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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

Innovation & Inclusive Industrialisation in Agro-Processing

Innovation and Inclusion Industrialisation in Agro-Processing is a two-year collaboration between researchers from the University of Edinburgh, the University of Johannesburg, and the Economic and Social Research Foundation, Tanzania.... Read more about: Innovation & Inclusive Industrialisation in Agro-Processing

Successful GCRF grant for Laura Jeffery, Lucy Lowe, and Jean-Benoit Falisse

Awarded a 3-year £3m Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) grant under the ESRC Development-based approaches to Protracted Displacement funding stream.

Research Spotlight videos

The Centre of African Studies is committed to cutting-edge, rigorous and ethical research across the continent.

Jan 22 Speaker: Robyn d'Avignon # NYU A Ritual Geology: Gold and Subterranean Knowledge in West Africa 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Violet Laidlaw room, 6th floor CMB

Jan 29 Speaker: Barbara Bompani # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Richard Itaman # King's College London; Speaker: Valerie Asiimwe Amani # Artist; Speaker: Imraan Valodia # University of the Witwatersrand; Speaker: Sandra Garwe # University of Edinburgh Africa in 2020: Prospects and Forecasts 17:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Debating Hall, Teviot Row House

Feb 05 Speaker: Akinyinka Akinyoade # University of Leiden TBC - Akinyinka Akinyoade 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Violet Laidlaw room, 6th floor CMB