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.

Upcoming

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Time and place: Sep. 25, 2019 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Rom 648, Eilert Sundts hus

Peter Ernest Mangesho from the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) in Tanzania will join us for a seminar entitled "Knowing and unknowing of AMR among Tanzanian pastoralists: local conceptualizations about (mis)appropriations of veterinary knowledge "

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: Oct. 15, 2019 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Blindern, Eilert Sundts hus, 6th Floor, Room 648

Welcome to a seminar with Dr. Naomi Haynes, Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh. 

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.

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Time and place: Nov. 20, 2019 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Blindern, Eilert Sundts hus, 6th Floor, Room 648

Welcome to a Seminar with Jacinta Victoria S. Muinde from the University of Oslo, who will give the talk, "Eating and sharing: Universal Health Coverage, citizenship and narratives of ‘free’ public healthcare in Kenya".

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.

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Time and place: Dec. 4, 2019 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Rom 648, Eilert Sundts hus

Welcome to a seminar with Melissa Graboyes from the University of Oregon, who will give a talk entitled, "Malaria as an “Environmental” Disease: African Vernacular Knowledge and Biomedical Conceptions in Zanzibar, 1950-2018".

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.

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Time and place: Sep. 4, 2019 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Rom 648, Eilert Sundts hus

Richard Rottenburg from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg (SA) will join us for a seminar entitled "On techno-scientific archives and (de)colonization".

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: Apr. 3, 2019 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Rom 648, Eilert Sundts hus

Armando Cutolo from the University of Siena will join us for a seminar entitled "The return of Gbabgo. Oratory, history and performance in Abidjan street parliaments".

Time and place: Mar. 27, 2019 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Rom 648, Eilert Sundts hus

James Wintrup from the University of Oslo will join us for a seminar entitled "Artful claim-making: rethinking relationships of dependence at a hospital in rural Zambia".

Time and place: Dec. 12, 2018 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Rom 648, Eilert Sundts hus

Kerry Chance from the University of Bergen's Department of Social Anthropology will join us for a seminar entitled "The Politics of Living in South Africa’s Urban Shacklands".

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Time and place: Nov. 14, 2018 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Rom 648, Eilert Sundts hus

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Tanja Winther from the University of Oslo's Centre for Development and the Environment will join us for a seminar entitled "Bringing anthropological perspectives to development practice: Solar powered electricity access: Implications for women’s empowerment in rural Kenya".

Time and place: Nov. 6, 2018 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Room 648, Eilert Sundts hus, 6th Floor, Blindern Campus, UiO, Moltke Moes vei 31, Oslo.

In conjunction with the Centre for Global Health, Fanny Chabrol from the French Institut de Recherches pour le Développement (IRD), will join us for a seminar entitled "From ruination to resilience: hospital trajectories in Africa".

Time and place: Oct. 31, 2018 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Rom 648, Eilert Sundts hus

Karin Barber from the University of Birmingham will join us for a seminar entitled "Doing fieldwork in the archive: print culture, publics and popular genres in colonial Lagos".

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Time and place: Oct. 11, 2018 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Rom 648, Eilert Sundts hus

In conjunction with the TRACES research project, Leone Contini (artist, Florence)  Loretta Paderni (Museo delle Civiltà, Rome),  Rossana di Lella (Museo delle Civiltà, Rome), and Arnd Schneider (SAI, University of Oslo) will join us for a seminar entitled: "The Scattered Colonial Body:  Working with Contested Heritage in Rome".

Time and place: Sep. 12, 2018 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Rom 648, Eilert Sundts hus

CANCELLED

 

Melissa Graboyes from the University of Oregon will join us for a seminar entitled "Ignoring a Century of Failures: The Ethics of Contemporary Malaria Elimination Attempts in Zanzibar, Tanzania".

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Time and place: Apr. 25, 2018 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Rom 648, Eilert Sundts hus

Katja Werthmann from Universität Leipzig, Institut für Afrikastudien will give the talk: Are Cities in Africa “Unknowable”? Anthropological Approaches to Urban 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: Mar. 14, 2018 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Rom 648, Eilert Sundts hus

Ferdinand Okwaro is a Kenyan born Medical Anthropologist who is currently working on an NRC funded research project titled "The Practice and ethics of collaboration in transnational medical research in East Africa: an ethnographic approach"

Before joining the SAI, Ferdinand was a postdoctoral research fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where he conducted the formative research for this current project. He previously wrote his PhD from the University of Heidelberg in Germany and his Master and Bachelor degrees from the University of Nairobi in Kenya. He has also conducted extensive research in the field of global health and policy, ritual healing and alternative medical practices, reproductive health and social marketing.                   

Time and place: Feb. 28, 2018 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Rom 648, Eilert Sundts hus

Marissa Mika from the University College London will give the talk. "Where there is no incinerator: Navigating Waste, Reuse, and Harm on an African Cancer Ward". 

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.