Southern Africa: History, Culture and Society Seminar Series presents – AFRICAN IDEAS AND LOCAL KNOWLEDGE workshop (Nov 29th)

29 November 2013
2.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Staff Common Room, 4th Fl
Arts Two Building, Queen Mary
(enter East Gate, Mile End Road)

Concluding with a drinks reception to mark the publication of William Beinart and Karen Brown’s book, African Local Knowledge and Livestock Health: Diseases and Treatments in South Africa (James Currey)


WILLIAM BEINART (University of Oxford)
‘Disease Will Come with the Season’: Environmental and Nutritional Ideas about Livestock Disease and Healing in South Africa

PATRICK HARRIES (University of Basel)
Knowledge and Knowing: Tracing some Local, African Practices

KAREN BROWN (University of Oxford)
Disease Lies in the Spoor of Women: Supernatural Explanations of Livestock Diseases in Contemporary South Africa

ISAK NIEHAUS (Brunel University)
Dreaming Dreams or Seeing Ghosts: On the Mystical Efficacy of Antiretroviral Drugs in the South African Lowveld

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