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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…

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Location: Seminar Room, Beech Grove House [opposite Students Union] Jane Plastow is Professor of African Theatre at the University of Leeds in the School of English (Theatre Workshop). She is also LUCAS Director with a special interest in education on Africa in British schools. Caroline Dyer is Reader in Education and Development in the School…
Location: University of Leeds – details confirmed with booking The first YASN conference will include coffee, lunch and drinks, but has limited space. Those interested in attending should contact Karen Cereso directly to reserve a place (african-studies@leeds.ac.uk). Event sponsored by the Review of African Political Economy South Sudan and after: rethinking borders and revisiting migration…
Location: Social Science Building, Room 11.13 Joanna Sadgrove is a Research Fellow in the School of Geography, University of Leeds. Her recent publications include a book chapter, “‘Keeping Up Appearances’: Sex and Religion amongst University Students in Uganda,” Aids and Religious Practice in Africa, (2009), edited by F. Becker and P. Wenzel Geissler, Leiden: Brill,…
Location: Social Science Building, Room 11.13 Graham Harrison is a senior lecturer in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield where he carries out research in International Political Economy. He has published on corruption, the World Bank, globalisation, and development, specialising in east Africa, especially Tanzania.
Location: Social Science Building, Room 11.13 Danielle Beswick is a lecturer in the International Development Department at the University of Birmingham. Her research interests include: Management of political space and debate in a post-genocide society Rwanda’s relationship with the UK Rwandan foreign and security policy in Africa, including contributions to peacekeeping The role of small…
Location: Social Science Building, Room 11.13 Giuliano Martiniello is a research student in the School of Politics and International Studies at the University of Leeds. His research topic is ‘The Agrarian Question in South Africa: an historical and contemporary (policy) perspective from Kwazulu-Natal’.
Location: Location G19 Old Mining Building The Global Development & Justice Research Group is very pleased to announce this exciting one-day workshop in association with COST. This workshop examines the nature and character of the global capitalist crisis, its origins in Europe and North America and the impact in the Global South.  It does so…
Location: Social Science Building, Room 11.13 Jane Plastow is Professor of African Theatre at the University of Leeds with particular specialisation in East Africa. In 2010 she travelled to Uganda  where she undertook an inter-generational theatre project with Ugandan women following a grant from the Nuffield Foundation. This seminar takes place in replacement of that originally scheduled to…
Location: Social Sciences Building, Room 11.13 Dr Nadine Beckmann of University of Oxford, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, completed her DPhil in 2008. Her thesis explores the complex negotiations involved in Zanzibaris explanation and management of HIV/AIDS in the light of technical and wider global changes.
Location: Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre We are delighted that Chinua Achebe, seminal writer and author of ‘Things Fall Apart’, will be giving a poetry reading, and then holding a public question and answer session in relation to his work, with Prof Jane Plastow. Dr Brendon Nicholls, of the School of English and Postcolonial Literature and…