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
african-studies@leeds.ac.uk

LUCAS Schools Project coordinator

Richard Borowski
R.Borowski@leeds.ac.uk

David Clayton - Radio Broadcasting in Northern Rhodesia, 1942-1953

Date: 5/2/2018 | Time: 5.00pm7.00pm

LUCAS Seminar – all welcome David Clayton (York), ‘Development and Decolonisation? Radio Broadcasting in Northern Rhodesia, 1942-1953’ Monday 5 February 2018, 5pm – Grant Room (311), School of History, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds David Clayton is Senior Lecturer Read more »

Birgit Meyer - Studying Religion in and from Africa

Date: 25/1/2018 | Time: 5.00pm7.00pm

Joint LUCAS and Centre for Religion and Public Life Research seminar Prof Birgit Meyer (Utrecht) – ‘Studying Religion in and from Africa’. Thursday 25 January 2018, 5pm, Parkinson Building (B.09).  All welcome Abstract The study of religion in Africa, as Read more »

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 »

Alemseged Tesfai - British colonialism in Eritrea, 1941-1950

Date: 30/11/2017 | Time: 5.00pm6.30pm

LUCAS Seminar – CANCELLED We regret that Alemseged Tesfai will have to cancel his planned lecture as the British authorities have been too slow in granting his visa. Alemseged Tesfai – British colonialism in Eritrea, 1941-1950 Born in 1944 in Read more »

Paul Cooke - Participatory filmmaking in the East Rand

Date: 21/11/2017 | Time: 5.00pm7.00pm

LUCAS Seminar – all welcome Professor Paul Cooke (Leeds), ‘Changing the Story or Confirming the Story? Participatory filmmaking, development and youth leadership in the East Rand, South Africa’ Tuesday 21 Nov 2017 5pm, Michael Sadler Building room LG.17, University of Leeds Read more »

Nick Grant - Anti-Apartheid and the Politics of Motherhood

Date: 15/11/2017 | Time: 5.00pm6.30pm

University of Leeds Faculty of Arts Women, Gender and Sexuality Research Cluster and Global History Research Cluster seminar 1956 Women’s Day Protest, Pretoria Wednesday, 15th November, 5pm-7pm,  Grant room, Michael Sadler Building (room 3.11): Speaker, Dr Nick Grant (UEA), ‘Anti-Apartheid Read more »

Kathleen Vongsathorn - Tracing Shifting Attitudes to Hospital Childbirth across Uganda

Date: 2/11/2017 | Time: 5.00pm6.30pm

LUCAS Seminar – all welcome Kathleen Vongsathorn (Warwick), ‘Deep into the village’: Tracing Shifting Attitudes to Hospital Childbirth across Uganda, c. 1918-2017′ Thursday 2 November 2017 5-7pm – LG17, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds Kathleen Vongsathorn is Wellcome Trust Research Fellow Read more »

Toussaint Louverture, the Haitian Revolution and Haiti today

Date: 17/10/2017 | Time: 6.00pm8.00pm

Book launch of Toussaint Louverture: A Black Jacobin in the Age of Revolutions (Pluto, 2017) with authors Charles Forsdick and Christian Høgsbjerg, a discussion on Haiti today led by Guilaine Brutus, and a Reparations Dialogue from Sai Murray.  As part of the Conversations Read more »

Oliver Coates - West African soldiers in India, 1943 to 1947

Date: 17/10/2017 | Time: 4.30pm6.00pm

WEST AFRICAN TROOPS IN INDIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR © IWM (IND 2864) LUCAS Seminar – All welcome Oliver Coates (Cambridge), ‘West African soldiers in India, 1943 to 1947’ Tuesday 17 Oct 2017 4.30-6pm, Michael Sadler Building LG15, University of Read more »

Finding Africa seminar - Claire Griffiths on postcolonial afterlives and the gendering of empire

Date: 4/5/2017 | Time: 5.00pm6.30pm

Finding Africa seminar – African Feminisms seminar series 2017 Postcolonial afterlives and the gendering of empire: A Franco-African Experience Claire Griffiths Thursday 4 May, 5pm, Leeds Humanities Research Institute Seminar Room 1 Abstract This paper draws on evidence from the Read more »

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