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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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Poverty and Conflict

'Poverty and Conflict'is a three-year project, which aims to compare individual combatants' experiences and exercise of power during and after conflict. It is led by Professor Paul Nugent and Dr Zoe Marks, focusing on Liberia,... Read more about: Poverty and Conflict

May 30 Introduced by: Gina Maya Roberts # University of Edinburgh and co-organizer of the 'Transgender; Speaker: Dr B Camminga, author # Wits University; Speaker: Gina Maya Roberts # University of Edinburgh Transgender refugees and the imagined South Africa. Bodies over borders and Borders over Bodies - book launch 17:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Screening room G.04, School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, 50 George Square, Edinburgh

Jun 12 Hosted by: Centre of African Studies # TBC 2019 - European Conference on African Studies 09:00 (2 days and 8 hours) Centre Campus