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The John and Elnora Ferguson Centre for African Studies Relaunch

To inaugurate the reviewed, revised and relaunched 12-year old JEFCAS, we hosted an inter-disciplinary interactive panel discussion,

‘Resurgent, Regressive or Groundbreaking: changes in Africa in the last 12 years’,


Professor Yacob Mulugetta, UCL

Dr Akin Iwilade, Leeds University

Dadirai Chikwenga, CAFOD

Dr Alex Vines, Chatham House


Asking the questions was Prof Owen Greene and, of course, the audience.

Venue: University of Bradford Norcroft Centre Ground Floor from 2-4pm, January 30th 2019.

The Director, Dr David Harris, outlined the new vision and long-term and short-term plans for JEFCAS.

JEFCAS Seminar Series 2018/19

Herdsmen/Farmers conflict in the Sahel and Sub Saharan Africa: Implications for instability in the region

Speaker: Dr Olayinka Ajala

Date and time: Wed 23rd Jan, 16:00-18:00

Location: Pemberton P2.01

A voice recoding of this seminar is available here.

African State Aesthetics: readings of African states through their architecture

Speaker: Professor Julia Gallagher

Date and time: Wed 6th Feb 2019, 16:00-18:00

Location: Pemberton P2.01

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Charcoal Power: The Political Violence of Non-Fossil Energy in Uganda

Speaker: Dr Adam Branch

Date and time: Wed 20th Feb 2019, 16:00-18:00

Location: Pemberton P2.01

A voice recording of this seminar is available here.

Exporting a Proper Childhood to Ghana: Colonial/Missionary Efforts and Indigenous Reactions

Speaker: Dr Afua Twum-Danso Imoh

Date and time:  Wed 6th March, 16:00-18:00

Location: Pemberton P2.01

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The European Union, Africa and China in the Global Age' (EU-EAC): research, aims and objectives

Speaker: Dr Jean Marc Trouille

Date and time: Wed 3rd April 2019, 16:00-18:00

Location: Pemberton P2.01

Continuing Violence and Conflict in South Sudan: re-adapting and prioritising research-based peace building

Speaker: Visiting Researcher, Moses Wawich of the Center for Strategic Conflict Analysis (CESCA) - South Sudan; with Bianca Neff of Petra Peace Builders, and Prof Owen Greene

Date and Time: Tue July 16, 3-5pm 

Location: Pemberton P2.01

A voice recording of this seminar is available here