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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LUCAS, together with the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, is delighted to invite you to attend our research seminar, delivered by Dr Thomas Hendriks, Evans-Pritchard Fellow in African Anthropology, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford. All are welcome to attend. Abstract  In modern social thinking and critical theory, norms are generally thought in opposition to…
We are pleased to welcome you to this rescheduled GCRF African SWIFT knowledge-sharing seminar organised jointly with GCRF-AFRICAP and LUCAS: Title: Gender and climate change communications practices: Pilot research in two communities in rural Kenya Guest speakers: Dr Lata Narayanaswamy (Lecturer in International Development, University of Leeds) and Dr Chris Paterson (Senior Lecturer in International…
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…
The next Lunch and Learn Seminar from the Leeds University Centre for African Studies will be delivered by Dr Karen Lucas from the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds. Please feel free to bring along your lunch to this informal lunchtime seminar. Registration is not required and all are welcome. Abstract This…
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…
LUCAS and POLIS invite you to a panel discussion of the newly published book Food Insecurity and Revolution in the Middle East and North Africa. Agrarian Questions in Egypt and Tunisia, (Anthem Press 2019).  The event takes place at 4pm on Thursday 7th November, in room 14.33 of the Social Sciences Building at the University…
Maternal health was key to the development of medical systems across East Africa in the mid twentieth century. But in recent decades it has been neglected, or used as a vehicle to achieve other health-related goals. Maternal mortality ratios, which fell rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s, have since stagnated at a high level. Relations…
You are warmly invited to join us at the Cheney Public Lecture, which will be given by Dr Benjamin Lamptey, Leeds Cheney Fellow and Co-I on GCRF African-SWIFT.   From Extreme Weather to Climate Change in Africa Tuesday, 22nd October 2019 Michael Sadler Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre 7pm   Please register at this link.  …
We are pleased to invite you to this GCRF-AFRICAP knowledge-sharing seminar organised jointly with the Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS):   Guest speaker: Dr Pedi Obani, Research Fellow in the United Nations University – Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) Title: Individual adaptation strategies to flooding in a low income urban setting…
The Leeds University Centre for African Studies is excited to announce that Dr Jones Adu-Gyamfi will be visiting the University on 17th October to deliver a seminar entitled ‘Political patronage and youth empowerment: examining young entrepreneurs’ access to micro-finance in Ghana’.  As always, our seminars are free to attend and all are welcome. There is…