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African Ecologies special section in the Journal of the British Academy


The Journal of the British Academy has just published its latest issue, which includes a special section on "African Ecologies: Literary, Cultural and Religious Perspectives." The recently restyled journal was launched at a celebratory event at the British Academy in London, on 22 May 2024. At this event, the journal's editor, Professor Fiona Williams, highlighted...

African Ecologies: Reflections from a workshop


Late July 2023, fifteen early-career researchers from various parts of Africa gathered in Nairobi. They participated in the “African Ecologies” writing and mentoring workshop. This workshop took place at the British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA) and was co-hosted by the Leeds University Centre for African Studies, with funding from the British Academy. The workshop...

British Academy funding for “African Ecologies” project


The British Academy has awarded funding to the University of Leeds to support African early-career researchers working on the timely and critical topic of African ecologies. The African Ecologies project will work with Africa-based early-career arts, humanities and social science researchers. The aim is to support them in developing their writing skills, preparing their work for publication,...

Call for Proposals: Writing and mentoring workshop on “African Ecologies”


The Leeds University Centre for African Studies and the British Institute in Eastern Africa are hosting an interdisciplinary writing and mentoring workshop on the theme of “African Ecologies”, to take place on 29-31 July 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop is aimed at Africa-based early-career researchers from across Arts, Humanities and Social Science subjects, whose...