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2011

James Smith Awarded European Research Council Funding

Congratulations to James Smith who has just secured a prestigious Senior Investigator Grant from the European Research Council for a project entitled 'Investigating Networks of Zoonosis Innovation' (INZI). [12 Dec 2011]

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FOLK MUSIC & WHISKY TASTING, Friday 9 Dec. 2011, 4-7pm

IN PRAISE OF WHISKY - AN EVENING OF FOLK MUSIC AND WHISKY TASTING! [05 Dec 2011]

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Just published: Testifying about 'Uncivilized Events'

Article by Gerhard Anders in Leiden Journal of International Law [29 Nov 2011]

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Film screening: An African Election

Friday, 2nd December at 8.25pm in the Filmhouse [29 Nov 2011]

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Seminar on African NGOs in CAS Distance Learning Programme

to be held on Thursday 1 December. [28 Nov 2011]

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Sam Spiegel’s report on Tanzanian mining policies published by United Nations

CAS Lecturer Sam Spiegel recently completed a study on Tanzanian small-scale mining policies and rural inequality, the main findings of which have just been published online by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). [28 Nov 2011]

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Wolfgang Zeller invited to discuss film Blood in the Mobile

following screening at the Filmhouse, 8.15pm on Saturday 26th November 2011 [18 Nov 2011]

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Gerhard Anders on the war crimes trial against Charles Taylor

Tuesday 1st November 2011 at 7pm, David Hume Tower, Room 7.01 [31 Oct 2011]

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Wolfgang Zeller to present at Student Debate on Borders in Africa

7pm-8.30pm on Tuesday 18th October Conference Room, David Hume Tower, George [11 Oct 2011]

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The Africa in Motion film festival

The film festival programme has just been launched. [28 Sep 2011]

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Sabine Höhn has posted a Blog on African Arguments

Sabine Höhn has to the Politics Now! blog of the Royal African Society [02 Sep 2011]

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New appointments

CAS welcomes three new academic appointments [22 Aug 2011]

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CAS at AEGIS

CAS members represented in strength at the 2011 AEGIS conference. [11 Jul 2011]

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Paul Nugent re-elected as AEGIS President:

At the Plenary meeting of AEGIS member centres preceding the ECAS 4 conference in Uppsala, Paul was elected to a second 4 year term as President. [20 Jun 2011]

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Paul Nugent

Paul Nugent has been appointed to the REF (Research Excellence Framework) panel for History. The REF is the instrument for evaluating the research performance of academic institutions across the UK [26 May 2011]

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James Smith Blogs for ActionAid

James Smith has contributed a blog to ActionAid's new biofuels campaign [26 Apr 2011]

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New Lectureship in International Development

We are seeking to appoint a new, open-ended lectureship to lead the development of our e-MSc in Global Challenges [26 Apr 2011]

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Wolfgang interviewed by German public broadcaster

In conjunction with the elections in Nigeria, German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle has interviewed Wolfgang Zeller on the viability of Western-style democracy in African countries. [19 Apr 2011]

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Visit of Tanzania High Commissioner, H.E. Peter Kallaghe

On 16th March the University welcomed the High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency Peter Kallaghe, for his first visit to Scotland since his appointment. [30 Mar 2011]

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‘Representations of a Continent’ workshop

On 9th March Dr Tom Molony led a workshop entitled, ‘Representations of a Continent: Public and private visual images in data collection in Africa’. [30 Mar 2011]

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African Studies Research Highlighted

Tom Molony's and James Smith's work highlighted by Edinburgh Global [14 Jan 2011]

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Teaching Award Nominations

Alex Beresford, Barbara Bompani, Tom Molony, Wolfgang Zeller and James Smith all nominated. [14 Jan 2011]

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