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The Post-Colonial Resurgence of Traditional Yoruba Practices

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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...

Research seminar: "Pressure and the expectation of success in Nairobi, Kenya"

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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,...

Research seminar: "The emergence of LGBTQ-themed writing in Africa"

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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...

Research seminar: "Taboos and Eco-resilience in Yorùbá Sacred Orature"

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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...

LUCAS seminar: Researching with migrant learners in primary schools in South Africa

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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...

Finance and Neocolonialism in Africa

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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...

Africa/Queer/Religion: Complex and Creative Intersections

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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...

African Knowledges of Customary Justice: Chinua Achebe’s Writings

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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 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...

African Knowledges - Taking Stock and Looking Ahead - Seminar 8 in the series “African Knowledges for Global Challenges”

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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...

African Knowledges of Community and Belonging - Seminar 7 in the series “African Knowledges for Global Challenges”

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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...