
In collaboration with Justice Africa
- Africa UK Seminar (Birmingham) - Agricultural Development and the Role of the African Diaspora
Perez Ochieng & Andrew Coulson
Africa-UK Diaspora Engagement Seminar
- The 3rd Annual Igbo Conference - Igbo Heritage: Production, Diffusion and Legacy
The theme of the third annual Igbo Conference is ‘Igbo Heritage ’, which focuses on the contributions of Igbo culture and heritage to the political and cultural production in Igboland and abroad. The two day conference will comprise of plenary panels, Igbo cultural performances and workshops.
- ABG Seminar: Brand Britain – Overcoming African Disillusionment with China?
Chinese investment in Africa has gained widespread attention over the last decades. The negative side of Chinese activity on the continent is an often repeated story of dubious ethical practices and an influx of Chinese labour. What is the situation now, and what role can British businesses play?
In association with Business Council for Africa