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The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds, and the Leeds University Centre for African Studies, are hosting a research talk with by Dr Catarina Laranjeiro, who will speak about Bissau-Guinean vernacular films in transnational flow This presentation addresses the relation between the colonial legacy of images and the vernacular film…
Please join us on Thursday 17th November, 11.30 am (GMT) for a research seminar with Dr Naomi Richman (Trinity College, Cambridge) who will speak about: “Theologies of Gender, Relationality and Power in a Nigerian Pentecostal church” The seminar is jointly hosted by the Leeds University Centre for African Studies and the Leeds Centre for Religion and Public Life….
Please join us  on Thursday 17th November, 2pm (GMT) when Dr Sandra Bhatasara (University of Zimbabwe) will be in conversation with Dr Gilbert Tietaah (University of Ghana) and Dr Silas Oriaso (University of Nairobi).  They will discuss: ‘Local ecological knowledge and climate change in three corners of Africa’  The research seminar is hosted by the Leeds…
Please join us on Thursday 27th October, 16:30pm (BST) for an online research seminar about: ‘The Post-Colonial Resurgence of Yoruba Traditional Religious Practices and Herbal Medicine’ The seminar is jointly hosted by the Leeds University Centre for African Studies and the Leeds Centre for Religion and Public Life. Please join the seminar via Zoom. In…
Please join us on Thursday 6th October, 4.15-5.30 pm (BST) for a research seminar with Dr Mario Schmidt who will speak about “Pressure and the expectation of success: on the somatization of failing aspirations in Nairobi, Kenya” The research seminar is hosted by the Leeds University Centre for African Studies, the Centre for Global Development,…
Please join us on Thursday 26th May, 4.00-5.30 pm (BST) for a research seminar with Chris Dunton who will speak about “Tuning into the Polyphony: the emergence of LGBTQ-themed writing in Africa” The research seminar is hosted by the Leeds University Centre for African Studies.  The event  will take place in hybrid form, meaning that…
Please join us on Thursday 28th April, 4.00-5.30 pm (BST) for a research seminar with Dr Oluwabunmi Tope Bernard (Obafemi Awolowo University and SOAS University of London), who will speak about “It is neither a rat nor a bird: taboos and eco-resilience in Yorùbá sacred orature” The research seminar is hosted by the Leeds University Centre…
The Leeds University Centre for African Studies is hosting an online research seminar about the theme of: Researching with migrant learners in primary schools in South Africa: Silences, absences, ‘Afrophobia’ and the continued pervasiveness of ‘race’ The seminar takes place on  Thursday 24th February, 4.00-5.30 pm (GMT), and our speaker is Dr Helen Hanna (The Education…
The Leeds University Centre for African Studies is hosting an online research seminar about the theme of ‘Finance and Neocolonialism in Africa’, on Thursday 25 November, 4:00-5:30pm (GMT). Our speakers are: Isaac Abotebuno Akolgo (University of Bayreuth): “Financialization, Afro-Euphoria, and the Struggle for Economic Sovereignty in Africa”. Scott Timcke (University of Leeds): “How to Ensure…
Research seminar jointly hosted by the Desmond Tutu Centre for Religion & Social Justice, University of the Western Cape the Leeds University Centre for African Studies the Leeds University Centre for Religion and Public Life 10 November 2021, 2:00-3:30pm UK time Registration essential: please email DTC@UWC.AC.ZA   In a context where African, queer, and religious…