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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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…
DO YOU IDENTIFY AS A BLACK AND/OR AFRICAN POSTGRADUATE STUDYING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS IN THE FACULTIES OF ARTS, HUMANITIES AND CULTURES AND EDUCATION OR IN SOCIAL SCIENCES AND LAW? WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN MEETING WITH OTHERS FROM A SIMILAR BACKGROUND TO DISCUSS THE POSITIVES AND NEGATIVES OF YOUR EXPERIENCE AT LEEDS IN…
David Clayton (York), ‘Development and Decolonisation? Radio Broadcasting in Northern Rhodesia, 1942-1953’ David Clayton is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of York
Joint LUCAS and Centre for Religion and Public Life Research seminar Prof Birgit Meyer (Utrecht) – ‘Studying Religion in and from Africa’. Abstract The study of religion in Africa, as the flagship journal with the same name shows, is a thriving field with researchers from Europe, Africa, and elsewhere. It mainly consists of articles based…
LUCAS Annual Lecture – supported by the Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Leeds  Conscripts of Colonial Modernity in Chinua Achebe’s Rural Novels Professor Ato Quayson (New York University) Wednesday 6 December, 5.30pm, Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds. *please note slightly later start time and slightly different location…
LUCAS Seminar – CANCELLED We regret that Alemseged Tesfai will have to cancel his planned lecture as the British authorities have been too slow in granting his visa. Alemseged Tesfai – British colonialism in Eritrea, 1941-1950 Born in 1944 in the southern Eritrean town of Adi Quala, Alemseged Tesfai is Eritrea’s premier playwright. His play The…
LUCAS Seminar – all welcome Professor Paul Cooke (Leeds), ‘Changing the Story or Confirming the Story? Participatory filmmaking, development and youth leadership in the East Rand, South Africa’ Tuesday 21 Nov 2017 5pm, Michael Sadler Building room LG.17, University of Leeds   Prof Paul Cooke is director of the Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures…
As part of the University of Leeds School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) research seminar series, you are warmly invited to a presentation by Dr Winifred Bedigen (University of Leeds): This paper seeks to clarify some of the misunderstood issues in current African women’s empowerment and development messaging. Some western scholars, by theorising women’s…