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)
School of Languages, Cultures and Societies Seminar – 5 December
Conserving Sahrawi Culture: Language, Arts, and Identity Amidst Political Uncertainty in the Western Sahara
Dr Tara Deubel, University of South Florida, will be discussing how Saharawi communities preserve identity and community through the arts in the face of uncertainty and change.
Time: 17:30 – 19:00
In the context of the protracted conflict over the Western Sahara following Spain’s decolonisation of the territory in 1975, Sahrawis have witnessed numerous political and social ruptures in recent decades. What processes have affected the cultural identity of Sahrawis affected by the politics of Moroccan integration in Western Sahara and the vulnerability of refugee status in Algeria under the Saharan Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) government-in-exile? How do populations in persistent states of occupation, exile, and political instability accomplish the work of cultural conservation? Based on ethnographic research with Sahrawi communities on both sides of the divide, this talk focuses on several aspects of contemporary conservation efforts, including the maintenance of Hassaniya language, preference for traditional dress styles, and the performance of Sahrawi music and oral poetry in Hassaniya and Spanish. I argue that cultural conservation efforts serve as a central strategy in promoting larger Sahrawi political projects of resistance and autonomy.
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The Researchers in Development Network at the University of Leeds is excited to announce the 5th Annual RiDNet conference
“I, Researcher: exploring the research experience – context, self and interdisciplinary practice”
The conference will take place on the 27th of January, 2017 at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds. Please see attached poster for further details.
This year, we’re aiming to explore the experience of conducting research. The conference will focus on three themes (explained below) and we encourage researchers to submit invite PhD and Early Career researchers to submit abstracts reflecting on their experiences of conducting research within and related to (1) different contexts; (2) other disciplines; and (3) self
- Context: This theme examines how different, often challenging contexts can impact upon your research, and how you may take this into consideration.
Topics may include: researcher positionality, ethics, reflexivity, avoiding an extractive relationship with the research context and managing participants expectations.
- Self: This theme examines the less frequently discussed aspect of emotional well-being whilst conducting research.
Topics may include: emotional wellbeing during a PhD, staying safe, balancing being a good researcher with staying healthy, handling isolation, loneliness, and culture shock.
- Interdisciplinary practice: This theme examines how research may cross different disciplines, and how this may impact research design, methods, and communicating results.
Topics may include: research in practice, combining/working across disciplines, overcoming challenges, and successes!
Format of presentations:
- Context and interdisciplinary practice: Up to 12 minutes to present and 3 minutes for questions.
- Self: Short, informal talks (around 5 minutes in length) to focus on personal experiences of research. Designed to enable discussion of issues related to emotions and wellbeing. We encourage presenters to deviate from a typical academic presentation for this theme, therefore use of slides is optional.
Please send a 300 word (maximum) abstract to email@example.com by the 2nd of December, 2016.
The Researchers in Development Network, or RiDNet, is a student led network of PhD students and early career researchers working in international development and/or conducting social research in developing countries. Our annual conference aims to give students and early career researchers a chance to share experiences, ideas and methods.
Masterclass with Prof Nic van de Walle, Cornell – 17 November, 15:30-17:00
The masterclass with Prof van de Walle will take place on Thursday, 17 November 2016, from 15:30-17:00 at the University of Manchester, in the Arthur Lewis Building (Oxford Road) Ground Floor, G.030/031.
Prof Nicolas van de Walle is the Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government and the Chair of the Department of Government at Cornell University. His primary field is comparative politics. His teaching and research focuses on the political economy of development, with a special focus on Africa, on democratization, and on the politics of economic reform.
His current main project looks into the impact of colonialism on contemporary African development, which is also the topic of the masterclass. The masterclass will embed this question into a general discussion of how to think about history for contemporary international development, itself a way to discuss prominent work by authors such as Acemoglu/Robinson, Mahoney, and Iyer. Based on the readings circulated ahead of the session, participants will have ample opportunity to discuss Nic’s work with him.
Applications to participate
Applications to participate in the masterclass should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants MUST include:
– the School and discipline area in which you work
– year of PhD study,
– a brief paragraph stating how your research is relevant to, or will benefit from, the masterclass.
Places are limited, so please apply promptly and by Thursday, 10 November, at the latest.
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The second event of the Leeds Migration Research Network/Sadler Series Seminar 2016-17 ‘Who/What is a ‘Good’/’Bad’ Migrant?’
Wednesday, 2 November between 12 and 1.30pm
Venue: LHRI – Seminar Room 1
This seminar will feature state-of-the-art short presentations on key methodological concerns in various disciplines regarding studying the question of how “migrants” are conceptualised, classified, categorised and evaluated as differential objects of policy and public discourse, followed by discussion.
CHRIS PATERSON : Media / Communications; GABRIELLA ALBERTI (with CHRIS FORDE) : Policy / Law; ROXANA BARBULESCU : Politics/Sociology; ADRIAN FAVELL: Chair / Introduction.
The event will be followed by a Network Business Meeting, 2-3pm in LHRI seminar room 2.
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