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COMMEMORATION PROTEST 20 years since Christopher Alder died in police custody at Queens Gardens Police Station, Hull Assemble 1 pm Saturday 31st March 2018 (Easter Saturday) Queen Victoria Square, Hull Called by the Justice for Christopher Alder Campaign  20 years ago Christopher Alder died in custody in Queens Gardens Police Station, Hull.  He was a…
Professor Birgit Meyer (Utrecht) – ‘Studying Religion in and from Africa’. [Co-sponsor – Centre for Religion and Public Life] Thursday 25 January, 5pm, Parkinson Building B.09 David Clayton (York), ‘Development and Decolonisation? Radio Broadcasting in Northern Rhodesia, 1942-1953’ Monday 5 February, 5pm, Michael Sadler Building 311 Akin Iwilade (LUCAS), ‘Everyday youth mobilisations in the Nigerian…
Call for proposals for papers or panels to the ASAUK 2018 conference (11-13 September 2018, University of Birmingham UK). The conference celebrates the diversity and interdisciplinarity of the study of Africa. The deadline for submitting abstracts and proposals is 16 February 2018. Rachel Bower (Leeds) is co-convening a literature stream with Jared Zimbler (University of…
  CALL FOR PAPERS “Memory and Performance in African-Atlantic Futures” Three-day International Conference 31 August – 2 September 2018 – University of Leeds At a time when new dynamics are emerging around the issues of justice (transitional, reparative, etc.), mourning and commemoration in Africa and its diaspora, the conference “Memory and Performance in African-Atlantic Futures” seeks to consider the current historical conjuncture…
SING FREEDOM – A story with songs of liberation – Free Range Choir When ANC activist Rusty Bernstein was arrested and tried alongside Nelson Mandela, the life of the family changed forever.  Their ‘privileged’ white existence was replaced by flight and exile.  ‘Sing Freedom’ is his daughter Frances’ story of her parent’s involvement in the…
Lecturer in African Studies Are you keen to contribute to the development of the North of England’s most vibrant interdisciplinary Centre for African Studies? Are you an academic with proven abilities to carry out research-led teaching in African History, Literary Studies, Politics or Religious Studies? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience in…
Exciting news – Leeds African Studies Bulletin 78 is back from the printers –  and is now online here – for a list of the contents see below: Contents Introduction Notes on Contributors LUCAS News, Reports and People Departmental Reports Articles The Problem with Theatre for Development in contemporary Malawi  Zindaba Chisiza The Conceptualisation of…
Nigerian Voices project – Bradford There is an exciting heritage project taking place in Bradford led by New Leaders Network in collaboration with Nigeria Community Association Bradford. The Nigerian Voices Project unveils the experience of Nigerian elders arriving in Bradford in the 1950s, 60’s and 70’s sharing their experience of arrival, settling down and housing,…