SOAS University of London

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: Tel.: +44 (0) 20 7898 4370

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Forthcoming Events

Promoting the social inclusion of people with albinism in Tanzania

Jamie Walling (Standing Voice Project)

Albinism—a genetic condition reducing or eliminating melanin pigment in the skin, eyes and hair—is poorly understood across much of Tanzanian society.  Jamie Walling of the Standing Voice Project will deliver this engaging and interactive seminar.

24 October 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

African Influence in Reinassance Theatre and Literature: “Is Black so base a hue?”


The idea of 'Race' is a socially constructed phenomenon. In Shakespeare’s works there are ideas of difference, some of these are negative, others are positive. Attitudes towards African people in Tudor England were not habitually negative and our desire to see it as such is more to do with now and Victorian revisionism - than then.

7 November 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM