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Centre of African Studies



The University of Edinburgh has an important and long historical connection with Africa and CAS is one of the world’s leading centres for the study of Africa. The Centre of African Studies was founded in 1962. It was one of the original African Studies Centres in the UK founded on the recommendation of the Hayter Commission. The Centre of African Studies acts as a focal point for postgraduate teaching and supervision on Africa and a hub for research... Read rest of text

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African Borderlands Research Network (ABORNE)

ABORNE is an interdisciplinary network of researchers interested in all aspects of borders and trans-boundary phenomena in Africa. Its inaugural meeting was held in Edinburgh in 2007, initiated by Professor Paul Nugent and has since... Read more about: African Borderlands Research Network (ABORNE)

Sep 18 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 Social Media and Politics in Africa: Democracy, Censorship, and Security - book launch 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar rooms 1&2, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Sep 25 Speaker: Jacob Doherty # University of Edinburgh Mobility at the Margins: Experiments & Exploitation in Public Transport in Abidjan 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar rooms 1&2, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Oct 02 Speaker: Toni Hastruup # University of Stirling Gendering South Africa's Foreign Policy: Towards a Feminist Approach? 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Violet Laidlaw room, 6th floor, Chrystal Macmillan Building