The 2016-2017 Monthly African Studies Brownbag Seminar Series

Fall Semester

All fall events are public and take place on a Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the History Lounge, 433 Paterson Hall (“PA” on the map of Carleton, http://carleton.ca/campus/)

September 28: Duncan Scott, PhD candidate, Sociology, Queen’s University Belfast (UK)

Title: “The end of relational justice? ‘Ubuntu capitalism’ and the rhetoric of reconciliation in post-apartheid South Africa”

November 2: Wangui Kimari, PhD candidate, Anthropology, York University

Title: The Story of a Pump: Life, Death and Afterlives within an Urban Planning of ‘Divide and Rule in Nairobi, Kenya'”

December 7: Dr. Jenny Doubt, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford and Co-Investigator, UNICEF Innocenti Research Office.

Title: ‘Putting the Cart before the Horse? Negotiating tensions between the need for “evidence” and the demand for parenting programmes to reduce violence against children in Africa’

Winter Semester

All winter events are public and take place on a Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the English Lounge, 1811 Dunton Tower (“DT” on the map of Carleton, http://carleton.ca/campus/)

January 25: Dr. Yolanda Covington-Ward, Asst. Professor, Africana Studies and Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh

Title: “Gesture and Power: Religion, Nationalism, and Everyday Performance in Congo”

March 1: Dr. David Black, Lester B. Pearson Professor of International Development Studies and Chair, Department of Political Science, Dalhousie University

Title: “Canada and Africa: the roots and repercussions of consistent inconsistency”

March 22: Dr. Kamari Clarke, Assoc. Professor of Global and International Studies

Title: “African Withdrawals from the International Criminal Court: The Affective Politics of Refusal”

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The 2015-2016 Monthly African Studies Brownbag Seminar Series

All events are public and take place on a Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in: Fall: the History Lounge, 433 Paterson Hall (“PA” on the map of Carleton, http://carleton.ca/campus/

September 30 Dr. Carolyn Ramzy, Music (School for Studies in Art and Culture), Carleton University, “Citizenry, belonging and popular music: Egypt’s Coptic Christians post-2011”

October 14 Neal Mc Carthy,  Oxfam America, “Integrated systems and the future of OXFAM’s work in Africa”

November 18 Dr. Monica Patterson, Child Studies (Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies), Carleton University, “Troubling Tropes: The African Child in Colonial Postcards of the Early 1900s”

January 27 Pacifique Manirakiza, University of Ottawa, “From a Constitutional to a Political Crisis in Burundi: Context and Impact in Burundi and Beyond”

February 24 Andriata Chironda, PhD candidate, Department of History, Carleton University “History, memory and refugee resettlement”

March 30 Dr. Peter Henshaw, Privy Council Office, “Perspectives on Canada’s shifting approaches to Africa: 2003 to 2016”

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The 2014-2015 Monthly African Studies Brownbag Seminar Series

All events are public and take place on a Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in: Fall: the History Lounge, 433 Paterson Hall (“PA” on the map of Carleton, http://carleton.ca/campus/

September 10 Eurico Josué Ngunga, Visiting Fellow, IAS, Carleton University
Science, Technology and Innovation: The case of systematization of innovation in Angola and its challenges for the development

September 24 Julie Parle, Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal
‘Dark Remedy for a Dark Continent’: Is there a History of Thalidomide in Africa’?
Co-sponsored by History and Disability Studies**

October 22 Natasha Erlank, Professor, Historical Studies, University of Johannesburg
Women and Memorialisation in Contemporary South Africa
Co-sponsored by Public History

November 26 Pius Adesanmi, Professor, English, Carleton University
African Studies in the Continent: Contact Zones & Entry Points for the Returnee Africanist

January 7 Will Tait, PhD candidate, History, Carleton University
‘Constellations of Humanity’: Canairelief and the Biafran War, 1968-1971

February 4 Chris Dyck, Post Doctoral fellow, NIPSIA, Carleton University
Reconstruction and Peace

March 4  Joanne Lebert, Director, Great Lakes Programme, Partnership Africa Canada

Conflict minerals, Gender and (In) Security in Africa’s Great Lakes Region: the limitations of the sexual violence paradigm,

April 1 Karim Myatt, PhD candidate, Anthropology, Carleton
Informal Islamic movements in Morocco

For more information, contact us at 613-520-2600, ext. 2220 or African_Studies@carleton.ca. To print a copy of our complete listing of the 2014-15 Seminar series here

**This event is part of a whole day symposium on the history of thalidomide. For more information please ask the Institute of African Studies