Centre for African Studies (LUCAS)

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

LUCAS Annual Lecture with Prof Ato Quayson (New York University)

Date: 6/12/2017 | Time: 5.30pm7.00pm

LUCAS Annual Lecture – supported by the Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Leeds  Conscripts of Colonial Modernity in Chinua Achebe’s Rural Novels Professor Ato Quayson (New York University) Wednesday 6 December, 5.30pm, Rupert Beckett Lecture Read more »

Race and Resistance Lecture - Kehinde Andrews - Why we need Black Studies

Date: 3/5/2017 | Time: 6.00pm7.30pm

You are warmly invited to the annual Race and Resistance Lecture which this year is co-sponsored by the School of History and the Conversations in Black History Series (run by Anyaa Anim-Addo and Say Burgin). We are delighted to welcome Read more »

LUCAS Annual Lecture with Professor Nic Cheeseman

Date: 16/3/2017 | Time: 4.30pm6.00pm

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, University of Leeds. (for directions Read more »

Prof Rijk van Dijk on 'Pentecostalism and Pre-marital Counselling in Africa'

Date: 7/2/2017 | Time: 5.00pm6.30pm

Pentecostalism and Pre-marital Counselling in Africa; A Case of Religious Sophistication? Prof. Rijk van Dijk (ASCL, Leiden University/ AISSR, Univ. of Amsterdam/ Centre of Excellence, Univ. of Konstanz) Tuesday 7 February, 5pm, venue: Baines Wing SR (1.13) Leeds University Centre for Read more »

Dr Alex Vines OBE on ‘Narratives about Africa's Future: what role for academics and analysts?’

Date: 18/10/2016 | Time: 5.00pm6.30pm

Dr Alex Vines OBE (Head of the Africa Programme at Chatham House), ‘Narratives about Africa’s Future: what role for academics and analysts?’ Tuesday 18th October, 5pm, Maurice Keyworth Lecture Theatre, Business School All welcome. Organised by LUCAS and the Centre Read more »

Slave Rebellions or Actions of War? Understanding West African Armed Resistance in Bahia and Cuba, 1807-1844 - Manuel Barcia

Date: 10/3/2016 | Time: 5.00pm6.00pm

Professor Manuel Barcia’s inaugural lecture Thursday 10 March, 5pm,  Clothworkers South Lecture Theatre 3 This lecture will examine how a series of historical events that occurred in West Africa from the mid-1790s – including Afonja’s rebellion, the Owu wars, the Read more »

CGD Annual Lecture: Robert Chambers ‘Professional Error and Ignorance in Development’

Date: 18/10/2012 | Time: 1.18pm

Location: Conference Auditorium 2

Professor Robert Chambers is a research associate at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex where he is a member of the Participation, Power and Social Change team

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Horace Campbell - Event hosted in association with Leeds Metropolitan University

Date: 8/6/2011 | Time: 10.39am

Location: Old Broadcasting House, Woodhouse Lane

Between Revolution and Counter Revolution: Lessons from the Obama Phenomenon, by Horace Campbell

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