Centre for African Studies (LUCAS)

General enquiries

Leeds University Centre for African Studies
c/o POLIS, Social Sciences Building, University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT

Tel: 0113 343 5069
african-studies@leeds.ac.uk

LUCAS Schools Project coordinator

Richard Borowski
R.Borowski@leeds.ac.uk

Upcoming African Studies seminars at Leeds

Please find details below of some upcoming seminars related to African Studies at the University of Leeds:

Finding Africa seminar – two papers on the Zimbabwean author and scholar, Yvonne Vera.
Ryan Topper (Leeds) will present on “Life Beyond the Archive: Yvonne Vera’s The Stone Virgins” and Thando Njovane (York) will give a paper on “Architectures of Voice and Language in Yvonne Vera’s Under the Tongue”
Wednesday 25 November 2015, 5.30pm, University of Leeds’ Humanities Research Institute
https://findingafricaseminar.wordpress.com/2015/11/17/topper-and-njovane-on-yvonne-vera/
The LHRI is based at 29-31 Clarendon Place, no. 25 on campus map: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/campusmap

LUCAS Seminar (co-hosted with RiDNet and CGD): Sam Spiegel (Edinburgh) on ‘Resource Politics and Advocacy Struggles in Zimbabwe:
Encountering Power at Multiple Scales’
Monday 30 November, 4pm, School of Earth and Environment Seminar room 8.119
http://cgd.leeds.ac.uk/events/resource-politics-and-advocacy-struggles-in-zimbabwe-encountering-power-at-multiple-scales-2/

LUCAS Seminar – Naomi Haynes (Edinburgh) ‘Learning to Pray the Pentecostal Way: Language and Personhood on the Zambian Copperbelt’.
Tuesday 8 December, 4–5.30pm (Michael Sadler LG10)
http://lucas.leeds.ac.uk/events/learning-to-pray-the-pentecostal-way-naomi-haynes/

School of English seminar – Prof. Jane Taylor (Leeds), ‘Ubu and the Truth Commission: Transitional Justice and Theatre’.
Tuesday 8 December, 5pm, Studio One of the Workshop Theatre (behind the Laidlaw library)
http://lucas.leeds.ac.uk/events/ubu-and-the-truth-commission-transitional-justice-and-theatre/

LUCAS Seminar – Prof. Jane Plastow (Leeds) ‘From Research to Activism: Making Theatre and Anthropology in Walukuba’
Wednesday 9th December, 5 pm in Studio One of the Workshop Theatre (beside Laidlaw Library)
http://lucas.leeds.ac.uk/events/from-research-to-activism-making-theatre-and-anthropology-in-walukuba/

Details of all of the above (and our seminars next semester) are also on the events pages of the LUCAS website.
http://lucas.leeds.ac.uk/events/

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