Events

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 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…
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,…

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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…
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…
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…
This webinar builds on the recent LUCAS Sadler Series on ‘African Knowledges for Global Challenges’.  This series of events sought to place African scholars and knowledges are the forefronts of articulating and responding to global challenges.  On the eve of COP26, we turn our attention to African perspectives on climate change, and how global responses…
On 28 October 2021, Adriaan van Klinken will deliver his inaugural lecture as Professor of Religion and African Studies, under the title “Reimagining Christianity and Sexual Diversity in Africa”. The Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) and the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science (PRHS) are delighted to announce the inaugural professorial…
Learn how to edit Wikipedia and help increase the representation of African scholars on the online encyclopedia Wikipedia ‘The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit’ aspires to provide universal access to a summary of all human knowledge and is one of the first places people go when looking for information, with over 15 billion visitors…
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…