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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…
The “Language in Africa” (LIA) special interest group of the British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL) is holding its 2021 annual conference in collaboration with the Leeds University Centre for African Studies, on 1 to 14 June 2021. The theme of the conference is ‘African languages and social change: Politics, activism, and justice’. The keynote lecture…
The Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS), in collaboration with the Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute (LAHRI), is pleased to announce a limited number of short-term virtual research fellowships for 2021. The Virtual Research Fellowships are short-term (three-month) fellowships for academics based at institutions on the African continent, who through these positions will…
Congratulations to LUCAS member Jane Plastow, Professor of African Theatre at the University of Leeds, who recently published her latest book, A History of East African Theatre, Volume 1: Horn of Africa (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020). Please read the Q&A with her in the Leeds African Studies Bulletin, where  she answers some questions to introduce the book.