African Anthropology Seminar

Idumota Market, Lagos 2081 A.D. Illustration: Olalekan Jeyifous, alias Vigilism

The African Anthropology Seminar gives an opportunity to Africanist scholars from Norway and abroad to present their latest work in social anthropology and closely related disciplines - from history to contemporary art, archaeology to musicology, literary criticism to science and technology studies. The seminar aims to provide a forum for Africanist scholars and students from a wide range of institutions in Oslo to meet regularly for formal and informal discussions. Starting from April 2016, the seminar runs every semester, with a monthly frequency.

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Time and place: Oct. 18, 2017 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Blindern, Eilert Sundts hus, 6th Floor, Room 648

Richard Dimba Kiaka, Research Associate of the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Universität Hamburg, will deliver the lecture “Contesting the Elephant: Community-Based Conservation and Environmental Justice in Namibia”.

The seminar is open to all, including bachelor and master students. No registration is required. After the seminar, drinks and snacks will be served in our lunchroom.

Time and place: May 23, 2017 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Blindern, Eilert Sundts hus, 6th Floor, Room 648

Francis B. Nyamnjoh, Professor of Anthropology at the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, University of Cape Town, will deliver the lecture “#RhodesMustFall: nibbling at resilient colonialism”.

The event is co-hosted by the Department of Social Anthropology, UiO, and the Norwegian Council for Africa.

The seminar is open to all, including bachelor and master students. No registration is required. After the seminar, drinks and snacks will be served in our lunchroom.

Time: May 2, 2017 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Carol Berger, University of Oxford, will deliver the lecture “South Sudan's sexualised violence and the limits of 'empowerment': ethnicised conflict and the rape of 'communal property'”.

The seminar is open to all, including bachelor and master students. No registration is required. After the seminar, drinks and snacks will be served in our lunchroom.

Time and place: Nov. 16, 2016 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Blindern, Eilert Sundts hus, 6th Floor, Room 648

Per Ditlef Fredriksen, Associate Professor in the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo, will deliver the lecture “Memory, space/knowledge tensions and the necropolitics of contemporary pasts in southern Africa”.

The seminar is open to all, including bachelor and master students. No registration is required. After the seminar, drinks and snacks will be served in our lunchroom.

Time and place: Sep. 21, 2016 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Blindern, Eilert Sundts hus, 6th Floor, Room 648

Tamara Giles-Vernick, leader of the Medical Anthropology and Environment Group, Institut Pasteur (Paris), will deliver the lecture “The myth of the ‘cut hunter’: a historical approach to human-nonhuman primate relations and zoonotic disease in equatorial Africa”.

The seminar is open to all, including bachelor and master students. No registration is required. After the seminar, drinks and snacks will be served in our lunchroom.

Time and place: Aug. 24, 2016 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Blindern, Eilert Sundts hus, 6th Floor, Room 648

Vito Laterza, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo will deliver the lecture “‘A king is a king by his people’: understanding popular support for the monarchy in Swaziland”.

The seminar is open to all, including bachelor and master students. No registration is required. After the seminar, drinks and snacks will be served in our lunchroom.

Time and place: June 1, 2016 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Blindern, Eilert Sundts hus, 6th Floor, Room 648

Divine Fuh, Lecturer at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cape Town, will deliver the lecture “The Android generation: youth imagination and precarity in Cameroon”.

The seminar is open to all, including bachelor and master students. No registration is required. After the seminar, drinks and snacks will be served in our lunchroom. We will go for dinner, or just drinks, at Lorry Restaurant, Parkveien 12, at 18:00. Everybody is welcome to join at their own expense.

Time and place: May 18, 2016 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus, 6th Floor, Room 648

Rune Flikke, Associate Professor at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, will deliver the lecture “Colonial atmospheres and the emergence of racial identities in South Africa”.

The seminar is open to all, including bachelor and master students. No registration is required. After the seminar, drinks and snacks will be served in our lunchroom. We will go for dinner, or just drinks, at Lorry Restaurant, Parkveien 12, at 18:00. Everybody is welcome to join at their own expense.

Time and place: Apr. 20, 2016 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus, 6th Floor, Room 648

Patience Mususa, Senior Researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute, will deliver the lecture “The afterlife of women’s clubs on the Zambian Copperbelt”.

The seminar is open to all, including bachelor and master students. No registration is required. After the seminar, drinks and snacks will be served in our lunchroom. We will go for dinner, or just drinks, at Lorry Restaurant, Parkveien 12, at 18:00. Everybody is welcome to join at their own expense.