Events

The Leeds University Centre for African Studies invites postgraduate research students (PGRs) and early career researchers (ECRs) at the University of Leeds and beyond, to participate in an in-person masterclass with the world-leading decolonial thinker, Professor Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni. On Thursday 29 September, Professor Ndlovu-Gathseni will deliver the Leeds University African Studies annual lecture. This…
Please join us on Thursday 29th September 4.00-6.00 pm (BST) for the Leeds University Centre for African Studies annual lecture of 2022, which will be delivered by Professor Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni (University of Bayreuth) who will speak about: “Politics of Decolonizing Knowledge and Trajectories of African Studies in Africa” The event¬† will take place in hybrid…
Please join us on Thursday 6th October, 4.15-5.30 pm (BST) for a research seminar with Dr Mario Schmidt who will speak about ‚ÄúPressure and the expectation of success: on the somatization of failing aspirations in Nairobi, Kenya” The research seminar is hosted by the Leeds University Centre for African Studies, the Centre for Global Development,…

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Location: Room 11.13, Social Sciences Building Professor Allison Drew (Department of Politics, University of York), ‘Models of armed struggle: the impact of Algeria’s war of independence on Umkhonto we Sizwe’s theory and practice’
Location: Room 11.13, Social Sciences Building Dr Devon Curtis from Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge gives a seminar titled “Politics and the Practice of Peacebuilding through Power-sharing in Burundi”.
Location: Room 11.13, Social Sciences Building Dr Phil Clark from the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford gives the seminar: ‘Justice for Genocide: Accountability and Reconciliation in Rwanda’.
Location: Room 11.13, Social Sciences Building Dan Branch from the Department of History at the University of Warwick gives the seminar: ‘The Cold War and Domestic Politics in Kenya, 1964-69’
[tab:{About the Conference}] Almost two decades have passed since the ‘third wave’ of democratization began to roll across Sub-Saharan Africa in the early 1990s, and while the holding of regular elections has become relatively well-established in many countries, perhaps most successfully in Ghana, electoral processes have also been deeply flawed in recent instances such as…
Location: Room 11.13, Social Sciences Building David Maxwell from the School of History at Keele University gives the seminar: ‘Freed Slaves, Respectability and Religious Transnationalism: The Expansion of the Christian Frontier from Angola to the Belgian Congo’.
Location: Room 11.13, Social Sciences Building Lionel Cliffe from the School of Geography gives the seminar: ‘Land reform in settler colonies: Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa compared’.
Location: Room 11.13, Social Sciences Building Farai Magunha from the School of Geography gives the seminar: ‘Kinships, Remittances, and Transnationalism amongst Zimbabwean Diaspora’.
Location: Room 11.13, Social Sciences Building Shane Doyle from the School of History gives the seminar: ‘Historical memory, sexual behaviour and the origins of HIV in Great Lakes East Africa’.