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

LUCAS Schools Project coordinator

Richard Borowski

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
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

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)

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)

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)

Details of all of the above (and our seminars next semester) are also on the events pages of the LUCAS website.

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