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...


'African Zoonosis' doctoral scholarship available

We are recruiting to a fully ESRC funded doctoral studentship to examine social, political and economic dimensions of neglected tropical diseases in Africa (January 2015

Soweto singers strike chords in Edinburgh

A group of 30 young singers appeared at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival

New publication by Gianluca Iazzolino

The briefing, published by the Rift Valley Institute, examines the emergence of the Somali migration route to Uganda and its significance in the long history

Oct 31 Screening: Speaker: Eric Kabera # director; Speaker: Nigel Eltringham # University of Sussex; Speaker: Gerhard Anders # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Lizelle Bisschoff # University of Glasgow Finding Hillywood @ Filmhouse Cinema Edinburgh 17:45 (2 hours) , Filmhouse, Lothian Road, Edinburgh

Film screening

Nov 05 Seminar: Speaker: Marloes Janson # School of Oriental and African Studies Islam, Youth, and Modernity in the Gambia: The Tablighi Jama'at 16:00 (2 hours) , Seminar rooms 1 & 2, CMB, 15a George Square

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Nov 12 Seminar: Speaker: Sarah Jane Cooper-Knock # University of Edinburgh Taking exception to Agamben: policing and 'permissive space' in urban South Africa 16:00 (2 hours) , Seminar rooms 1 & 2, CMB, 15a George Square

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