Jacqueline Rose: “The Legacy” &
Chiara de Cesari: “Impossible Memories: On the Predicament of Creating Palestinian National Museums”
Wednesday 29 March 2017, Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, 5-6.30p.m
We are delighted to host Jacqueline Rose, Professor of Humanities at Birkbeck University, and Chiara de Cesari, Assistant Professor of European Studies and Cultural Studies at the University of Amsterdam. They will be speaking as part of the Sadler Seminar Series “Confronting Traumatic Pasts: Between the Local and the Global.” This is an interdisciplinary research initiative that investigates the memory cultures connecting us to traumatic historical events.
Jacqueline Rose will be speaking about the legacy of apartheid in contemporary South Africa:
What is the legacy of a brutal political past? How does it pass down through the generations? At a time of persistent, or even growing, race, gender and class discrimination and inequality, what does it mean to tell the young that they have been born free into a new world? In this lecture Jacqueline Rose turns to South Africa to argue that, far from lifting the weight of history, such expectations lay an impossible burden on the children of the nation. Drawing on the living archive of the recent University protests, on radical South African thinkers, alongside other voices from across the world who have struggled with a cruel history, she suggests that only a continuous reckoning with the past, however agonised, can forge a path towards a better, more just, future.
Chiara de Cesari will be speaking about “Impossible Memories: On the Predicament of Creating Palestinian National Museums”:
In this talk, I explore the peculiar history of museums in post-Oslo Palestine and especially the story of the Palestinian Museum. I explore the ways in which the Palestinian quasi-state, the Palestinian Authority, has tried but failed thus far to create a national museum as a key institution of national representation. Instead, Palestinian artists and cultural producers have experimented with different museum formats, creating virtual museums and nomadic museums in exile, thus producing national institutions in transnational spaces.
All are warmly invited.
The Sustainability Services of the University and Commercial Services are hosting an interesting debate on the fairness of Fairtrade.
It will be held this Thursday 9 March at 17:00 in the Parkinson Court (Parkinson Building).
It will be an evening of informal interdisciplinary discussion about Fairtrade and its impact in the world. The fairness of Fairtrade will be examined from legal, economist and theological/philosophical perspectives, focusing on its impact in the Global South and the West. In light of International Women’s Day (8th of March), emphasis will be placed on Fairtrade’s impact on the lives of women.
The event is free and you can register here:
Exciting news – Leeds African Studies Bulletin 78 is back from the printers – and is now online here – for a list of the contents see below:
Notes on Contributors
LUCAS News, Reports and People
The Problem with Theatre for Development in contemporary Malawi
The Conceptualisation of Women in the Islamist Discourse on Facebook in Tunisia
The Archetypal Search for Kainene: Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun, the Nigerian State and the Lost Biafran Dream
Re-thinking the Calabash; Yoruba Women as Containers: Deconstructing Gender in Yoruba Society Using the Calabash
as a Metaphor for Women as Containers of their own Gendered Identity
Cities in Focus: Leeds and Africa
The Leeds Black History Walk: An Interview with Joe Williams
Joe Williams and Christian Høgsbjerg
Materials relating to Africa at the Leeds Library
Why does a Nigerian Vagrant who drowned in Leeds, England, in 1969 Matter? Remembering David Oluwale
Birth of a Dream Weaver. A Memoir of a Writer’s Awakening.
Ngugi wa Thiong’o. (Reviewed by Martin Banham)
Migrants, Borders and Global Capitalism: West African labour mobility and EU borders. Hannah Cross.
(Reviewed by Peter Lawrence)
African Migrations: Patterns and Perspectives.
Abdoulaye Kane and Todd H. Leedy (editors)
(Reviewed by Peter Lawrence)
The Politics of Chieftaincy: Authority and Property in Colonial Ghana, 1920-1950. Naaborko Sackeyfio-Lenoch.
(Reviewed by John Nott)
Nigerian Voices project – Bradford
There is an exciting heritage project taking place in Bradford led by New Leaders Network in collaboration with Nigeria Community Association Bradford. The Nigerian Voices Project unveils the experience of Nigerian elders arriving in Bradford in the 1950s, 60’s and 70’s sharing their experience of arrival, settling down and housing, education and employment. The project will be celebrated at a community event taking place 25.03.2017 at Carlisle Business Centre, Bradford. We produced a 40 minute film and a book with input from the elders, young people and a local historian Joe Williams (Heritage Corner) which capture these experiences which will be available to purchase at the event.
You can book your tickets here: http://www.nigerianvoiceslaunchevent.eventbrite.com/
If you have any questions, or would like further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Yorkshire African Studies Network conference
Migration and Transition – Roots and Routes
Larkin Theatre A, Larkin Building, University of Hull, 18th and 19th May 2017
The main theme of the conference is Migration and Transition – Roots and Routes
This 2 day interdisciplinary conference aims to create an inclusive and supportive space for post-graduate scholars, academics and community members to come together in a supportive environment, to provide a platform of critical thinking, exchange of ideas and to promote inter-relationships between academics, researchers, the community and non-academics. .
The conference provides an opportunity for academics and professionals from various fields to share their theoretical knowledge, research findings and practices with colleagues, participants and community members in a relaxed and stimulating atmosphere. Participants’ input will be encouraged in order to add value and interaction, promote networking and foster partnerships throughout the duration of the conference. The conference will be interactive, providing an excellent opportunity for networking.
