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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…
Leeds African Studies Bulletin Number 77 Winter 2015-16 Contents Introduction Notes on Contributors LUCAS News, Reports and People The LUCAS Book Distribution Scheme LUCAS Seminars The LUCAS Schools Project Yorkshire African Studies Network Departmental Reports School of Earth and Environment School of English/Workshop Theatre School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies School…
Thanks to Kate Carey, LUCAS are able to offer a special discount for copies of the late Professor Vic Allen’s classic work The History of Black Mineworkers in South Africa: Copies of this 3-volume study are available at greatly reduced prices (UK p&p free) Vol I: Mining in South Africa and the Genesis of Apartheid,…
Hugo Radice  –  Global Capitalism     7.30 – 9.30 pm, Tuesday 5 April 2016   Seven Arts, Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD   In this talk Hugo Radice will outline the causes and consequences of the ‘globalisation’ of capitalism. He will argue that globalisation, when considered together with the revival of liberal economic thinking,…
Call for Papers – Caribbean Carnival Cultures The Centre for Culture and the Arts at Leeds Beckett University in partnership with Leeds West Indian Carnival will be hosting an international conference on Caribbean Carnival Cultures on 19 – 21 May, 2017. This conference will coincide with the fiftieth year of the Leeds West Indian Carnival,…
British and American policy in the Middle East: causes and consequences for the region and beyond   Leeds University Symposium: Saturday, April 23 2016 10.00 am – 5.00 pm Room: Parkinson Seminar Room  1.08   Confirmed speakers 1. Afzal Amin                                        Formerly chairman of the Armed Forces Muslim Association, and visiting researcher and lecturer for the…
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…