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REF Results announced:

CAS excels [19 Dec 2014]

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Centre Of African Studies Annual Conference With New Political Topographies Project/Politics And International Relations (PIR)

CALL FOR PAPERS New Political Topographies: Trans-boundary Flows, Power and Legitimation in Africa and Beyond, 28-29 May 2015 [11 Dec 2014]

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New Publication from Critical African Studies - African Sport in the Global Arena!

Publication of Special Issue of Critical African Studies - "African sport in the global arena" [01 Dec 2014]

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George Shepperson prize awarded at SPS Graduate School graduation

This year's prestigious George Shepperson prize goes to Henry Mitchell. [26 Nov 2014]

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Event in Cambridge with Gerhard Anders

Next week Monday, 1 December panel discussion on Transition and Justice in Africa at the University of Cambridge [24 Nov 2014]

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Maggie Dwyer analyzes Burkina Faso crisis

Maggie Dwyer's PhD field research on military indiscipline in West Africa has put her in a unique position to comment on the recent uprising in Burkina Faso. [04 Nov 2014]

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'African Zoonosis' doctoral scholarship available

We are recruiting to a fully ESRC funded doctoral studentship to examine social, political and economic dimensions of neglected tropical diseases in Africa (January 2015 start). [09 Sep 2014]

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Soweto singers strike chords in Edinburgh

A group of 30 young singers appeared at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival [29 Aug 2014]

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New publication by Gianluca Iazzolino

The briefing, published by the Rift Valley Institute, examines the emergence of the Somali migration route to Uganda and its significance in the long history of Somali migration in East Africa. [13 Aug 2014]

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Michael Marchant winner of UNRISD Young Scholars Think Piece Series

A paper titled 'Corporate Social Responsibility and Oil in the Niger Delta' by CAS student Michael Marchant has won the prestigious United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) Young Scholars Think Piece Series prize. [21 Jul 2014]

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Paul Nugent and Wolfgang Zeller participating in

first World Conference of the Association of Borderland Studies [12 Jun 2014]

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2014 CAS Conference Proceedings


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New publication by Gerhard Anders

New special issue of Development & Change now online [13 May 2014]

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New Publication!!

Issue 6.1 of Critical African Studies is now published! [10 Mar 2014]

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Applications are invited for PhD Studentships

Joint PhD studentships in African Studies, University of Edinburgh | Aarhus University. [20 Feb 2014]

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Edinburgh Students