UCL Anthropology


Previous Seminars

Africa Seminar Series 2012-13

Fridays 4.00-6.00pm
Daryll Forde Seminar Room, Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton St, Off Gordon Square

Autumn 2012

05 October - Ramon Sarro (Dept. of Anthropology Oxford University)
'Only Connect' Kyangyang and the Works of Prophetic Imagination in Guinea-Bissau

12 October - Ruth Malleson (Dept. of Anthropology UCL)
Minor or Major?: Understanding variations in the importance of non-wood forest products for rural people in West Africa

19 October -  Mark Infield (Flora and Fauna International)
The Beautiful Land; The Sacred Mountain; The Spirit Island - cultural values, protected areas and conservation in Uganda

26 October - Nelson Edewor (Leventis Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies)
Bestriding Traditional and Modern Ekiti/Igbomina Styles: The Wood Carving Genre of Lamidi Olonaide Fakeye (1928-2009)

02 November - Prof Murray Last (Dept. of Anthropology, UCL)
The legacy of Sokoto: usable history, polarities of piety, Boko Haram...


16 November - Julie Snorek (United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security - UNU-EHS)
How changes in ecosystem services, social vulnerability and water governance are contributing to tensions or cooperation between herders and farmers in the context of climate change in Niger.

23 November - Ulrika Trovalla (Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden)
Medicine for Uncertain Futures: A Nigerian City in the Wake of a Crisis

30 November - Vreni Jean Richard (Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute Switzerland)
Crowding at Lake Chad: Demographic and health surveillance of mobile pastoralists and their animals

07 December - Aliya Adamu (Leventis Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies)
Rupert East and the publishing of 'native' work in the 1930s

CANCELLED - 14 December Sasha Anothin (Dept. of Anthropology UCL)
The Frameworks of 'the Association' in urban Ethiopia

Contact Ruth Malleson (r.malleson@ucl.ac.uk) for any further information.

West Africa Seminars 2010-11

Fridays at 4.30 pm in the Daryll Forde Seminar Room,
UCL Anthropology, 14 Taviton St


October 15 Krijn Peters [Swansea]
People's Courts & Jungle Justice: How the RUF's popular justice failed to address structural social injustices for the underclass of youth in Sierra Leone

October 22 No Seminar

October 29 Katrin Schulze [SOAS]
The State and Development of Contemporary Art in Northern Nigeria [title tbc]

November 5 Ozioma Onuzulike [Leventis fellow]
Before and After Michael Cardew: Modern Nigerian Ceramics Since 1904

Reading Week

November 19 Katrin Maier [Sussex]
Gender and Authority among Nigerian Pentecostal Christians in London

November 26 Gunnar Weimann [Amsterdam]
Islamic Criminal Law in Northern Nigeria: politics, religion, judicial practice

December 3 TBA

December 10 Bronwen Manby
Nationality laws in Africa

Enquiries to:

Dr Barrie Sharpe
Department of Anthropology
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT

Tel: +44 20 7679 8649
Fax: +44 20 7380 8632
Email: b.sharpe@ucl.ac.uk