Date and Time
20th Mar 2015 09:00 –– 22nd Mar 2015 17:00
Comrie Croft, Perthshire

Africa Writing Retreat 

20-22 March 2015

Comrie Croft, Perthshire


In Spring 2015, the Centre of African Studies (University of Edinburgh) is hosting a writing retreat for PhD students.

The event has two goals:

  • To connect Africanist scholars across Scotland
  • To help PhD students to write and publish. We will offer both space to write in a distraction-free environment, and masterclass training on skills such as targeting journals and turning PhD chapters into publications


The retreat is open to PhD students (i.e. those writing up) based at Scottish Universities studying African social science topics.


The retreat is based at Comrie Croft, a rural farmhouse/campsite with numerous outdoor activities close by.


The (subsidised) fee is £25. This covers meals, accommodation, and transport. Payment in advance, only through ePay please! (link through from the booking page on eventbrite, see link below).


Format and commitment
The retreat programme has a mix of activities as well as scheduled writing time. It works best if you are working on finishing a chapter/article, rather than starting from a new one. Therefore, we ask you to provide a draft of your work-in-progress a week before the retreat (on which we can provide feedback).


The organiser of this event is Pete Kingsley and further questions can be directed to him at



To register for this event  please go to eventbrite.  

Last updated 16 Dec 2014 9:54am