Events

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….
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 mine’s possible reopening ranged from the anxiety on the part of global anti-asbestos activists that the one-time 6th biggest producer would…

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Book Presentation: The Politics of Work in a Post-Conflict State: Youth, Labour and Violence in Sierra Leone High youth unemployment is seen as a major issue across Africa and globally, not solely as a source of concern for economic development, but as a threat to social stability and a challenge to fragile peace. In countries…
The Leeds University Centre for African studies is delighted that Dr Alan Msosa will join us as the first speaker in our semester 2 seminar series. Alan is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Politics’ Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre at the University of York. He is also as affiliate with the University of…
The Leeds University Centre for African Studies is an interdisciplinary research centre at the University of Leeds with academics hailing from a range of disciplines. This year, LUCAS is proud to announce the relaunch of our LUCAS PGR/PGT Student Network this December. The network will be led by our two student representatives, Sally Osei-Appiah (PGR)…
  LUCAS is proud to co-host this fascinating round table discussion in partnership with the School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds. Who tells the story of new Chinese and American expansions across Africa? What narratives about those foreign involvements dominate the global news agenda? Are these relationships framed as partnerships or…
Please join us for a free screening of Aiwan Obinyan’s new feature length documentary WAX PRINT: 1 Fabric, 4 Continents, 200 Years of History, followed by a Q&A with Director Aiwan Obinyan. Shown as Part of Resists: exploring resist-dyed textiles across cultures exhibition programme. WAX PRINT: 1 Fabric, 4 Continents, 200 Years of History From…
*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…