Events

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…
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.  …
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…
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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This seminar, featuring presenters from South Africa and Kenya, along with renowned UK based authors and academics, will consider China’s activities in Africa from a variety of perspectives including industrialisation, agricultural development, security and international relations. With growth in China-Africa trade averaging 20% annually over the last two decades and China set to become Africa’s…
Free registration is now open until the 24th August, to register please visit the conference Eventbrite page. Programme Thursday 7th: Day One 9.15 – 9.30 Welcome and Opening Remarks 9.30 – 11.00 PANEL 1: La décennie noire Joe Ford ‘Spectres of the War of Independence and the ‘décennie noire’ in contemporary Francophone Algerian Literature’. Rachel Mihuta Grimm ‘The Remains of an…
What matters is not to know the world but to change it. Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks A conference exploring the ideas of Frantz Fanon. It will provide a forum to critically interrogate the discourse, theories and experiences of racism, discrimination, oppression and readings of Fanon in the context of marginalised and oppressed groups,…
We are delighted to announce that the University of Leeds is awarding an honorary degree to Rev. Christopher Senyonjo, and that a symposium will be held to celebrate this occasion. Rev. Senyonjo served the Church of Uganda as Bishop of the Diocese of West Buganda from 1974 till his retirement in 1998. He has been…
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…