News, Events and Opportunities

Image: ECAS Conference in Leiden, Jos Damen 2007

The extent of the AEGIS network allows us to capture – and post – a wide range of news items, events and opportunities relevant to both our internal and external constituencies.  This includes postings from the AEGIS Board, from AEGIS members, and from the Collaborative Research Groups (CRGs). It also includes items of general relevance from non-AEGIS member institutions. 

Besides these pages, AEGIS hosts a closed curated Discussion List, where any individual attached to any of the AEGIS member institutions may post relevant news, events, opportunities, views, and so on. To subscribe (and contribute) to the Discussion List, please contact Jos Damen:


Welcome to the new AEGIS website

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. Visit our new pages on Teaching on Africa and African StudiesNews and Events, and the monthly Spotlight feature on one of the AEGIS members - this month it's the Centre of African Studies, Copenhagen. Read more here


International conference: Knowledge production, research ethics and authorship in African contexts

Conference organised by AEGIS member Africa Platform of Ghent University Association in collaboration with the University of the Western Cape. 13-14 November 2023, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa. See more details and call for papers here


Carter G. Woodson Institute advertising research positions

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia ( advertises two research positions focused on Africa and/or the African Diaspora: 1) a two-year residential fellowship for pre-doctoral students (deadline 1 December 2023); and 2) a one-year renewable post-doctoral position. 


Postdoctoral position at CEI - Lisbon

The Centre of International Studies (CEI) at Iscte – University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal) has opened applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of African Studies or related fields as part of the ERC Starting Grant “AfDevLives: The Afterlives of Development Interventions in Eastern Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique)” (Ref. 101041788) led by Dr. Yonatan N. Gez. The application period is between 1 October and 20 November 2023.  For the full call see: postdoctoral-call-project-afdevlives.pdf (