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2015

Paul Nugent, Wolfgang Zeller, Jose-Maria Munoz win 2.5 mil Euro grant

This European Research Council Advanced Grant is for a five -year project on "African Governance and Space: Transport Corridors, Border Towns and Port Cities in Transition (AFRIGOS)". [15 Dec 2015]

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New Article on Douglass North Given Open Access Status by Journal by Hazel Gray

The journal Development and Change have given open access status to Hazel Gray's new article on Douglass North and his work on violence and development. [27 Nov 2015]

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George Shepperson prize awarded at SPS Graduate School graduation

This year's prestigious George Shepperson prize goes to Annika Vosseler. [26 Nov 2015]

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Critical African Studies is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 7, Issue 3, Fate and Fortune in Africa

Edited by Paolo Gaibazzi and Marco Gardini, with thanks to CrAS editor Mattia Fumanti [04 Nov 2015]

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Lampedusa Calling round table

The Centre of African Studies will run a round table discussion to reflect on the migration crisis from Africa to Europe via Lampedusa island. [14 Oct 2015]

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Corporealities of Violence in Southern and Eastern Africa - a new publication from Critical African Studies!

Critical African Studies is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 7, Issue 2, Corporealities of Violence in Southern and Eastern Africa [26 Aug 2015]

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New interactive feature published on El Pais Planeta Futuro, by Gianluca Iazzolino and Marco Bello, Italian journalist

They examine and compare the uptake of mobile money services in Somaliland, Haiti and Burkina Faso and dispel a few myths on digital financial inclusion as a silver bullet for development. [01 Jul 2015]

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CAS researchers awarded British Library grant to protect endangered archive in Nairobi, Kenya

Tom Molony and doctoral candidate Tom Cunningham have been awarded a grant to help with the protection of the archive of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) in Nairobi. [18 Jun 2015]

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The Centre of African Studies has been awarded an ESRC-DFID poverty alleviation research grant

The University of Edinburgh Centre of African Studies has been awarded an ESRC-DFID poverty alleviation research grant for [21 May 2015]

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CAS Conference registration now live!

Registration for the CAS Annual International Conference on Political Topographies in Africa is still open! [11 May 2015]

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CAS researchers awarded new grant to study social media and security

Social Media and Security in Africa (SMS Africa) aims to provide a timely understanding of the role social media plays in documenting and driving (in)security in East and West Africa. [03 Mar 2015]

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New publication by Gerhard Anders

in new issue of Social Anthropology 23(1): 29-41. [26 Feb 2015]

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Africa writing retreat for Scotland-based PhDs

On 20-22 March 2015, the Centre of African Studies) is hosting a writing retreat for PhD students. The event has two goals: To connect Africanist scholars across Scotland. To help PhD students to write and publish. We will offer both space to write in a distraction-free environment, and masterclass training on skills such as targeting journals and turning PhD chapters into publications [29 Jan 2015]

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Gerhard Anders in the Conversation

The overlooked African connection in the US torture debate: the case of Chucky Taylor, son of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia. [15 Jan 2015]

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