The main theme of the conference is Migration and Transition – Roots and Routes
18th May Thursday
10.15 Keynote: Dr Lucy Michael – hate crime and discussion
- 00 Frowynke Siegers: Community Development & Volunteer Coordinator Gateway Protection Programme – Refugee Council – talk of work with refugees and case studies
- 30 Lunch
1.30 Lilly Okech-Appiah: The Human Trafficking of young girls and women from Eastern Africa to Europe
1.45 Giselle Lowe: A qualitative exploration of abortion narratives in South Africa
2.15 Keynote: Dr Athina Karatogianni Africa/ social media and discussion
3.15 Samuel North: Museums as a form of restorative justice: reality or rhetoric in South Africa?
3.30 Dr Michele Olivier: Forced Marriages: A modern form of slavery?
4.00 Nkiruka U Maduekwe: Enforcing Environmental Rights in Nigeria: Is there an African Solution to this Nigerian Problem?
4.15 – 4.45 Discussion
4.45 -5.45 Roundtable YASN discussion
6 – 7/8 Film: Talk by Tom Glinski – Community Development Worker Centre 88
Film made by refugees Centre 88 – Refugee Council
19th May Friday
10.30 Claire Chambers: ‘Like a New Titanic’: Muslim Refugee Fiction
11.00 Shriya Thakkar: Labour Migration and Gender Roles: A South Asian Perspective
11.30 Dr Shola: Boko Haram
12.00 Allison Drew: Conflict patterns in Africa
12.30 Dr Bev Orton: Decriminalising Sex Workers in South Africa
1.00 Discussion/ plenary
2.30 Possible screening of film on Rwanda
PM Visit to WISE/ Hull/ art exhibitions on campus and in town
For more info and to register – please contact Dr Bev Orton: email@example.com
Please find below directions to the University of Hull
Here are some events taking place in Hull – City of Culture
In the afternoon of 19th May you are welcome to join a trip to WISE and visit the museum
PLEASE NOTE THAT COFFEE AND TEA WILL BE SUPPLIED – HOWEVER LUNCH AND DINNER WILL NEED TO BE AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE (THERE WILL BE SANDWICHES AND CAKES!)
Leeds, UK – April 20, 2017
Call for Papers
Objective: This symposium will examine the influence and impact over the years of foreign aid on journalism practice and education. In so doing, it aims at developing a research agenda to examine issues and problems arising from the intersection between journalism, foreign aid, public diplomacy and foreign policy in historical and current contexts. Although the geographical focus is Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean, we will welcome scholarly contributions from other areas of the Global South. The format of the event is explorative and therefore full papers are not necessary at this stage. The idea is to discover opportunities for collaborative research including joint research grants and publications as well as other types of exchanges.
The symposium connects to the initial meeting of the AHRC / DfID funded Research Network “Development Assistance and independent journalism in Africa and Latin America”.
Questions that the project aims at addressing include (but are not limited to)
- What has been the role of international development assistance in shaping journalistic approaches and practices in Africa and Latin America and what are the consequences?
- What is the existing body of research concerning this issue?
- What has been the role of development assistance in shaping journalism education in Africa and Latin America?
- To what extent has international development assistance fostered or inhibited independent journalism in Africa and Latin America?
- What are the similarities and differences in the direct and indirect impacts of development assistance of journalism from the US, UK and other donors?
- What are the continuities and discontinuities concerning the impact of development assistance on journalism practice and education in the post-Cold War era?
- How has international development assistance either directly or indirectly affecting journalism been perceived by journalists, politicians and the general public in the beneficiary countries?
- What interventions could be developed to counter any negative consequences of these traditions?
- Edited Special Issue of a Journal
- Edited collection of essays in a book.
- Joint grant applications
- Collaborative PhD scholarships
Convenors: Dr Jairo Lugo-Ocando & Dr. Chris Paterson, School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds
Send abstracts to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for 300-words abstracts and title: February 20, 2017
Please register here: https://ajn-symposium.eventbrite.co.uk
LUCAS Seminar Series Spring 2017– all welcome, no need to book in advance
Conversations in Black History – Remembering Christopher and David
LUCAS is supporting a new series in conjunction with Leeds West Indian Centre Charitable Trust and the School of History at the University of Leeds, ‘Conversations in Black History’, and its inaugural event is ‘Remembering Christopher and David: Justice and Police Brutality in Yorkshire’, with campaigner Janet Alder and the Remember David Oluwale Campaign. It takes place on Wednesday 1 February, at 6pm, Leeds West Indian Centre.
Prof. Rijk van Dijk (ASCL, Leiden University/ AISSR, Univ. of Amsterdam/ Centre of Excellence, Univ. of Konstanz)‘Pentecostalism and Pre-marital Counselling in Africa: A Case of Religious Sophistication?’.
Tuesday 7 February, 5pm, venue: Baines Wing SR (1.13)
(Co-sponsored by the Centre for Religion and Public Life)
Jörg Wiegratz (University of Leeds), ‘Neoliberal Moral Economy: Capitalism, Socio-Cultural Change and Fraud in Uganda’
Tuesday 28 February, 4.30pm–6pm, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds, LG 19
Co-sponsored by the Review of African Political Economy
LUCAS Annual Lecture, 2016-2017
Professor Nic Cheeseman (University of Birmingham) will speak on
Elections and Political Change in Africa: The Case of Kenya 2017
Thursday 16 March 2017, 4.30pm, Clothworkers South Building Lecture Theatre 2
Truth for Giulio, Justice for Egypt’s Disappeared
LUCAS are proud to be joining with Leeds University and College’s Union (UCU) and Amnesty to sponsor an Egypt Solidarity Initiative event to campaign for truth for Giulio Regeni in Leeds.
Wednesday 22 March, 1 – 2.30pm, Roger Stevens Building, Lecture Theatre 1, University of Leeds
Speakers: Shane Enright (Amnesty UK’s trade union campaigner), Professor Ray Bush (University of Leeds)