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On 28 October 2021, Adriaan van Klinken will deliver his inaugural lecture as Professor of Religion and African Studies, under the title “Reimagining Christianity and Sexual Diversity in Africa”. The School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science (PRHS) and the Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) are delighted to announce the inaugural professorial…
Professor Carole Boyce-Davies will deliver the 2018 Race and Resistance Public Lecture at the University of Leeds on “Decolonizing Discourses and African Literary Studies.” The lecture is co-sponsored by the School of History and Leeds University Centre for African Studies. Carole Boyce-Davies is Professor of Africana Studies & English Africana Studies and Research Center at…
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…
You are warmly invited to the annual Race and Resistance Lecture which this year is co-sponsored by the School of History and the Conversations in Black History Series (run by Anyaa Anim-Addo and Say Burgin). We are delighted to welcome Kehinde Andrews, Associate Professor of Sociology who will talk on “Why We Need Black Studies:…
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…
Nando Sigona, Within and Beyond Citizenship: Borders, Membership and Belonging A book talk on the forthcoming volume from Routledge edited by Sigona with Roberto Gonzales https://www.amazon.co.uk/Within-Beyond-Citizenship-membership-Sociological/dp/1138285528 Nando Sigona is Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Policy at University of Birmingham, and deputy director of Institute for Research into Superdiversity. He is one of the editors…
Pentecostalism and Pre-marital Counselling in Africa; A Case of Religious Sophistication? Prof. Rijk van Dijk (ASCL, Leiden University/ AISSR, Univ. of Amsterdam/ Centre of Excellence, Univ. of Konstanz) Tuesday 7 February, 5pm, venue: Baines Wing SR (1.13) Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) and the Centre for Religion and Public Life (CRPL) organise a joint…
Dr Alex Vines OBE (Head of the Africa Programme at Chatham House), ‘Narratives about Africa’s Future: what role for academics and analysts?’ Tuesday 18th October, 5pm, Maurice Keyworth Lecture Theatre, Business School All welcome. Organised by LUCAS and the Centre for Global Development. Edited to add – you can now watch Alex Vines’s talk –…
Professor Manuel Barcia’s inaugural lecture Thursday 10 March, 5pm,  Clothworkers South Lecture Theatre 3 This lecture will examine how a series of historical events that occurred in West Africa from the mid-1790s – including Afonja’s rebellion, the Owu wars, the Fulani-led jihad, and the migrations to Egbaland – had an impact upon life in cities…
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…