Women, Culture, and the 25th January 2011 Egyptian Revolution

“Women, Culture, and the 25th January 2011 Egyptian Revolution”: Workshop 15-17 November 2012, The University of Manchester. The programme will include the novelist Ibrahim Nasrallah as well as others. There is going to be another workshop in March in Cairo on the same theme but with a greater focus on literature. Click here for poster… Continue reading Women, Culture, and the 25th January 2011 Egyptian Revolution

Capturing Witches Conference

2012 will mark the 400th anniversary of the trial and execution of the Lancashire Witches. This interdisciplinary conference uses the Lancashire witches as a focal point to engage with wider questions about witchcraft, and in particular how witchcraft is theorised and represented in and through history and across cultures. Continue Reading

Conference 2010: ‘Africa: Cultural Translations’

The ‘Africa: Cultural Translations’ conference took place from 21-22 May 2010 at Lancaster University. It was organised by Lancaster University African Studies Group in association with the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research. One of the main events on the afternoon of the first day way a reading by Goretti Kyomuhendo and a discussion with… Continue reading Conference 2010: ‘Africa: Cultural Translations’

Open Day Featuring David Dabydeen

Critic, writer and novelist David Dabydeen was the main speaker at this all-day event, part of the Trans-Scriptions seminar series (2006-07), which has brought together creative writers and academics to explore issues of writing, culture and location. Trans-Scriptions is part of a widening panorama of research projects that are focused in regions as geographically and… Continue reading Open Day Featuring David Dabydeen