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Centre of African Studies



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... Read rest of text

Featured Research

Navigating global banking standards

Dr Hazel Gray is collaborating on this three-year project, examining how developing countries navigate global banking standards. As industrialised countries agree reforms to repair and regulate their own financial systems, the research aims to understand... Read more about: Navigating global banking standards

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Audrey Richards Prize

Runner-up - Maggie Dwyer, CAS

Chancellor’s Rising Star Award 2016 to Sam Spiegel, CAS

Dr. Samuel Spiegel, Lecturer in International Development at the Centre of African Studies, is the recipient of this year’s Chancellor’s Rising Star Award for Research

Upcoming Events

Sep 26 Hosted by: Dr Barbara Bompani # Director, Centre of African Studies; Introduced by: Laura Martin # Centre of African Studies African Film Night 18:00 (3 hours) 6th Floor Common Room, Chrystal Macmillan Building

African Film Night Sept 2016

Sep 28 Speaker: Benjamin Rubbers # University of Liège; Introduced by: José Maria-Munoz # University of Edinburgh Reinventing paternalism. A genealogy of workplace regimes in the mining sector, central Africa 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building

CAS seminar series

Oct 03 Speaker: Dr Ola Uduku # ESALA; Hosted by: TBC # CAS Africa Week 2016 Seminar 12:00 (2 hours and 30 minutes) Chrystal Macmillan Building, 6th Floor Common Room

Africa Week 2016

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