Events

Book launch Kenyan, Christian, Queer The Leeds University Centre for African Studies and the Centre for Religion and Public Life warmly invite you to attend the launch of Adriaan van Klinken’s recent book Kenyan, Christian, Queer: Religion, LGBT Activism, and Arts of Resistance in Africa. The event takes place on 14 November 2019, 4:00-5:30pm, in the…
The Leeds University Centre for African Studies is delighted to announce Shane Doyle’s inaugural lecture as Professor of African History, which will be hosted at the University of Leeds on Thursday 5th December 2019 at 5:30pm, room TBC. All are welcome to join us for this fascinating presentation entitled ‘The Family in African History’. Abstract…

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*Please note that this event has been postponed until Semester 2 2018/19. Date TBC* The Leeds University Centre for African Studies is delighted to announce our next speaker in the LUCAS Seminar Series, Professor Philani Moyo from Fort Harare University, South Africa. Professor Moyo will be discussing ‘Climate change, rural poverty and inequality in the…
The penultimate lecture in the LUCAS Autumn Term seminar series will be delivered by Dr Ini Dele Adedeji from the SOAS. Dr Dele-Adedeji will be presenting his paper: “Known unknowns and unknown unknowns: Perception, reality and disputation in the field of study on Boko Haram”. Abstract Compared to other movements bearing similar characteristics, the field…
LUCAS is delighted to welcome Mr Babatunde Irukera to the University of Leeds to deliver his presentation “Africa’s emerging market: A matter of Asset and Access” as part of the LUCAS Africa Policy Forum. Mr Irukera is the Director General of the Consumer Protection Council of Nigeria. Profile Of The Director General Consumer Protection Council…
Our final presentation in the LUCAS Autumn Term Seminar Series will be delivered by Dr Jones Adu-Gyamfi from the University of Bradford. Dr Adu-Gyamfi will be delivering his paper entitled ‘Youth Entrepreneurship and Micro-Finance in Ghana”. Abstract The research examined micro-finance to youth entrepreneurs in Ghana. The government of Ghana is committed to reducing poverty…
Professor Carole Boyce-Davies will deliver the 2018 Race and Resistance Public Lecture at the University of Leeds on “Decolonizing Discourses and African Literary Studies.” The lecture is co-sponsored by the School of History and Leeds University Centre for African Studies. Carole Boyce-Davies is Professor of Africana Studies & English Africana Studies and Research Center at…
Book launch:  Taken for a Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Matteo Rizzo, SOAS, Department of Development Studies. The growth of cities and their informal economies are key characteristic of societies in Africa today. Taken for a Ride contributes to our understanding of both, drawing…
This seminar, featuring presenters from South Africa and Kenya, along with renowned UK based authors and academics, will consider China’s activities in Africa from a variety of perspectives including industrialisation, agricultural development, security and international relations. With growth in China-Africa trade averaging 20% annually over the last two decades and China set to become Africa’s…
Free registration is now open until the 24th August, to register please visit the conference Eventbrite page. Programme Thursday 7th: Day One 9.15 – 9.30 Welcome and Opening Remarks 9.30 – 11.00 PANEL 1: La décennie noire Joe Ford ‘Spectres of the War of Independence and the ‘décennie noire’ in contemporary Francophone Algerian Literature’. Rachel Mihuta Grimm ‘The Remains of an…
What matters is not to know the world but to change it. Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks A conference exploring the ideas of Frantz Fanon. It will provide a forum to critically interrogate the discourse, theories and experiences of racism, discrimination, oppression and readings of Fanon in the context of marginalised and oppressed groups,…
We are delighted to announce that the University of Leeds is awarding an honorary degree to Rev. Christopher Senyonjo, and that a symposium will be held to celebrate this occasion. Rev. Senyonjo served the Church of Uganda as Bishop of the Diocese of West Buganda from 1974 till his retirement in 1998. He has been…