Annual Lecture

Please join us on Thursday 29th September 4.00-6.00 pm (BST) for the Leeds University Centre for African Studies annual lecture of 2022, which will be delivered by Professor Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni (University of Bayreuth) who will speak about: “Politics of Decolonizing Knowledge and Trajectories of African Studies in Africa” The event  will take place in hybrid…
Professor Grace Musila (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa) will deliver the Leeds University Centre for African Studies annual lecture of the academic year 2020-21. The lecture is co-organised with the “Language in Africa” (LIA) special interest group of the British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL) as part of its 2021 annual conference about “African Languages…
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 Theatre, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds. *please note slightly later start time and slightly different location…
LUCAS Annual Lecture, 2016-2017 Professor Nic Cheeseman (University of Birmingham) will speak on Elections and Political Change in Africa: The Case of Kenya 2017 Thursday 16 March 2017, 4.30pm, Clothworkers South Building Lecture Theatre 2, University of Leeds. (for directions see this link: Clothworkers South Building LT 2 (3.04) ) All welcome – no need…
The Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) Annual Lecture 2015 Wole Soyinka – ‘Narcissus and other Pall Bearers: Morbidity as Ideology’ Thursday 8 October, 5.15pm Conference Auditorium 1, University of Leeds This is a free event and all are welcome (no need to book in advance) Supported by the School of English For further…
LUCAS Annual Lecture: Prof. Pat Manning, ‘Africa and its Diaspora as a Metaphor in World History’ Pat Manning is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of World History and Director, World History Center at the University of Pittsburgh. He is in addition the current President of the American Historical Association, the Director of the Collaborative for World-Historical…
Location: Conference Auditorium 2 Ray Bush is Professor of African African Studies and Development Politics at the University of Leeds. He has had a foundational and  inspirational role in the Centre for  African Studies. As an expert on much of Africa, and especially of Egypt and North Africa, we are delighted he will take the podium…
Location: Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre We are delighted that Chinua Achebe, seminal writer and author of ‘Things Fall Apart’, will be giving a poetry reading, and then holding a public question and answer session in relation to his work, with Prof Jane Plastow. Dr Brendon Nicholls, of the School of English and Postcolonial Literature and…
Location: Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre Annual Lecture: ‘Afromodernism: An Assessment’ by Paul Richards Paul Richards is Professor of Anthropology and head of the Technology and Agrarian Development Group chair group at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. In anticipation of his lecture Professor Richards states: ‘Scholars claim that Africa is evolving its own forms of modernity,…