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

Universidade do Porto; International Conference

Women's struggles in the Cinema of Africa and the Middle East

Porto PT, 12-13 May 2016

Call for papers



University of Sussex; VI Annual Meeting of the African Economic History Network

New Approaches to African Economic History: History, Methods and Interdisciplinarity

Brighton UK, 21-22 October 2016

Call for papers



Journal of African History, Islamic Africa

Academic Journal Publishing Workshop

Nairobi KE, 18-19 June 2016


CRG African History Biannual Conferences

The 3rd biennial CRG African History Conference

Leipzig DE, 20-22 March 2016

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Report of last CRG conference in Leipzig 2016

Report of previous CRG conference in Durham 2014