India, Ethiopia, and Nigeria share many challenges vis-a-vis their food security - high population numbers and population growth, high urbanisation rates, and increasingly adverse effects of climate change on agricultural production and water security. This project, financially supported by Royal Holloway's Research Strategy Fund, examines the programmes and policies that the three countries have in place to govern food security, both at the national and at the household and
Julia Gallagher will talk about her new research project on architecture and statehood in South Africa. This talk takes place at 12.00 in Founders, room FW101. All welcome. #JuliaGallagher #Africa #SouthAfrica #AfricanStateArchitecture
Next Wednesday, 18 October, there will be two research talks from AAME members. Julia Gallagher will talk about her work on architecture and statehood in South Africa at 12.00 and Thomas Stubbs will talk about urban slum development in Rwanda and Kenya at 4.30. Both talks take place in Founders, FW101. All welcome. Reading the South African state in its architecture, Julia Gallagher My current research project tries to read how a state works through a study of its buildings.
With President Mugabe's health failing, succession battles within his own party continue, while the opposition parties remain in a state of disarray. Dr Tendi is a leading expert on Zimbabwe, will explore the complexities of Zimbabwe's politics of succession. This is the first in AAME's new seminar series. Talks on the Middle East, China and India will follow later in the term. Details here. Dr Miles Tendi is a Lecturer in African History and Politics in the Department of Int
We are very pleased to announce our programme of seminars for the spring term. These talks will be given by scholars working in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. All seminars will take place on Wednesdays from 5:00 - 6:30pm in the Founder's Building, Royal Holloway, University of London. 18 January 2017 Africa Dr Blessing-Miles Tendi, Lecturer in African History and Politics, University of Oxford (Room FW101) 1 February 2017 Middle East Prof Gilbert Achcar, Professor of Devel
On Thursday 3 November 2016, a BISA PGN funded workshop entitled 'The Process and Challenges of Conducting Research on Africa: From the Library to the Field' will be held at Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU. The BISA Young Researchers Workshops are one-day workshops organised by and for doctoral students and recently appointed postdoctoral researchers. Organised around an overarching theme or question, the workshops can be used for several purposes, including gain
Lyn completed her PhD in September 2016. Her research explored ideas of family, the Commonwealth, and Africa with specific focus on Rwanda and Zimbabwe.
Since completing, Dr Johnstone has been busy planning and hosting a workshop for postgraduate researchers on the process and challenges of conducting research in and on Africa.
She is planning an edited volume from the workshop and working on turning her doctoral thesis into a book. #DrLynJohnstone #Rwanda #Zimbabwe #Afr