School of Social and Political Science

Centre of African Studies (CAS) Seminar Series Autumn 2022



Content

Full programme of weekly seminars for Semester 1 2022/23.

Wednesday, September 21, 4:00pm - Asylum, Migration and Racial Politics: What’s New in UK-Africa Relations?

Panel:

  • David Ngendo Tshimba, Makerere Institute of Social Research, Uganda
  • Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker, University of Khartoum, Sudan, & UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Eritrea
  • Sara Dorman, Politics and International Relations, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Venue: Chrystal Macmillan Building Seminar Rooms 1 and 2

Co-sponsored by the Centre of African Studies and Race-ED

Chair: 

  • Georgia Cole, Social Work, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Wednesday, September 28, 4:00pm Book Launch - The Digital Continent: Placing Africa in the World of Digital Work

Speaker: 

  • Mohammad Amir Anwar, CAS, University of Edinburgh

Discussants:

  • Edward Webster, Southern Centre for Inequality Studies, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Karen Gregory, Department of Sociology, University of Edinburgh

Venue: Chrystal Macmillan Building Seminar Rooms 1 and 2

Wednesday, October 5, 4:00pm - The Queer Politics of Postcoloniality

Speaker:

  • Rahul Rao, University of St. Andrews

Discussants:

  • B Camminga, Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Hemangini Gupta, Politics and International Relations, University of Edinburgh

Co-sponsored by the Centre of African Studies, Centre for South Asian Studies and Gender-ED

Chair:

Barbara Bompani, CAS, University of Edinburgh

Venue: 50 George Square, Room G06

Wednesday, October 12, 4:00pm - Gendered Surplus People, Food Security, and Maladaptation to Climate Change in Northern Ghana

Speaker:

  • Hanson Nyantakyi-Frimpong, Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Denver

Chair:

  • Sam Spiegel, Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh

Venue: 7 George Square, Room S.1

Co-sponsored by the Centre of African Studies, the Political Ecology Network (POLLEN) and the Edinburgh Environment and Development Network (EEDN)

Wednesday, October 19, 4:00pm - The Maldives in Medieval Global Networks: Connections to Africa (and Other Places)

Speaker:

  • Anne Haour, University of East Anglia

Venue: Meadows Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School, Doorway 4

Co-sponsored by the Edinburgh Centre for Global History and the Centre of African Studies

Discussant:  

  • John Giblin, National Museum of Scotland

Wednesday, October 26, 4:00pm - Book Launch - Legitimation as Political Practice: Crafting Everyday Authority in Tanzania and Beyond

Speaker:

  • Kathy Dodworth, Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh

Venue: Chrystal Macmillan Building Seminar Rooms 1 and 2 

Co-sponsored by the Centre of African Studies and Politics and International Relations (PIR)

Chair:

  • Claire Duncanson, Politics and International Relations, University of Edinburgh

Wednesday, November 2, 4:00pm - African Writers’ Lives: Focus on Leila Aboulela

Speaker:

  • Bhakti Shringarpure, Department of English, University of Connecticut

Venue: Chrystal Macmillan Building Seminar Rooms 1 and 2

Co-sponsored by CAS and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH)

Chair:

  • Terri Ochiagha Plaza, School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, University of Edinburgh

Wednesday, November 16, 4:00pm - Aid and Architecture in the 2020s

Speaker:

  • Ola Uduku, University of Liverpool

Venue: 50 George Square, Room G06

Wednesday, November 23, 4:00pm - Smart Cities and African Urbanism: Through the Lens of Nairobi, Kenya

Speaker:

  • Prince Guma, British Institute in Eastern Africa

Chair/Discussant:

  • Kamau Wairuri, Edinburgh Napier University

Venue: 50 George Square, Room G06