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February 2014
Free

Africa’s Literary Detectives: Cases from the South – Dr Ranka Primorac

February 14, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Seng Tee Lee Centre, Senate House Library, Malet Street
LONDON, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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LUNCHTIME SEMINAR SERIES 2014 Africa’s Literary Detectives: Cases from the South A seminar on detective fiction from southern Africa   Dr Ranka Primorac University of Southampton lecturer and Associate of the Department of African Languages and Cultures at SOAS      

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July 2014
$20 - $40

Annual Conference 2014: African Trajectories : Travel & the Archive

July 2, 2014
Danford Room, University of Birmingham, Department of African Studies and Anthropology, Arts Building
Birmingham, B15 2TT United Kingdom
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SCOLMA's 2014 conference takes place on Wednesday 2nd July, 9.15am - 5.30pm, at the University of Birmingham, UK. Librarians, archivists, academics, students and anyone with an interest in the study of travel to, in and from Africa are warmly invited to attend. Participants will also have the chance to tour the Special Collections at the Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham Programme 9.15             Welcome 9.30       Keynote speech: Endless Possibilities: Why Africa Keeps Travel Writing Alive Noo Saro-Wiwa, author of Looking for Transwonderland: Travels…

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November 2014
Free

Looking for Africa: Sources at the London Metropolitan Archives

November 3, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room B104, Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London, WC1H 0XG United Kingdom
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A seminar by Maureen Roberts and Richard Wiltshire of the London Metropolitan Archives.

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February 2015

Southern African port towns and the shaping of Indian Ocean cosmopolitanisms in the early 19th century

February 11, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Durning Lawrence Library, Senate House Library, Senate House, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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A seminar by Dr Heloise Finch-Boyer, National Maritime Museum How did three Southern African port towns in the Indian Ocean (Cape Town, Delagoa and Sainte  Marie) shape African mobility and cosmopolitanism? By drawing from evidence collected by a British Naval survey of Eastern Africa 1822 -1825, and using published accounts, unseen crew watercolours, remark books and logbooks from the voyage, this paper: uses 'cosmopolitanism' to analyse continental and maritime African migration and creolisation in the same framework demonstrates how cosmopolitan…

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June 2015
Free

The Cultural Politics of Dirt in Africa

June 10, 2015 @ 11:00 am
Seng Tee Lee Room, Senate House Library, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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The Cultural Politics of Dirt in Africa A seminar by Professor Steph Newell, University of Sussex For details of the DirtPol project at the University of Sussex, please see http://www.sussex.ac.uk/dirtpol/   If you would like to attend this seminar, please email Dr Daniel Gilfoyle daniel.gilfoyle@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk

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July 2015

SCOLMA Conference 2015

July 17, 2015
The British Library, London, United Kingdom + Google Map

SCOLMA Annual Conference “There came a darkness” : Africa, Africans and World War I  17 July 2015 The British Library – 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB. The first shot fired for Britain in the First World War was from the rifle of an African soldier in West Africa. The last German troops to surrender did so on African soil, in today’s Zambia. In between African soldiers and civilians paid a heavy price in blood and lives and their societies…

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June 2016

SCOLMA Seminar – ‘ Addressing community trauma through the Ken Saro-Wiwa Digital Archive’

June 13, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room G51A (ground floor), SOAS, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Russell Square
London, WC1H 0XG United Kingdom
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Speaker: Vanessa Platt, University College London BOOKING: please contact Daniel Gilfoyle email: daniel.gilfoyle@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk telephone 020 8876 3444  

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September 2016
£30 - £50

SCOLMA Annual Conference 2016: African Medicine Matters

September 6, 2016
Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road
Cambridge , CB3 9DP United Kingdom
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SCOLMA Annual Conference 2016 African Medicine Matters: documenting encounters in medical practice and healthcare Alison Richard Building, Cambridge. 6 September 2016 To Register for the Conference you can use our On-line Registration Form : Click HERE Alternatively You can download a Word Document to Print and post : Click HERE Programme 9: 00    Registration 9:15    Welcome 9:20    Keynote Address          Dr Benson Mulemi, Catholic University of East Africa Dialectical construction and deconstruction of contemporary African Medicine.   10:15   Panel 1…

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February 2017

‘From Cape to Cairo: special collections on Africa at King’s College London’ SCOLMA seminar, 13 February 2017

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room S208, Second Floor, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House North Block), Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Katie Sambrook from King's College London will be giving a seminar at 1pm on Monday 13th February 2017 -' From Cape to Cairo: special collections on Africa at King's College London'. All are welcome to attend. Please contact Dan Gilfoyle (Dan.Gilfoyle@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk) to book a place.

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May 2017
Free

SCOLMA Seminar: ‘West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song’: A Curator’s Reflections on the British Library’s 2015-16 Exhibition’

May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Durning Lawrence Library, Senate House Library, Senate House, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Dr Marion Wallace, Lead Curator, Africa, British Library, will be reflecting on the major exhibition on West Africa held at The British Library in 2015-1016. Please email Dan.Gilfoyle@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk to book a place.

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