CONF: Day conference in honour of Terence Ranger, Oxford, 20 June 2015

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BZS Research Day 2015 - Religion, Education and Economy in Zimbabwe and the Diasporas
St Antony's College, Oxford, 20 June 2015, 8.30am-5.30pm

This year's event is dedicated to the memory of Professor Terence Ranger, the founder and inspiration of successive Research Days. The themes reflect his interests, and the programme will also include a panel on his contribution to the study of African history. The day will explore religion, education and the social economy in Zimbabwe and its diasporas: the linkages, tensions and complementarities between them, and their roles in evolution and change.
Religion has been a continuous thread in Zimbabwe's socio-economic, political and developmental narrative. It has been a site of contestation, but also of regeneration, identity and diversity. It can be at once divisive and a great unifier.
Education has always been an important part of the national development agenda. The knowledge economy is a vehicle for social mobility, development and affirmation, in an era of global economic competition and uncertainty.

There will be mix of well known, and up and coming researchers and practitioners, including Gerald Mazarire, Ezra Chitando, Fr Brian MacGarry from Zimbabwe and William Beinart, Diana Jeater, Miles Tendi from UK. As ever, the aim of the Research Day is to debate and share perspectives and new research with an informed audience of both academics and non-academics.
All are welcome - join us and be part of the discussion.

Organised in collaboration with the Journal of Southern African Studies (JSAS), the Rhodes Chair's Fund and the African Studies Centre, University of Oxford. Their assistance is gratefully acknowledged

Registration and full programme: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bzs-research-day-2015-tickets-14096734713

ffi: Britain Zimbabwe Society (BZS) - margaret.ling@geo2.poptel.org.uk