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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Please join us on Thursday 1st December, 11.30 am (GMT) for a research seminar with Dr Mikel Burley who will...

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The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds, and the Leeds University Centre for African Studies,...

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Please join us on Thursday 17th November, 11.30 am (GMT) for a research seminar with Dr Naomi Richman (Trinity College,...

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Please join us  on Thursday 17th November, 2pm (GMT) when Dr Sandra Bhatasara (University of Zimbabwe) will be in conversation...

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The African Studies Association in the UK (ASAUK), at its recent 2022 biennial conference, has awarded its prestigious Award for Outstanding Achievements in African Studies to Raymond C. Bush, Professor Emeritus at the University of Leeds.

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The Leeds University Centre for African Studies is delighted to announce the winner of the 2022 Lionel Cliffe Prize for...

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The Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute (LAHRI) and the Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) are delighted to...

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by Adriaan van Klinken On Valentine’s Day 2022, the book Sacred Queer Stories: Ugandan LGBTQ+ Refugees and the Bible, was...

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