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Ousmane Sembène, otherwise known as the father of African cinema, is one of the key figures of world cinema, and yet his works, still relevant today, remain unknown to many. Through this programme we will explore his work through the new and highly acclaimed documentary SEMBENE!, capturing the life of this prolific filmmaker. This will…
Leeds Being Human Festival 2016, Journeys of Hope and Fear – “US Slavery and Yorkshire Anti-Slavery: forgotten Narratives from the Leeds Archive”. A country wide event in conjunction with University of Leeds and Joe Williams of Heritage Corner.  17th – 25th November 2016 If you were living in Leeds in the 1840s and 1850s you…
A Better Life for All? Power, Politics and the Past in South Africa Friday 23 September. 7.30pm – Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds – to book tickets see here: https://www.operanorth.co.uk/productions/nicholas-wolpe On 11 July 1963, police raided Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia, South Africa and arrested the high command of the ANC’s armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe. At…
Call for papers: Yorkshire Africa Studies Network Conference at the University of Bradford ‘Transitions’ from what to what? Justice and Reconciliation in Africa Friday 18th November 2016 We welcome applications from PhD students, researchers and academics. The conference aims to subject to scrutiny the realms of criminal justice, social justice and reconciliation in Africa. This is…
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Crossposted from here In a recent article on The Conversation, Jörg Wiegratz and David Whyte argue that corporate fraud is not just present, but is widespread in many neoliberalised economies of both income-rich and income-poor countries. They highlight Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal as perhaps the most recent and most startling example, but say that the automobile industry is only…
Leeds Migration Research Network: Launch Event Thursday 9 Jun at 4pm, University of Leeds The University of Leeds Migration Research Network would like to invite you to our launch event, involving a public lecture and drinks reception. Please note you need to book a place should you wish to attend (free of charge) so please click…
Friday, 20 May between 10am and 5pm Women’s Paths Symposium – ‘A Room of Her Own: Writing Women’s Independence around the Globe’ Venue: Blenheim Terrace 11-14 (Room G.02), University of Leeds The Women’s Paths Research Group is delighted to announce that registration is now open for its final symposium ‘A Room of Her Own: Writing Women’s Independence around…
Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures research seminar   ‘Global Citizenship and the Potential of Film’ Raymond Bush, Professor of African Studies and Development Politics, Leeds, Paul Cooke, Professor of World Cinemas, Leeds and Martin Seeger, Associate Professor of Thai Studies, Leeds, will discuss the ways they have used film in a variety of…