Collaborative Research Group Violent Conflict

The aim of the Collaborative Research Group Violent Conflict is to create a network of scholars in Europe who focus on African conflicts and their aftermaths, where conflict is organised violence but not necessarily armed warfare. The CRG is a multidisciplinary network with a focus on a wide array of sub topic related to the micro and macro dynamics of violence, conflict and post conflict settings. This network serves to exchange but also to promote conflict studies within the broader field of African studies.


CRG Violent Conflict
Conflict Research Group, Ghent, Belgium

About us: 

Network of European Africanists interested in violent conflict and post-conflict dynamics.

The principal objectives of the network:

  • To facilitate the exchange of information on scholarly debates on violent conflict in Africa (projects, events, venues) within Europe
  • To enhance the visibility of this topical cluster within the European African Studies landscape and beyond, and thereby to deepen AEGIS as a network
  • To promote collaboration between relevant researchers within Europe and Africa

In order to reach any of these goals, the membership/participation in CRG-VC should be open to both institutional and individual membership/participation of scholars within or outside AEGIS member institutes.


Karen Büscher, Conflict Research Group, Ghent University, Belgium.

Christoph Vogel, Conflict Research Group, Ghent University, Belgium

Join us

To join CRG Violent Conflict, please send an e-mail to stating your:

  • Name
  • Institutional affiliation
  • Main regions/countries of research
  • Main topics of research

Activities of the CRG violent conflict

CRG Violent Conflict engages in the following activities:

  • Support or facilitate the organisation of thematic conferences, conference panels or workshops (including AEGIS thematic conferences) by its participants/members

  • Support development of joint publications

  • Sharing teaching experiences and agendas

  • Support or facilitate members'/ participants' joint application for research funding on a European or Global level

  • Support or facilitate the organisation of summer schools or doctoral school programmes for Ph.D., M. Phil. or M.A. students

Upcoming activities of the CRG Violent Conflict

Past activities of the CRG Violent Conflict