European conferences on African studies

ECAS conferences

AEGIS organises the biennial European Conference on African Studies (ECAS). The 8th European Conference of African Studies will be held in Edinburgh from 12 to 14 June 2019. ECAS8 will be hosted by the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh

Previous conference

The Centre for African Studies Basel and the Swiss Society for African Studies welcomed delegates to the 7th European Conference on African Studies ECAS 2017 with the theme: Urban Africa - Urban Africans: New encounters of the rural and the urban, which they organised on behalf of the Research Network of African Studies Centres in Europe AEGIS.

Over 1300 participants presented 1020 papers in 204 thematic panels and engaged in 10 round table discussions, 18 book launches, 13 film screenings and 13 meetings and were inspired by 4 keynote lectures.


Panels archives

ECAS 2019 (Edinburgh)
ECAS 2017 (Basel)
ECAS 2015 (Paris)
ECAS 2013 (Lisbon) (ECAS Conference Proceedings)
ECAS 2011 (Uppsala)
ECAS 2009 (Leipzig)
ECAS 2007 (Leiden)
ECAS 2005 (London)

Gerti Hesseling Prize 

The Gerti Hesseling Prize is an award for the best African PhD candidate participating in the biannual AEGIS Summer School in Cagliari. The prize is presented at every ECAS meeting.