Join our webinar series: ‘Population Change in Africa: Interdisciplinary Conversations’, organised by APHiN and hosted by the Population Studies Group and the Centre for History in Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The series will bring together demographers, historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists to discuss critical approaches to population change in Africa.

Click on the links in the talk titles below to read abstracts, find future zoom links, and access recordings of past webinars.

Dr Jenny Trinitapoli (University of Chicago), 4 November 2021, 14:00 GMT

‘Ten years in Balaka, Malawi: An excerpt from in-progress book manuscript, An Epidemic of Uncertainty’

Dr Cal Biruk (McMaster University), 9 Dec 2021, 13:00 GMT

‘Cooking data: Ethnographic reflections on assembling ‘populations’ in the field’

Dr Holly Ashford (Cambridge University), 24 Feb 2022, 13:00 GMT

‘Reproducing the Nation in Nkrumah’s Ghana, 1951 – 1966’

Prof. Shadreck Chirikure (University of Cape Town), 24 March 13:00 GMT POSTPONED – DATE TBC

‘What was the population of Great Zimbabwe?’

Dr Mariana Candido (Emory University), 28 April 14:00 GMT

‘African women in the colonial archive: historicizing population changes in Angola’

Dr Samuël Coghe (Freie Universität Berlin), 19 May 14:00 GMT

Book talk: Population Politics in the Tropics. Demography, Health and Transimperialism in Colonial Angola’ (CUP 2022).

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