Outstanding new seminar programme 2018

The ASCL will be presenting a new programme of outstanding seminars in 2018, for which you are kindly invited. The professors of the African Studies Centre Leiden - Rijk van Dijk, Jan Abbink, Chibuike Uche, Marleen Dekker, Jan-Bart Gewald and Mirjam de Bruijn - have been asked to invite internationally renowned speakers within their area of research for this series. This has resulted in a list of exceptional seminar speakers who will present their research and enter into discussion, chaired by the ASCL Professors, on the following dates:

8 February: Prof. Thomas Kirsch, University of Konstanz (invited by Prof. Rijk van Dijk):
Securing security. Thoughts on the Proliferation of ‘Security' in South Africa (and Elsewhere)

15 March: Dr Lovise Aalen, Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen (invited by Prof. Jan Abbink):
Women in the ‘Developmental State’: Female Employment and Empowerment in Ethiopia

19 April: Prof. Gareth Austin, University of Cambridge (invited by Prof. Chibuike Uche):
The Economics and Politics of Ghana’s Policy Experiments, 1957-2011/2018

24 May: Dr Bill Kinsey, Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (invited by Prof. Marleen Dekker):
Space and Time: A Long-term Perspective on Land Reform from Zimbabwe’s Experience

7 June: Prof. Sandra Swart, Stellenbosch University (invited by Prof. Jan-Bart Gewald):
The Lion’s Historian: Animal Histories from the South

Prof. Mirjam de Bruijn’s speaker will be announced asap. We are looking forward to meeting you all at the seminars. Please register on the respective web pages!