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Centre of African Studies

Africa Seminar series

Series of academic seminars focusing on Africa, organised by the Centre of African Studies at SOAS, University of London 

Mondays at 5 - 7pm in Room 4429, SOAS Russell Square College Buildings 
For more information contact: 

Angelica Baschiera at CAS: cas@soas.ac.uk Tel.: +44 (0) 20 7898 4370

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Forthcoming Events

Exploring the relationship between population mobility and HIV risk in Tanzania

Kevin Deane (University of Northampton)

Looking at the underlying socio-economic determinants of flows of people and individual risk behaviours through a qualitative case study in Tanzania.

19 January 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Creating a creative economy in Côte d’Ivoire: The role of new performance spaces for popular music

Anne Schumann (SOAS, Wits)

This seminar will address the role of cultural entrepreneurs in the establishment of new performance spaces for live music in Abidjan.

9 February 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Horses, mules and donkeys: neglected factors in the economic development of Africa?

William Gervase Clarence-Smith

Historians have paid some attention to horses, but essentially as machines of war and prestige, whereas donkeys, wild asses, mules and zebras have been altogether neglected. It is suggested here that equids were significant economic resources in the Sahel-Sudan Belt, the Ethiopian highlands, and the savannas of eastern and southern Africa.

23 February 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Yorùbá Names: How they have evolved within a century

Akin Oyètádé (SOAS)

9 March 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM