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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

Security at the Margins (SeaM)

SeaM is a three-year collaboration between CAS and the University of the Witwatersand, which explores the strategies individuals use to negotiate marginality in urban South Africa. At a time of increased homophobic and xenophobic attacks,... Read more about: Security at the Margins (SeaM)

Oct 17 Speaker: Dr Kate Wright # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Niall Couper # Head of Media, PR and Supporter Communications, Amnesty UK Dr Kate Wright's Book Launch: Who's Reporting Africa Now?Non-Governmental Organizations, Journalists, and Multimedia 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD

Oct 24 Speaker: Dr Elena Gadjanova # University of Oxford Pride, patronage, or policies? How election campaigns increase ethnic identification in Africa 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD

Oct 31 Speaker: Firdoze Bulbulia # Film Producer; Speaker: Faith Isiakpere # Film Director; Speaker: Hakim Adi # Author Celebrating Nelson Mandela’s Centenary: Mandela, A True Pan-Africanist - symposium and discussion 16:00 (3 hours) Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD