Cambridge-Africa

Events

Thu 23 Oct

Albinism, Witchcraft, Superstition and Livelihood Insecurity in East Africa

Seminar

Dr Benson Mulemi, Catholic University of Eastern Africa & Fellow at the Centre of African Studies Cambridge

Thursday 23 October 2104 at 5pm
Seminar Room, Division of Social Anthropology,
Free School Lane, Cambridge

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Sat 25 Oct

Ancient worlds at Girton

Exhibition

Saturday 25 October: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday 25 October: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Girton College, Lawrence Room, Huntingdon Road, CB3 0JG

Hermione's inscription, her beautiful portrait and the intricate pattern of her linen wrappings make her unique. She now rests, and is cherished, in the first residential higher education establishment for women in Britain. She is the star of an Egyptian collection including predynastic pottery, and significant collections of shabtis, scarabs, beads, and amulets.

The museum also houses a Mediterranean collection of Tanagra figurines – small, mould-cast terracotta statues of humans, animals and birds, and a collection of local Roman and Anglos-Saxon finds from the second to sixth centuries AD.

Part of the Festival of Ideas. Drop in.

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Sat 25 Oct

Hustle, misfits and jugaad: alternative economic models from around the world

Talk

Saturday 25 October: 11:00am - 12:30pm

Law, Faculty of, LG19, 10 West Road, CB3 9DZ

Over 4 billion people live outside the formal economy. Join Jaideep Prabhu, Tatiana Thieme, Alexa Clay and Kyra Maya Phillips in a discussion about alternative, informal economic models which include ‘hustling’ in cities like Nairobi, Detroit, Paris and Barcelona; the Indian concept of ‘Jugaad’; and black, gray, informal and other ‘misfit economies’ from around the world. This discussion will be chaired by the BBC's Peter Day.

Part of the Festival of Ideas, booking required via web link.

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Sat 25 Oct

Let’s talk about revolution

Benjamin Abrams

The recent revolutions in Ukraine, Egypt and Tunisia have arrived suddenly and unexpectedly. Benjamin Abrams, Department of Sociology, explains how these revolutions occurred, why they're different, and how we might predict the revolutions of the future. The event is free but booking in advance is required. See more at: www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/events/lets-talk-about-revolution#sthash.

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Sat 25 Oct

Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide

Launch Event

25th October, 2014

10am - 4pm. A warm welcome to the opening of our new premises by the HM Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Hugh Duberly CBE.

Live West African music from the group Folignouma • Meet students on the CCCW Encounter Scheme returning from Peru, Zambia, S. Africa, etc. • Learn about the Lord’s Resistance Army from Dr Helen Nambalirwa Nkabala, CAPREx Fellow, Makerere University, Uganda • Visit the the Centre’s library and archives

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Sat 25 Oct

Ben Okri in conversation

Talk

Saturday 25 October: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Law, Faculty of, LG19, 10 West Road, CB3 9DZ

Booker prize-winning author Ben Okri will looking back at his writing career with Tim Cribb, an English Fellow at the University of Cambridge who was a visiting lecturer at the universities of Ife and Kwara State in Nigeria. Okri is considered one of the foremost African authors in the post-modern and post-colonial traditions and has been compared favourably to authors such as Salman Rushdie and Gabriel García Márquez.

Part of the Festival of Ideas. Booking required, via web link. 

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Sat 25 Oct

Challenges to sexual identities: global perspectives

Talk

Saturday 25 October: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Law, Faculty of, LG18, 10 West Road, CB3 9DZ

What has caused the rise in extremism against gay people in some parts of the world? What drives tolerance and diversity? Speakers in this discussion include gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, who will discuss the global picture for gay rights, how useful international campaigns are and whether globalisation can contribute to greater tolerance. Anthony Obidike from Justice for Gay Africans will talk about the issues facing gay people in some parts of Africa and how extremism can be countered. Dr Katherine Browne, a researcher at the University of Brighton, will discuss her award-winning work on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans lives in Brighton & Hove. Professor Susan Golombok, Director of the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge, will talk about her research on new family forms.

Part of the Festival of Ideas, booking required via web link. 

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Sat 25 Oct

52 Days to Timbuktu: tapestry and mud cloth inspired by Mali and Morocco

Guided Tour & Talk

Saturday 25 October: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Alison Richard Building, Meet in the atrium, Sidgwick Site 7 West Road, CB3 9DT

Tim Oelman is a tapestry and bogolan (mud cloth) artist who uses hand woven tapestry and mud cloth (bogolan) to explore sign and symbol, drawing on a diversity of sources, including pre-classical European roots and modern African cultures.
His guided tour will refer to the cultural identities seen in Moroccan Berber rug making and Malian bogolan. Tim studied art at the City Lit, London, and at London Metropolitan University (MA 2003).

