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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

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Boundaries and state-making in the Trans-Volta and Senegambia

Professor Paul Nugent is working on his next monograph, which examines boundaries and state-making in West Africa from the mid-18th century to the present. The book deals with colonial state creation and ideas of community,... Read more about: Boundaries and state-making in the Trans-Volta and Senegambia

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CAS Recruiting NOW for 2 x Postdoctoral Research Fellows (AFRIGOS)

CAS require two Postdoctoral Research Fellows for the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant led by Professor Paul Nugent entitled African Governance and Space: Transport

36 month Post Doctoral Fellowship currently advertised

AFRIGOS project are recruiting for a post doc to look at ‘respacing Africa’ through political and infrastructural intergration.

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