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Lugard lectures

The IAI instituted the 'Lugard Lecture' in 1948 in memory of Lord Lugard, its founding chairman, as 'an award for meritorious work in the field of African studies'. Nowadays it serves as the Institute's biennial lecture, aiming to open up new perspectives on Africa in a constantly changing world. Some of the lectures have been published in Africa and are freely available at journals.cambridge.org/lugardlectures.

Lugard lecture 2015, by Ousmane Kane, Islamic Education in West Africa: the Past and the Present. See www.ecas2015.fr/keynote-speakers/

Lugard LEcture 2013 Alcinda Honwana

Lugard lecture 2013, by Alcinda Honwana, Youth, Waithood, and Protest Movements in Africa. Download PDF PDF
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Introductory Remarks, by Peter Geschiere, to the 2013 Lugard Lecture Youth, Waithood, and Protest Movements in Africa given by Alcinda Honwana, available here. Download PDF PDF
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Lugard lecture 2011, by Peter Ekeh, Basil Davidson and the Culture of the African State. Download PDF PDF

Lugard lecture 2009, by Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, Pan-Africanism in the Age of Obama. Download PDF PDF

Lugard lecture 2007, by Peter Geschiere, Lord Lugard and the Ambiguities of Belonging: From Indirect Rule to Present-Day Issues of Autochthony. Download PDF PDF

Lugard lecture 2005, by Emmanuel K. Akyeampong, Race, Identity and Citizenship in Black Africa: The Case of the Lebanese in Ghana. Download Abstract PDF PDF . The final version of this lecture was published in Africa 76 (03), August 2006, pp 297-323 (freely accessible at Cambridge Journals).

Lugard lecture 2003, by John Middleton, A View of Africa: the International African Institute, available. Download PDF PDF

IAI Public lecture 1986, by Michael Crowder, ‘Us and ‘them’: the International African Institute and the current crisis of identity in African Studies. The final version of this lecture was published in Africa 57 (1), February 1987, pp 109-22

Lugard lecture 1972 (London), by Frederick Pedler, Universities and polytechnics in Africa. A version of this lecture was published in Africa 42 (4), October 1972, pp 263–74.

Lugard lecture 1970 (Paris), by Germaine Dieterlen, Les Cérémonies soixantenaires du sigui chez les Dogons: onzième Lugard memorial lecture. (‘The sextennial ceremonies of the Sigui among the Dogon’). A version of this lecture was published in Africa 41 (1), January 1971, pp 1–11.

Lugard lecture 1967 (London), by Daryll Forde, Anthropology and the growth of African studies: Africa after the first world war. Download Abstract PDF PDF. A version of this lecture was published in Africa 37 (4 ), October 1967, pp 389–406.

Lugard lecture 1963 (Brussels), by Hubert Deschamps, Et maintenant, Lord Lugard? Download Abstract PDFPDF . A version of this lecture was published in Africa 33 (4 ), October 1963, pp 293–306.

Lugard lecture 1961 (Rome), by Vinigi Grottanelli, Sul Significato della scultura africana. Download Abstract PDF PDF . A version of this lecture was published in Africa 31 (4), October 1961, pp 324–43.

Lugard lecture 1959 (London), by Melville J Herskovits, Anthropology and Africa - a wider perspective. Download Abstract PDF PDF. A version of this lecture was published in Africa 29 (3), July 1959, pp 225–38.

Lugard lecture 1953 (Lisbon), by Emory Ross, The Dual Mandate for tomorrow. A version of this lecture was published in Africa 23 (4 ), October 1953, pp 331–9.

Lugard lecture 1958 (Brussels), by Lucy P. Mair, African chiefs today: the Lugard memorial lecture for 1958. A version of this lecture was published in Africa 28 (3), July 1958, pp 195–206.

Lugard lecture 1952 (Brussels), by Moeller de Laddersous, Le Message de Lord Lugard et l’Afrique d’aujourd’hui. Download Abstract PDF PDF. A version of this lecture was published in Africa 22 (3), July 1952, pp 197–214.

Lugard lecture 1950 (Amsterdam) by Margery Perham, Lord Lugard: a preliminary evaluation. A version of this lecture was published in Africa 20 (3), July 1950, pp 228–39.

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