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2008

Alan Barnard awarded ESRC grant for EuroBABEL

Alan Barnard has been awarded an ESRC grant, EuroBABEL Kinship systems in southern African non-Bantu languages: documentation, comparison and historical analysis. January 2010 to December 2012. The grant is for £263,457.13, and it includes three researchers:  Professor Alan Barnard, Dr Gertrud Boden (presently attached to the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig), and a PhD student. [01 Jul 2009]

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Two New Edited Books

Two new edited books will be published by CAS academics in June. [01 Jun 2009]

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Interdisciplinary AiM Symposium on the "Realities and Representations of Reconciliation" - 24 October 2009

Call for Papers for the interdisciplinary symposium organized by the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh and Africa in Motion are now open!  [01 Jun 2009]

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CAS Scholarship Dinner - 27th May 2009

This year's CAS scholarship dinner promises to be a lively informal event this year!   As you may know this is one of the most imoprtant fundraising activities to raise money for the four MSc scholarships for African Commonwealth students that we will support for 2009-10. [08 May 2009]

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New Scholarships for the MSc in Africa and International Development

There are 3 new partial scholarships of £2,000 each for excellent candidates who apply by 15 May to the new MSc programme in Africa and International Development. [31 Mar 2009]

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Professor Nugent presents to US Africa Command

Paul Nugent gave the keynote address to a seminar on African militaries that was opened by General Ward, the head of the US Africa Command, and was co-hosted by the State Department and AFRICOM. For further information: http://www.africom.mil/getArticle.asp?art=2571&lang=0 [11 Feb 2009]

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ABORNE funding news

ABORNE has been given final approval for research network funding. [17 Dec 2008]

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Tanzania High Commissioner visits CAS

On 5th December Her Excellency Mrs Mwanaidi Sinare Maajar, High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania was hosted by CAS, where she met with staff and discussed current and future links between Tanzania and the Centre. [11 Dec 2008]

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Dr Lawrence Dritsas has been awarded a grant

Institutionalising Veterinary Science in Eastern Africa, 1945-2006 [04 Dec 2008]

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Paul Nugent is to join the Carter Center's election observation team

Paul Nugent is to join the Carter Center's election observation team that has been invited by the Ghana National Electoral Commission to observe the Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Ghana on 7 December, and if necessary the Presidential run-off on 28 December. [25 Nov 2008]

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Africa in Motion Film Festival 23 October - 2 November 2008

The 'Africa in Motion' Edinburgh African Film Festival will be held from 23 October - 2 November 2008 at the Filmhouse cinema, Lothian Road, Edinburgh. [21 Oct 2008]

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Wine for Africa - 9th October 2008

Interested in supporting African Students to come to Study in Edinburgh and in the mood for fun? [16 Oct 2008]

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Dr Lawrence Dritsas takes up new appointment

 Upon completeing his Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Dr Lawrence Dritsas will take up a post as a lecturer in colonial history in the Science Studies Unit. [16 Oct 2008]

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Congratulations to John McCracken and George Shepperson

2008 ASA UK Distinguished Africanist award [16 Oct 2008]

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The death of Christopher Fyffe

It is with regret that we announce the death of Christopher Fyffe... [16 Oct 2008]

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New co-Director of CAS

James Smith has been appointed co-Director of CAS  [21 Aug 2008]

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New Chair/President of AEGIS

Paul Nugent has become the new Chair/President of AEGIS, for a 3 year term, in succession to Patrick Chabal. [21 Aug 2008]

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Paul Nugent Briefs American Ambassador

Paul Nugent has been invited to Washington by the US State Department to participate in a briefing for the incoming American Ambassador to Ghana (22 August). He will talk on the upcoming elections of December 2008. [20 Aug 2008]

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Call for Papers

'Africa in Scotland, Scotland in Africa' Annual International Conference, April 29 - May 1 2009 [08 Aug 2008]

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New Honorary Fellow - Dr. Laurel Aguilar

Dr. Laurel Aguilar is a Malawi specialist. [06 Aug 2008]

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Tom Molony was awarded a grant

Tom Molony was awarded a grant from the University of Edinburgh's Development Trust Research Fund to undertake research in Tanzania on 'Highwaymen Running Business: Mobile phone acquisition and use on African streets'. [21 Jul 2008]

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Annual African Scholarship Dinner

The Annual African Scholarship Dinner was held on Wednesday 4 June 2008, 6.15pm for 7pm in the Playfair Library, Old College with Jack McConnell MSP. [21 Jun 2008]

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CAS move

The Centre of African Studies moved to the newly renovated Chrystal Macmillan Building at 15A George Square. [21 Jun 2008]

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CAS Researchers take lead in ICT and Development Research

The work of two CAS researchers has been included in a new report that lists the 20 most influential studies of mobile technologies in developing countries. [16 Jun 2008]

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Paul Nugent's Inaugural lecture - 27 May 2008

Paul Nugent delivered his inaugural lecture on 27 May at 5.30pm [21 May 2008]

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WATER AND SANITATION IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND DISASTER RELIEF 28-30 May 2008

WATER AND SANITATION IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND DISASTER RELIEF - Edinburgh, UK [21 May 2008]

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Paul Nugent has won a Leverhulme Research Fellowship

Paul Nugent has won a Leverhulme Research Fellowship (£34,266) to work on a project entitled "Race, Taste and Power: The Cape Wine Industry". He will be based in Cape Town for most of 2009. [21 May 2008]

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CAS International Conference 9-10 April 2008

Exploring Religious Spaces in the African State: Development and Politics from Below [21 Apr 2008]

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Scotland, Slavery and Abolition Conference - 10 November 2007

Scotland, Slavery and Abolition Conference Martin Hall, New College, University of Edinburgh [21 Nov 2007]

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Joost Fontein's new book

New Book - The Silence of Great Zimbabwe: Contested Landscapes and the Power of Heritage - by CAS Associate Dr Joost Fontein [21 Oct 2007]

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CAS International Conference 2007

The Power of Water: Landscape, Water and the State in Southern Africa [21 Oct 2007]

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Africa in Motion Film Festival 25 October -4 November 2007

Africa in Motion: Edinburgh African Film Festival 25 October 2007 - 4 November 2007 For more information on AiM,please see: www.africa-in-motion.org.uk   [21 Oct 2007]

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CAS Visiting Research Fellowship 2008

The Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh is pleased to announce its new visiting research fellowship programme [21 Oct 2007]

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2006 Seminar Series

Programme - Seminar Series 2006 All seminars are held in Faculty Room South, David Hume Tower (4pm – 6pm). ALL WELCOME. [23 Aug 2007]

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2007 Seminar Series

Programme - Semester 1 2007All seminars are held in Faculty Room South, David Hume Tower (4pm – 6pm). ALL WELCOME. [23 Aug 2007]

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2007 Seminar Series

Programme - Semester 1 2007All seminars are held in Faculty Room South, David Hume Tower (4pm – 6pm). ALL WELCOME. [23 Aug 2007]

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Annual Conference 2005

RE-INTEGRATING EDUCATION, SKILLS AND WORK IN AFRICA: 27-28 April 2005 [23 Oct 2006]

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Annual Conference 2006

Culture, Nature, Future? Perspectives on Science and Development in Africa - 12-13 April 2006 [23 Jan 2006]

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