UCL African Studies Research Centre


UCL African Studies Seminar Series

UCL Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre

UCL African Studies Research Centre (UCL Institute of Advanced Studies) is pleased to announce the inauguration of a regular lunchtime seminar series. During the 2016/2017 academic year the series will explore Africanist research conducted by UCL staff. Seminars will cover a wide range of topics and disciplines.

Seminars will be held every other Thursday during term at 12.30-2pm,  at the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), Wilkins Building, South wing (specific rooms TBC).

Summer term 2017

Seminars will be held on Thursdays 12.30-2 pm, seminar room 20 at the Institute of Advanced Study (Wilkins building in the South wing, 1st floor).

4th May Tim Gibbs (UCL History)

‘Taxation and Development: From The Peasants’ Revolt to the postapartheid delivery service protests’

11th May Robtel Neajai Pailey (International Migration Institute, University of Oxford)

‘Birthplace, Bloodline and Beyond: How ‘Liberian Citizenship’ Is Currently Constructed in Liberia and Abroad’

25th May Deborah Posel (University of Cape Town)

‘On the question of non-racialism in South Africa’

Previous seminars

19th January, Jerome Lewis (UCL Anthropology)

Title TBC

9th February, Tamar Garb (UCL IAS) (Please note change of date from earlier versions)

Painting/Photography/Politics: Marlene Dumas and the Figuration of Difference

16th February, Marissa Mika (UCL IAS)

Cobalt Blues: The Half Life of Oncology's Technologies in Uganda"

2nd March, Christine Kelly (Epidemiology and Population Health, LSHTM)

School absenteeism in northern Malawi: trends, influences and the impact of cleaner burning biomass-fuelled cookstoves

16th March, Iwona Bisaga (UCL Centre for Urban Sustainability and Resilience)

Solar Home Systems and Performance Targets in Rwanda

20th October

Moses Oketch (UCL Institute of Education)

Cross-country analysis of youth opportunities and aspirations for TVET in sub-Saharan Africa

27th October: Sara Randall (UCL Anthropology)

The gendered trajectory to old age in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Please note: Exceptionally, the first two seminars will be in consecutive weeks.

17th November: Michael Walls (UCL Development and Planning Unit)

Gender, elections and representation: political settlement in Somaliland

1st December: Ben Page (UCL Geography)

‘Better men’: Late colonial ideas about African leadership at the Man O War Bay Training Centre, Cameroon 1952-61

15th December: Tim Colbourn (UCL Global Health)

Childhood pneumonia in Malawi: evaluating PCV13 vaccine effectiveness, and on-going work to further reduce disease burden and mortality

This new series is convened by the African Studies Research Centre/IAS:

Dr Matt Davies (matt.davies@ucl.ac.uk)

Dr Hélène Neveu Kringelbach (h.neveu@ucl.ac.uk)

Prof. Megan Vaughan (megan.vaughan@ucl.ac.uk)