Part of the Festival of Ideas, booking required via web link.

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Sun 26 Oct

Struggle to maintain Kabyle identity in Algeria.

Talk

Sunday 26 October: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Alliance Française, 60 Hills Road, CB2 1LA

Since the independence from France in 1962, the Berber people in Algeria are fighting to preserve their identity, culture and language. During this talk, Bashir Saoudi, author of the book “The Guillotine Choice”, will discuss this true compelling, life-affirming story of a man’s endurance and will to live under the most brutal of circumstances as well as his experience.

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Mon 27 Oct

Literary prizes and Africa

Exhibition

Monday 27 October: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 28 October: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 29 October: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 30 October: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 31 October: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 1 November: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Centre of African Studies, Library 3rd floor, Alison Richard Building 7 West Road, CB3 9DT

Everyone’s heard of the Booker and the Pulitzer, but how about the Caine Prize? African writers like Wole Soyinka have won major literary prizes including the Nobel, but prizes have also been established specifically for African writers. But what makes writing or a writer African? Come to the African Studies Library to explore this question, and discover the works of some prizewinning writers you may not already know.

Part of the Festival of Ideas. Drop in. 

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Mon 27 Oct

The (In)visible Gay in Academic Leadership: Implications for Re-imagining Inclusion and Transformation in South Africa

Dr Robert Balfour, Visiting Fellow, Institute of Education

The Gender Research Seminars offer academics and graduate students an opportunity to present their work-in-progress to a multi-disciplinary audience interested in gender, in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Seminars are held at lunch times on specified days during Michaelmas and Lent and everyone is welcome to attend.

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Tue 28 Oct

Humanitarian Centre - Knowledge Exchange

Lunchtime Discussion

Where: The Humanitarian Centre
Time: 13:00 - 15:00

Eleanor Harrison, Chief Executive of GlobalGiving UK will attending this lunchtime discussion on monitoring impact and evaluation for NGOs.

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Tue 28 Oct

What role should volunteering play in International Development?

Talk

Where: Nihon Room, Pembroke College, Cambridge
Time: 17:00

Have you volunteered before? Are you considering volunteering? Or does your organisation or society recruit volunteers to work in International Development? If yes, this talk by Eleanor Harrison, Chief Executive of GlobalGiving UK, and Enoch Kagoda, Executive Director of the Kabubbu Development Project in Uganda, is right for you! Come and join the Humanitarian Centre for this talk, with the possibility of asking questions at the end and even finding out about volunteer opportunities directly.

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Tue 28 Oct

A Land of Conspiracy: Geopolitics and Imagination in Colonial North Africa

James Roslington (Cambridge)

A public talk by James Roslington. The talk will be followed by a wine reception.

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Wed 29 Oct

Your Song

Musical Performance

Wednesday 29 October: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, CB3 9DP

Your Song is a celebration of community singing featuring choirs from across the city expressing their unique identities through song. Each choir will be given their moment to shine before joining forces to perform Alexander L'Estrange's Zimbe, an upbeat African work scored for chorus, children's choir and jazz quartet. Organised by Cambridge Music Education Outreach.

Part of the Festival of Ideas, booking required via web link.

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More Info: http://www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/events/your-song

Wed 29 Oct

Volunteering in East Africa – Contrasting Approaches

Information Event

Where: Latimer Room, Clare College
Time: 19:30

Afrinspire, Education Partnerships Abroad and Cambridge Development Initiative are all active on the ground in East Africa. They offer opportunities for Cambridge students to travel to Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.
Hear from students who have engaged in different ways in urban and rural settings for different lengths of time. Evaluate the approaches and consider what’s right for you in summer 2015. Bring your own experience along to share.
A collaborative event of Afrinspire Cambridge Student Society, Education Partnerships Abroad and Cambridge Development Initiative.

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Wed 29 Oct

Current Legal and Policy Issues in the African Energy Sector

Conference- free to attend University of Buckinghamshire

The University of Buckingham Centre for Extractive Energy Studies (UBCEES) is hosting the free event, entitled Current Legal and Policy Issues in the African Energy Sector, on Wednesday October 29.

Open for all to attend, it will take the form of a round table conference featuring noted experts, from 2pm to 5pm at the Radcliffe Centre.

