These are the ASCL Seminar Series speakers for 2024

The African Studies Centre Leiden is delighted to announce the ASCL Seminar Series speakers for 2024. The ASCL Seminars are invited lectures given by some of the most prominent researchers in the field of African Studies. The seminars are held monthly on a Thursday. More specific information about the second half of the programme will follow soon.

1 February

Dr Sandra Calkins, Associate Professor of Environment, Technology and Decolonial Knowledge, University of Twente

Title: 'Plotting human-plant futures in Uganda'



7 March

POSTPONED H.E. Dr Martin Kimani, Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations

Title (tbc): African representation at the UN.
Keep an eye on this web page for updates on the March Seminar.



4 April

Prof. Rosabelle Boswell, NRF Research Chair in Ocean Cultures and Heritage, Nelson Mandela University

Title: 'The Blue Values Journey to Research and Resilience in Coastal Africa'



2 May

Prof. Toby Green, Professor of Precolonial and Lusophone African History and Culture, King's College London

Title: 'The COVID-19 Pandemic Response and Africa's New Era of Austerity'



5 September

Dr Tanja Hendriks, postdoctoral fellow, KU Leuven

Title: t.b.c.



10 October

Dr Nauja Kleist, senior researcher migration and global order, Danish Institute for International Studies

Title: t.b.c.



7 November

Prof. Shuaib Lwasa, Professor of Urban Resilience and Global Development, International Institute of Social Studies

Title: t.b.c.