Collaborative Research Group Africa in the Indian Ocean
Welcome to the CRG Africa in the Indian Ocean homepage The aim of the AEGIS Collaborative Research Group on 'Africa in the Indian Ocean' is to promote and facilitate discussion, exchange of information, and collaboration between scholars in Europe, Africa and Asia who are working on Africa in the Indian Ocean.
Members will participate in our research and outreach activities, organise and attend conferences and workshops, and be listed as experts in our database. Members will be kept informed through the crgafrica-io mailing list, to which they will be subscribed upon joining.
To join CRG Africa in the Indian Ocean, please send an e-mail to preben[at]ruc.dk stating your name, title, institutional affiliation, and domains of expertise.
A new collection of articles on Africa in the Indian Ocean by CRG members has been published in June 2016 as a special issue of the Journal of Southern African Studies, vol. 42, no. 3, on 'Durban and Cape Town as Port Cities: Reconsidering Southern African Studies from the Indian Ocean', edited by Uma Dhupelia-Mesthrie, Isabel Hofmeyr, Preben Kaarsholm and Dennis Walder - see http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cjss20/42/3
A selection of papers from the thematic conference and follow-up workshop held by the CRG at Roskilde in 2013 and 2014 on 'Pirates, preachers and politics: Security, religion and networks along the African Indian Ocean coast' have been published as a 'Special collection', edited by Preben Kaarsholm, Jeremy Prestholdt and Jatin Dua, in the Journal of Eastern African Studies, vol. 9. no. 3, August 2015 - see http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjea20/9/3#.VnQNMHv1ev8
The e-book 'Fluid Networks and Hegemonic Powers in the Western Indian Ocean' can be downloaded here (PDF, 11Mb)
Panel on 'Collective mobilisations in Africa and the Indian Ocean'
ECAS 5, 6th European conference on African Studies, Paris, 8-10 July 2015
2nd International thematic conference on 'Fluid Networks and Hegemonic Powers in the Western Indian Ocean', ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, 9-10 April 2015
Organizers: Ian Walker, Oxford University Manuel João Ramos, ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon Preben Kaarsholm, Roskilde University
Date and place: The 2nd Thematic Conference of the CRG-AIO took place at ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, in 9th-10th April 2015. It brought together the CRG members and non-CRG researchers working on Africa in the Indian Ocean and interested in bridging disciplinary and regional borders in this field of study. Description and outcomes As with the 2013 1st International Conference on Africa and the Indian Ocean, we intend to publish the results in a Conference book. Thematic outline Fluid Networks and Hegemonic Powers in the Western Indian Ocean 2nd International Thematic Conference on Africa and the Indian Ocean ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, 9-10 April 2015
International thematic conference on 'Pirates, preachers and politics: Security, religion and networks along the African Indian Ocean coast' Roskilde University, auditorium 25.1, 13-14 November 2013.
Organised in collaboration with the Centre for African Studies at Lisbon University Institute and the AEGIS collaborative research group on 'Africa in the Indian Ocean'.
For further information, please see contact the conference convener, professor Preben Kaarsholm, at preben[at]ruc.dk or phone no. +45 4674 2703