Speakers include the first vice-president of the Nigerian stock exchange, Abimbola Ogunbanjo, and the group chief executive of African integrated energy company Oando plc, Wale Tinubu.

The Extractive Energy Studies Centre offers a holistic approach to the study of the subject.

This includes issues of good governance and accountability, combating corruption and asset recovery, legal and competition issues relating to the process of the extraction of energy and its environmental impact.

The centre also looks into labour rights in the global extractive energy centre, including the particpation of indigenous communities in the decision-making process of the ownership, extraction and management of energy resources.

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More Info: http://www.buckingham.ac.uk/event/ubcees-conference-cur...

Thu 30 Oct

Cambridge-Africa Day 2014

Focusing on Africa, in Cambridge

The first Cambridge-Africa Day will take place on 30th October 2014 at Emmanuel College in Cambridge, and will be introduced by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge - Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz. There will be a wide range of short but very interesting presentations about Cambridge's involvement in research capacity building in African institutions, and the many mutually-beneficial collaborative research and development projects that Cambridge and African researchers and students are involved in.

African researchers, Africans in the Diaspora, research and funding organisations, Cambridge students and academics, etc. - you wouldn't want to miss this fantastic event. It will be free to attend, but places will be limited. To view the programme and register your place, visit https://cambridge-africa-day.eventbrite.co.uk.

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Fri 31 Oct

Humanitarian Centre - Knowledge Exchange

Lunchtime Discussion

Where: The Humanitarian Centre
Time: 13:00 - 15:00

This is the last official Global Food Futures event before the launch of the year's report. The theme is 'Nutrition Interventions and Community Development' and we will be joined by Natalie Roschnik, a Senior Nutrition Advisor at Save the Children.

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Fri 31 Oct

Sophiatown

Theatre Production

PERFORMANCE DATES: Tue 28 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014 at 7.45pm

For the first time since its creation in 1986, the Junction Avenue Theatre’s classic South African production Sophiatown is coming to Cambridge. Set in 1950s west-central Johannesburg where artists, activists and illegal bars make up the the cultural heart of South Africa, the play takes place in the freehold township of Sophiatown, home to Mandela, Tutu, Nkosi and Miriam Makeba. When local resident and shebeen owner Mamariti’s politically charged household welcomes Jewish girl Ruth Golden to stay, class warfare, racism and rebellion erupt as political journalists, teenagers, gangsters and gamblers seek to save their home from the imminent construction of a whites-only suburb, aptly named ‘Triomf’.

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Sat 1 Nov

Writing and Identity in Contemporary Nigeria

Talk

Saturday 1 November: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Centre of African Studies Library, Alison Richard Building 7 West Road, CB3 9DT

A talk by Nigerian academic Dr Sule Emmanuel Egya, who writes poetry and fiction under the pen name E.E Sule, Winner of the Commonwealth Book Prize for Africa for his first novel, Sterile Sky, published by Pearson Education in the African Writers Series in 2012.The talk will centre on how contemporary Nigerian writers infuse indigenous words, expressions and idioms in their works as markers of identity.

Part of the Festival of Ideas, booking required via web link.

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Sat 1 Nov

Photography and Africa

Seminar

10.30am-12noon, Fitzwilliam Museum.

By artist - Javier Hirschfield

In a one hour and 30 minutes seminar, Hirschfeld will tackle the following aspects on Africa and Photography:

- Cultural and Aesthetic Synchretism
- African Studio Photography
- Inspiring Artists Revisiting the History of Art

Venue: Seminar Room at Fitzwilliam Museum. (Use Courtyard Entrance).

Limited places: 70 so online booking is essential.

Online registration: http://bit.ly/photographyandafrica

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Sat 1 Nov

‘Más Morena’ by Javier Hirschfeld

Photo Exhibition

VENUE: Cambridge Arts Picturehouse Cafe
TIME: Launched at 5 PM, 1st November 2014

The exhibition will be in the Arts Picturehouse during the whole of the Cambridge African Film Festival between 1-9 November 2014. Hirschfeld proposes a journey through the aesthetical experimentation, bringing together the Senegalese everyday life and the Andalusian Romantic painting of Julio Romero de Torres.

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Sat 1 Nov

Dankumba & Timbuktu

Two Film Screenings

 

  • Time: 6.30pm
  • Venue: Arts Picturehouse
  • More details on both films via weblink (below). Films will be followed by live music and drinks reception.

