Events

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…

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Location: University of Leeds We are delighted that the 2012 ASAUK conference will be held in conjunction with Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) at Leeds University. It will run from 1:30pm on Thursday Sept 6th to 3:30pm on Saturday 8th September 2012. A number of panels and streams have already been proposed for…
Location: University of Leeds Cloth and Tradition in West Africa The Yoruba of south western Nigeria are amongst the most prolific art making people of Africa. A major aspect of their creative culture is the design, production and use of textiles. Yoruba textile creativity has developed through a number of different technical processes and shows…
Location: Baines Wing SR 1.16 Within the context of international development the importance of culture is often overlooked, or even ignored. Culture does however play a strong role in attaining overall development goals. While this has been asserted by international organizations throughout the past decades, culture has remained a minor element in most development approaches. It…
Location: Yorkshire Bank Lecture Theatre (Leeds Business School) What do you think of the INVISIBLE CHILDREN campaign? Did the campaign do good? Or harm? What are its implications? With presentations by a range of experts. This event is organised by Jo Sadgrove, Alex Beresford and Chris Paterson. Dr Joanna Sadgrove is a Research Fellow in the…
Location: Location details made available with confirmation of booking Sponsored by LUCAS and Review of African Political Economy (ROAPE) http://www.roape.org/ 2012 is the African National Congress’ centenary year and this workshop will examine a range of issues relating to South African politics, history and society at this symbolic moment in the country’s history. The themes addressed…
Location: Room 11.13 Social Sciences Building Dr Chris Vaughan teaches African history at the Universities of Liverpool and Durham, and taught in POLIS at Leeds in the first semester of the current academic year. He completed his doctorate on the history of Darfur under British colonial rule at Durham in 2011. Chris’s research is particularly focussed on examining the character…
Location: Michael Sadler: LG15 In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of independence in Tanzania we are delighted to host this panel event: 50 Years of Independence and Evaluation Dr Anna Mdee: ‘Addicted to Aid?’ Prof. John Loxley: ‘From Self-reliance to Neo-liberalism’ Emeritus Prof. Peter Lawrence: ‘Agricultural strategy and (De)Industrialisation’ Nicodemus Shauri Eatlawe ‘Democracy in Tanzania’…
Location: Room 11.13 Social Sciences Building Dr Alex Beresford is a newly appointed to Lecturer in Development Studies in the School of Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds. Alex completed his Ph.D. at the Centre of African Studies, Edinburgh University. His interdisciplinary Ph.D. thesis provides a detailed ethnographic focus into class and nationalist politics…
Location: Room 1.44 of the Geography main building Joanna Sadgrove is a Research Fellow in the School of Geography, University of Leeds. Jen Brown and the Citizenship and Belonging Reading Group would like to invite everyone to a reading group gathering where we will be discussing an exciting new paper with the author herself. The meeting…
Location: School of Earth and Environment, Seminar Room 8.119 NOTE CHANGE! Lionel Cliffe is a LUCAS board member and Emeritus Professor of Geography with particular interest in land politics in Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Kenya. Professor Christine H. Foyer is of the Centre for Plant Sciences whose lab looks at, inter alia, plant performance: plant performance…