University of Oxford | African Studies Centre | HT 2017
The Horn of Africa Seminar brings together students and scholars interested in examining the region from a multidisciplinary and comparative perspective. This term, the seminar will look at a variety of issues, including the history of South Sudan, opposition in Ethiopia, dynamics of state formation and decay across the Horn of Africa, and practices of representativeness amongst Muslims in Kenya. By hosting lectures by experienced researchers alongside post-graduates, and by mixing academic and policy research, we hope to come to a shared, factually informed and politically relevant understanding of trends in the region.
Except where otherwise noted, the seminar takes place on Tuesdays at 5.00 pm in the Seminar Room, at the African Studies Centre (13 Bevington Road, OX2 6LH).
|January 24 – Martin Plaut (Institute of Commonwealth Studies)|
|Ethiopia and Eritrea: an enduring animosity?
–Discussion and book launch for Understanding Eritrea: Inside Africa’s most repressive state
|February 2* – Douglas Johnson (Independent)|
|Writing a new history for South Sudan: whose history and for whom?
–Discussion and book launch for South Sudan: A New History for a New Nation
*Pavilion Room, St Antony’s College, with the African Studies Seminar
|February 7 – Hassan Mwakimako (Pwani University College)|
|What Is Supreme about the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM): Challenging the practices of representativeness amongst Muslims in Kenya|
|February 20* – Laura Mann (LSE)|
|Ideology and Strategy: Understanding the Relationship Between Politics and Economy in Sudan
*Seminar Room 2, Queen Elizabeth House, with the African History & Politics Seminar
|February 28 – Christopher Clapham (Cambridge)|
|Discussion and book launch for The Horn of Africa: State Formation and Decay|
|March 7 – Terje Ostebo (University of Florida)|
|Religion and ethnicity as venues of opposition in Ethiopia|
No prior registration is required to attend the seminar, but masters and doctoral students are encouraged to sign up to the online list of graduates working on the Horn of Africa: http://goo.gl/qtv30E
If you would like to present your own research at a future seminar, please write to the convener:
Jason Mosley (email@example.com)