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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
30th May 2019 17:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Transgender refugees and the imagined South Africa. Bodies over borders and Borders over Bodies - book launch
Introduced by: Gina Maya Roberts # University of Edinburgh and co-organizer of the 'Transgender; Speaker: Dr B Camminga, author # Wits University; Speaker: Gina Maya Roberts # University of Edinburgh
Screening room G.04, School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, 50 George Square, Edinburgh
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