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Centre of African Studies



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

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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)

Nov 22 Speaker: Dr George Hamandishe Karekwaivanane # Centre of African Studies Book Launch: The Struggle Over State Power Zimbabwe 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar Room 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, EH8 9LD

CAS Seminar Series

Nov 29 Speaker: Dr Hélène Neveu Kringelbach # University College London Migration, love and the value of absence in contemporary Senegal 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) H.R.B Lecture Theatre, Robson Building, George Square, EH8 9LD

CAS Seminar Series

Dec 06 Speaker: Dr Phil Clark # SOAS The Death of the ICC? The Politics of International Justice in Africa 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) S.1, 7 George Square

CAS Seminar Series