Conversations Across the Creek | Water in Africa: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Approaches

Conversations Across the Creek is an initiative by the Humanities Research Centre (HRC) and the Research School of Chemistry (RSC) to provide a space for continuing dialogue among scientists, social scientists, and humanities scholars. Meetings are held monthly, with the aim of stimulating and unearthing research and teaching collaborations across the university.

Water is of great practical and cultural importance in Africa; from the religious ritual of baptism, to hydropower, and Africa’s agricultural green revolution, water is a symbol of purity and prosperity. Highlighting research from Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa, this event brings together perspectives from politics and resource management, anthropology, and sociology.