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Jul 12

Researching Empire in 2019: representations, impacts, and legacies

Friday, July 12, 2019 - 09:00

Meeting Room 12, Wilson A, The Open University, Milton Keynes

Over the last three decades, writing and researching Empire has experienced a renaissance and is more stimulating and relevant than ever. As a consequence, public discourse around the representation, impact, and legacies of Empire has turned progressively febrile

Jul 2

Migration in colonial Africa and Asia: historical perspectives, connections and comparisons

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 01:00

Seminar Room 6, The Library, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes

Migration is one of the foundational pillars of the story of humanity. The study of migration has been energised in recent decades by new sources and frameworks such as transnational history and diaspora studies.

Mar 7

Arts Approaches to International Development in Practice

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 09:45 to 15:00

Library Seminar Room 2, The Open University

Joint Ferguson Centre-International Development and Inclusive Innovation-IKD research seminar

Oct 18

lunchtime seminar: Why is genital cutting so controversial? Female genital mutilation abandonment and forced male circumcision as cultural rights issues in Kenya today

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 13:00 to 15:00

Oak Seminar room, Block C

Dr Lotte Hughes (Ferguson Centre, History) and Dr Mark Lamont will present papers based on case studies carried out for the ESRC-funded project ‘Cultural Rights and Kenya’s New Constitution’ (2014-17) in which they were, respectively, PI and Research Associate. See seminar abstract.

Oct 11

Cultural capacity building. Internal workshop on ideas for potential AHRC-GCRF bids

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 11:00 to 17:00

CMR15, Walton Hall, The Open University, MK7 6AA

The aim of this FC-IDII strategic research area workshop is to bring together people across the OU who might be interested in adapting their research so as to participate in collaborative bids targeted at the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) initiative. 

Nov 2

Ferguson Centre-OpenSpace Seminar

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 12:30 to 16:00

Library seminar rooms 1-2

Joint Ferguson Centre-OpenSpace half-day seminar on ‘Non-Eurocentric approaches to environmental history

Non-Eurocentric approaches to environmental history

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 (All day)

The open University, Milton Keynes

Jointly organised by the Ferguson Centre for African and Asian Studies and the OpenSpace Research Centre, this half-day seminar will present current work in environmental history focussing on Africa and South Asia, highlighting the salience of traditional ecological knowledge in shaping how people experience and respond to their changing local environments.

Jun 3

Panel on Heritage and Subversion in Africa

Friday, June 3, 2016 - 01:00 to Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 01:00

Association of Critical Heritage Studies conference, Montreal, Canada

Association of Critical Heritage Studies conference, Montreal, Canada

May 20

Cultural Rights in Action: from global policy to local practice

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 13:00

British Institute in Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

A one-day workshop that will present preliminary research findings by the project team drawn from case studies across Kenya.

Oct 7

Promoting pastoralist heritage and alternative visions for development in northern Kenya

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 13:30

OU Campus in Milton Keynes

Joint International Development Studies/Ferguson Centre research seminar

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