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EVENT POSTPONED Dr Arthur Rose (Bristol) - Asbestos in the Southern African Imaginary

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Please note that this event has been postponed. Information about the rescheduled event will be posted as soon as we are able. Asbestos in the Southern African Imaginary In late 2019, Zimbabwe’s The Herald announced that the Shabanie-Mashaba Asbestos Mine, closed in 2009, had “awakened from slumber”. Long the subject of rumours, responses to the...

EVENT POSTPONED - Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) and LUCAS Seminar: 'Lessons learned from applying an integrated land use transport planning model to address issues of social and economic exclusion of marginalised groups: the case of Cape Town, South Africa' - Dr Hazvinei T Tamuka Moyo (University of Cape Town)

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Please note that this event has been postponed. Information about the rescheduled event will be posted as soon as we are able. Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) & Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) research seminar with speaker Dr Hazvinei T Tamuka Moyo, University of Cape Town, South Africa. One of the consequences of the Group...

POSTPONED Dr Chisomo Kalinga (Edinburgh) - ‘He who is alone is an animal, they who are two are human’: Narrating indigenous philosophies of care and wellbeing in Malawi

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Please note that this event has been postponed due to industrial action. A rescheduled date will be announced in due course. Abstract: This paper offers a critical inquiry into the role and function of traditional philosophies of care, humanity and community in framing concepts of illness, wellness, treatment, recovery, and treatment for the Malawian patient....

POSTPONED: LUCAS & ITS Seminar: Helen Ashby OBE & Tim Procter (Friends of the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum) – The Sierra Leone National Railway Museum: national heritage, national pride

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Please note that this seminar has been postponed until further notice - Updates will be added to the website, and will be shared via our newsletter. If you wish to join the newsletter please email african-studies@leeds.ac.uk 2020 sees the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum, one of only two...

Dr Karen Lucas - Researching the Mobility and Accessibility Needs of Low Income and Vulnerable Populations in African Cities

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Abstract This presentation is designed to highlight the transport, mobility and accessibility needs of urban poor and socially vulnerable populations in African cities, and to identify more effective solutions for addressing these issues.  Overwhelmingly, the urban poor rely on walking as their main mode of transport, often travelling long distances to get from the peripheral...

Dr Thomas Hendriks: '"Making Men Fall": Queer Power beyond Anti-Normativity'

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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...

GCRF African SWIFT, GCRF-AFRICAP & LUCAS Knowledge Sharing Seminar: Dr Lata Narayanaswamy & Dr Chris Paterson - Gender and climate change communications practices: Pilot research in two communities in rural Kenya

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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...

Lunch & Learn Seminar: 'Researching the mobility and accessibility needs of low income and vulnerable populations in African cities’ - Professor Karen Lucas

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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...