Centre of African Studies Library Cambridge

The Centre of African Studies was established in 1965 by the path-breaking anthropologist, Dr Audrey Richards. It  acts as a hub for graduate level and faculty research, runs weekly seminars and research workshops for graduate students and  organises international conferences both in Cambridge and in African institutions.  In addition to fostering PhD level research, it runs a one-year interdisciplinary MPhil in African Studies.

 The primary function of the Library is to support the research and teaching needs of the University in the study of Africa, in particular   Africa South of the Sahara, and to support the Centre’s work in promoting research on Africa, and the work of the constituent departments in the University. A secondary function is, by its policy of buying African published material,  to disseminate research carried out in Africa. The Library collects material in the areas   of history, economics, politics, social sciences, geography and anthropology,  religion, archaeology, literature, film and popular culture. a significant proportion  published in Africa, the US or Europe  Library website

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