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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Learn how to edit Wikipedia and help increase the representation of African scholars on the online encyclopedia Wikipedia ‘The free...

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

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Presenters: Evelyn Nwachukwu Urama and Brendon Nicholls Hosted on Zoom https://universityofleeds.zoom.us/j/85856626936?pwd=dXo5THdUK1E3WTYxbUI1T09WSm5ldz09 Presentation 1, by Dr Evelyn Urama (Department of English...

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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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The Leeds University Centre for African Studies is delighted to announce the winner of the 2021 Lionel Cliffe Prize for...

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Adriaan van Klinken, Professor of Religion and African Studies at the University of Leeds, recently published a book co-authored with...

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