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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

The South African Wine Industry

Professor Paul Nugent is writing a history of the South African wine industry in the twentieth century, focusing on the ways in which consumption patterns and innovation were inflected by the politics of race and... Read more about: The South African Wine Industry

CAS Support the 2017 Medical Humanities Conference, Zomba, Malawi

CAS Research Fellow Chisomo Kalinga welcomed guests from across Africa and around the world to attend the first Wellcome-funded medical humanities conference in Zomba, Malawi.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie awarded an honorary degree from CAS

Ms Adichie received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters in recognition of her achievements as an author and public intellectual.

Sep 27 Speaker: Dr Stefan Ouma # University of Frankfurt The Messy Actualities of Resource Governmentality: The Case of Tanzania’s SAGCOT Initiative 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar Room 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, EH8 9LD

CAS Seminar Series

Oct 04 Speaker: Professor Wale Adebanwi # University of Oxford Street Fight: Toponymy and Multiracialism in Urban Post-Apartheid South Africa 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar Room 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, EH8 9LD

CAS Seminar Series

Oct 11 Speaker: Dr Pádraig Carmody # Trinity College Dublin and the University of Johannesburg India and the BRICS in Africa: Promoting development or dependency? 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar Room 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, EH8 9LD

Centre of African Studies & Centre for South Asian Studies Joint Seminar