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New Norman Miller archive for African Studies


The Norman Miller Archive is a new open multimedia resource featuring selected research, photos, films, journals, books, and field notes from the library of Norman Miller, an academic researcher, journalist, and film producer who worked extensively in East Africa from 1960-2015. Miller's physical library resides in two collections: at Michigan State University's Africana Library and at the Smithsonian Institution, while the Norman Miller...

Lionel Cliffe Prize 2019 for the best Leeds undergraduate dissertation in African Studies


The Leeds University Centre for African Studies is delighted to announce the winner of the 2019 Lionel Cliffe Prize for the best undergraduate dissertation on a topic relevant to African Studies at the University of Leeds. After careful consideration, the prize has been awarded this year to Jessica Newgas, for her dissertation in English entitled...

LUCAS Spring Seminar series 2019


Dr Alan Msosa - Human Rights and Sexualities in Malawi Date: 7/2/2019 | Time: 4.00pm – 5.30pm Dr Luisa Enria - The Politics of Work in a Post-Conflict State: Youth, Labour and Violence in Sierra Leone Date: 21/2/2019 | Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm Dr Majorke Oosterom - The Spectrum of Violence and Non-Violence: Youth and Social Navigation of Economic Opportunities in Zimbabwe Date: 7/3/2019 | Time: 4.00pm – 5.30pm Dr George H. Karekwaivanane...

Symposium in Honour of Bishop Christopher Senyonjo


We are delighted to announce that the University of Leeds is awarding an honorary degree to Rev. Christopher Senyonjo, and that a symposium will be held to celebrate this occasion. Rev. Senyonjo served the Church of Uganda as Bishop of the Diocese of West Buganda from 1974 till his retirement in 1998. He has been...

Call for contributions to Leeds African Studies Bulletin #80 (2018/19)


The Leeds African Studies Bulletin is published annually by the Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS).  Founded in 1964, it has published pieces by many distinguished African writers and Africanist scholars over the years, including Wole Soyinka, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Jack Mapanje, James Currey, Morris Szeftel, Michael Barratt Brown, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Martin Banham, the late Lionel...

Calling UK based Nigerians


ARE YOU OF NIGERIAN DESCENT AND LIVE IN THE UK? Calling all Nigerians living in the UK to participate in a research study on the impact of financial transfers back home on infrastructure development Nigeria is the sixth largest remittance receiving country in the world and received $21 billion in 2016 Nigerians abroad are making...

CfP: Women of the Global South and its Diasporas: Rights, Representation, Activism Symposium


From the Women's Paths Research Group: Call for Papers Women of the Global South and its Diasporas: Rights, Representation, Activism Symposium 5th of June 2018 Deadline for abstracts: Monday April 16th 2018 Women’s Paths is a research group based at University of Leeds. It was established in 2015 by feminist researchers from a variety of...

Justice for Christopher Alder campaign statement


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...

LUCAS Spring Seminar series 2018


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...

Cfp: ASAUK - African Literature stream


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...