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James Morris (York), ‘The Orchestra on the Titanic? Oxfam in Kenya, 1963-2002’. Tuesday 2 February, 4-5.30pm (Michael Sadler LG10) Alex Beresford (Leeds), ‘South Africa’s Political Crisis: Unfinished Liberation and Fractured Class Struggles’. Thursday 3 March, 4–5.30pm (seminar and book launch) (Michael Sadler LG 19) For more details, please see the LUCAS events page or contact…
Some upcoming seminars / lectures of interest at Leeds University Wednesday January 27th Zoe Trodd (University of Nottingham) Picturing Frederick Douglass: The Most Photographed American of the 19th Century Grant Room, Michael Sadler Building, 3-5 pm Zoe Trodd is Professor of American Literature in the Department of American and Canadian Studies at the University of…
David Oluwale Now – Friday 26 February – University of Leeds David Oluwale matters as much now as ever. Since his violent death in 1969 many have warned against dwelling on his life, believing Leeds must let go of this painful past in order to move on. Others in the city, however, have felt differently….
Climate Research Doctoral Training Programme The Priestley Centre is launching its Climate Research Doctoral Training Programme with a suite of fully-funded PhD studentship opportunities. The projects provide an excellent opportunity to undertake ground-breaking research aimed towards delivering global climate solutions. Successful applicants will become part of internationally leading research teams that work across disciplinary boundaries…
Check out the great new ROAPE Online website, which has analysis of contemporary developments in Africa as well as details of scholarships, funding opportunities etc – including the Lionel Cliffe Memorial Research Scholarship Since 1974 the Review of African Political Economy has provided radical analysis of trends, issues and social processes in Africa, adopting a…
YORKSHIRE AFRICAN STUDIES NETWORK (YASN)  WORKSHOP ON GENDER AND SEXUALITY UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS, THURSDAY 14 JANUARY 2016 Grant Room 311 Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds http://www.leeds.ac.uk/downloads/download/9/campus_map_for_visitors 10.15am Coffee and opening remarks Session 1: 10.30-12.30 RHETORIC AND REPRESENTATION Manel Zouabi (Centre for Women’s Studies, York), Post-revolutionary Tunisia: sexualizing women-political activists in digital media Brendon Nicholls (English, Leeds), Ken…
Please find details below of some upcoming seminars related to African Studies at the University of Leeds: Finding Africa seminar – two papers on the Zimbabwean author and scholar, Yvonne Vera. Ryan Topper (Leeds) will present on “Life Beyond the Archive: Yvonne Vera’s The Stone Virgins” and Thando Njovane (York) will give a paper on…
University of Leeds Migration Research Network seminar series 2015-16 The Migration Research Network seminar series will have a work in progress feel, with network members presenting their current research, to facilitate ongoing discussion and sharing among network members from varied disciplinary backgrounds. Others not currently involved with the network but interested in migration issues are warmly…
Sadler Seminar at Leeds Humanities Research Institute, Clarendon Road, University of Leeds Thursday 5 November, 1pm Professor Jane Taylor (School of English, University of Leeds) will be giving her talk entitled ‘The Emotional Prosthesis: Puppetry and Political Memory: The Case of Ubu and the Truth Commission’. (being currently staged London, Print Room October/November 2015 Written…
International Journal of Francophone Studies Volume 18 Numbers 2&3 2015 Francophone African Philosophy and the Aftermath of the Empire Guest edited by Pierre-Philippe Fraiture (University of Warwick) This monumental volume brings together a roster of international scholars from Africa, North America, the United Kingdom, France and India, to critically examine philosophical practices in Francophone Africa…