Events

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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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…
University of Leeds Faculty of Arts Women, Gender and Sexuality Research Cluster and Global History Research Cluster seminar 1956 Women’s Day Protest, Pretoria Wednesday, 15th November, 5pm-7pm,  Grant room, Michael Sadler Building (room 3.11): Speaker, Dr Nick Grant (UEA), ‘Anti-Apartheid and the Politics of Motherhood’ – University of Leeds Nick Grant’s book, Winning Our Freedoms…
LUCAS Seminar – all welcome Kathleen Vongsathorn (Warwick), ‘Deep into the village’: Tracing Shifting Attitudes to Hospital Childbirth across Uganda, c. 1918-2017′ Thursday 2 November 2017 5-7pm – LG17, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds Kathleen Vongsathorn is Wellcome Trust Research Fellow for the project “Women and the Spread and Adaptation of Biomedical Knowledge in Uganda, 1897-1979”…
WEST AFRICAN TROOPS IN INDIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR © IWM (IND 2864) LUCAS Seminar – All welcome Oliver Coates (Cambridge), ‘West African soldiers in India, 1943 to 1947’ Tuesday 17 Oct 2017 4.30-6pm, Michael Sadler Building LG15, University of Leeds
Book launch of Toussaint Louverture: A Black Jacobin in the Age of Revolutions (Pluto, 2017) with authors Charles Forsdick and Christian Høgsbjerg, a discussion on Haiti today led by Guilaine Brutus, and a Reparations Dialogue from Sai Murray.  As part of the Conversations in Black History series at the University of Leeds. Tuesday 17 October, 6pm Leeds West…