Upcoming AEGIS activities 2020 - 2021

AEGIS Board Meeting and AEGIS Plenary Meeting: 1 December 2020

The first of these two important meetings in the AEGIS Calendar will take place physically at ASC Leiden on the morning of 1 December, the second online the same afternoon. Among other things, the meetings this year will address such matters as adapting to the COVID-related postponement of ECAS9 and the new opportunities this raises; the setting up of a new Working Group to plan a dynamic calendar of AEGIS-related activities in the coming years; winners of this year’s Collaborative Research Group (CRG) Grant Competition; the expansion of AEGIS membership; and strategies for new partnerships beyond Europe, and especially in Africa.

AEGIS Thematic Conference: Africa Knows! 2 December 2020 – 28 February 2021

The Africa Knows! Conference will start on 2 December 2020 in The Hague in The Netherlands and continue until late February 2021 with an exciting series of online panels and other conference-related activities focusing on the the overarching theme of ‘Decolonising Minds’. The conference website states: “The dynamism of Africa’s knowledge landscape and the debate about ‘decolonizing the academy’ both require open-minded debate. The conference Africa Knows! aims to facilitate this debate by taking stock, describing and analysing dynamics regarding the making of knowledge in and of Africa, and critically addressing dominant perceptions and biases.” For further details see the conference website: www.africaknows.eu

Spring 2021

By early 2021, AEGIS will activate and publicise a rolling calendar of exciting events, many to be featured online with open public access. Watch this space!

Please also read:

Message by AEGIS-EU President Amanda Hammar, including an update about events (6 april 2020)

Postponement of ECAS9 from June 2021 to June 2023 (19 October 2020)