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Centre of African Studies

Welcome to the Centre of African Studies

The University of London's Centre of African Studies is the largest centre of expertise on Africa outside Africa. Founded in 1965 at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) where its administration is still based, the Centre has since 1991 assumed formal responsibility for co-ordinating, stimulating and promoting interdisciplinary study, research and discussion on Africa within the University; and promoting a wider awareness of African issues. 

Forthcoming Events

Africa News

Africa News is the newsletter of the Centre of African Studies at SOAS. It contains listings of Africa related lectures and seminars held at SOAS and other colleges of the University of London. It also contains news and information on events relating to Africa around the world, calls for papers, funding and job opportunities. To sign up, email cp40@soas.ac.uk

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CAS Annual Review

The Annual Review presents the activities of the Centre of African Studies, its members and various partners. The review provides information on collaboration and networking, awards and grants, research students, and various resources on African Studies.

Current Issue: CAS Annual Review 2014, Issue 5 (opens in ISSUU)

Projects & Sponsorships

Mo Ibrahim Governance for Development in Africa Initiative (GDAI)

The Centre of African Studies & SOAS in partnership with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation run this initiative with the aim of building skills, developing talent, and enabling Africans to improve the quality of governance in their countries. The programme has four strands:

GDAI Further Details

Leventis Nigerian Post-Doctoral Fellowship in London

The Centre of African Studies of the University of London invites applications from Nigerian academics to take part in a scheme of collaborative research funded by the Leventis Foundation.
Please note: Applicants must be Nigerian nationals residing in Nigeria
Leventis Fellowship Further details

Sponsorship Proposals

The Centre welcomes donations from people and organisations wishing to support its activities. If you are interested, you may wish to consider funding MA or PhD studentships, or events hosted by the Centre such as workshops, lectures or conferences. Please contact the Centre manager to discuss any possibilities further.