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...

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'African Zoonosis' doctoral scholarship available

We are recruiting to a fully ESRC funded doctoral studentship to examine social, political and economic dimensions of neglected tropical diseases in Africa (January 2015

Soweto singers strike chords in Edinburgh

A group of 30 young singers appeared at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival

New publication by Gianluca Iazzolino

The briefing, published by the Rift Valley Institute, examines the emergence of the Somali migration route to Uganda and its significance in the long history

Sep 24 Seminar: Speaker: Adam Higazi # University of Cambridge Rural Insecurity on the Jos Plateau, Nigeria: livelihoods, land, and religious reform among pastoralists and farmers 16:00 (2 hours) , Seminar rooms 1 & 2, ground floor, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square

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Oct 01 Seminar: Speaker: Ola Ukuku # University of Edinburgh Architecture Culture and Development - exploring 21st century continental narratives 16:00 (2 hours) , Seminar rooms 1 & 2, Ground floor, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square

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Oct 08 Seminar: Speaker: Sara Dezalay # Goethe University, Frankfurt Stay the hand of justice in post-conflict Burundi: the impact of lawfare and dynamics of intervention on the judiciary and legal professions 16:00 (2 hours) , Seminar rooms 1 & 2, Ground Floor, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square

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