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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 Governance and Space (AFRIGOS)

AFRIGOS is a five-year project examining transport corridors, border towns and port cities in four regions of Africa. It is led by Professor Paul Nugent, with Drs Wolfgang Zeller and Jose-Maria Munoz, comparing the busiest... Read more about: African Governance and Space (AFRIGOS)

Jan 23 Speaker: Dr. Kristen Harkness # University of St. Andrews Mass Protests and Ethnic Armies: How Coup Proofing Impacts Military Defection 16:10 (1 hour and 20 minutes) Seminar rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD

Jan 30 Speaker: Nanjala Nyabola # Writer and independent political analyst, Kenya; Speaker: Patrick Sam # Chairperson of the National Art Council of Namibia (NACN), Namibia; Speaker: Francisca Mutapi # Professor in Global Health Infection and Immunity, University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: James Smith # Vice-Principal International, University of Edinburgh Africa in 2019: Prospects & Forecasts 18:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes) The Meadows Lecture Theatre (G.07), University of Edinburgh

Feb 06 Speaker: Professor Gabrielle Lynch # University of Warwick Performances of Injustice: The politics of truth, justice and reconciliation in Kenya 16:10 (1 hour and 20 minutes) Seminar rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD