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Wed 28 Jan

The political economy of bovine tuberculosis

Richard Bennett, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Director of Research and Enterprise, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading

The talk charts the evolution of bTB policy in the UK and the institutional arrangements and stakeholders involved. It also considers the contribution of economics and social science research to the bTB policy debate

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Wed 28 Jan

Late Stone Age vs. Upper Palaeolithic in north-eastern Africa and the Near East: just a matter of terminology?

Dr Giuseppina Mutri (University of Cambridge)

Place: McDonald Institute, Seminar Room
Downing Site, Downing Street
Followed by a wine reception

All welcome!

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Wed 28 Jan

Aspirations for Hospital Care and the Emerging Cancer Epidemic in Kenya

Dr Benson Mulemi, The Catholic University in Eastern Africa & current visiting fellow at the Centre for African Studies

The seminar will take place on Wednesday 28th January at the usual time, between 1 - 2pm in Room S2, Alison Richard Building, West Road. 

All are very welcome to attend. 

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More Info: http://www.african.cam.ac.uk/events2/gradseminars/mulem...

Thu 29 Jan

Virulence: visualising the African body as a vector of epidemics

Exhibition Launch

  • 29 January 2015, 17:00 - 18:30
  • SG1 and Atrium, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, CB3 9DT
  • Conveners:Dr Christos Lynteris & Dr Branwyn Poleykett
  • Organised by: CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN THE ARTS, SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

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Mon 2 Feb

Same Sex Cultures and Pariah Formations in North Africa

Professor Caroline Rooney & Dr Julia Borossa, University of Kent & Middlesex University

This Talk is part of the Centre of African Studies Lent term Seminar Series: Gender in Africa This paper takes up the arguments of Joseph Massad’s Desiring Arabs concerning the cultural imperialism of the Western gay rights movement.

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Wed 4 Feb

From disease ecology to disease control: is elimination of rabies possible

Dr Katie Hampson, University of Glasgow, Institute of Biodiveristy Animal Health and Comparative medicine

The public health benefits and feasibility of canine rabies elimination through mass dog vaccination have been established. However the reality is that in most developing countries rabies is endemic. Bites by rabid dogs kill thousands of people every year and the delivery of life-saving post-exposure vaccines costs millions of dollars.

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Thu 5 Feb

Ebola and beyond: Interlaced inequalities, unsustainabilities and insecurities in a global development era

Professor Melissa Leach, Institute of Development Studies

As the Ebola crisis continues to unfold across West Africa and the international community belatedly but now intensely responds, bigger, broader questions arise beyond the immediate challenges on the ground. What does the Ebola crisis reveal about contemporary patterns of environment, health and development? What would it take to build...

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Thu 5 Feb

Disentangling focus constructions in Luganda

Jenneke van der Wal, University of Cambridge

In recent fieldwork in Uganda, we found that the Bantu language Luganda displays not just one, but three different morphosyntactic strategies to express focus. First, there is a positional effect for wh questions and corresponding answers to appear Immediately After the Verb, as is familiar from other Bantu languages (Watters...

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Mon 9 Feb

Female Sexuality as Capacity and Power? Re-Conceptualizing Sexualities in Africa

Dr Signe Arnfred, Rosklide University

This Talk is part of the Centre of African Studies Lent term Seminar Series: Gender in Africa The presentation will highlight different lines of thinking/conceptualizing female sexuality. One line of thinking female sexuality goes back to the Bible, with its expulsion of female desire (Eve from the Garden of Eden)...

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Tue 10 Feb

Capacity Building in Chemistry in Africa

Dr Steven Lancaster: Founder and Managing Director of the Foundation for Analytical Science & Technology in Africa - FASTA

There is a pressing need for advanced analytical instrumentation in African universities. *Foundation for Analytical Science & Technology in Africa* (FASTA) is a charitable company that was established in 2005 in response to a request to provide instrumentation to the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT) in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Mon 16 Feb

‘Women use our Strength in the House’; Savings Clubs and Social Mobility In South Africa

Professor Deborah James, LSE

This Talk is part of the Centre of African Studies Lent term Seminar Series: Gender in Africa In settings of increased inequality, where rising prosperity for some spells penury for others, savings clubs enable new types of communality to be created – especially by women - which mediate, or are...

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Mon 23 Feb

Intimacy and Inequality; Conceptualising Care Labour in Kenya

Professor Ambreena Manji, Cardiff University

This Talk is part of the Centre of African Studies Lent term Seminar Series: Gender in Africa Over a decade ago, in her influential paper Global Care Chains and Emotional Surplus Value, Hochschild introduced the idea of ‘global care chains’ to feminist studies of care work and emotional labour.

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Mon 2 Mar

At the Cutting Edge of Transformations in Gender Relations in Zambia

Dr Tony Simpson, University of Manchester

This Talk is part of the Centre of African Studies Lent term Seminar Series: Gender in Africa Writing of Zambia and Tanzania at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Baylies and Bujra (2000) argued that the epidemic might well possess strong liberatory potential to free both men and women from...

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Thu 5 Mar

Bush, Bench and Bedside: Nutrition Research in Rural Gambia

Professor Andrew Prentice: Head of the MRC International Nutrition Research Group at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and MRC Keneba, MRC Unit, The Gambia

The Medical Research Council has funded an extraordinary research centre deep in the Gambian bush for almost 70 years (see www.ing.mrc.ac.uk). This is now a vibrant fieldstation that attempts to bring cutting edge science to some of the long-unanswered challenges in maternal and child health in low-income settings.

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Mon 9 Mar

Fertility, Gender and the Family in Twentieth-Century East Africa

Dr Shane Doyle, University of Leeds

This Talk is part of the Centre of African Studies Lent term Seminar Series: Gender in Africa Human fertility has changed enormously in many East Africa societies over the past century, rising rapidly towards the end of the colonial period, and then, decades later, declining just as sharply, before stabilising...

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Thu 16 Apr

Print Media in the Colonial World

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Across the colonial world, the nineteenth and twentieth centuries saw a flourishing of newspapers and periodicals – some fleeting newssheets, others enduring forums of discussion, some published by the colonial state, others by enterprising editors and entrepreneurs.

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Thu 30 Apr

‘Scifest Africa’ - South Africa’s National Science Festival

Stephen Ashworth: Head of Natural Sciences at the University of East Anglia, UK, and Member of the Advisory Committee of Scifest Africa

*Scifest Africa* was established in 1996 to promote the public awareness, understanding and appreciation of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and innovation. The project consists of two components, namely the National Science Festival held in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape in March every year, as well as regional and national outreach programmes implemented...

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Fri 15 May

African Heritage Challenges: Development and Sustainability

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This conference is the 16th Annual Reserach Seminar by the Cambridge Heritage Research Group. Heritage in Africa is increasingly employed as a vehicle for development. The desire to make heritage pay is palpable. Can one really put the onus on Africa’s past to not only be self-sustaining but also to...

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