Events

LUCAS is delighted to invite you to attend our research seminar, delivered by Dr Thomas Hendriks, vans-Pritchard Fellow in African Anthropology, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford. All are welcome to attend. Abstract  In modern social thinking and critical theory, norms are generally thought in opposition to a space of freedom that is more or…
Abstract This presentation is designed to highlight the transport, mobility and accessibility needs of urban poor and socially vulnerable populations in African cities, and to identify more effective solutions for addressing these issues.  Overwhelmingly, the urban poor rely on walking as their main mode of transport, often travelling long distances to get from the peripheral…
2020 sees the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum, one of only two national railway museums in the world to receive direct state funding. A national heritage asset, its collection includes unique locomotives and rolling stock, its building is part of the former railway works, and its survival is…
Abstract: This paper offers a critical inquiry into the role and function of traditional philosophies of care, humanity and community in framing concepts of illness, wellness, treatment, recovery, and treatment for the Malawian patient. Using data from my fieldwork in the 4 regions (north, central, east and south), the discussion offers insight into the narrative…

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The Leeds University Centre for African Studies is delighted to announce Shane Doyle’s inaugural lecture as Professor of African History, which will be hosted at the University of Leeds on Thursday 5th December 2019 at 5:30pm, room TBC. All are welcome to join us for this fascinating presentation entitled ‘The Family in African History’. Abstract…
The next Lunch and Learn Seminar from the Leeds University Centre for African Studies will be delivered by Dr Karen Lucas from the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds. Please feel free to bring along your lunch to this informal lunchtime seminar. Registration is not required and all are welcome. Abstract This…
Book launch Kenyan, Christian, Queer The Leeds University Centre for African Studies and the Centre for Religion and Public Life warmly invite you to attend the launch of Adriaan van Klinken’s recent book Kenyan, Christian, Queer: Religion, LGBT Activism, and Arts of Resistance in Africa. The event takes place on 14 November 2019, 4:00-5:30pm, in the…
LUCAS and POLIS invite you to a panel discussion of the newly published book Food Insecurity and Revolution in the Middle East and North Africa. Agrarian Questions in Egypt and Tunisia, (Anthem Press 2019).  The event takes place at 4pm on Thursday 7th November, in room 14.33 of the Social Sciences Building at the University…
Maternal health was key to the development of medical systems across East Africa in the mid twentieth century. But in recent decades it has been neglected, or used as a vehicle to achieve other health-related goals. Maternal mortality ratios, which fell rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s, have since stagnated at a high level. Relations…
You are warmly invited to join us at the Cheney Public Lecture, which will be given by Dr Benjamin Lamptey, Leeds Cheney Fellow and Co-I on GCRF African-SWIFT.   From Extreme Weather to Climate Change in Africa Tuesday, 22nd October 2019 Michael Sadler Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre 7pm   Please register at this link.  …
We are pleased to invite you to this GCRF-AFRICAP knowledge-sharing seminar organised jointly with the Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS):   Guest speaker: Dr Pedi Obani, Research Fellow in the United Nations University – Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) Title: Individual adaptation strategies to flooding in a low income urban setting…
The Leeds University Centre for African Studies is excited to announce that Dr Jones Adu-Gyamfi will be visiting the University on 17th October to deliver a seminar entitled ‘Political patronage and youth empowerment: examining young entrepreneurs’ access to micro-finance in Ghana’.  As always, our seminars are free to attend and all are welcome. There is…
The Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) and the School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) are delighted to announce an event to celebrate the launch of ‘Uganda: The dynamics of neoliberal transformation’ edited by  Jörg Wiegratz, Guiliano Martiniello and Elisa Greco (published by Zed Books). We invite you to attend the launch of…
The Leeds University Centre for African Studies is delighted to invite you to our Annual launch event on Thursday 3rd October 2019. Please come along and find out what the 2019/20 academic year has in store for LUCAS. Refreshments and nibbles will be available, along with copies of our journal, the Leeds African Studies Bulletin…