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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Gerhard Anders in the Conversation

The overlooked African connection in the US torture debate: the case of Chucky Taylor, son of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia.

New Director of the Centre for African Studies

Dr Barbara Bompani has been appointed as the new Director of the Centre for African Studies.

REF Results announced:

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Jan 28 Seminar: Speaker: Tom Boylston # University of Edinburgh Words on skin: Race, Ethiopia, and the Bible 16:00 (2 hours) , Seminar rooms 1 and 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square

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Feb 04 Seminar: Speaker: Carlos Oya # School of Oriental and African Studies Working for Wages in Rural Africa: capturing and understanding rural wage employment 16:00 (2 hours) , Seminar rooms 1 and 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square

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Feb 11 Seminar: Speaker: Maggie Dwyer # University of Edinburgh Anticipating the Revolt: Trends in Military Mutinies in West and Central Africa, 1960-2012 16:00 (2 hours) , Seminar rooms 1 and 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square

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