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.

Join us as three diverse scholars present on their latest research. 

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.


Dr Ibrahim Abraham
Hans Mol Research Fellow in Religion and the Social Sciences, Humanities Research Centre

Adegboyega Adeniran
PhD candidate, Fenner School of Environment and Society

Kirsty Wissing
PhD candidate, College of Asia and the Pacific



Please register - light lunch provided. Click here for more information about the CatC Series, or to access recordings of past events.

Date & time

Fri 10 May 2019, 12.30–2pm


Eucalyptus Seminar Room, RN Robertson Building, 46 Sullivan Creek Road Acton


Penny Brew
+61 2 6125 4357


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