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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

Featured Research

Sexuality, Politics And Religion In Africa

The SPRA project examines how public discourses around sexuality and homosexuality are shaped in Uganda. It analyses the influence of religious leaders and ideas in framing national policy and political elite action.... Read more about: Sexuality, Politics And Religion In Africa

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

This graduation ceremony will host graduates of the first ever group of Mastercard Foundation Scholars at the University of Edinburgh.

CAS student presents research on aid effectiveness to UNICEF

Atishay Mathur recently presented research - based on his MSc dissertation - on effectiveness-recommendations for small aid programs to UNICEF UK.

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

Nov 30 Speaker: Dr Joanna Härmä # University of Sussex The rise and rise of low-fee private schooling in Africa: helping to achieve SDG 4 or leaving the poor behind? 12:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Project Room, 50 George Sqaure