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

YASN

YASN Conference – Migration and Transition – Roots and Routes

Yorkshire African Studies Network conference

Migration and Transition – Roots and Routes

University of Hull, 18th and 19th May 2017

http://beta.www.hull.ac.uk/Choose-Hull/Study-at-Hull/Open-days/Visit-us.aspx

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

There are four strands and poster presentations

Four strands:

  1. The socio-economic and demographic determinants of migration.
  2. Cultural practices, health and life transitions in refugee camps
  3. Sex slave trafficking/ sex workers
  4. Social media, political activism and restorative justice

The socio-economic and demographic determinants of migration: Socio-political, economic, ecological and violence are factors driving migration. Rising violence as a result of ethnic or religious intolerance has led to increased levels of migration. Migration can be humanitarian and/or economic.

Health and life transitions in refugee camps: Forced immigration is a challenge and the traumatic events may have an impact on the individual’s sense of self, identity, health and well-being.

Sex slave trafficking/ sex workers: The sex trade exploitation affects people from all walks of life; asylum seekers, migrant workers and sex workers.

Social media and political, cultural and religious activism: Media activism utilises social media and communication technologies for social, political, cultural and religious movements and activism. Users are able to create and share content for political, cultural and religious change.

Poster presentations: Poster presentations may be on any research topic related to Africa. All ideas will be considered.

Paper presentations will be 15 minutes. Poster presentations will be 15 minutes.

Abstracts of 250 words and poster presentations to be sent to: b.orton@hull.ac.uk  by the 30th March 2017

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YASN Conference – ‘Transitions’ from what to what? Justice and Reconciliation in Africa

Yorkshire African Studies Network

Conference at the University of Bradford supported by JEFCAS

‘Transitions’ from what to what? Justice and Reconciliation in Africa

Friday 18th November 2016

Programme

10.15 Registration

 

10.50 Introduction

 

11.00 Session 1: Post-conflict Justice and Reconciliation

 

Peter Nias, Former Honorary Visiting Research Fellow, University of Bradford

From Apartheid to Democracy – without a Truth & Reconciliation Commission: has the experience of Namibia worked?

Adikalie Kamara, University of Bradford

The Special Court for Sierra Leone: a Peacebuilding Mechanism?

Chris Davey, University of Bradford

Post-genocide Memory as the Aegis of Atrocity

 

12.30 Lunch break

 

1.15 Session 2: Justice Systems

 

Vera Riffler, University of York

Justice in security matters – mapping non-state actors and security demands in Khayelitsha, South Africa

Dr Nicki Kindersley, University of Durham

Rule of whose law? Justice systems under ‘transitional government’ collapse in Juba, South Sudan

Dr Chris Paterson, University of Leeds

To fear or embrace the ‘global policeman’: the representation of the US military ‘African Pivot’

 

3.00 Session 3: Guest Speaker

 

Dr Phil Clark, SOAS, University of London

 

4.20 Closing remarks

 
To register for the conference please go here or see this link
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/transitions-from-what-to-what-justice-and-reconciliation-in-africa-tickets-28759032039
For more information about the conference in general please contact Dr David Harris – D.Harris7@bradford.ac.uk

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Call for Papers – YASN Conference at the University of Bradford – 18 November

Call for papers: Yorkshire Africa Studies Network Conference at the University of Bradford

‘Transitions’ from what to what? Justice and Reconciliation in Africa

Friday 18th November 2016

We welcome applications from PhD students, researchers and academics.

The conference aims to subject to scrutiny the realms of criminal justice, social justice and reconciliation in Africa. This is not envisaged as a narrow field; the conference is designed to include all elements of international criminal justice, truth and reconciliation commissions, localised notions of retributive, restorative and redistributive justice, and ideas of social justice linked to themes as broad as poverty, gender, land and societal cleavages. The conference, however, aims also to interrogate the notion of ‘transition’. Often applied to societies deemed in need of change, the important questions of what is envisaged and what actually happens are accompanied by an even more fundamental uncertainty as to whether ‘transition’ is indeed an appropriate term for these processes.

