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The Centre of African Studies' 50 years anniversary


50 years of African Studies in Cambridge

The Centre of African Studies has been Cambridge’s hub for humanities and social science research in Africa since the mid-1960s. Founded by the social anthropologist Audrey Richards, the Centre has over the years hosted numerous visiting research fellows from African universities, post-doctoral researchers and MPhil students.

The Centre of African Studies has a weekly seminar series and organizes public lectures and international conferences in Cambridge and Africa. It has a world-class library with significant archival collections.

The following are some of the events the Centre of African Studies has organized, or will organize, to celebrate 50 years of African Studies in Cambridge:

2014 Audrey Richards Annual Lecture by Professor Keith Hart (University of Pretoria and LSE) on 22 May

2015 Audrey Richards Annual Lecture by Professor James Ferguson (Stanford University) on 26 March

Conference on 'Pursuing justice in Africa' at CRASSH 27-28 March 2015

Conference held with the African Studies Association of the UK at Robinson College, 7 - 9 September 2016, featuring the:

2016 Audrey Richards Annual Lecture by Professor Derek R Peterson (Michigan University)


More information on planned events will follow in due course.