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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

Humanitarian Journalism Project

This AHRC project is an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional collaboration that aims to map the global field of humanitarian journalism. Together with Mel Bunce at City University and Martin Scott at UEA, Kate Wright draws on newsroom... Read more about: Humanitarian Journalism Project

UofE Challenges Theme Development Fund Grant awarded

Award of £19,941.00 UofE Global Challenges Theme Development Fund Grant for research on Food security, Innovation and Migration in Senegal and Zimbabwe.

ESRC New Investigator Grant Awarded to Maggie Dwyer

CAS Lecturer, Dr Maggie Dwyer, has been awarded a prestigious ESRC New Investigator Grant (£304,784) for a project titled ‘Return from Peacekeeping: Mission Effects on

Mar 20 Speaker: Larissa Kojoué # FPAE (Yaoundé)/LAM (Bordeaux)/SESSTIM (Marseille) The Internet and sexuality in Cameroon. An extension of male domination and sexual inequalities? 16:10 (1 hour and 20 minutes) Seminar rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD

Mar 27 Speaker: Guive Khan-Mohammad # University of Geneva The Chinese Motorcycles in Burkina Faso: New transnational accumulation itineraries and extraversion management 16:10 (1 hour and 20 minutes) CMB Staff room, 6.11, Chrystal Macmillan Building, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD

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