Centre for African Studies (LUCAS)

Centre for African Studies
Room 3.01a
Hillary Place
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT

Tel: 0113 343 5069
Fax: 0113 343 4400

LUCAS Schools Project coordinator

Richard Borowski



Annual LUCAS Lecture

Prof. Pat Manning, ‘Africa and its Diaspora as a Metaphor in World History’
Thursday 14 May at 4 pm, Worsley Medical Lecture Theatre (7.35) at the University of Leeds


YASN Event in York

Culture and Politics in Africa is a YASN event on 12th of June at University of York, organised by Professor Allison Drew.

YASN Event in Sheffield

Family, Community and Livelihoods: Perspectives from Africa is a YASN event at Sheffield University on 19th of May.


The International Criminal Court in Africa. LUCAS is co-organising a seminar on the ICC in Africa with Law & Social Justice and POLIS on Wednesday 25th of February at the Moot Court Room in the Liberty Building (School of Law) from 15:30 to 17:00.

Seminar Series

LUCAS is pleased to announce its Spring Seminar Series. The first paper, at 16.00 on Tuesday 24th of February at Chemistry LT D (G.35), University of Leeds, will be a film screening of “The Africa China Connection” with its director, Pieter van der Houwen.

Fim Screening

Africa Christianity Rising: There will be a film screening, followed by a panel discussion with filmmaker Dr James Ault, and two respondents, Professor Kirsteen Kim (Leeds Trinity University) and Pastor Dr Kemi Atanda Ilori (Living Hope Church, Leeds). Monday 23rd of February, 16.15-18.30. Baines Wing SR 4.12, University of Leeds.


Resource Politics and Advocacy Troubles in Zimbabwe: A seminar given by Sam Spiegel (Edinburgh) as part of the Sustainability Research Institute Series. Tuesday 10th of February, 16.00-17.30. Baines Wing SR 3.06, University of Leeds.


The Violence of Development: A seminar given by Martin Mowforth as part of the Sustainability Research Institute Series. Wednesday 19th of November, 13.00. Engineering (Houldsworth) LT F (G.07), University of Leeds.

Poetry Evening

In Honour of Chinua Achebe: A poetry evening with Okey Ndibe and Harry Garuba. Thursday 30th of October, 17.15. Alumni Room, School of English, University of Leeds.


Harry Garuba (UCT) will lead a roundtable discussion entitled: Africa and the Idea of World Literature. Monday 27th of October, 17.15. Alumni Room, School of English, University of Leeds.

New Bulletin


Annual Activities


Lionel Cliffe , 1936- 2013


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