UCL African Studies Seminar Series
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).
‘Taxation and Development: From The Peasants’ Revolt to the postapartheid delivery service protests’
‘Birthplace, Bloodline and Beyond: How ‘Liberian Citizenship’ Is Currently Constructed in Liberia and Abroad’
‘On the question of non-racialism in South Africa’
9th February, Tamar Garb (UCL IAS) (Please note change of date from earlier versions)
Painting/Photography/Politics: Marlene Dumas and the Figuration of Difference
Cobalt Blues: The Half Life of Oncology's Technologies in Uganda"
School absenteeism in northern Malawi: trends, influences and the impact of cleaner burning biomass-fuelled cookstoves
Solar Home Systems and Performance Targets in Rwanda
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr Hélène Neveu Kringelbach (email@example.com)
Prof. Megan Vaughan (firstname.lastname@example.org)