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TALK

Sat 1 Nov

Festival of Ideas An exploration of contemporary French identity through Art and Poetry

Dr Geneviève Guétemme

Talk by Geneviève Guétemme This talk will bring to attention the idea of mixed identity in contemporary France as experienced and shown by two artists: Armand Vial, French photographer and pied-noir, who chose to go back to Algeria in 2011, and Kader Attia, French of Algerian origin, multimedia artist living...

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Sat 1 Nov

'Token of loss' by Dr Benson Mulemi

Talk

12:00-13:00, 1st November 2014

Centre of African Studies, Library 3rd floor, Alison Richard Building 7 West Road, CB3 9DT

Dr Benson Mulemi, a medical anthropologist at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, will give a talk on stigma, spoilt identity and cancer rehabilitation in Kenya. Cancer therapy and rehabilitative technologies act as reminders of the loss of identity and pre-morbidity personhood. The talk will examine patients and survivors’ perspectives on their body and social function, and identity, drawing on hospital ethnography in Kenya.

Booking required (via web link)

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More Info: http://www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/events/token-loss

Sun 2 Nov

El Problema

Film Screening + Q&A

  • Time: 1.30pm
  • Venue: Arts Picturehouse
  • French, Arabic & Spanish with English subtitles
  • Dr Alice Wilson will host a Q&A following the screening, one of the leading scholars on the Western Sahara liberation movement, at the University of Cambridge.
  • More details on the film via weblink (below). posterelproblema

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Sun 2 Nov

Roadmap to Apartheid

Film Screening + Q&A

 

  • Time: 6.15pm
  • Venue: Arts Picturehouse
  • David Africa and Dr Ruba Salih will host a Q&A following the screening. David was a liberation movement activist in 1980s South Africa, holding leadership positions in student and youth political organisations. He has commented on South African politics, international security and Israel’s occupation in Al Jazeera Online, The Mail & Guardian and South Africa radio and television. Dr Ruba Salih is a Member of the Centre for Palestine Studies and Reader of Gender Studies in SOAS, University of London, with extensive academic work on Palestine.
  • Part of 'South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour'
  • More details on the film via weblink (below).

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Mon 3 Nov

1994: The Bloody Miracle

Film Screening + Q&A with Director

  • Time: 6.00pm
  • Venue: Arts Picturehouse
  • English with English subtitles
  • Director Meg Rickards will host a Q&A following the screening
  • Part of 'South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour'
  • More details on the film via weblink (below)FRAME2

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Tue 4 Nov

Visions to be Heard: Empowering Young Africans through Film

Short Films & Panel Discussion

  • Time: 6.30pm
  • Venue: Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College
  • In partnership with the Humanitarian Centre & French Studies Society (Trinity College)
  • More details on the event via weblink (below)

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Tue 4 Nov

1977 – Martyrdom and the Centenary Celebrations in Idi Amin's Uganda

Eva Namusoke

Abstract not available

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Tue 4 Nov

Charity Ceilidh with Afrinspire and EWB

Fundraiser

Where: Emmanuel United Reformed Church, 72 Trumpington Street, Cambridge
Time: 20:00-22:00, doors open at 19:45

Tickets:
£8 including a glass of wine (£7 if you buy your ticket before 1st November)! Please go to https://afrinspire-ewb-ceilidh.eventbrite.co.uk to buy your tickets.

With all proceeds shared between EWB Projects and Afrinspire, thereby directly changing lives in East Africa, this exciting night of Scottish dancing is not to be missed!

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Wed 5 Nov

Four Corners

Film Screening + Q&A with Director

  • Time: 6.00pm
  • Venue: Arts Picturehouse
  • Director Ian Gabriel will host a Q&A following the screening
  • Part of 'South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour'
  • More details on the film via weblink (below)

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Thu 6 Nov

Gone Too Far

Film Screening + Q&A with Director

  • Time: 6.30pm
  • Venue: Arts Picturehouse
  • English and Yoruba with English subtitles
  • Director Destiny Ekaragha and Sierra Leonean Cambridge University alumni of Social and Political Science, Mamusu Kallon, will host a Q&A following the screening
  • More details on the film via weblink (below)

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Thu 6 Nov

Market Imaginary

Film Screening

  • Time: 8.45pm
  • Venue: Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College
  • Wolof, French & English with English subtitles
  • More details on the film via weblink (below)

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Fri 7 Nov

Le Voyage d'une vie

Film Screening + Q&A with Director & Author + Panel Discussion

  • Time: 5.30pm
  • Venue: Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College
  • Following the screening, there will be a discussion panel with the director, Ingrid Franchi, writer and protagonist, Ferdinand Fokou, as well as Dr Jean Khalfa, Hannah Kilduff and PhD students at Cambridge Unviersity Franca Hoffman (involved in the film) and Njoki Wamain (Kenyan student of International Studies, President of the Cambridge East African Society)
  • Special focus on migration
  • More details on the event via weblink (below)

