Centre of African Studies

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    The University of Edinburgh has an important and long historical connection with Africa and is one of the world’s leading centres for the study of Africa. The Centre of African Studies was founded in 1962. It was one of the original African Studies Centres in the UK founded on the recommendation of the Hayter Commission. The Centre of African Studies acts as a focal point for postgraduate teaching and supervision on Africa and a hub for research programmes...


George Shepperson prize awarded at SPS Graduate School graduation

This year's prestigious George Shepperson prize goes to Annika Vosseler.

Critical African Studies is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 7, Issue 3, Fate and Fortune in Africa

Edited by Paolo Gaibazzi and Marco Gardini, with thanks to CrAS editor Mattia Fumanti

Lampedusa Calling round table

The Centre of African Studies will run a round table discussion to reflect on the migration crisis from Africa to Europe via Lampedusa island.

Dec 02 Seminar: Speaker: Hazel Gray # University of Edinburgh Turbulence and Order in Economic Development: Political Settlement in Tanzania and Vietnam 16:00 (2 hours) , Seminar Rooms 1&2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square

Centre of African Studies Seminar Series

Apr 21 Conference: Decolonizing the Academy 09:00 (1 day and 8 hours) , University of Edinburgh

CAS Annual Conference

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