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Creativity and Innovation – Research and Resilience in Zimbabwean Arts and Science will explore some key findings of researchers and practitioners in the history, role, achievements, challenges and futures of arts and science in Zimbabwe and its diaspora in the 20th and 21st century. Zimbabwean arts and culture have demonstrated extraordinary creativity during times of turbulence and in the most difficult economic and political circumstances. Yet longstanding questions remain about identity, finance and livelihoods, and about national and social recognition for the arts and sciences. The interplay between arts and national development, culture and education is vital; and research is also key to national and diasporan futures.

Zimbabwe also has a long tradition of the high quality evidence-based scientific research and outputs so vital to economic growth and the knowledge economy, despite funding, capacity and other challenges.

The Britain Zimbabwe Society’s 2019 Research Day will interrogate the complex narratives of collaboration and contestation, artistic and scientific ‘frontiers’, mainstream and ‘new stream’ thinking. It will take an intergenerational approach and explore the intersections between arts, science, finance and the economy. It offers critical reflection on key topics of current interest, and a forum where presenters can share experiences, perspectives, original research and fresh thinking with an engaged and supportive audience. We look forward to welcoming you to Research Day 2019 in Oxford on 15 June 2019.

BRITAIN ZIMBABWE SOCIETY RESEARCH DAY 2019

Creativity and Innovation – Research and Resilience in Zimbabwean Arts and Science

DRAFT PROGRAMME

As at 14 March 2019

Please note that the programme is subject to change

8.30-9.00 Registration in the Nissan Theatre Foyer

9.00-9.15 Welcome and Introduction: Dr Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo, Chair, Britain Zimbabwe Society; Dr Miles Tendi, African Studies Centre, Oxford University

9.15-10.30 PANEL 1: POLICY, DESIGN AND INNOVATION IN HEALTH

Speakers: Dr Geoffrey Banda, Lecturer in Global Food Security and Innovation, University of Edinburgh, The TIBA (Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa) Partnership and pharmaceutical manufacture in Zimbabwe; Dr Julius Mugwagwa, Lecturer in Innovation and Development, University College London, Research and innovation: exploring opportunities for re-optimising Zimbabwe’s economic growth

10.30-11.00 Tea/Coffee break - Buttery, Besse Building

11.00-12.00 Keynote speaker: tba

12.00-13.00 PANEL 2: PROFESSIONS AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Speakers: Dr Roselyn Masamha, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Hull, Different, Resilient and Relevant: A conversation about time and space for the Zimbabwean diaspora – a joint presentation with Dr Julius Mugwagwa, Associate Professor of Innovation and Development, University College London

13.00-13.15 Presentation of the BZS Young Researcher’s Award, Offered in partnership with the Oxford African Studies Centre

13.15-14.15 Lunch: St Antony’s cafeteria, Besse Building (or your own choice of cafes or pubs in the area, or bring your own)

14.15-15.30 PANEL 3: CONTEMPORARY ARTS

Speakers: Anna Mudeka, musician and music festival organizer, The Mudeka Foundation, Faraway: A tale of Ancestors, Identity, Atavism, Migration and DNA; Valerie Kabov, Director of Education and International Projects, First Floor Gallery, Harare, The Rise of Contemporary Art in Zimbabwe: Introduction to an Enigma

15.30-16.00 Tea/Coffee break - Buttery, Besse Building

16.00-17.15 PANEL 4: BORDERS AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE

Speakers: Lisa Sidambe, Programme Director of Global Affairs, Nhimbe Trust, Bulawayo, The policy work of Nhimbe Trust in the context of cultural policies worldwide; Rob Lehmann,Head of Participation, Young Vic Theatre, The Young Vic's exchange programme with Nhimbe Trust; Dr Lennon Mhishi, Research Associate, Department of Politics, University of Liverpool, Why Don't You Carve Other Animals: Crisis, Creation and Conviviality

17.15-17.30 Summing up by Professor Diana Jeater, University of Liverpool

For programme and presentation enquiries, contact Dr Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo pauline.dodgson@btinternet.com

Further information on registration and the day’s practical arrangements, contact Margaret Ling margaret.ling@geo2.poptel.org.uk

FAQs

How do I get to the event?

The rail station and bus station are 15-20 minutes walk from St Antony's or 5-10 minutes by taxi. Alternatively you can get a bus up the Woodstock Road.

Is there a car park at St Antony's?

The college has a small car park, entrance from Bevington Road, available to Research Day participants on a very limited basis. If you want to use the car park, please contact the Research Day organisers in advance to make arrangments. On the day, please report in to the St Antony's porters' lodge at the main entrance on Woodstock Road, with your car registration number.

Is there WiFi at St Antony’s?

Access to the college Wifi is available on the day using a Visitor Username and password. Please contact the porters on arrival and/or check with the Research Day organisers.

What are the arrangements for lunch?

A two course lunch is available from the St Antony's Buttery, on presentation of a pre-paid lunch voucher, available from the Research Day organisers. Please order your lunch voucher by Friday 7 June latest from Margaret Ling margaret.ling@geo2.poptel.org.uk Lunch vouchers will be available for collection and payment at the Research Day registration desk on 15 June (sorry, cash or cheque only).

Alternatively, there are cafes, pubs and restaurants in the area, including North Parade (north of the college running between the Banbury and Woodstock Roads) or in Walton Street (cross Woodstock Road and walk down Observatory Street). Or bring your own lunch to eat in the college gardens.

Where is the nearest cash point?

The nearest ATM is at the Co-operative in Walton Street: cross Woodstock Road outside the St Antony's main entrance, walk left past the row of shops, and turn right down Observatory Street. Walton Street is at the bottom of the street; turn left for the Co-op.


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