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Centre of African Studies: Events



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
28th Feb 2018 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: 'Making territory in the South Sudan-Uganda borderlands, 1914-2014
Speaker: Dr Cherry Leonardi # University of Durham
Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building
8th Mar 2018 09:00 (10 hours) Seminar: Beyond the ballot box in Africa: new perspectives on democratic politics from past struggles to future visions
6th Floor Common Room, CMB
14th Mar 2018 16:00 (3 hours) Seminar: Turbulence and Order in Economic Development: Economic Transformation in Tanzania and Vietnam Book Launch
Speaker: Dr Hazel Gray # University of Edinburgh
Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal MacMillan Building
28th Mar 2018 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Mushrooms will save the world: Myco-entrepreneurs in East Africa and beyond
Speaker: Dr Neil Carrier # University of Bristol
LG.09 David Hume Tower
26th Apr 2018 08:30 (9 hours and 30 minutes) Conference: CAS Annual Conference 2018
New College
Edinburgh Students