Centre of African Studies
'Poor numbers: how we are misled by African development statistics
and what to do about it'
Morten Jerven (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver) will introduce his book
on Monday 20 May at 5pm, Room S2, Audrey Richards Building, West Road, Cambridge
Smuts Commonwealth Lecture 2013
Fiction and Reality of Mobility in Africa
Professor Francis B Nyamnjoh (University of Cape Town)
Friday 31 May 2013, Alison Richard Building
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The Audrey Richards Annual Lecture in African Studies 2013
Dr. Sylvia Tamale,
EXPLORING THE CONTOURS OF AFRICAN SEXUALITIES:
Statutory, Customary and Religious Laws
4 June 2013 , Alison Richard Building
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MPhil in African Studies
We have a new MPhil page. For information about
the course please download the MPhil
Leaflet. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2013.
Visiting Research Fellowships 2013-14
The Visiting Fellows for 2013-14 have been appointed,
for more information click here
Atta Kwami exhibited his work in the exhibition 'Grace'
during his fellowship at CAS, to see his work at the ARB click here
The University of Cambridge's wide-ranging and long-term
strategy of engagement with African higher education institutions moved
into its next phase following the recent announcement of a $1.2 million
grant by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and a $1 million grant by
The Alborada Trust.
more information here
The Cambridge-Africa Alborada Research Fund
is now open for applications, with a submission deadline of 1st May. The
application must be completed by a Cambridge researcher and by an African
researcher proposing collaborative research work.
Full information on the research fund can be found here
Africa Research Forum
The Africa Research Forum is an interdisciplinary discussion forum for post
graduate students and faculty members working on Africa related topics.
More information here
ART in the ARB, Call for Submissions 2013-14
The Alison Richard Building hosts several art exhibitions during the year.
To find out more visit: ART
in the ARB
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Centre of African Studies Director
Dr Harri Englund, Director of the Centre of African Studies, is on sabbatical
leave in the 2013 Lent and Easter terms.
Dr Chris Warnes is Acting Director in Lent term and Professor David Maxwell
is Acting Director in Easter term 2013.
Centre of African Studies
The University of Cambridge has long been one of the world's leading centres
for study of Africa.
Vibrant teaching and research programmes focused on Africa exist across
the University, including those in the natural and biomedical sciences,
archaeology, social sciences and humanities.
Cambridge has a reputation for high-quality research relevant to the continent,
for the stimulation of debate and for active engagement with Africa-based
scholarship. The Centre of African Studies was established in 1965 by the
path-breaking social anthropologist, Dr Audrey Richards. Our first-class
library attracts a steady flow of students and visiting academics. We act
as a hub for graduate-level and faculty interdisciplinary research, we run
a one-year interdisciplinary MPhil, and we host the Cambridge/Africa Collaborative
Research Programme which brings African academics to Cambridge to work with
us and share their research.
The Centre's library attracts a steady flow of undergraduate and graduate
students. So does the Centre's Research Seminar Series that takes place
during Michaelmas and Lent of every academic year.