European conferences on African studies
ECAS9 in Cologne, 2-5 June 2021: African Futures
AEGIS organises the biennial European Conference on African Studies (ECAS). The 9th European Conference of African Studies will be held in Cologne (Germany) from 2-5 June 2021. ECAS9 will be organized by the Global South Studies Center (University of Cologne) and the IARA, Institute for Anthropological Research on Africa, University of Leuven, under the theme of “African Futures”. ECAS10 will be held in Prague in 2023.
In 2019 the University of Edinburgh’s Centre of African Studies hosted the 8th European Conference on African Studies, Europe’s largest and most international conference with an African focus, on behalf of the Research Network of African Studies Centres in Europe AEGIS. The conference brought together 1,400 researchers, policymakers, and leaders from across the world. There was a complementary series of artistic and cultural events, as well as various networking and capacity building events, including some particularly aimed at the next generation of African researchers.