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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
23rd Jan 2019 16:10 (1 hour and 20 minutes) Seminar: Mass Protests and Ethnic Armies: How Coup Proofing Impacts Military Defection
Speaker: Dr. Kristen Harkness # University of St. Andrews
Seminar rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD
30th Jan 2019 18:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Africa in 2019: Prospects & Forecasts
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
The Meadows Lecture Theatre (G.07), University of Edinburgh
6th Feb 2019 16:10 (1 hour and 20 minutes) Seminar: Performances of Injustice: The politics of truth, justice and reconciliation in Kenya
Speaker: Professor Gabrielle Lynch # University of Warwick
Seminar rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD
20th Feb 2019 16:10 (1 hour and 20 minutes) Seminar: The Development of African Regional Peace and Security Norms and Their Contribution to International Norms
Speaker: Kathryn Nash # University of Edinburgh
Seminar rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD
6th Mar 2019 16:10 (1 hour and 20 minutes) Seminar: Effects of Political Campaigns in Multi-Ethnic Societies: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Kenya
Speaker: Dr. Ken O. Opalo # Georgetown University
Seminar rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD
13th Mar 2019 16:10 (1 hour and 20 minutes) Seminar: Enduring the Politics of Saving Lives: Zombies and the Ebola Outbreak
Speaker: Veronica Gomez-Temesio # University of Copenhagen
Seminar rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD
20th Mar 2019 16:10 (1 hour and 20 minutes) Seminar: The Internet and sexuality in Cameroon. An extension of male domination and sexual inequalities?
Speaker: Larissa Kojoué # FPAE (Yaoundé)/LAM (Bordeaux)/SESSTIM (Marseille)
Seminar rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD
27th Mar 2019 16:10 (1 hour and 20 minutes) Seminar: The Chinese Motorcycles in Burkina Faso: New transnational accumulation itineraries and extraversion management
Speaker: Dr. Guive Khan-Mohammad # University of Geneva
Seminar room 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD
12th Jun 2019 09:00 (2 days and 8 hours) Conference: 2019 - European Conference on African Studies
Hosted by: Centre of African Studies # TBC
Centre Campus
Edinburgh Students