1st week, 16 October: Peter Delius (University of the Witwatersrand), ‘Bokoni - Life and Death amongst the Terraces, 1700-1830’
2nd week, 23 October: Allen Isaacman (University of Minnesota), ‘Extending South Africa’s Tentacles of Empire: the Deterritorialisation of Cahora Bassa Dam’
3rd week, 30 October: ‘Zambia 50th independence anniversary: Narratives of Nationhood’ event, in conjunction with Zambia Discussion Group and the Journal of Southern African Studies. Speakers: Hugh Macmillan (University of Oxford), Julia Tischler (Humboldt University, Berlin), Alice Evans (London School of Economics) and Jack Hogan (University of Kent)
4th week, 6 November: Insa Nolte (University of Birmingham), ‘Conversion between Islam and Christianity: Gender and religious change among the Yoruba of Southwest Nigeria’
5th week, 13 November: Terri Ochiaga (University of Sussex), 'The Lagos Boys' Holiday Camp, 1942-52: An Ambivalent Exercise in Colonial Ex-centricity'
6th week, 20 November: Pedro Aires d’Oliveira (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), ‘African Auxiliaries and Portugal’s Imperial Endgame: the contrasting cases of Guinea-Bissau, Angola and Mozambique (1960 - c.1976)’
7th week, 27 November: Naseem Badiey (California State University), ‘The State of Post-conflict Reconstruction: land, urban development, and state-building in Juba, Southern Sudan"
(Dahrendorf Room, St. Antony’s College)
8th week, 4 December: Laurent Gabail (University of Oxford), ‘Believe it or Not. Self-distance and irony in the ritual practices of the Bassari of Guinea’
Convenors: Miles Larmer and William Beinart.
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