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Centre of African Studies



The University of Edinburgh has an important and long historical connection with Africa and CAS 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... Read rest of text

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Political settlements

This extensive north-south collaboration, led by Edinburgh's Global Justice Academy, aims to understand formal peace processes. As the majority of countries experiencing extreme poverty have undergone peace settlements, it is crucial to improve the stability... Read more about: Political settlements

'Social Media in Africa: Beyond the hashtag'

Wednesday 26th - Thursday 27th April 2017

Economic and financial data for research in international development workshop

Staff from CAS with support from GDA and GJA are running a free research workshop on the use of economic and financial data in research

Apr 26 Hosted by: Dr Maggie Swyer # UoE; Hosted by: Dr Tom Molony # UoE Workshop: ‘Social Media in Africa: Beyond the hashtag’ 13:00 (1 day and 4 hours) Room 2.14 Appleton Tower, Chrichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9LE

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