Guest speaker: Dr Phil Clark (SOAS)

We welcome applications from PhD students, researchers and academics focusing on the above issues in any part of the African continent from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds. Please submit 300-word abstracts for papers to be presented at the conference to Dr David Harris (d.harris7@bradford.ac.uk) by 30th September 2016. We will let you know as soon as possible after the deadline whether your paper proposal has been accepted.

This call for papers is open to all academics, researchers and postgraduate students whether they are based in Yorkshire or elsewhere. Some funds are available to reimburse travel for speakers within Yorkshire.

Times and schedules will be confirmed in due course.

The Yorkshire Africa Studies Network is comprised of the Universities of Bradford, Durham, Hull, Leeds, Leeds Trinity, Sheffield and York. Find out more about YASN at http://lucas.leeds.ac.uk/yasn/.

 

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Leeds African Studies Bulletin 77 – list of contents

Leeds African Studies Bulletin
Number 77 Winter 2015-16

Contents
Introduction
Notes on Contributors
LUCAS News, Reports and People
The LUCAS Book Distribution Scheme
LUCAS Seminars
The LUCAS Schools Project
Yorkshire African Studies Network

Departmental Reports
School of Earth and Environment
School of English/Workshop Theatre
School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
School of History
School of Languages, Cultures and Societies
School of Media and Communication
Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development
School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science
School of Politics and International Studies

Tribute

Professor Vic Allen (by Alex Beresford)

Articles 

Narcissus and Other Pall-Bearers: Morbidity as Ideology
Wole Soyinka

Thabo Mbeki’s AIDS denialism: Neoliberalism, government 
and civil society in South Africa
Emma Camp

Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) in Somalia 
since the End of the Cold War: Historical and Theoretical Implications
Jethro Norman

Remembering the Fifth Pan-African Congress 
Christian Høgsbjerg

Book Reviews

Building a Peaceful Nation: Julius Nyerere and the establishment of
sovereignty in Tanzania, 1960-1964. Paul Bjerk.
(Reviewed by Jane Plastow)

Achebe and Friends at Umuahia: The Making of a Literary Elite.
Terri Ochiagha,
(Reviewed by Jane Plastow)

Mandela: My prisoner, My friend. Christo Brand with Barbara Jones.
(Reviewed by Ruth Daly)

Zimbabwe: challenging the stereotypes. Robert Mshengu Kavanagh.
(Reviewed by Jack Mapanje)

Blood on the Tides: The Ozidi Saga and Oral Epic Narratology.
Isidore Okpewho.
(Reviewed by Rachel Bower)

[This issue of the Bulletin is now uploaded online – see here – for more info or to propose contributions for future volumes please email african-studies@leeds.ac.uk]

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YASN Workshop on Gender and Sexuality Programme

YORKSHIRE AFRICAN STUDIES NETWORK (YASN) 

WORKSHOP ON GENDER AND SEXUALITY

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS, THURSDAY 14 JANUARY 2016

Grant Room 311 Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/downloads/download/9/campus_map_for_visitors

10.15am Coffee and opening remarks

Session 1: 10.30-12.30 RHETORIC AND REPRESENTATION
Manel Zouabi (Centre for Women’s Studies, York), Post-revolutionary Tunisia: sexualizing women-political activists in digital media
Brendon Nicholls (English, Leeds), Ken Saro-Wiwa, Heteronormativity and Gender Politics
Shane Doyle (History, Leeds), STD campaigns and sexual morality in East Africa

Lunch 12.30-1.30pm

Session 2: 1.30-3.30pm NORMS AND DISSONANCE
Bev Orton (Criminology and Criminal Justice, Hull), So what’s New?: Sex and sexuality in post-apartheid South Africa
Jane Plastow (English, Leeds) and Katie McQuaid (Geography, Leeds), In search of the Frierean ‘plenitude of the praxis’ of action and reflection for women from Walukuba: thinking through an activist approach using theatre and ethnography
Will Jackson (History, Leeds), Queering the family in segregation-era South Africa

3.30pm Closing remarks
Adriaan van Klinken (Theology and Religious Studies, Leeds), New directions in the study of African sexuality

To download a programme please go to here: YASN Gender and Sexuality PROGRAMME

ALL WELCOME, BUT PLEASE RESERVE A PLACE WITH LUCAS african-studies@leeds.ac.uk

For more details on YASN, see here: http://lucas.leeds.ac.uk/yasn/

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