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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…
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 and Literary Studies, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike, Ebonyi State, Nigeria & LUCAS/LAHRI Visiting Research Fellow, University of Leeds) Africa formerly had organized cultural and leadership systems that promoted communal life where everyone was…
On 20th May, we have the eighth seminar in the Sadler series “African Knowledges for Global Challenges”. In this last seminar of the academic year, we will take stock of our conversations so far, identify emerging questions of common interests, and discuss how to further develop collaborative work in this area. We will specifically look…
On 29 April, we have the seventh seminar in the Sadler seminar series “African Knowledges for Global Challenges”. This seminar focuses on the theme “African Knowledges of Community and Belonging”, and the following three presenters will address this topic from their own PhD research projects: Sreya Datta (English): “Critical Affiliation in Sefi Atta’s Swallow: Female…
On 18 March, we have the sixth seminar in the Sadler seminar series “African Knowledges for Global Challenges”. Under the theme “African Knowledges of Water and Environment”, three presenters will give short presentations of their work in progress on understandings and issues of water and environment in African contexts: Anna Mdee (POLIS): “Customary and ‘Modern’…
On 18 February, we have the fifth seminar in the Sadler seminar series “African Knowledges for Global Challenges”. Under the theme “African Knowledges of Cities”, three presenters will give short presentations of their work in progress on understandings of urban space and culture in African contexts: Benjamin Kirby (PRHS): “Urban knowledges and registers of knowability…