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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
25th Jan 2017 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: African-owned firms building capabilities in global value chains: Examining the Ethiopian garment export sector
Speaker: Prof. Lindsay Whitfield # Roskilde University
Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Ground floor, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square
1st Feb 2017 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: TBC
Speaker: Dr Andrew Bowman # University of Edinburgh
F.21, 7 George Square
4th Feb 2017 13:30 (3 hours) Workshop: The Future of Pan-Africanism
Speaker: Nigel Stewart # C.E.O Centre for Pan-African Thought; Speaker: Kehinde Andrews # Assoc. Professor in Sociology, Birmingham City University; Speaker: Muhammad Dan Suleiman # PhD Candidate, University of Western Australia; Speaker: Lawrence Dritsas # Lecturer in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, UoE; Speaker: Emma Hunter # Senior Lecturer in African History, UoE
Evolution House Boardroom, Edinburgh College of Art, 78 West Port, Edinburgh, EH1 2LE
15th Feb 2017 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: African Urbanisation and Urbanism: pro-poor instruments and neoliberal reforms in the water sector
Speaker: Dr Maria Rusca # King's College London
Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Ground floor, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square
24th Feb 2017 09:00 (8 hours) Workshop: The Arusha Declaration @50
Hosted by: Centre of African Studies and the Global and Transnational History Research Group # University of Edinburgh
Chrystal Macmillan Building
3rd Apr 2017 09:00 (1 day and 8 hours) Conference: CAS Annual Conference - Law and Social Order in Africa
Chrystal Macmillan Building
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
Grad School