Collaborative Research Group African History

The aim of the Collaborative Research Group African History is to organise Africanist historians in Europe, to enhance the visibility of African history within the larger field of African Studies and that of history in Europe, and to promote the development of African history as a discipline within the larger domain of humanities and social sciences. It is an explicit aim to enhance the profile of African History within AEGIS. In order to reach any of these goals, the membership/participation in CRG-AH is open to both institutional and individual membership/participation of Africanist historians working within or outside AEGIS member institutes.

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CRG African History
Africa Studies Centre Leiden

Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Interactive list of CRG African History current members

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Upcoming African History Events in Europe

Call for Fellowships

Call for five AAA-Fellowships at the Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz

The Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz is calling for five AAA-Fellowships for researchers from Latin America, Africa, and Asia. The Fellowships have a duration of up to three (or in justified cases six) months and are offered to researchers related to one of the thirteen departments of the University of Konstanz. They are to be completed before November 2019. More Information can be found here. Deadline: 31 March and 30 April 2019.

CRG African History Biennial Conferences

The 5th biennial CRG African History Conference

Leiden NL, Summer 2020

Report of last CRG conference in Pilsen 2018
Report of previous CRG conference in Leipzig 2016
Report of previous CRG conference in Durham 2014

Call for Papers