Events

Tuesday 20 April 2021  |  14:00 – 15:30 BST  |  Online Despite its low contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, Africa is the most vulnerable continent to climate change and already the region is experiencing disproportionate impacts. Collaborative research initiatives will play an important role in driving innovation of climate-resilient solutions. In the run up to the COP26,…

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Abstract Ghanaian Folk Opera, arguably one of the country’s most successful musical art forms, was invented by Saka Acquaye (1923-2007) in response to Kwame Nkrumah’s Cultural Renaissance and nation building agenda. Between 1960 and the late 1980s, when the first and last of his 10 operas were written and performed, a number of Saka Acquaye’s…
On 18 March, we have the sixth seminar in the Sadler seminar series “African Knowledges for Global Challenges”. Under the theme “African Knowledges of Water and Environment”, three presenters will give short presentations of their work in progress on understandings and issues of water and environment in African contexts: Anna Mdee (POLIS): “Customary and ‘Modern’…
Documentary film screening: Maternal health in Kenya Wednesday 3 March, 7:30PM (UK time) Online via MS Teams – please click the link to join. Sunset at Dawn is a half hour documentary film, made by a team of African and European film makers (William Nyerere Plastow, Simon Peter Otieno, Jane Plastow and Tina Tschismarov) investigating why…
On 18 February, we have the fifth seminar in the Sadler seminar series “African Knowledges for Global Challenges”. Under the theme “African Knowledges of Cities”, three presenters will give short presentations of their work in progress on understandings of urban space and culture in African contexts: Benjamin Kirby (PRHS): “Urban knowledges and registers of knowability…
On 21 January, we have the fourth seminar in the Sadler seminar series “African Knowledges for Global Challenges”. Under the theme “African Knowledges of Health”, three presenters will give short presentations of their work in progress on understandings and issues of health in African contexts:   Abel Ugba (Sociology): “Healing in the Diaspora: Untangling African…
Seminar about “African Knowledges of Gender”, in the Sadler Seminar series “African Knowledges for Global Challenges”.
This is the first session of the Sadler Seminar Series “African Knowledges for Global Challenges”, supported by the Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute with the Leeds University Centre for African Studies. The series is convened by Professor Adriaan van Klinken, with Dr Brendon Nicholls, Dr Lisa Thorley, and Dr Abel Ugba. This first session focuses on an introduction of…
Introduction session of the seminar series “African Knowledges for Global Challenges”. This is the first session of the Sadler Seminar Series “African Knowledges for Global Challenges”, supported by the Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute with the Leeds University Centre for African Studies. The series is convened by Professor Adriaan van Klinken, with Dr Brendon Nicholls, Dr Lisa Thorley,…
On 31st July 2020, the documentary film Kenyan Christian Queer will have its online global premiere! Register now (for free) to watch the film and attend the Q&A with cast members and director, Aiwan Obinyan. The film offers an intimate portrait of a group of LGBT Christians in Kenya, their courage, determination and hope. It specifically features…
Please note that this event has been postponed. Information about the rescheduled event will be posted as soon as we are able. Asbestos in the Southern African Imaginary In late 2019, Zimbabwe’s The Herald announced that the Shabanie-Mashaba Asbestos Mine, closed in 2009, had “awakened from slumber”. Long the subject of rumours, responses to the…