Events

On 21 January, we have the fourth seminar in the Sadler seminar series “African Knowledges for Global Challenges”. Under the theme “African Knowledges of Health”, three presenters will give short presentations of their work in progress on understandings and issues of health in African contexts:   Abel Ugba (Sociology): “Healing in the Diaspora: Untangling African…

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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…
Book launch:  Taken for a Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Matteo Rizzo, SOAS, Department of Development Studies. The growth of cities and their informal economies are key characteristic of societies in Africa today. Taken for a Ride contributes to our understanding of both, drawing…
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…