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The Centre of African Studies organises and supports a great many events.

We run a weekly seminar series during the semester, inviting Africanist researchers from the UK and beyond to share their work with our staff and students. We organise periodic PhD researchers seminars and workshops. We host conferences and workshops under the banner of the European networks of African studies, we have hosted both an AEGIS conference and workshop in recent years.

Finally, we host an annual thematic African Studies conference that has been running for over 30 years. This conference attracts Africanists from across the world and a particular feature of the conference is the fact we sponsor all Africa-based participants to attend. 

More information on these events can be found by navigating through the links to the left.

Upcoming events

Date / Time Details Where
1st Mar 2017 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: When bodies don’t count: Charting the rise of ‘Symbolic Government’ through multilateral responses to Eritrean and Rwandan refugees
Speaker: Georgia Cole # University of Oxford
F.21, 7 George Square
2nd Mar 2017 17:00 (2 hours) Seminar: PSRP Researcher Presenting: Book Launch of “Inside Rwanda’s Gacaca Courts, Seeking Justice after Genocide”
Speaker: Dr Bert Ingelaere # University of Antwerp
G.04, 50 George Square
8th Mar 2017 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Becoming Small ‘Big Men’: Charismatic Pastorship in Ghana
Speaker: Dr Karen Lauterbach # University of Copenhagen
Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Ground floor, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square
15th Mar 2017 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: The failure of rebel movement-to-political party transformation of the CNDD-FDD in Burundi: an issue of balance between change and continuity
Speaker: Gervais Rufyikiri # Univeristy of Antwerp, Former vice-president of Burundi
Hugh Robson Building Lecture Theatre
22nd Mar 2017 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Exploring Event-ethics in Weddings in Botswana; an ethnography of elasticity?
Speaker: Dr. Rijk van Dijk # University of Leiden
Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Ground floor, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square
29th Mar 2017 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Does South Africa's Land Restitution Programme encourage xenophobic attitudes?
Speaker: Dr Michelle Hay # University of the Witwatersrand
7 George Square
3rd Apr 2017 09:00 (1 day and 8 hours) Conference: CAS Annual Conference - Law and Social Order in Africa
Project Room 1.06, 50 George Square
27th Apr 2017 09:00 (8 hours) Workshop: Workshop: ‘Social Media in Africa: Beyond the hashtag’
Hosted by: Dr Maggie Swyer # UoE; Hosted by: Dr Tom Molony # UoE
CAS, University of Edinburgh; 6th floor meeting room, Chrystal Macmillan Building
Edinburh Students