SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

In Memoriam: Patrick Chabal, His Life and Work

Patrick Chabal
Adam Sutcliffe, Jean-Pascal Daloz, David Harris, Toby Green, Rick Trainor, Michael Dwyer, Graham Furniss, Malyn Newitt, Richard Rathbone, Francisco Bethencourt, John Lonsdale

Date: 6 June 2014Time: 9:30 AM

Finishes: 6 June 2014Time: 5:30 PM

Venue: King's Building Strand Campus Room: Anatomy Lecture Theatre, KCL Strand Campus

Type of Event: Talk

A one day memorial event to celebrate the life and work of the historian and political scientist Patrick Chabal, who worked for 30 years of his career at King's College London in the Departments of History and Portuguese and Brazilian Studies.


09.45Welcome - Adam Sutcliffe, Head of the Department of History, King's College London
10:00Student Reflections and Tribute - led by recent students of Patrick Chabal; chaired by David Treece, King's College London
11:45History and Politics of Africa - Jean-Pascal Daloz, CNRS, Strasbourg; David Harris, University of Bradford; Nuno Vidal, Centro de Estudos Internacionais- Instituto Universitario de Lisboa. Chair Toby Green, King's College London
14:00Lusophone African Literature - David Brookshaw, University of Bristol; Joao Paulo Borges Coelho, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane; Margarida Calafate Ribeiro, Centro de Estudos Sociais, Universidade de Coimbra. Chair AbdoolKarim Vakil, King's College London
15:30A Short Reflection: Professor Sir Ric Trainor, Principal, King's College London
16:00Plenary: Patrick Chabal: Colleague, Scholar, Writer - Michael Dwyer, Christopher Hurst Publishers; Graham Furniss, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; Malyn Newitt, King's College London; Richard Rathbone, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London/University of Wales - Aberystwyth. Chair Francisco Bethencourt, King's College London
17:30Concluding reception in the Staff Comon Room of the King's Building, Strand Campus: reflections led by John Lonsdale, University of Cambridge
Admission is free but places are limited: please register in advance via the Eventbrite page.

Organiser: Departments of History and Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, King's College London

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