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The Leeds University Centre for African Studies is delighted to announce the winner of the 2022 Lionel Cliffe Prize for the best undergraduate dissertation on a topic relevant to African Studies at the University of Leeds. Having carefully considered several excellent dissertations nominated by supervisors in a range of Schools, the judges were left with…
The Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute (LAHRI) and the Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) are delighted to announce the nine Africa-based researchers who have been awarded a virtual research fellowship. As part of the fellowship, each fellow will work with one or more Leeds-based academics on a research project, related to the…
by Adriaan van Klinken On Valentine’s Day 2022, the book Sacred Queer Stories: Ugandan LGBTQ+ Refugees and the Bible, was launched at The Nature Network (TNN), a community-based organisation of LGBTQ+ refugees based in Nairobi, Kenya. Sacred Queer Stories is a book about love – queer love that is contested yet reclaimed and celebrated. Is…
LUCAS member Jane Plastow, Professor of African Theatre at the University of Leeds, recently published a book: A History of East African Theatre Volume 2 (Transnational Theatre Histories book series: Palgrave MacMillan, 2021). Please read the Q&A that Jane did with the Leeds African Studies Bulletin earlier this year, about the two-volume book project. Description…
“African Knowledges for Global Challenges” The Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS), in collaboration with the Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute (LAHRI), is pleased to announce up to eight short-term virtual visiting research fellowships for 2022. The Virtual Visiting Research Fellowships are short-term (three-month) fellowships for academics based at institutions on the African…
Learn, acknowledge and celebrate Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic cultures! Leeds11, partners and friends are proud to bring you their celebratory programme for Black History Month 2021.
The Leeds University Centre for African Studies is delighted to announce the winner of the 2021 Lionel Cliffe Prize for the best undergraduate dissertation on a topic relevant to African Studies at the University of Leeds. Having carefully considered eight nominated and excellent dissertations from five different Schools, the judges were left with a tough…
Adriaan van Klinken, Professor of Religion and African Studies at the University of Leeds, recently published a book co-authored with Ezra Chitando: Reimagining Christianity and Sexual Diversity in Africa (African Arguments series; London: Hurst & Co and International Africa Institute / New York: Oxford University Press, 2021). See more information about the book below, and please…
The Leeds University Centre for African Studies has partnered with the Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute to launch a new virtual research fellowship scheme. Under the theme “African Knowledges for Global Challenges”, the scheme enables scholar based on the African continent to collaborate with a Leeds-based academic on a well-defined project. As LUCAS director, Professor…