The Centre for African Studies at the University of Leeds (LUCAS) is an interdisciplinary centre that brings together scholars with an active interest in Africa from across the University

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Explore your options for studying Africa at the University of Leeds

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African Studies Bulletin

The Leeds African Studies Bulletin publishes cutting-edge work in African studies, and has included pieces by many distinguished African writers and Africanist scholars over the years.

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Yorkshire African Studies Network (YASN)

Africanists in Yorkshire’s universities are carrying out an exciting range of world-class research in a wide range of disciplines

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Events and News

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The Leeds University Centre for African Studies is hosting an online research seminar about the theme of ‘Finance and Neocolonialism...

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Research seminar jointly hosted by the Desmond Tutu Centre for Religion & Social Justice, University of the Western Cape the...

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This webinar builds on the recent LUCAS Sadler Series on ‘African Knowledges for Global Challenges’.  This series of events sought...

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On 28 October 2021, Adriaan van Klinken will deliver his inaugural lecture as Professor of Religion and African Studies, under...

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LUCAS member Jane Plastow, Professor of African Theatre at the University of Leeds, recently published a book: A History of...

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“African Knowledges for Global Challenges” The Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS), in collaboration with the Leeds Arts and...

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Learn, acknowledge and celebrate Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic cultures! Leeds11, partners and friends are proud to bring you their celebratory programme for Black History Month 2021.

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LUCAS member Adriaan van Klinken, Professor of Religion and African Studies at the University of Leeds, recently published a new...

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