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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

CfP - Politics, Society and Christianity in Malawi and Beyond: A Memorial Conference for John McCracken and Jack Thompson

To commemorate John and Jack we cordially invite you to attend the conference ‘Politics, Society and Christianity in Malawi and Beyond’ on 26 April 2018.

Hayter Travel and Field Research Awards

The Hayter Committee invites academic staff travelling and researching in Asia, Russia, Eastern Europe and/or Africa to apply for funding for commitments in 2018.

Jan 17 Speaker: Dr Maxim Bolt # University of Birmingham The Making of a Black Middle Class: Race, Law and Property in Johannesburg, South Africa 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal MacMillan Building

Jan 24 Speaker: Dr Jon Schubert # University of Geneva Working the System: A Political Ethnography of the New Angola 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal MacMillan Building