Centre for African Studies (LUCAS)

Centre for African Studies
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT

Tel: 0113 343 5069
Fax: 0113 343 4400

LUCAS Schools Project coordinator

Richard Borowski


About the Centre
Find out more about Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS)

Call for Papers: YASN Workshop on Gender and Sexuality

Yorkshire African Studies Network (YASN) Workshop on Gender and Sexuality
University of Leeds, 14 January 2016 – for more details see here

Wole Soyinka to give the LUCAS Annual Lecture 2015

LUCAS are delighted and honoured to announce that Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka will return to the University of Leeds on Thursday 8 October 2015 to give the LUCAS Annual Lecture on ‘Narcissus and other Pall Bearers: Morbidity as Ideology’. Please find more details of Wole Soyinka’s lecture here

The 2015 Lionel Cliffe Prize

LUCAS are happy to announce that Emma Camp has won the 2015 Lionel Cliffe prize for the best undergraduate dissertation on an African topic at the University of Leeds, on the topic of ‘To what extent has neoliberalism impacted upon the government and civil society in South Africa and can it explain Thabo Mbeki’s AIDS denialism?’. Many congratulations to Emma.

The Anthropology and Ethnography of Africa

A new second year discovery module is now available though LUCAS entitled ‘The Anthropology and Ethnography of Africa’

New Bulletin

African Studies Bulletin No. 76 Winter 2014/15 is out now – we welcome contributions for the next volume, for more information or if you have ideas for submissions please get in touch – the deadline for the next issue is 1 November 2015.

Annual LUCAS Lecture

photoProf. 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.

Lionel Cliffe 1936- 2013

Lionel Cliffe in the Rocky MountainsA tribute to the transformative dynamism of Lionel Cliffe (1936 – 2013), by Ray Bush

Film 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.

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