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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
18th Sep 2019 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Social Media and Politics in Africa: Democracy, Censorship, and Security - book launch
Speaker: Maggie Dwyer # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Tom Molony # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: George Karekwaivanane # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Jean-Benoit Falisse # University of Edinburgh
Seminar rooms 1&2, Chrystal Macmillan Building
25th Sep 2019 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Mobility at the Margins: Experiments & Exploitation in Public Transport in Abidjan
Speaker: Jacob Doherty # University of Edinburgh
Seminar rooms 1&2, Chrystal Macmillan Building
2nd Oct 2019 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Gendering South Africa's Foreign Policy: Towards a Feminist Approach?
Speaker: Toni Hastruup # University of Stirling
Violet Laidlaw room, 6th floor, Chrystal Macmillan Building
9th Oct 2019 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Chinese business and management in Africa: insights from Kenya, Zambia and South Africa
Speaker: Lisa Siebers # University of Stirling
Seminar rooms 1&2, Chrystal Macmillan Building
16th Oct 2019 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Mayke Kaag TBC
Speaker: Mayke Kaag # University of Leiden
Seminar rooms 1&2, Chrystal Macmillan Building
23rd Oct 2019 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: We didn't have salt, but we had papers: Village identity papers in Uganda
Speaker: Florence Brisset-Foucault # Lecturer in Political Science, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, IMAF (Institut des mondes africains), Junior fellow of the Institut universitaire de France
Seminar rooms 1&2, Chrystal Macmillan Building
30th Oct 2019 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Manthia Diawara TBC
Speaker: Manthia Diawara # TBC
Seminar rooms 1&2, Chrystal Macmillan Building
6th Nov 2019 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: A Game of Pain: Youth Marginalisation and the Gangs of Freetown
Speaker: Kieran Mitton # King's College London
Seminar rooms 1&2, Chrystal Macmillan Building
13th Nov 2019 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Ethiopian warrior insignia: evidence from a fourth century coin
Speaker: Tsehai Berhane-Selassie # TBC
Seminar rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building
20th Nov 2019 16:00 (1 hour) Seminar: East and Central African activists and anticolonial cultures in a decolonising world, 1952-64: A book proposal in progress
Speaker: Ismay Milford # University of Edinburgh
Seminar rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building
27th Nov 2019 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Sagal M Ali TBC
Speaker: Sagal M. Ali # TBC
Seminar rooms 1&2, Chrystal Macmillan Building
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