We are a leading authority in the field of African Studies and have access to the latest academic research on Africa.
In partnership with Oxford University Press, we publish African Affairs, the world’s top ranked African Studies journal, and have access to the latest academic research through our joint membership and coordination of the African Studies Association of the UK, the primary network of Africanist scholars in the UK.
The Royal African Society is hosted by SOAS – University of London, the only Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. Since the 1990s, we have worked with SOAS to enhance research and public understanding of Africa.
Through our close association with SOAS, we regularly host public events at the university’s premises, as well as drawing on the academics’ expertise who take part in our year-round events programme. Our members also enjoy access to the School’s library, which houses one of the most extensive collections in the world for the study of Africa.