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Centre of African Studies: News



Doctor Jack Thompson has passed away

Generous, beloved and distinguished Edinburgh academic Jack Thompson passed away on Thursday 10 August after a period of illness. [11 Aug 2017]

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Dr. Abdul Raufu Mustapha, 1954-2017

The Centre of African Studies is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Abdul Raufu Mustapha of the University of Oxford. [09 Aug 2017]

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New online MSc in International Development

The School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh is delighted to announce our brand new online MSc in International Development. [31 Jul 2017]

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'Social Media in Africa: Beyond the hashtag'

Wednesday 26th - Thursday 27th April 2017 [24 Apr 2017]

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Economic and financial data for research in international development workshop

Staff from CAS with support from GDA and GJA are running a free research workshop on the use of economic and financial data in research on international development for UoE Staff and Students on the 18th and 19th of May 2017. [18 Apr 2017]

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MSc workshop: What happens next? Research in humanitarian emergencies

Dr Venables is returning to CAS to deliver a workshop on the role of qualitative research in humanitarian emergencies and how has this field developed within MSF. Emilie completed her MSc and PhD in African Studies in CAS in 2009 and moved to Johannesburg, South Africa to work as a senior researcher with the University of the Witwatersrand in the field of HIV prevention. [18 Apr 2017]

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