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A network in excellence

AEGIS is a research network of European studies centres which aims to create synergies between experts and institutions. With primary emphasis on Social Sciences and Humanities, AEGIS' main goal is to improve understanding about contemporary African societies.




Deadline Call for Papers ECAS 2015 (Paris): 15 January 2015 (deadline extended)

The 6th European Conference on African Studies will be held from 8 to 10 July 2015. ECAS 2015 is expected to draw well over a thousand participants. You can choose an interesting panel by browsing through all 256 panels on the conference website ( which abounds with interesting topics in the field of African Studies. The Twitter account of ECAS 2015 can be found here

Announcement / Call for Papers - Fluid Networks and Hegemonic Powers in the Western Indian Ocean
2nd International Thematic Conference on Africa and the Indian Ocean -
ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, 9-10 April 2015

The AEGIS Collaborative Research Group on Africa in the Indian Ocean welcomes applications to participate in the forthcoming Thematic Conference. Please, send an email with your name, proposed title and short abstract to
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This 2nd Thematic Conference of the CRG-AIO will take place at ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, in 9th-10th April 2014. It proposes to bring together the CRG members and non-CRG researchers working on Africa in the Indian Ocean and who are interested in bridging disciplinary and regional borders in this field of study. The 2-day Conference will be divided in four panels (on history, anthropology, international relations and security/conflict studies), on the general theme of understanding the complex interactions between Fluid Networks and Hegemonic Powers in the Western Indian Ocean.

As with the 2013
1st International Conference on Africa and the Indian Ocean, we intend to publish the results in a Conference book. The Conference will be an important preparation for the already selected CGR-AIO panel at the coming ECAS 6 – Paris, in July 2015. It will also be an important opportunity to strengthen the existing ties between CRG members, and bring not only East African but also Turkish, Arab and Indian researchers and research centres into closer partnership with AEGIS.

Deadline for submission of abstracts - 31 January 2015
Notification of accepted paper proposals - 15 February 2015

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