Events

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Sustainability Seminar hosted by the Sustainability Research Institute: Speaker: Prof Samantha Ashman, Director of UJ-IDEP MPhil in Industrial Policy, and Co-ordinator of the Industrial Development and Policy Research Cluster South Africa’s system of accumulation has historically been skewed towards a narrow set of capital intensive sectors concentrated on mining and energy, with strong linkages between…
Darcus Howe (1943-2017) was perhaps the most prominent radical black journalist and activist in the post-war period in the UK. He opened the Mandela Centre on Chapeltown Road in Leeds in 1984. This event will discuss his legacy for international politics today. Darcus made a huge impact when he defended himself in court in 1971…
The main theme of the conference is Migration and Transition – Roots and Routes This 2 day interdisciplinary conference aims to create an inclusive and supportive space for post-graduate scholars, academics and community members to come together in a supportive environment, to provide a platform of critical thinking, exchange of ideas and to promote inter-relationships between academics,…
Finding Africa seminar – African Feminisms seminar series 2017 Postcolonial afterlives and the gendering of empire: A Franco-African Experience Claire Griffiths Thursday 4 May, 5pm, Leeds Humanities Research Institute Seminar Room 1 Abstract This paper draws on evidence from the former French African Empire to argue that the struggle to eliminate all forms of discrimination…
You are warmly invited to the annual Race and Resistance Lecture which this year is co-sponsored by the School of History and the Conversations in Black History Series (run by Anyaa Anim-Addo and Say Burgin). We are delighted to welcome Kehinde Andrews, Associate Professor of Sociology who will talk on “Why We Need Black Studies:…
Finding Africa seminar – African Feminisms seminar series 2017 Feminism and Literary Form in the Novels of Leila Aboulela Sybil Adam Thursday 20 April – this seminar has been cancelled unfortunately – see here African Feminisms Seminar Schedule (UK)
Finding Africa – African Feminisms seminar series 2017 Womanism in Contemporary African Feminism – Joanita Mirembe Thursday 6 April, 5pm, Leeds Humanities Research Institute Seminar Room 1 African Feminisms Seminar Schedule (UK) The next seminar paper in our African Feminisms series will be delivered by Joanita Mireme Lwanga and is entitled “Womanism in Contemporary African Feminism”….
Jacqueline Rose: “The Legacy” Chiara de Cesari: “Impossible Memories: On the Predicament of Creating Palestinian National Museums” We are delighted to host Jacqueline Rose, Professor of Humanities at Birkbeck University, and Chiara de Cesari, Assistant Professor of European Studies and Cultural Studies at the University of Amsterdam. They will be speaking as part of the…
Finding Africa seminar – African Feminisms seminar series 2017 To Have Seven Thousand Vaginas and None At All: Bessie’s Head’s Radical Visions of Sex and Gender Elinor Rooks Thursday 23 March 5pm, Leeds Humanities Research Institute Seminar Room 1 The next seminar in our African Feminisms series will be a paper entitled “To Have Seven…
Truth for Giulio, Justice for Egypt’s Disappeared   PhD student Giulio Regeni was in Egypt researching independent trade unions when he disappeared a year ago LUCAS are proud to be joining with Leeds University and College’s Union (UCU) and Amnesty to sponsor an Egypt Solidarity Initiative event to campaign for truth for Giulio Regeni in…