AEGIS Summer School

Image: 2012 AEGIS Summer School, Manuel Ramos

The AEGIS Summer School takes place every two years and alternates with the European Conference on African Studies (ECAS). Each Summer School adopts a specific theme linked to the upcoming ECAS Conference, which participants are invited to focus on, with the intention to present a paper at the Conference. The Summer School offers a space for young scholars from around the world undertaking research on Africa-related contexts to share their work in an intellectually supportive and intensive environment and in a relaxed setting. This aims to facilitate strong bonds and collaborative connections between researchers working in diverse fields and contexts.  

AEGIS 2024 Summer School

African, Afropolitan and Afropean Belongings - CAGLIARI 11 – 14 June 2024

The 2024 AEGIS Summer School takes place in Cagliari (Italy) from 11 to 14 of June. As is the usual practice, it addresses the same theme as the forthcoming ECAS conference being held in Prague in June 2025. The ECAS theme is also African, Afropolitan and Afropean Belongings. (See:  
The aim of the AEGIS Summer School is to bring together advanced Ph.D. students and teaching staff from AEGIS member centres in order to exchange field and research experience; to improve the students’ ability to prepare and present their research in an international context, and more specifically to serve as a ‘feeder’ for ECAS10 in Prague; and to promote graduate training within AEGIS and stimulate African-European inter-university cooperation. 
The 2024 AEGIS Summer School is organized by Affrica-Centro di Studi Africani in Sardegna in collaboration with the AEGIS Centres of Roskilde (Denmark), Edinburgh (UK), Lisbon (Portugal), London (UK), CESSMA (France), Leiden (Netherlands). The Call for Papers was published in September 2023. The Scientific Committee selected a total of 14 participants considering the quality of the application and correspondence with the theme, from 12 different universities (Pavia, Colonia, Edinburgh, Bonn, Max Planck/Halle, Ghent, Bayreuth, Lisbon, La Sapienza/Roma, Accra, Harvard, and Florida). 

Past Summer Schools 

Details on past Summer Schools can be found here.


If you have questions about the Summer School or the application process, please contact Isabella Soi (Summer School Coordinator and Director of Centro di Studi Africani in Sardegna (CSAS)) at: