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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

Transboundary resource management

This project contributes to understandings of socio-economic, environmental and political spaces of borderland livelihoods among communities that depend on resource extraction along the Zimbabwe-Mozambique border.... Read more about: Transboundary resource management

Feb 20 Speaker: Kathryn Nash # University of Edinburgh The Development of African Regional Peace and Security Norms and Their Contribution to International Norms 16:10 (1 hour and 20 minutes) Seminar rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD

Feb 27 Speaker: Emma Wild-Wood # University of Edinburgh Afterlife: Biography, Memory and Christian Education in Uganda, 1930s-2000s 16:10 (1 hour and 20 minutes) Seminar room 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD

Mar 06 Speaker: Ken Opalo # Georgetown University Effects of Political Campaigns in Multi-Ethnic Societies: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Kenya 16:10 (1 hour and 20 minutes) Seminar rooms 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD