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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

The Memory of the Crowd: Exploring the Potential of Digital Media Platforms to Re-imagine a National Narrative in Kenya

Sam Hopkins (Slum TV)

Sam Hopkins is a site-specific and media artist with acclaimed critical, public projects in Nairobi, Kenya. In this presentation and discussion with Annie Coombes, he shares his current research project 'The Memory of the Crowd', looking at the role of collective memory in representing national history.

13 October 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Oil and Rural Infrastructure Development: Discourses, Methodologies, and Outcomes of Intervention in Oil Communities of Nigeria

Dr Babajide Ololajulo

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.

27 October 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Structure, Function and Text of Ìrègún music in Yagbaland, Kogi State, Nigeria

Dr Titus Olusegun Stephen

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.

17 November 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

The African Roots of the New World Banjo

Daniel Laemouahuma Jatta

The Jola scholar and musician Daniel Laemouahuma Jatta presents findings from three decades of research on the relationship between the akonting and the banjo of the American south.

1 December 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM