Category: Lectures

Nationalism in Africa: The Obi Igwara Lecture 2015

Picture of United Methodist Church schoolteachers, Southern Rhodesia, 1930s

Picture of United Methodist Church schoolteachers, Southern Rhodesia, 1930sThe 2015 Obi Igwara Memorial Lecture will take place on 4th March at 1830 in Room 5.02, Clement House at the LSE – all welcome and no ticket required.

It will be given by Dr Heike I. Schmidt, Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Reading, on ‘Nationalism in Africa: Aspiration, Self-Improvement and Belonging’. Dr Schmidt’s biography is at the University of Reading.

The Chair will be Dr Michael Amoah (SOAS).

A poster is available to download as a PDF.

These lectures are given in memory of Obi Igwara, who tragically passed away far too early. Obi Igwara was a founding member of the Association and these lectures focus on her research area: ethnicity and nationalism in Africa.