Centre of African Studies

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    The University of Edinburgh has an important and long historical connection with Africa and 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 programmes...


CAS researchers awarded new grant to study social media and security

Social Media and Security in Africa (SMS Africa) aims to provide a timely understanding of the role social media plays in documenting and driving (in)security

New publication by Gerhard Anders

in new issue of Social Anthropology 23(1): 29-41.

CAS Conference registration now live!

Registration for the CAS Annual International Conference on Political Topographies in Africa is now open!

May 28 Conference: Speaker: Rita Abrahamsen # University of Ottawa; Speaker: Andrew Barry # UCL New Political Topographies 09:00 (1 day and 7 hours) , Chrystal Macmillan Building, University of Edinburgh

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