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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

Featured Research

Realising Justice? Land Reform in Southern Africa

This project consists of a series of workshops, addressing the critical issues of land rights and reform in southern Africa. It is a collaboration between the Universities of Edinburgh, Botswana, Malawi and Zimbabwe, examining the... Read more about: Realising Justice? Land Reform in Southern Africa

May 07 Speaker: Dr B Camminga # Wits University; Speaker: Suma Abdelsamie # LGBTQI+ refugees group in Greece Transgender Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Predicaments and Possibilities 14:00 (3 hours) Violet Laidlaw room, 6th Floor, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh

Jun 12 Hosted by: Centre of African Studies # TBC 2019 - European Conference on African Studies 09:00 (2 days and 8 hours) Centre Campus