Durham Seminars

DUCCAH seminars, October-December 2020

All seminars will be held online via zoom. The link for each event will be sent out to attendees.

7 December 2020, 5-6.30pm
Gender and legal spaces in modern African history
This is a work-in-progress seminar in which two speakers – Beth Brewer (Durham) and Tom Cunningham (Edinburgh) will present on-going research with a view to opening up a wider discussion on research methods in gender history and modern African history. Beth’s research is on post-conflict Rwanda and Tom’s is on colonial Kenya. Both speakers are undertaking gender histories with ‘official’ records and legal documents, and are interested in the ways that legal spaces offer opportunities to explore how African actors have performed and invoked gendered identities. 
Please contact Beth (b.a.brewer@durham.ac.uk) if you would like to attend.


30 October 2020, 3.00-4.30pm
The Fifth Pan-African Congress: 75 Years On

In this online event, leading historians of Pan-Africanism — Leslie James, Marika Sherwood and Theo Williams — discuss how the 1945 Pan-African Congress came about, the politics that informed it, and its significance and legacies. Join us as we celebrate Black History Month by marking the 75th anniversary of this remarkable Congress.

This event is open to anyone interested in African and African diasporic history, and there will be time for a Q&A session. 

Please register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-fifth-pan-african-congress-75-years-on-tickets-125152850545