Events

Please join us on Thursday 1st December, 11.30 am (GMT) for a research seminar with Dr Mikel Burley who will speak about: “Conceptual Decolonization and Conceptual Justice: Critically Examining Proposals from Kwasi Wiredu and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o” The seminar is jointly hosted by the Leeds University Centre for African Studies and the Leeds Centre for Religion and Public…

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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 29th September 4.00-6.00 pm (BST) for the Leeds University Centre for African Studies annual lecture of 2022, which will be delivered by Professor Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni (University of Bayreuth) who will speak about: “Politics of Decolonizing Knowledge and Trajectories of African Studies in Africa” The event  will take place in hybrid…
The Leeds University Centre for African Studies invites postgraduate research students (PGRs) and early career researchers (ECRs) at the University of Leeds and beyond, to participate in an in-person masterclass with the world-leading decolonial thinker, Professor Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni. On Thursday 29 September, Professor Ndlovu-Gathseni will deliver the Leeds University African Studies annual lecture. This…
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…
Africa Writes Leeds includes a day of activities to celebrate contemporary African writing and in particular the work of Wole Soyinka. The day has been produced in partnership with Africa Writes, the British Library, the Geraldine Connor Foundation, and the University of Leeds Centre for African Studies with sponsorship from Flutterwave. Curated by Khadijah Ibrahiim…