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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
20th Jan 2021 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Mapping Transnational Conflict in North and West Africa
Speaker: Olivier Walther # University of Florida
Microsoft Teams
27th Jan 2021 16:00 (2 hours) Seminar: Africa in 2021: Covid, Climate and Democracy
Africa in 2021: Covid, Climate and Democracy Tickets, Wed 27 Jan 2021 at 16:00 | Eventbrite
3rd Feb 2021 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: The Many Meanings of #EndSars in Nigeria
Hosted by: Akin Iwilade # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Aisha Yesufu # Human Rights Activist, Abuja Nigeria; Speaker: Charles Ukeje # Obafemi Awolowo University; Speaker: Ini Dele-Adedeji # University of Edinburgh
Microsoft Teams
10th Feb 2021 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Migration, Memory and Masculinity: the Subculture of Stowaways in Dar es Salaam
Speaker: David Kerr # University of Birmingham/University of Johannesburg
Microsoft Teams
24th Feb 2021 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Armed Jihad in Mozambique
Speaker: Eric Morier-Genoud # Queens University Belfast
Microsoft Teams
3rd Mar 2021 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Election and Current Politics in Uganda
Speaker: Fred Golooba-Mutebi # TBC
Microsoft Teams
10th Mar 2021 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Hustling During the 'Hunger Virus': Temporalities and Terrains of the Hustle Economy in Mathare, Nairobi
Speaker: Tatiana Thieme # UCL
Microsoft Teams
17th Mar 2021 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: We Have no Harlem in Sudan: Sudan's Deflective Diplomacy
Speaker: Sebabatso Manoeli # Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity
Microsoft Teams
24th Mar 2021 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: From Afrobeat to Afrobeats: an Inter-generational Debate on African Popular Music and its Reception in the Global North
Speaker: Hauke Dorsch # University of Mainz; Speaker: Tom Simmert # University of Mainz
Microsoft Teams
31st Mar 2021 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Inclusive and Creative Methodologies: the Digital and Africa Research
Speaker: Mirjam de Bruijn # Leiden University
Microsoft Teams
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