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Centre of African Studies



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

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African Borderlands Research Network (ABORNE)

ABORNE is an interdisciplinary network of researchers interested in all aspects of borders and trans-boundary phenomena in Africa. Its inaugural meeting was held in Edinburgh in 2007, initiated by Professor Paul Nugent and has since... Read more about: African Borderlands Research Network (ABORNE)

Jan 18 Speaker: Dr Sarah Worden # National Museums Scotland; Speaker: Dr Lawrence Dritsas # University of Edinburgh Scottish Collectors and Collecting in Central Africa, 1870–1930 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Hugh Robson Building Lecture Theatre

CAS Seminar Series

Jan 25 Speaker: Prof. Lindsay Whitfield # Roskilde University African-owned firms building capabilities in global value chains: Examining the Ethiopian garment export sector 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Ground floor, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square

CAS Seminar

Feb 01 Speaker: Dr Andrew Bowman # University of Edinburgh TBC 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) F.21, 7 George Square

CAS Seminar Series

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