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.
- The Eyo Festival in Lagos : when an identity building process challenges the federal power
Jean-Luc Martineau (INALCO)
Erasmus visiting scholar Jean-Luc Martineau (INALCO) will present his recent research on:
The Eyo Festival in Lagos : when an identity building process challenges the federal power
- Education in eastern Uganda: Why do so many still struggle to attain primary education?
Will Knapman (TEP), Rehan Ansari (TEP)
Education in eastern Uganda: Why do so many still struggle to attain primary education?
- African Development Forum 2018 -TRANSITIONS: Migrating, Integrating, Innovating
Organised under the title of 'Transitions: Migrating, Integrating, Innovating'' , the 7th annual African Development Forum aims to generate conversation on the changing political, economic, and socio-cultural structures that are shaping Africa’s transitions both externally and from within.
- Thomas Sankara, World Bank and CFA Franc: the tyranny of African debt
This seminar is dedicated to African hero Thomas Sankara and will put discuss the role of CFA Franc, World Bank, IMF, money creation from Central Banks and foreign aid for their role in creating endless poverty.
- 'Dance of the Jakaranda': Book discussion with Peter Kimani
Peter Kimani, Dr Kwadwo Osei-Nyame, Jnr (SOAS)
Peter Kimani will discuss his latest book 'Dance of the Jakaranda'.
- Gender Equality in the Horn of Africa: Social and Economic Development
A panel discussion by representatives of women’s organisations in the countries of the Horn addressing their countries’ struggle towards gender equality, the progress achieved and the challenges faced.
- Tippu Tip: Ivory, Slavery and Discovery in the Scramble for Africa
Join Stuart Laing, Angelica Baschiera
Join Stuart Laing in conversation with Angelica Baschiera as Stuart Laing reveals the notorious life of the Zanibari Arab ivory and slave trader Tippu Tip.
- Quranic Schools in Northern Nigeria
Hannah Hoechner will discuss her latest book 'Quranic Schools in Northern Nigeria - Everyday Experiences of Youth, Faith, and Poverty', published by the Internatioanl African Library
- Asixoxe 2018 - Africa in a Polycentric World: Cosmopolitanism and the Local
The 5th edition of Asixoxe – Let’s Talk! Conference on African Philosophy will explore the theme: Africa in a Polycentric World: Cosmopolitanism and the Local