Centre for African Studies (LUCAS)

Centre for African Studies
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT

Tel: 0113 343 5069
Fax: 0113 343 4400
african-studies@leeds.ac.uk

LUCAS Schools Project coordinator

Richard Borowski
R.Borowski@leeds.ac.uk

Yorkshire African Studies Network (YASN)

Bankside Mural, Harehills Leeds LS8 - Part of a project on transatlantic abolition in nineteenth-century Yorkshire undertaken by Yosra Awad and directed by Professor Bridget Bennett in the School of English

Bankside Street Mural, Harehills, Leeds LS8. Image taken from part of a project on transatlantic abolition in nineteenth-century Yorkshire undertaken by Yosra Awad and directed by Professor Bridget Bennett in the School of English

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African studies in Yorkshire has a proud tradition and a vibrant present. Africanists in Yorkshire’s universities are carrying out an exciting range of world-class research in a wide range of disciplines. However, there is currently little coordination between these activities and no place to share ideas and activities and develop research agendas. The Yorkshire African Studies Network (YASN) aims to address this gap, in accordance with these core principles.The Network will provide a base for the exchange of ideas and experiences, the organisation of seminars and conferences, and potentially provide the basis of funding bids.

YASN was established in mid-2010 by a small group of Yorkshire-based Africanists, mainly political scientists, historians and developmentalists. The Network is a work in progress and makes no claim to represent all Africanists in Yorkshire. We would encourage anyone who is interested in getting involved in YASN and its activities to contact us (please email african-studies@leeds.ac.uk) and come along to the programme of events we have planned (see ‘Activities‘). Although based in Yorkshire, the Network is open to all Africanists interested in attending and participating in its activities.

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