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Poverty, Inc – fighting poverty is big business – but who profits the most? Film Showing and discussion of Poverty, Inc The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry — the business of doing good has never been better. Yet the results have been…
CFP: A Room of Her Own: Writing Women’s Independence around the Globe The history of men’s opposition to women’s emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself. Virginia Woolf, Room of One’s Own Day: Friday 20th May 2016 Venue: University of Leeds (Blenheim Terrace House, 11-14, Room G.02), between 10.00 am…
After Slavery? Conference After Slavery? Conference After Slavery? Labour and Migration in the Post-Emancipation World A Two Day Conference at the University of Leeds Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 June 2016 Despite the much vaunted abolition of slavery in the British Caribbean and Mascarenes in 1833/4, patterns of labour and migration in the post-emancipation empire…
Scolma Annual Conference African Medicine Matters: documenting encounters in medical practice and healthcare Tuesday 6 September 2016 Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge CALL FOR PAPERS This conference will explore aspects of medicine and healthcare, traditional and western, historic and contemporary and their traces in the documentary and digital records in all regions of Africa…
Liberating the Female Voice from the Patriarchal Order of the South African Pastoral Tradition: Anne Landsman’s The Devil’s Chimney by Ruth Daly The next Finding Africa seminar, hosted in association with the University of Leeds’ Centre for African Studies (LUCAS), will be on 24 May 2016. Ruth Daly will present a reading of Anne Landsman’s The…
The Fourth Biannual Northern Postcolonial Network Symposium ‘Postcolonial Education: Teaching, Learning and Schooling in and after Empire’ University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University, June 17th 2016, in association with the Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies and the Centre for Culture and the Arts. Co-organised by Dr Matthew Whittle, Dr Rachel Bower, Dr Jonathan Saha and…
South Africa’s Political Crisis: Unfinished Liberation and Fractured Class Struggles Book Launch and LUCAS seminar with Alexander Beresford Thursday 3 March, 4–5.30pm, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds, LG 19 – all welcome South Africa’s long road to political freedom reflects only a partial freedom and an unfinished project of liberation. The country remains one of…
Middle East Solidarity Day School 2016 – Saturday 12 March, SOAS Speakers include: Omar Barghouti, Ala’a Shehabi, Sameh Naguib, Joseph Daher, Adam Hanieh, Muzna al-Na’ib, Anne Alexander and others This dayschool will provide an essential guide for activists and trade unionists who want to understand more about how ordinary people across the Middle East continue…
Religion, Homosexuality and LGBT Rights in Africa Symposium University of Leeds, 7 April, 1pm This symposium celebrates the launch of two book volumes, co-edited by Ezra Chitando and Adriaan van Klinken, and published with Ashgate in spring 2016: Public Religion and the Politics of Homosexuality in Africa. Christianity and Controversies over Homosexuality in Africa. Speakers…
A screening of the award-winning documentary Life is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara.   Date: 17 March 2016 Time: 17:00 – 19:00 Room: B.10 Parkinson Building, Leeds University Most people think that colonialism in Africa is ended. But in Western Sahara, the end of Spanish rule gave way to a new occupation, this…