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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

Featured Research

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

'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