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.
- 26 Sep 'Towards a Temptation Hypothesis' - Religion and Masculinities in Africa Keynote Lecture
- 04 Oct 50 Years of 'Arrow of God', 100 Years of Nigeria: A Celebration and an Inquest
- 08 Jul ECAS 6: ‘Collective Mobilisations in Africa: Contestation, Resistance, Revolt’
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 2013 Issue 4 (pdf; 4mb)
Projects & Sponsorships
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:
- PhD Scholarships at SOAS
- MSc Scholarshipsat SOAS
- Residential Schools in Africa
- Governance Conversations media content
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
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.