Sat 29 Apr

Uganda Studies Workshop at University College London (UCL)

Workshop on Emerging Approaches in Uganda Studies

Over the past ten years, the historiography of Uganda has been invested with new vigour. Building upon the increasing availability of private and public archives, and innovative ethnographic work, scholars have developed new areas of enquiry and have sought to rethink much of the work that was associated with the East African Institute of Social Research during the late 1950s and early 1960s. The purpose of this one-day workshop is to convene scholars who are actively working to rethink Uganda’s past and current scholarship. All are welcome to attend. View the programme:  Ugandaworkshoprevisedprogram.pdf.

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Sat 29 Apr

In Context: When the Heavens Meet the Earth

A discussion to explore the context in which the artists work

The Howard Theatre Downing College Cambridge CB2 1DQ, 2.00 p.m  Free limited spaces, book via or email

A unique opportunity to listen to artists, curators and collectors speak about the context of making art in African. The booking URL is:

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Tue 2 May

The Narrative of Nomads: Reconstructing the history of the Blemmyes and the Eastern Desert in Antiquity

Africa Archaeology Group

The John Alexander Seminar Series 2016-17

Speaker: Dr. Julien Cooper (University of Oxford)

Title: The Narrative of Nomads: Reconstructing the history
of the Blemmyes and the Eastern Desert in Antiquity

Date: Tuesday 2nd May at 4.30 pm
Venue: South Lecture Room, Downing Site, Downing Street

Followed by a wine reception
All welcome!

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Fri 5 May

A Day in the Life: Bede Sheppard from Human Rights Watch

Speaker to be confirmed

Join us next Friday 5 May for a talk by Bede Sheppard, Deputy Director of the Children’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch. Sheppard specializes in the issues of attacks on students, teachers, and schools, as well as the military use of schools.

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Wed 10 May

The Future of the UN

Rt Hon Lord Mark Malloch-Brown KCMG

The Centre for Rising Powers (CRP) announces the first in a series of discussions examining the role of the UN and the challenges facing its accountability, impact and future. The Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell will chair a discussion with Rt Hon Lord Mark Malloch-Brown KCMG on the future of the UN.

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Mon 22 May

Rethinking Resilient Healthcare Systems in Contexts of Conflict in Uganda

Dr Sarah Ssali, Makerere University

From individuals to communities, what does resilience mean when applied to healthcare systems? Understanding the resilience of healthcare systems during war requires us to go beyond common understandings of resilience as bouncing back and or thriving, to exploring how healthcare systems adapt to hardship and adversity.

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Tue 6 Jun

Research Tackling Emerging Antimicrobial Resistance: Biological and Social Dimensions

Clare College, Cambridge

AMR poses a global challenge to healthcare and agriculture, with antibiotic overuse and misuse, both in agriculture and human medicine, leading to a growing number of bacteria in humans, animals and the environment that are resistant to them. Despite the social and political nature of pharmaceuticals and their use, there has been a surprising lack of input from the social sciences in informing courses of action. CID (Cambridge Infectious Diseases) is planning a meeting to bring researchers across disciplines and working in ODA coutries together to promote interdisciplinary collaborations between groups that will seek funding to advance proposed projects on AMR. This interdisciplinary event is jointly organised by the Cambridge Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Centre and CRASSH. Call for papers and registration will open in April 2017. I

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