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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
19th Sep 2018 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Dr Hazel Gray's Book Launch: Turbulence and Order in Economic Development: Institutions and Economic Transformation in Tanzania and Vietnam
Speaker: Dr Hazel Gray # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Dr Stefan Ouma # Goethe University Frankfurt
Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD
26th Sep 2018 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: TBC
Speaker: Dr Cherry Leonardi # Durham University
Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD
3rd Oct 2018 18:00 (2 hours) Seminar: Morten Jerven's Inaugural Lecture
Speaker: Prof. Morten Jerven # University of Edinburgh
TBC
8th Oct 2018 16:00 (2 hours) Roundtable: Humanitarian #MeToo: Expert Panel
Speaker: Various # TBC
TBC
10th Oct 2018 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Decolonizing Sudan: The Rise of Economic and Development Planning
Speaker: Alden Young # Drexel University
Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD
17th Oct 2018 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Dr Kate Wright's Book Launch: Who's Reporting Africa Now?: Non-Governmental Organizations, Journalists, and Multimedia
Speaker: Dr Kate Wright # University of Edinburgh
Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD
24th Oct 2018 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Pride, patronage, or policies? How election campaigns increase ethnic identification in Africa
Speaker: Dr Elena Gadjanova # University of Oxford
Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD
31st Oct 2018 16:00 (3 hours) Screening: 2. Celebrating Nelson Mandela’s Centenary: Mandela, A True Pan-Africanist - film screening and discussion
Speaker: Various # TBC
Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD
7th Nov 2018 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Dr George Otieno Ogola Seminar
Speaker: Dr George Otieno Ogola # University of Central Lancashire
Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD
14th Nov 2018 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Thomas Cantens Seminar
Speaker: Dr Thomas Cantens # University of Edinburgh
Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD
21st Nov 2018 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: Seminar
Speaker: TBC # TBC
Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD
28th Nov 2018 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: New patterns in capital flight from South Africa
Speaker: Dr Susan Newman # UWE Bristol
Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD
12th Jun 2019 09:00 (2 days and 8 hours) Conference: 2019 - European Conference on African Studies
Hosted by: Pete Kingsley # TBC
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