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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

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

Sep 19 Speaker: Dr Hazel Gray # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Dr Stefan Ouma # Goethe University Frankfurt; Speaker: Dr. Kate Meagher # LSE Dr Hazel Gray's Book Launch: Turbulence and Order in Economic Development: Institutions and Economic Transformation in Tanzania and Vietnam 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD

Sep 26 Speaker: Dr Cherry Leonardi # Durham University 'A local border? Decentralising state territoriality in the South Sudan-Uganda borderlands, 1914-2014' 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD

Oct 03 Speaker: Dr Sara Marzagora # SOAS University of London Ethiopian political thought on global history and colonial modernity (1908-1949) 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD