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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
22nd Jan 2020 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: A Ritual Geology: Gold and Subterranean Knowledge in West Africa
Speaker: Robyn d'Avignon # NYU
Violet Laidlaw room, 6th floor CMB
29th Jan 2020 17:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Africa in 2020: Prospects and Forecasts
Speaker: Barbara Bompani # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Richard Itaman # King's College London; Speaker: Valerie Asiimwe Amani # Artist; Speaker: Imraan Valodia # University of the Witwatersrand; Speaker: Sandra Garwe # University of Edinburgh
Debating Hall, Teviot Row House
5th Feb 2020 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: TBC - Akinyinka Akinyoade
Speaker: Akinyinka Akinyoade # University of Leiden
Violet Laidlaw room, 6th floor CMB
12th Feb 2020 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Africa as an Altar of Sacrifice: The Struggle for Epistemic Justice
Speaker: Harri Englund # University of Cambridge
Violet Laidlaw room, 6th floor CMB
19th Feb 2020 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Theologies of Continuity and Rupture for the Luba Katanga: The Missionary Journeys of Placide Tempels and William F.P. Burton in Colonial Belgium Congo
Speaker: David Maxwell # University of Cambridge
Violet Laidlaw room, 6th floor CMB
26th Feb 2020 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Tatiana Thieme - TBC
Practice Suite, 1st floor, Chrystal Macmillan Building
4th Mar 2020 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: TBC - Mirjam de Bruijn
Speaker: Mirjam de Bruijn # University of Leiden
Violet Laidlaw Room, 6th floor CMB
11th Mar 2020 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Reshaping Rural Lands: Agrarian Modernisation in Post-Conflict Rwanda
Speaker: Rene-Claude Niyonkuru # Centre for Development Studies, UC Louvain
Violet Laidlaw room, 6th floor CMB
18th Mar 2020 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Digitisation and Archives in Africa
Speaker: Vincent Hiribarren # King's College London
Practice Suite, 1.12 CMB
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