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Fri 7 Nov

Die Welt

Film Screening + Q&A with Director & Producer

  • Time: 8.00pm
  • Venue: TBC
  • French and Arabic with English subtitles
  • Special focus on migration
  • Director Alex Pitstra and film producer Rosan Breman will host a Q&A following the screening of the film, in conversation with Dr Jean Khalfa
  • More details on the film via weblink (below)

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Sat 8 Nov

Miners Shot Down

Film Screening + Q&A

  • Time: 1.30pm
  • Venue: TBC
  • Alice Meyer will host a Q&A following the screening, a South African Gates PhD candidate of English at the University of Cambridge who has presented the paper ‘The Case of Marikana: poetry and protest in post-apartheid South Africa’
  • Part of 'South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour'
  • More details on the film via weblink (below)

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Sat 8 Nov

Princesa de Africa

Film Screening + Reception

  • Time: 6.00pm
  • Venue: TBC
  • Spanish, Wolof and French with English Subtitles
  • Following the screening, there will be a closing party with food, music & dance
  • More details on the film via weblink (below)

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Sun 9 Nov

South African Popular Songs

Workshop


Venue: Faculty of Education within Homerton College, Hills Road. 

Led by: South African lyric soprano, Joyce Moholoagae.

Time: 1.30 - 3.30 pm

Entry Fee: £5 for workshop + closing Cambridge African Film Festival ticket for 'Hear me Move' at 5pm

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Sun 9 Nov

Hear Me Move

Film Screening + Q&A with Director

  • Time: 5.00pm
  • Venue: Arts Picturehouse
  • Following the screening, director Scottnes L. Smith and choreographer Paul Modjajdi will join us for a Q&A and later there will be a live performance by South African singer Joyce Moholoagae
  • Part of 'South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour'
  • More details on the film via weblink (below)

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Fri 14 Nov

Genetics in Africa

Dr Manjinder Sandu, International Health Research Group & Genetic Epidemiology Group, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

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Wed 19 Nov

Scribes, 'scribes' and language contact in Greco-Roman Egypt

Martti Leiwo (Helsinki)

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Thu 20 Nov

Climate Change in Africa

Dr Chuks Okereke, University of Reading, UK

Dr Okereke is an Associate Professor at the University of Reading, UK. He is broadly interested in researching the governance of climate change and links with international development and global political economy. Particularly: (a)the governance of climate adaptation and low carbon development in Africa (b)ethical dimensions of global environmental and...

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Tue 25 Nov

Religion and Humour: The Islamic Feast of Sacrifice in Egyptian Cartoons

Professor Gabriel M. Rosenbaum - Dept. of Arabic Language and Literature,The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Director, The Israeli Academic Center in Cairo and Visiting Fellow Wolfson College, Cambridge

The Islamic Feast of Sacrifice that starts after the conclusion of the pilgrimage ceremonies in Mecca will be briefly described at the outset of the lecture. In addition to the traditional customs associated with this Feast, a unique folklore has developed.

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Mon 1 Dec

Transition and Justice in Africa: A Panel Discussion

Speaker to be confirmed

Gerhard Anders (University of Edinburgh, co-chair) Olaf Zenker (Free University Berlin, co-chair) Steffen Jensen (Danish Institute against Torture) Nigel Eltringham (University of Sussex) Jens Meierhenrich (London School of Economics, discussant)

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Thu 4 Dec

Focus on the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS): An Overview of the Aims, the Model, Achievements and Future Plans

Irene Tamajong

The *African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI)* is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate training, research and outreach in mathematical sciences. The AIMS-NEI vision is to lead the transformation of Africa through innovative scientific training, technical advances and breakthrough discoveries which benefit the...

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Wed 10 Dec

Succulents in South Africa

David Porter

South Africa is home to many of the 'other succulents' (i.e. non-cacti) which we grow.

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Thu 29 Jan

Carbon Conflicts: New Imaginaries and Political Economies in African Forest Landscapes

Professor Melissa Leach, Institute of Development Studies

Global climate change concerns have stimulated a wave of forest carbon projects and offsetting schemes across the world, many in Africa. These are exemplars of the contemporary neo-liberalisation of nature, but also shaped by the peculiar, globalised discourses and practices that construct carbon as a tradeable commodity.

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