Symposium

This seminar, featuring presenters from South Africa and Kenya, along with renowned UK based authors and academics, will consider China’s activities in Africa from a variety of perspectives including industrialisation, agricultural development, security and international relations. With growth in China-Africa trade averaging 20% annually over the last two decades and China set to become Africa’s…
We are delighted to announce that the University of Leeds is awarding an honorary degree to Rev. Christopher Senyonjo, and that a symposium will be held to celebrate this occasion. Rev. Senyonjo served the Church of Uganda as Bishop of the Diocese of West Buganda from 1974 till his retirement in 1998. He has been…
The Battle of Algiers (1966) From ‘Yesterday’s Mujahiddin’ to today’s Postcolonial Classroom A screening and symposium at the University of Leeds Friday 4 May 2018 Hosted by the Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures (CWCDC) and the Iqbal Centre for the Study of Contemporary Islam. The event is free and all are welcome. However, space is limited…
Panel presentations followed by audience questions Speakers: Blair and the Middle East: the Aftermath Dr. Jack Holland, POLIS Blair, Neoliberalism and the Rise of Corbyn Prof. Salman Sayyid, School of Sociology Blair, Sleaze and the Revolving Business-Politics Door Hasan Hafidh, Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Blair, the Israel Lobby and Israel/Palestine Dr. Sarah Marusek,…
This symposium celebrates the launch of two book volumes, co-edited by Ezra Chitando and Adriaan van Klinken, and published with Ashgate in spring 2016: Public Religion and the Politics of Homosexuality in Africa. Christianity and Controversies over Homosexuality in Africa. Speakers Dr Barbara Bompani, University of Edinburgh Prof Ezra Chitando, University of Zimbabwe Rev Jide…
Translating colonial legacy into postcolonial conflict Location: Clothworkers North Building, Lecture Theatre G.12 Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) / International Journal of Francophone Studies Recent events in Mali, Algeria and Niger have brought North African countries into further turbulence. In addition to leading the NATO strike in Libya against Gadhafi in 2011, leading…
In September Dr. Kevin Ward, Senior Lecturer in African Religious Studies, will embark on his final semester of teaching at Leeds, as he will retire in February 2014. There will be a farewell symposium for Kevin on Thursday 23 January, addressing the theme of Dynamics of Religion and Sexuality in Contemporary Africa. All are invited…