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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LUCAS Seminar – all welcome Akin Iwilade (LUCAS), ‘Everyday youth mobilisations in the Nigerian oil delta’ Friday 1 June, 4pm Grant Room (311), School of History, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds This paper examines the subtle influences that respectability and contingent action exert on the self imagination and social mobilisation of youth. Placing the…
University of Leeds School of History War and Peace seminar Jethro Norman (Leeds): Non-State Security Actors in areas of weak state Jurisdiction (Mogadishu and Juba)  
Centre for Religion and Public Life seminar Professor Mika Vähäkangas (Professor of World Christianity, Lund University, Sweden) will present his research on “Nkamba as the Location of Anti-Colonial Reconciliation: The Kimbanguist Holy City”, discussing the political and theological significance of Nkamba, the holy city of the Kimbanguist Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
French Research Seminar Dr Beatrice Ivey (University of Leeds) Abstract: This paper will explore the interactions of memory and gender in a comparative analysis of literary works by French-Algerian writers Ahmed Kalouaz and Nina Bouraoui. It will develop recent theories of the transnational and transcultural nature of memory, that she refers to as ‘connective’ memory,…
Abstract This paper adopts an interdisciplinary approach bringing together the field of Media Studies and Sociology, using Ross Kemp’s 2017 documentary entitled ‘Libya’s Migrant Hell’ as an entry point into the reconceptualization of this particular case of trapped migration as a form of not only postcolonial, but postmodern slavery. In this case study, migrants predominately…
Abstract This paper analyses the traditional role of youth Monyomiji in conflict resolution amongst the Nilotic Lwo communities. The paper discusses how youth Monyomiji involvement could be useful in the South Sudan civil war resolution. The paper conceptualises traditional roles of you through the lenses of cultural theory and hegemony. The Monyomiji meaning, importance and…
French at Leeds and International Writers at Leeds are delighted to welcome the Algerian journalist, writer and visual artist Mustapha Benfodil, who will read from some of his poetry, novels and journalism in English translation. These readings will be followed by a discussion in English and French facilitated by interpreters. Born in the western Algerian city…
Centre for Global Development / POLIS Research Seminar “Applying the Aid Effectiveness Principles: Experiences from Mali, Ghana and Ethiopia” Prof. Stephen Brown, University of Ottawa Abstract In 2005, foreign aid donors and recipients formally endorsed a few basic but far-reaching principles that had the potential to revolutionize global development cooperation. The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness – with…
Finding Africa seminar series – Art and Ways of knowing in Uganda A screening and discussion of two short films developed in response to a workshop with artists and activists  Ruth Kelly  (CHR, York) & Director, Patience Nitumwesiga We are delighted to be opening our Theorising Africa session with a screening, discussion and interview with the Ugandan…
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