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Centre of African Studies

Events

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.

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2013

January

17/01/13
21/01/13
24/01/13
29/01/13
30/01/13
31/01/13
31/01/13

February

02/02/13
07/02/13
  • Poetics of the infra-ordinary
  • Elvira Dyangani Ose (Curator, International Art, Supported by Guaranty Trust Bank Plc - Tate Modern); Chaired by Prof. John Picton (SOAS)
20/02/13
27/02/13
28/02/13

March

04/03/13
07/03/13
  • Fabrication 2013
  • Dr Atta Kwami (Cambridge/Africa Collaborative Research Fellow and Visiting Scholar, Wolfson College, Cambridge) ; chaired by Dr Augustus Casely-Hayford (CAS Research Associate)
08/03/13
  • Women Mean Business
  • Various
  • Highlighting opportunities and how pioneers are working to create and grow sustainable and profitable partnerships with women.

09/03/13
12/03/13
  • The Modern Griot
  • Sunara Begum (artist and film-maker); Tunde Jegede (composer and multi-instrumentalist); Angela Impey (SOAS, University of London)
  • Where Old traditions meet the New

April

04/04/13
  • African Textiles Today
  • Christopher Spring (Author, Curator Northeast, East and South Africa, British Museum)
  • Book launch and panel discussion with author.

05/04/13
18/04/13
22/04/13
29/04/13

May

01/05/13
03/05/13
07/05/13
08/05/13
23/05/13

June

06/06/13

July

11/07/13
  • Sanctuary: Home, Away, the Common Ground
  • Sanctuary Artists present the exploration of the cultural, political, social and environmental differences and commonalities that construct the concept of Sanctuary from the perspective of ‘Home, Away and Common Ground’.

15/07/13
30/07/13

August

September

16/09/13
  • Governance and Civil Society in Africa
  • Various
  • The Governance and Civil Society in Africa programme at SOAS, University of London, provides a unique opportunity for participants to discuss and develop their knowledge  of topical issues affecting the African continent. The programme will bring together public sector officials, civil servants and managers from African and UK institutions, as well as participants from other countries working on Africa, to discuss issues of governance in relation to civil society.

October

21/10/13
23/10/13
28/10/13
29/10/13
31/10/13
  • TANZANIA’S (AGRO)PASTORALIST HEADACHE, by Martin Walsh
  • Martin Walsh (Global Research Adviser, Oxfam)
  • The speaker, Martin Walsh, will take a closer look at some of the high-profile cases of land use conflicts in Tanzania involving pastoralists and agropastoralists  and open a discussion about the causes, consequences, and possible solutions to this growing problem, which has divided opinion among policy-makers, conservationists, and advocates of pastoralism.

November

01/11/13
  • Film Africa 2013
  • Film Africa is back!  London's annual celebration of AfricanCinema returns -  From 1 - 10th November 2013

13/11/13
28/11/13

December

04/12/13