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Security, surveillance, and globalized conflict in Africa

Celebrating CAS at 50

To celebrate the anniversary of the Cambridge Centre of African Studies we are pleased to share with you a range of articles by former directors and scholars who've played a role in the Centre over the years

Special collection on the Democratic Republic of Congo

ASA UK Fage and Oliver Monograph Prize

Cambridge is pleased to host a special collection of work by the 2016 Fage and Oliver Monograph prize nominees, including Deborah James, Maxim Bolt, Benedetta Rossi and Terri Ochiagha

Area studies blog

  • Writing histories in a time of commemoration: Ireland and Finland
  • 05 December 2017, Richard Mc Mahon and Andrew G. Newby
  • “I maintain that the analogy between Finland and Ireland is almost perfect” -Michael Collins At the end of 2017, with Ireland approaching the half-way mark of what is designated a “Decade of Centenaries,” a country at the opposite edge of northern Europe will celebrate a hundred years of nationhood.…...
  • Writing comparative and transnational histories in twenty-first century Ireland
  • 21 November 2017, Richard Mc Mahon and Andrew G. Newby
  • This blog accompanies the new special issue of Irish Historical Studies, Ireland and Finland, 1860–1930: Comparative and Transnational Histories. Just over twenty years ago, the central debate among Irish historians could be presented as one between two competing strands of conservatism.…...

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