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News from AEGIS

We are thrilled to be launching our new-look AEGIS website. Aiming to enliven the interface itself, and substantially enhance both internal and external communication, the site has been restructured, important information updated, and a number of new features added. The latter include: Teaching, News, Events and Opportunities, and a monthly Spotlight on one of the AEGIS members. 


This year the 9th biennial African Studies conference ECAS will be held in Cologne from 31 May – 3 June, with the theme African Futures. The conference aims to explore the continent's critical engagements with the past, present, and future of African's global entanglements. Visit the ECAS 2023 website to read more about the theme, browse accepted panels, and register for the conference. 


AEGIS member ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon, invites applications for an intensive two-week workshop in Kenya from 29 June – 10 July, focused on qualitative research methodologies applied to the afterlives of a Finnish-Kenyan water infrastructure project in Kakamega, western Kenya, known as Kefinco.  Application deadline 30 April 2023.  

CERTIZENS (Certifications of Citizenship in Africa), which is concerned with national identification systems and their significance for state-citizen relations, is the largest research project at the Centre of African Studies (CAS), where it is housed within CAS’s ‘Sovereignties and Citizenships’ research platform. It involves a partnership between CAS in Copenhagen, the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Makerere University.