Events

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On 28 October 2021, Adriaan van Klinken will deliver his inaugural lecture as Professor of Religion and African Studies, under the title “Reimagining Christianity and Sexual Diversity in Africa”. The School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science (PRHS) and the Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) are delighted to announce the inaugural professorial…
This webinar builds on the recent LUCAS Sadler Series on ‘African Knowledges for Global Challenges’.  This series of events sought to place African scholars and knowledges are the forefronts of articulating and responding to global challenges.  On the eve of COP26, we turn our attention to African perspectives on climate change, and how global responses…

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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…
Please note that this event has been postponed. Information about the rescheduled event will be posted as soon as we are able. The Leeds University School of Politics and International Studies , the Leeds University Business School and the Leeds University Centre for African Studies is delighted to invite you to an insightful seminar from…
Please note that this event has been postponed. Information about the rescheduled event will be posted as soon as we are able. Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) & Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) research seminar with speaker Dr Hazvinei T Tamuka Moyo, University of Cape Town, South Africa. One of the consequences of the Group…
Please note that this event has been postponed due to industrial action. A rescheduled date will be announced in due course. Abstract: This paper offers a critical inquiry into the role and function of traditional philosophies of care, humanity and community in framing concepts of illness, wellness, treatment, recovery, and treatment for the Malawian patient….
Please note that this seminar has been postponed until further notice – Updates will be added to the website, and will be shared via our newsletter. If you wish to join the newsletter please email african-studies@leeds.ac.uk 2020 sees the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum, one of only two…
Abstract This presentation is designed to highlight the transport, mobility and accessibility needs of urban poor and socially vulnerable populations in African cities, and to identify more effective solutions for addressing these issues.  Overwhelmingly, the urban poor rely on walking as their main mode of transport, often travelling long distances to get from the peripheral…